Our Optometrists

susan M. Penner, O.D.

Dr. Susan M. Penner, O.D. earned her optometry degree with honors from Indiana University in 1987. Dr. Penner was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometry Honor Society and earned the Irvin M. Borish Optometry Award and the Bausch & Lomb Practice Initiation Award

Dr. Penner entered private practice in Mt. Morris in 1987. She and Dr. Nakajima established Elgin Family Eye Care in 1989. In September of 2007, Dr. Penner opened EyeCare Dimensions in Byron, and in June of 2010, the Mt. Morris office merged with EyeCare Dimensions.

Dr. Penner is intimately involved in the management of Elgin Family Eye Care, but sees patients on a daily basis at EyeCare Dimensions in Byron, IL. For more information about that office, go to eyecaredimensions.com.

Outside the office, Dr. Penner is an accomplished keyboard musician, and enjoys theater and her 4 kids Marisa, Erik, Anna, and Naomi.

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Penner is great. She helps us keep our eyes healthy. Most of the time the staff is awesome too, they seem to get flustered when they have more than one person in the office at a time, but overall no big deal.

Boss M.

All the staff were friendly, understanding and helpful. Their glasses stock had good variety and I found a pair I love despite being really picky about my glasses. Thank you!


Have always used this eye care provider since I started working for Exelon. They do an exceptional job, and are always professional. They fully understand how our insurance works, and are up front and honesty on the costs. I would highly recommend using them for your eye care needs.

James G.

This is our choice for Eyecare! Everyone was GREAT~very friendly and helpful and the glasses are perfect! Thanks so much!

Nada J.

Glasses for boys an myself are always great, they take care of you.

King R.

I just had my first visit to Eyecare Dimensions and couldn’t be more pleased. They will be my first choice for eyewear in the future.

J. Bueche

Just received 2 new pair of glasses. Love them and can see again! Great, and thorough exam. Would recommend to anyone needing a change in prescription, or a first time screening. Awesome office and tons of frames to pick from!

Patricia C.

Appointments are always on time and conducted with the utmost professionalism. Covid precautions were exemplary.

Peggy W.

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