Our Staff

Meet Our Staff of Highly Trained Professionals

The staff of Family Eye Care of Bolingbrook is comprised of doctors and optical specialists that ensure not only that you will receive the best possible vision care, but are dedicated to ensuring your eye health as well.  Our optical staff is trained to ensure that your eye glasses or contact lenses are fit specifically to you.  They are focused on the quality and comfort that each patient deserves.

Dr. Frankel

Dr. Hal Frankel, O.D.

Dr. Frankel did his undergraduate work at the University of Iowa. He graduated the Illinois College of Optometry in 1990. He and his father Dr. Bernard Frankel have owned a practice at 63rd and Pulaski in Chicago. Dr. Hal currently devotes his time to this Bolingbrook practice today.

Dr. Hal Frankel has done several volunteer trips to Mexico to help the less fortunate with glasses. He has volunteered at the Ark in Chicago. Dr. Frankel currently works with Churches and schools in the area to provide eye exams and glasses to local families in need. He has formed a new partnership with Families Helping Families and Bridge Communities to further help the needs of the less fortunate. Dr. Frankel is committed to help the community with his talents and with the funds generated by his loyal patients.

He continues to specialize in specialty contacts for patients with astigmatism and bifocal needs. He is also committed to getting glasses prescriptions done right the first time so you may leave with clear and comfortable vision.

Dr. Young

Dr. Jeffrey Young, O.D.

Dr. Young graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Biology. In 2014, he received his Doctorate of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. Prior to coming to Family Eye Care of Bolingbrook, Dr. Young worked at MyEyeDr. in Columbia, Maryland. Dr. Young specializes in primary eye care, contact lens fitting, emergency care and LASIK comanagement.

Dr. Young grew up in Naperville and is excited to practice in this area. He is passionate about providing the best patient care and becoming more involved in the community. In his free time he enjoys being outdoors, supporting the Chicago sports teams and spending time with his family and friends.

Dr. Stephanie Drnek, O.D.

Dr. Drnek graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Integrative Biology. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, graduating with honors. Throughout her optometric education, she completed rotations that specialized in ocular diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, as well as specialty contact lens fittings. She has volunteered for the Special Olympics providing eye exams and glasses to participants in need. She is also an active volunteer for fundraising efforts in support of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Dr. Drnek enjoys getting to know the patients and families of the Bolingbrook community. She specializes in primary care, pediatrics, and fitting specialty contact lenses. Her goal is to provide personalized eye care to treat her patients’ vision and lifestyle needs.

Vivian Prado – Office Manager/ Optician
Vivian has over 20 years of optical experience and is a certified ophthalmic technician. She was a previous optical business owner and currently runs her own promotional business. She is a mother of three and two of her kids work with her as well.

David Mejia – Assistant Manager/ Optician
David graduated Lewis University in 2009 with a dual degree in biology and chemistry. He is a friendly and personable individual, American Board of Opticianry certified, with nine years of optical experience.

Olivia Valdez – Optician
Olivia has worked for Dr. Frankel since early 2008 and in the optical field for over 15 years. She is a very dedicated and compassionate person.


Kathy Surman – Optician
Bio coming soon.

Suzi Cabage – Optician
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Joan Vivo – Optician
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Alyssa Prior – Optician
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Brittany Diggs – Receptionist
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Samantha Menne – Receptionist
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Rosie Soto- Paraoptometric Assistant
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Lenora Mirochna – Paraoptometric Assistant
Bio and picture coming soon.

Joyce Frankel – General Assistant
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Hannah Fry – General Assistant
Bio coming soon.