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Team Members

At Vintage Optical, we take your eyewear needs seriously. That’s why we employ an experienced staff to accommodate you and your entire family. No matter what you’re looking for – designer lenses, safety or sport frames, or contacts delivered straight to your door – our staff will help you find it.

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Susan Colby

Office Manager / Head Optician

Susan came to central Illinois over 35 years ago from the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst. After an extensive and very successful career as a sales consultant and educator for a leading eyewear manufacturer, she joined forces with Dr. Sommer in 1995 to open Vintage Optical. After working side by side with Dr. Sommer for 20 years, she has become one of the area’s best opticians and eyewear consultants.

Sue is a member of Morton Rotary, where she has served as the club’s Youth Exchange Officer since 2010. Outside of the office, Susan enjoys gardening, working on home renovation projects, advocating for disabled adults in Heart of Morton, and actively participating in a local book club. She and her husband Dale, of Colby Natural Health, have enjoyed being small business owners. They have three grown children, any of which you may see employed from time to time at either of their small businesses.

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Lynne Martin

Lead Ophthalmic Technician / Certified Paraoptometric

Melissa Hochstetler

Ophthalmic Technician / Certified Paraoptometric

Photo coming soon!

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Teresa Schone

Patient Care Coordinator / Billing Specialist
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Alma Martinez

ABO Certified Optician

Alma was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, and grew up in Los Angeles. She entered the optometric field in 2001. Alma came to Vintage Optical in 2013 as a part time ABO certified optician and helps manage our large inventory of eyewear and sun wear. She consistently provides expert assistance in choosing eyewear for our patients. Fluent in Spanish, English, and American Sign Language, in her spare time Alma is committed to sharing her love for Christ and teaching the Bible. She also loves to read, dance and have evening walks with her husband Chris.

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Tammie Marshall

ABO Certified Optician
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Lori Crumrine

Receptionist / Accountant

Lori joined the Vintage Optical team in 2010 after raising and homeschooling her three children into super-successful adults. Since then, she has streamlined our accounting, scheduling, and filing procedures. When Lori is not manning the front desk, she enjoys hiking, riding bikes, walking with her husband, and being active in her church. She especially enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Due to the rapidly evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, and to continue our commitment to the safety of our patients and community, Vintage Optical will be postponing all routine eye care visits. We will continue to be available for all essential and emergency care during this time.

 

While our office will be closed for non-medical care, there are a few ways we can help with other eye care needs at this time:

If you are scheduled for a non-medically necessary visit in the upcoming weeks, we will call you to postpone your exam to a later date. We ask for your understanding and appreciate your help in reducing the spread of infection in our community.

 

In light of this need to limit community exposure, Vintage Optical will be working with an accelerated telemedicine program to provide certain urgent care needs to our patients from their home.

 

If you have an urgent eye care need, please do NOT go directly to the emergency room, but call our office at 309-263-8611. If appropriate, we will schedule a virtual visit with one of our doctors to address your needs and do our part in protecting our community. If your eye care needs would be better addressed in person, we will continue to be available for in-office emergency care throughout this crisis. As always, if you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 911. We appreciate your help in reducing the burden on emergency departments and urgent care centers during this time.

 

We have wonderful patients and love seeing you in our office, and while this is yet another inconvenience during an already stressful time, we're doing everything we can to limit the effects of this pandemic on our community.

 

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