Our Doctors

  • Dr. Melchionna

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    Kenneth V. Melchionna, D.O.

    Eye Physician and Surgeon
    Specializing in No-Stitch Cataract, Laser and Glaucoma Surgery

    Dr. Melchionna received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri, where he was fifth in his medical school class, as well as class president. His surgical internship was completed at The Cleveland Clinic. He went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at The Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and as a member of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Melchionna is on staff at several area hospitals. He is affiliated with the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology and Illinois Association of Ophthalmology.

    Dr. Melchionna truly enjoys his patients. His glaucoma management and cataract surgery has helped thousands of people improve their sight. He is an accomplished eye surgeon having performed over 6,000 cases and always enjoys seeing new patients.

     

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  • Dr. Romaniv

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    Natalya Romaniv, M.D.

    Eye Physician and Surgeon
    Specializing in No-Stitch Cataract, Laser and Glaucoma Surgery

    Dr. Romaniv is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery as well as medical glaucoma treatment. She is a skilled cataract surgeon who uses the latest phacoemulsification techniques for cataract surgery, and offers both Toric and multifocal intraocular lens implants to reduce dependence on glasses after surgery. She also does eyelid procedures and takes care of patients with glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes.

    Dr. Romaniv was born in Ukraine and grew up in Chicago, and later earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago. She attended Washington University in St. Louis for her M.D. degree. Dr. Romaniv then spent one year as a research fellow at the University of Utah studying innovative intraocular lens designs used in cataract surgery, and won multiple awards for her work. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans.

    Dr. Romaniv has an interest in international ophthalmology, and had travelled with the International Vision Volunteers to Zambia in Africa to provide free eye care and surgery. She is fluent in English and Ukrainian, as well as conversational in Russian and Spanish.

     

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  • Dr. Becker

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    Herbert C. Becker, M.D.

    Eye Physician and Surgeon
    Specializing in Pediatric Eye Care and Retinal Disease

    Dr. Becker joined Simpson Eye Associates in January of 2003. Dr. Becker is board certified and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He received
    his medical degree from the University of Washington. He went on to complete his surgical internship at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He then moved east and completed his ophthalmology residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. He has been in the Chicago area since 1998. Dr. Becker completed two separate fellowship programs at the University of Illinois; one in Retina and the other in Pediatric Ophthalmology.

    He enjoys treating children and helps with everything from glasses to surgery for eye alignment problems. Dr. Becker is also an accomplished Retina surgeon who helps to preserve sight with our diabetic patients as well as patients with macular degeneration. Dr. Becker always welcomes new patients.

     

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  • Dr. Turok

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    David Turok, M.D.

    Eye Physician and Surgeon
    Specializing in Oculoplastic & Cosmetic Surgery and Neuro-Ophthalmology

    Dr. Turok joined Simpson Eye Associates in October of 2002. Dr. Turok is an ophthalmic plastic surgeon and neuro-ophthalmologist who is double boarded in both ophthalmology and neurology. In addition, Dr. Turok is fellowship trained in ophthalmic-plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons and the American Society for Liposuction Surgery. His particular interests include: cutaneous laser surgery, cosmetic facial surgery, periocular tumors, tearing disorders and thyroid related eye disease. Dr. Turok always wecomes new patients.

  • Dr. Kozlov

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    Kristi Kozlov, M.D.

    Eye Physician and Surgeon
    Specializing in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery

    Dr. Kozlov originally joined Simpson Eye Associates in 2003. She is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery. Dr. Kozlov is a board-certified member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She received here medical degree from the University of Illinois in 1995. Dr. Kozlov continued her medical education in Chicago by completing her internship at Ravenswood Hospital. She went on to finish her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois. After her residency, Dr. Kozlov went on for additional education and training via a fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at the University of California-San Diego.

    She is passionate about her specialty. Dr. Kozlov enjoys helping people with cornea problems and assisting her patients to become less dependent on glasses and contacts with refractive surgery.

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  • Dr. Harrison

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    Stephen M. Harrison, M.D. – Retired

    Eye Physician and Surgeon

    Dr. Harrison received his masters degree in control systems from U.C.L.A. and his medical degree from the University of Illinois. He completed his internship at Northwestern University and went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois.

    Dr. Harrison is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

    Dr. Harrison retired from Simpson Eye Associates in 2015.  He was a valued member of the Simpson Eye Team and he will missed by all of us as well as his patients!

  • Dr. Strasser

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    Mike Strasser, O.D.

    Optometric Eye Doctor

    Dr. Strasser joined Simpson Eye Associates in 2006. He graduated for Northern Illinois University before attending the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Strasser has been in practice in the area since 1996.  Dr. Strasser always wecomes new patients.

  • Dr. Rimbergas

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    Sylvia Rimbergas, O.D., FAAO

    Optometric Eye Doctor

    Dr. Rimbergas joined Simpson Eye Associates in 2013. Dr. Rimbergas is a therapeutic Optometrist with more than ten years of experience and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases such as glaucoma and diabetes, while providing routine vision care for the entire family. Dr. Rimbergas is also able to accommodate your contact lens needs.

    Dr. Rimbergas is originally from Chicago. She graduated from both Benedictine University and the Illinois College of Optometry with honors. She completed a hospital based residency at Jessie Brown and Hines Chicago VA system. Dr. Rimbergas is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She has lived with her family in Huntley since 2007 and is very involved in the community. During her free time Sylvia enjoys running, eating Chicago style pizza and spending time with her husband and daughter.