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About Us

Doctors

Dr. Bengtson

Dr. Tim Bengtson has been in practice in Illinois for the past 27 years. After completing his undergraduate education in Biology at the University of Colorado he went on to graduate from the University of Missouri School of Optometry in 1986. He began practice in Salem, Illinois that same year.

In 1989 Dr. Bengtson moved to Macomb purchasing Dr. Henderson's practice located on the Macomb Square and opened Professional Eyecare Center. In May of 2000 Professional Eyecare Center moved to its current location on East Jackson. Dr. Bengtson offers a full range of services including comprehensive vision examinations, diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, pre and post-operative surgical care for LASIK and cataract surgery patients, contact lens fitting, and low vision services. His professional association memberships include the American Optometric Association, the Illinois Optometric Association, the West Central Optometric Society (past President), Research to Prevent Blindness, and the Illinois Society to Prevent Blindness. Dr. Bengtson is an adjunct assistant  professor at the University of Missouri, St. Louis school of Optometry.

Originally from Minnesota, Dr. Bengtson has made Macomb his home with his wife Kimberly and their two children, Blake and Hannah. Outside of the office Dr. Bengtson enjoys boating, golf, and turkey hunting.

Dr. Crosby

Dr. Gary Crosby graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1969 and has been in practice in Macomb for more than 40 years. He joined Dr. Bengtson and the Professional Eyecare Center in May of 2004. Dr. Crosby offers comprehensive vision examinations, diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, pre and post-operative surgical care for LASIK and cataract surgery patients, and contact lens fitting.

Dr. Crosby and his wife, Vicki Jobe-Crosby, have four daughters and three grandchildren. In his spare time Dr. Crosby enjoys hunting and golf.

 

Dr. Colley

Dr. Brigette Colley is a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri St. Louis College of Optometry. Prior to completing her optometric education, Dr. Colley was a 2005 graduate of Macomb Sr. High School and earned a BA in Biology from Truman State University in 2009.

Dr. Colley offers a full range of services including comprehensive vision examinations, diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, pre and post-operative surgical care for LASIK and cataract surgery patients, and contact lens fitting. Her professional association memberships include the American Optometric Association, the Illinois Optometric Association, and the West Central Optometric Society.

Dr. Colley and her husband are both Macomb natives and are very excited about returning to the area to start their family. They welcomed their first child, Olivia, in March 2013. In addition to her busy family life, Dr. Colley enjoys reading, playing with her two dogs Shelby and Rosco, and spending time with her friends and family."

Dr. Auer

Dr. Linda Auer is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology. She completed her doctor of osteopathy degree at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Auer joined the Galesburg Clinic, P. C. in 1998. Dr. Auer is on staff at OSF St. Mary Medical Center and Galesburg Cottage Hospital. She practices general adult and pediatric ophthalmology, specializing in plastic surgery and advanced cataract and glaucoma surgery.

Dr. Linda Auer joined Dr. Bengtson in 1999. Dr. Auer sees patients in consultation for cataract surgery, eyelid surgery, refractive surgery (laser vision correction), and medical/surgical care for diabetics.

Staff

(From Left to Right)

  • Susan - Medical Billing Receptionist
  • Becca - Medical Billing
  • Trish - Receptionist

Opticians

  • Susan (Left)
  • Tracy (Right)

Optometric Assistants

(From Left to Right)

  • Kaitlyn - Technician
  • Monica - RMA
  • Justine - CMA

Optometric Assistants

  • Brittany (Left)
  • Doug (Right)