All our professionals at Forzley Eye Clinic maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in eye care.

Dr. Sam Forzley - Board Certified Optometrist
Dr. Forzley is a 1986 graduate from the Illinois College of Optometry and Illinois Eye institute. Certified by the Illinois Board of Examiners, Dr. Forzley’s post graduate training included an internship at Fort Sheridan Army Base and the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind. Dr. Forzley began his career with Lake Shore Eye Physicians and Surgeons as a contact lens specialist. He then joined Wheaton Eye Clinic and was a staff doctor for 20 years, with an emphasis in Neuro-Ophthalmology and Glaucoma. Dr. Forzley started Forzley Eye Clinic in 1991 providing the people of Lemont and surrounding communities with expert eye care – specializing in the treatment of eye diseases and conditions, as well as contact lens fitting. Currently, Dr. Forzley is President of the Joliet Optometric Society, as well as a member of the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association, serving on their legislative committee. Dr. Forzley is a member of the Lemont Lions Club and has been privileged to provide eye care to those in need for 25 years.

Dr. Matthew O’Donnell - Board Certified Optometrist
Dr. O’Donnell was and raised in Lemont, and is the middle of 5 children (3 brothers and a sister). He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012. As a former patient of Dr. Forzley, Matt became interested in eye care and was accepted into the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, graduating as a Doctor of Optometry in 2016. Dr. O’Donnell completed externships that afforded the opportunity to work with rare genetic retinal disease, patients with low vision, complex contact lens fittings, glaucoma, anterior segment disease, and the pre- and post-operative management of cataract and LASIK patients. In his spare time, Dr. O’Donnell enjoys spending time with his friends and family, with his Golden Retriever, Cooper, and staying active at the gym. He is a huge fan of classic cars, Game of Thrones, and Chicago sports, especially the Blackhawks.

Barb - Front Desk
Barb joined Forzley Eye Clinic in 2016 after a career in banking and customer service. She was born and raised in Lemont but is really just a hula girl at heart.

Char - Front Desk
Char became a part of Forzley Eye Clinic in 2016. She brings to the practice 26 years of customer service experience. She is a die-hard Cubs fan and enjoys traveling to away games with her family.

Cherissa - Ophthalmic Technician
Cherissa has been a part of Forzley Eye Clinic since mid-2017. Since then, she has received her certificate through March Technologies in Basic Orthoptic & Refractory Techniques and has progressed in the industry. With a big smile, she will do her best to answer any questions you have about your eyes and the importance of your eye health. Cherissa has a degree in photography and loves to take photos. Her other hobbies are exercising, reading, and hanging out with family and friends.

Donna - Office Manager & Optician
What is an Optician? A beautiful, smart, talented employee (that’s her) who helps select, repair, and clean your glasses. She joined Forzley Eye Clinic in 2016 but has over 24 years of optical experience. Changing your look and putting a smile on your face is her best qualification.

Jess M - Front Desk
Jess has been a part of Forzley Eye Clinic since 2016 and brings 18 years of experience in the medical field, with 7 of those being vision. She continues her passion for healthcare by working to earn a nursing degree. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Chicago Bears.

Jessica L - Ophthalmic Technician
Jessica joined Forzley Eye Clinic in 2016 but has been in the industry since 2008. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Biology and decided to continue her education to pursue a degree in Sonography in 2019. She enjoys adventuring outdoors, taking photos of bees, and spending time with friends and family.

Kathy - Optician
Kathy has worked for Forzley Eye Clinic since 2015. She has over 15 years of experience in the optical industry. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to concerts and is an avid reader.

Marsha - Optician
Marsha has been with Forzley Eye Clinic since 2016 and brings over 15 years of medical and insurance experience to the office. She and her family have been Lemont residents for over 20 years. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, visiting her sons that both live out of state, fishing in Minnesota, and traveling with the top of her Jeep down wherever the roads may lead.

Pam - Ophthalmic Technician
Pam has worked for Dr. Forzley for 19 years. She enjoys gardening, crafting, rehabbing homes, and spending time with her family - especially her 4 grandchildren.

Penny - Optician 
Penny recently joined Dr. Forzley’s staff as an optician. She has many years of experience helping patients with their optical needs. She a huge Cubs fan and loves cats. 

Priscilla - Ophthalmic Technician
Priscilla is a recent addition to the Forzley Eye Clinic family. She has worked in the eye care industry since 2015. She is currently in school working to become a dental hygienist. Priscilla married her high school sweetheart and they have a beautiful daughter named Zoey! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing the guitar and painting. With her genuine personality, she is more than happy to help all patients with their eye health care needs.

Rhonda - Optician
Rhonda is the newest addition to the Forzley Eye Clinic team. She is excited to style you in the latest fashion forward frames.

Sherri - Ophthalmic Technician
Sherri has been with the practice for more than 20 years. She enjoys helping patients with their eye care and expressing the importance of yearly eye health examinations. She and her husband enjoy spending their free time being involved with their daughter and sharing her passion for volleyball.

 

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