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Dr. Dena Bachman graduated from Southwestern High School in 1985. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989. In 1991, Dr. Bachman was awarded her Bachelor of Visual Sciences (BSVS), and in 1993 she became a Doctor of Optometry by graduating from the Illinois College of Optometry. She received many academic and clinical excellence awards during her time at Illinois College of Optometry.  

She started her career in the Chicagoland area, practicing at Family Eye Care in LaGrange, Illinois.  

Dr. Bachman opened Southwestern Eye Care in Brighton, Illinois in March 2002. This fulfilled her dream to practice in her hometown.  

She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Illinois Society for Prevention of Blindness, Illinois Optometric Association, Southwestern Illinois Optometric Society and Infant SEE. She has served as a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the Optometric Extension Program.  Dr. Bachman has over 20 years experience in primary eye care and specializes in pediatric care especially in the area of vision and learning. 

She currently resides in Brighton with her husband and three children where she is active in the community and her church.


Dr. Lewis F. Jones III received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign in 1989. He was awarded the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship to attend the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois where he graduated with highest honors in 1993. During his training in Chicago, he received numerous academic achievement and clinical excellence awards.  

He started his career serving as a medical officer in the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Benning, Georgia. His hospitalbased training at Martin Army Hospital allowed him to become an assistant clinical professor for the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Houston. Since his honorable discharge from the Army, he has been in private practice for the last 12 years, working in various locations including a corneal and LASIK specialty practice based in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Over the years, Dr. Jones has acquired extensive experience in several areas of eye care including laser vision correction consultation, glaucoma treatment, cataracts, diabetic eye disease, dry eye, eye injuries, and corneal diseases. 

Dr. Jones has been a senior examiner on the National Board of Examiners in Optometry for several years. He is responsible for testing the skills of potential optometric professionals before they receive their state licenses. He is also a member of the American Optometric Association, Illinois Optometric Association, Southwestern Illinois Optometric Society, the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness, and the Barnes Eye Care Network. In 2004, he received America's Top Optometrist award. 

He, his wife and his four children live in Edwardsville, Illinois and are very active in the community.


Southwestern Eye Care is blessed to have a wonderful staff who is committed to the care of our patients. When you visit our office you will meet:

Jenny Reedy- Front Desk 

Bev Wallace- Optometric Assistant

Vonda Bachman- ABO Certified Optician

Jodi Parrino- Assistant

Kathy Foiles - Insurance

Kristi McMilliann - Optician and Frame Stylist

Lana Jones-Assistant

Erica Fitzgerald-Assistant

Rena Twitchell- Patient Accounts 


We are dedicated to serving our customer's needs, and our goal is 100% customer satisfaction. We strive to bring you the best in quality service. If something isn't right, please let us know.