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.

Amie Gandhi, O.D.

Amie Gandhi, O.D., received her Doctor of Optometry from Midwestern University Chicago College of Optometry in 2022 and earned her Bachelor of Science from Loyola University Chicago.

Dr. Gandhi’s passion for optometry began at a young age when she received her first pair of eyeglasses. She believes that the sense of sight is a crucial aspect of one’s quality of life and finds it rewarding to help others achieve clear, comfortable vision. Furthermore, Dr. Gandhi values that the eyes are the window to inside the body where you can see conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure and enjoys working with fellow medical professionals to provide quality healthcare to patients.

When Dr. Gandhi isn’t caring for patients, she is exploring new restaurants and cities, spending time with loved ones, and caring for her cat, Louie.

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