Meet the Team

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Dr. Juliet Lewis

Dr. Juliet Lewis Tritsis graduated from Illinois College of Optometry where she received her Doctor of Optometry and Bachelor of Science in Visual Science. Dr. Lewis Tritsis earned her undergraduate degree at Ohio University in Psychology with research in Psychophysical response to Auditoria Stimuli. At Illinois College of Optometry, she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, a member of the Illinois Contact Lens Society, served as a teaching assistant for Color Vision/Neurobiology and tutored students in Strabismus and Amblyopia. Dr. Lewis Tritsis completed an internship at the Huntington Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Virginia. She is board certified in diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease and holds Optometry licenses in Illinois and Florida. Dr. Lewis Tritsis grew up in Ohio along with her brother Dr. Najem. She and her husband, Christopher, live in Wilmette and have three children, Courtney, Annabel and Michael. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and being with friends and family.

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Dr. William Najem

William R. Najem, O.D., is a graduate of The Illinois College of Optometry, and received his undergraduate degree in biology from Kent State University. While attending the Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Najem completed an internship at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He has collaborated with the Vistakon Corporation on the development of the Acuvue Advance Astigmatism and Acuvue Oasis contact lenses. These new lenses are designed to enhance vision and comfort for bifocal contact lens wearers and those suffering from dry eye. On his days off, Dr. Najem can be found playing guitar, enjoying a football game, hitting a golf ball around, or exploring the great outdoors with his wife, Kate, and their children, Erin and Henry.

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Dr. Iwona Lazarz

Dr. Iwona Lazarz graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry where she received her Doctor of Optometry. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and was also a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. She has completed several externships focused on both pediatric and geriatric care. She is board certified in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases. Dr. Lazarz also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Lazarz grew up in Chicago, IL and is fluent in polish. In her free time, Dr. Lazarz enjoys baking, watching sports and traveling with her husband. Dr. Lazarz looks forward to serving you and your family’s eyecare needs.

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Samantha Saavedra (Manager)

Samantha was born and raised in Chicago who has been with the practice for almost a decade. After graduating from Dominican University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Management, Samantha took on the role of running the practices she has taken much pride in since starting with the company. Samantha is extremely family oriented who loves to spend time with her nieces and nephews in her spare time. A hobby she enjoys is interior designing; and hopes to one day be able to help create beautiful homes for those who need assistance in that area.

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Kosta G. - Head Optician

Kosta is a very skilled optician who has been a part of the practice for the last 13 years. He was born and raised in Skokie, Illinois and went to the University of Illinois Champaign. He is fluent in Greek and speaks Spanish as well. He enjoys working in the lab and taking part in the manufacturing of glasses. He is a specialist when it comes to picking out frames for patients and finding the right fit and shape for their faces. When he is not at the office, Kosta enjoys playing golf and watching sports. Kosta is looking forward to helping you find your new glasses!

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Thais O. (Optical Technician/Assistant)

Thais graduated from Steinmetz College Prep in 2020 and is currently studying to become an OB/GYN. In her spare time, she likes to dance. She was a dancer for 9 years at Forevermore dance and theatre arts.

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