Our professional Philosophy is to provide highly competent, conscientious and the most advanced eye care possible. We seamlessly work with our well trained staff and, when indicated, affiliated specialists to assure that our patients total eye health care needs are met. Members of our staff speak Spanish, French and Korean.
Dr. Butzon and Dr. Cho believe in giving back to the community. We provide eye care through numerous organizations, such as Vision USA, and to those who cannot afford eye health care. As members of the Villa Park, Wood Dale and Addison Chamber of Commerce, we attend and sponsor numerous fundraisers that benefit students and various organizations.
Steve Butzon, O.D.
Steve Butzon, O.D. received his Bachelor of Science in Natural Science and a minor in French from the University of North Dakota. He attended the Illinois College of Optometry and graduated with a Bachelor in Visual Science and a Doctorate of Optometry.
Dr. Butzon is an active member of the Illinois and American Optometric Association having served 10 years as a local society president. He has experience in the diagnosis and treatment of eye related diseases and works closely with other allied health care providers and eye care providers in the co-management of both surgical and advanced eye diseases.
He is also experienced in fitting Scleral contact lenses and prescribing Vision Therapy or Prism for patients with Binocular Vision/Accommodative Disorders. His clinic also provides “Immediate Comprehensive Eye Care” to Urgent Care Centers in their community.
His practice participates in the Infant See Program, a Public Health Initiative of the AOA that provides eye exams for infants up to 12 months of age and “House Calls” for the homebound and disabled. He has made over 5,000 home visits to private homes, assisted living residences as well as nursing homes.
Dr. Butzon’s practice also provides on-site occupational eye care to numerous companies in the greater Chicago area. He is a consultant at Argonne National Laboratory assisting the department of environmental safety with regard to visual ergonomic concerns for the scientists working on their computers.
Dr. Butzon has been an invited guest lecturer for numerous professional groups across the country and has conducted research and published papers in optometric peer review journals and recently lectured at The Academy of Family Physicians meeting in Big Sky, Montana this past winter.
Caroline Cho, O.D.
Caroline Cho, O.D. received her Bachelor of Science in microbiology from The Ohio State University and graduated with a Bachelor in Visual Science and a Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry.
Dr. Cho is an active member of the Illinois and American Optometric Association as well as the Academy of Myopic Control and Orthokeratology (Ortho-K). She has experience in the diagnosis and treatment of eye related diseases such as bacterial infections, corneal ulcers, and co-management of glaucoma and dry-eye patients.
Cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure in the United States and there is not just one type of lens implant to fit all possible patients. Dr. Cho also is experienced in educating and assisting in choosing the latest implant technology for her patients needing cataract surgery with are affiliated surgeons. The latest lens implants can provide clear vision for driving, computer and reading, giving her patients the potential to be free from wearing glasses post-operatively. There are also lens implants that can correct astigmatism.
Dr. Cho is trained in fitting corneal reshaping lens (Ortho-K) that you sleep in and remove in the morning, which enables the patient to be free of glasses or contact lenses during the day. Ortho-K was approved in 2002 by the FDA for overnight wear for visual improvement and Dr. Cho has found it to be the best way to treat myopic progression by slowing myopia creep by as much as 90%.
Dr. Cho recommends that everyone have an annual eye exam every year. “The Eyes are the Window to Your Health” and many systemic health conditions such as Diabetes, Hypertension and many genetic disorders can be detected during your eye examination.
Pictured to the left is Dr. Cho with one of the many children Dr. Cho has helped through Orthokeratology!
Cary Herzberg, O.D.
Cary Herzberg, O.D. FIAOMC, a Myopia Management Visionary and third-generation optometrist, has recently merged his myopia management practice with Dr. Caroline Cho. He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry.
Dr. Herzberg is a member of the Illinois and American Optometric Association. He is a leader in the field designing ortho-k and scleral contact lenses. He is currently a consultant with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. As founder of both the American and International Academy of Myopia Control, his dedication and passion to educate his fellow colleagues both here and around the world has brought him many awards to numerous to mention.
Dr. Herzberg lectures extensively around the world teaching eye doctors how to properly design specific contact lenses to slow down the progression of myopia(nearsightedness) in children that are at risk of developing various eye pathology that could lead to vision loss. The advantage of ortho-k lenses for children and adults over conventional contact lenses is that they are worn while you are sleeping and are removed in the morning. It reshapes the eye so that there is no need for correction all day!
Dr. Herzberg, along with Dr. Butzon, specializes in fitting patients who are diagnosed with keratoconus or conditions of the cornea that would benefit from a scleral lens design. These lenses vault over any deformity on the cornea to create a smooth optical surface restoring vision when standard glasses or contacts no longer help.
The DuPage Optical Staff and doctors are please to have Dr. Herzberg on our staff and welcome all his current patients.