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Dr. Brian Sommer

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Optometrist

Dr. Brian C. Sommer was born and raised in Hopedale, IL and did his undergraduate work at Eastern Illinois University. After serving two years with the Mennonite Central Committee in Southern Germany building a church and conference center, he graduated from the Southern School of Optometry in 1980. He interned with the Naval Academy in Corpus Christie, Texas, and began his optometric career with Dr. Richard Voller in Pekin, IL. He later moved to Woodstock, IL where he practiced for seven years.

Dr. Sommer returned to Central Illinois and opened Vintage Optical with Susan Colby in 1995. In addition to Vintage Optical, Dr. Sommer has provided clinical assistance to the TCRC Sight Center, is a member of the Illinois Optometry Society and the American Optometric Society, and serves on the board of the Mennonite Relief Sale. In his free time, Dr. Sommer enjoys golf, hiking and cycling, spending time with his wife, Karen, and two children, Luke and Angela.

We are opening on a limited basis as of May 4th, 2020!

Although we are open, our doors will remain locked to help manage personal interaction. Call our office at 309-263-8611 to schedule:

Once you arrive for an appointment, call us from our parking lot and we will ensure proper disinfection protocols have been completed before bringing you in. We have implemented strict screening measures and safety precautions in order to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and community.

Per the CDC's recommendation, we ask that you wear a mask to your appointment. On entering the facilities, a member of our team will take your temperature and ask you a series of COVID-19 related questions. We ask that guests or family members stay in their vehicles to further our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our staff and patients.

During this crisis, please consider the CDC’s recommended precautions before, during and after your visit:

In addition to implementing safety measures for our patients, we will also be implementing screening protocols for our staff. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 crisis and are following the guidance and expertise of the Centers for Disease Control and Infection (CDC), the state and local public health officials, the Illinois Optometric Association (IOA) and the American Optometric Association (AOA).

If you would like to schedule an appointment, need to reschedule your appointment, or have further questions please contact us at 309-263-8611.

 

Thank you for your patience with us during this time,

Drs. Velting, Sommer, and the entire team at Vintage Optical

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