Doctor CJ Sparks, Optometrist
Combs EyeCare & EyeWear is pleased to welcome Doctor Carolyn J. Newcome Sparks to our practice! Doctor Sparks has been in practice for 32 years and in the industry for 35 years. She has a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Illinois and graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1981. She specializes in primary care and contact lenses. Her hobbies include reading, gardening and all kinds of needle work. She plays euphonium and baritone horn — performing regularly with several local music groups. Doctor Sparks is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Illinois Optometric Association, the West Suburban Optometric Association, where she has served as secretary-treasurer. She has been the lead investigator for several contact lens solution studies, and Varilux has featured her in an infomercial for progressive bifocal lenses. In 2012, La Grange area residents named Doctor Sparks the Suburban Life readers' choice "Favorite Optometrist"! She will be seeing patients Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday mornings, and every other Saturday! Doctor Bert will be available Thursday mornings, and Doctor Combs will work Tuesdays, Thursday afternoons, Friday afternoons, and some Saturdays. Doctor Sparks will start on Monday, December 9.
Welcome to the practice of Doctor Irene D. Combs.
Doctor Irene D. Combs attended the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL and Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL where she received a Doctor of Optometry degree in 1991.
Doctor Combs continues to keep her knowledge of the most recent advances in optometric care updated by attending seminars regularly.
This education has driven the decision to bring the latest technology into her new office in Western Springs to give every patient the ultimate in care.
Whether you need new contacts or glasses, Doctor Combs ensures you will also leave the office knowing about the underlying health of your eyes. Digital Imagery to look for and follow Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, and drug induced changes in the retina is offered routinely. Computer analysis of the Optic Nerve with a GDxVCC allows for early detection of optic nerve changes that may occur with Glaucoma or Optic Neuropathy. Visual Field Screening rules out any defect along the visual pathway to the brain, detecting tumors or Glaucoma. These procedures enable Doctor Combs to begin her comprehensive examination already knowing a great deal about each patient's health before she begins to evaluate their EyeCare needs.
Doctor Combs Specializes in:
- Hard to fit contact lenses, Rigid Gas Permeable, Bifocal or Astigmatism.
- Early detection of Glaucoma.
- Listening to each patient's needs at the initial visit or on a follow up visit to fine tune details of the treatment needed.
- Offering the most comprehensive Eye Exam Available.
- Creating a relaxed environment to evaluate all of your EyeCare needs
Please call or stop in to see the office and inquire about the many EyeCare insurances accepted.
When you visit Doctor Combs, you will receive a thorough eye exam that includes:
- A review of health and ocular history
- A detailed ocular health assessment
- A dilated evaluation of the structures inside the eye
- A comprehensive set of tests to evaluate all of your eyeglass and/or contact lens needs.
Doctor Combs uses the information gained by these tests to optimize the visual needs of each patient.
Do you need:
- Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
- Bifocal Contacts, or Monovision
- Bifocal Glasses ~ lined or "no-line"
- Colored Contacts for dark or light eyes
- Computer / Piano Glasses
- Rx Sunglasses, Polarized, UV, etc.
Please let us know if you have insurance coverage you would like us to look into.
|Day ||Open ||Appointments |
|Monday ||9:30 - 2:30 ||None |
|Tuesday ||9:30 - 7:00 ||9:30 - 6:00 |
|Wednesday ||9:30 - 4:00 ||9:30 - 2:30 |
|Thursday ||12:00 - 8:00||4:00 - 7:00 |
|Friday ||9:30 - 5:00 ||10:00 - 4:00 |
|Saturday ||8:30 - 1:00 ||8:30 - 12:00 |
We are open every other Saturday; please call to confirm.
Email: [email protected]