Dr. Stephanie Lyons is the chief optometrist and owner of Lyons Family Eye Care. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois and a former student of Dr. Maino's at the Illinois College of Optometry where she graduated Cum Laude with honor. She is a leader within her profession who also writes a monthly article for the American Optometric Association’s nationally distributed newsletter for the Contact Lens and Cornea Section. Dr. Lyons also enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, cheering for the Illini, and spending time with her family.
Mr. John Lyons is the general manager, owner of Lyons Family Eye Care and the spouse of Dr. Lyons. With a diverse background in business, his dream has always been to have a small business of his own. That dream combined with his wife Stephanie’s desire to have an optometry practice led to the creation of Lyons Family Eye Care. He is passionate about customer service and creating a friendly atmosphere for patients and staff. In his free time, John enjoys sports, traveling, competing in triathlons, and taking care of his family including his two dogs Chance and Lucky. John is also active in the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce and on the board of West LakeView Neighbors.
Dr. Dominick Maino is a Professor of Pediatrics/Binocular Vision at the Illinois Eye Institute/Illinois College of Optometry. He graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry, received his MEd at the University of Illinois Chicago and Bachelor’s degree from Beloit College. Dr. Maino is the past Director of the Institute for Advanced Competency Post-Graduate Continuing Education Program, an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics/Binocular Vision at the Centro Boston de Optometria in Madrid Spain, and the Director of the Developmental Disabilities Service at Neumann Family Services. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and holds membership in the American & Illinois Optometric Associations, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and the Artists of Casa Italia. His recent activities includes presenting at the International Brain Injury Association meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland; at the California Optometric Association’s OptoWest Conference and as a member of an expert panel at the American Conference of Pediatric Cerebral Visual Impairment which is sponsored by the Children’s Hospital, Omaha, NE.
Dr. Maino currently serves as the editor of Optometry and Vision Development, and has authored approximately 200 books, chapters, and articles. He has given more than 100 presentations worldwide, is a co-author of the technology column for the AOANews and is currently the associate, consulting, and/or contributing editor/manuscript reviewer for numerous publications. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins has recently agreed to publish Dr. Maino’s next book, Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs which will be available May 2012.
Dr. Maino has received recognition for his work from the Order Sons of Italy (Leonardo Da Vinci Award for Excellence in Medicine), National Academies of Practice (Distinguished Practitioner), Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Optometric Editors Association, and the Easter Seal Society of Metropolitan Chicago. He is an internationally recognized expert on oculo-visual problems of children and adults with a special interest in the patient with special needs. His research interests include special populations, pediatrics, and binocular vision dysfunction. He is currently the spokesperson for the American Optometric Association on 3 D Vision Syndrome and has been interviewed numerous times (television, print media, radio, Internet) on this topic. Dr. Maino’s avocations include blogging, music, photography and as a budding connoisseur of the finer points of appreciating a good Single Malt Scotch(especially after a trip to Scotland), is now attempting to age his own micro-barrel, very small batch whiskey.