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About Us



Dr. Emily Fisher-Gentry grew up in Bourbonnais where she attended Maternity B. V.M. grade school and Bishop McNamara Catholic High School. In 2005, after graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she ventured west to pursue her optometry career at the University of California, Berkeley. While attending Berkeley, Dr. Emily served as Optometry Student Body President and completed an internship at the internationally renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.

In 2010, after receiving her optometry degree, Dr. Emily returned to the area to practice with her father, local ophthalmologist, Dr. Marc Fisher, founder of Fisher-Swale Nicholson Eye Center in Bourbonnais. Having been mentored by the best in the area, this experience further prepared her to treat and manage ocular disease as well as co-manage surgical patients.

Fisher-Gentry Eye Care was established in 2013.

Dr. Emily and her husband Matthew Gentry live in Manteno with their children. Dr. Emily is a member of the Manteno Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Village Planning Board.


Illinois Optometric Association
American Optometric Association
American Academy of Optometry

Dr. Christa Pietrzyk


Dr. Christa Pietrzyk joined Fisher-Gentry Eye Care in July 2015. She comes to us from Midwest Eye Center in Bourbonnais, where she has practiced since 2005.

Dr. Pietrzyk graduated from the University of Indiana School of Optometry in May 2002. While a senior student, she also served as an assistant instructor. Following graduation, she completed a one-year ocular disease residency at the internationally renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami Florida. Dr. Pietrzyk brings a wealth of experience, expertise and knowledge to the practice. We are pleased to be in association with her. Dr. Pietrzyk lives in Manhattan with her Husband Dr. Jeff Pietrzyk and their children.


Illinois Optometric Association
American Optometric Association
American Academy of Optometry
Infant SEE Public Health Program



Teresa is the first person who will greet you when you visit or call our office. Her smile is contagious and we are happy she has joined our practice. In addition to giving patients great customer service, Teresa schedules appointments, authorizes insurances and assists with accounting. Teresa lives in Bourbonnais with her family.


Beth is a Certified Ophthalmic Technician, who has worked in the eye care field for over 20 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the practice. Beth performs all of the pre-exam vision testing procedures as well as other specialized test for glaucoma and macular degeneration. She also serves as our contact lens educator, and manages our contact lens inventory. Beth is an invaluable asset to the practice. She lives in Herscher with her family.


Tracie is our primary optician. She has worked in the eye care industry for 15 years and is great at what she does. As a first rate optician, she understands both fashion and the technical aspects of glasses. Tracie will guide you in the best frame selection and lens options to meet your needs. Tracie Lives in Grant Park with her husband and three children.




Debbie brings 30 years of experience to our insurance department. Her work as a medical biller and certified coding specialist brings an invaluable level of expertise and service to our patients. We are pleased that she is part of the Fisher-Gentry Eye Care team. Debbie lives in Bourbonnais with her husband.


Toni brings 15 years of optical experience to our practice. In her primary role, Toni works along side the doctor during the exam. Toni is a native of the Kankakee area and is currently working on her associates degree in business from the Community College. We are thrilled to have her on our team. Toni resides in Manteno with her son.