Heidi Shufelt, O.D.
- Patients in any age group (have treated ages 4-104)
- Difficult contact lens fits, including keratoconus and dry eye
- Diabetic eye exams
- Ocular infections
- Dilated eye exams to detect injury and retinal conditions
- Co-management of LASIK, PRK, and cataract extraction
Family Details: My husband and I have 4 monsters (children) together
and are never without at least two pets.
Hobbies and Interests: I enjoy cheering for my four children at sporting, musical and theater events, running, golfing, and when time permits, relaxing with friends and family.
Hometown: Racine, WI.
Why did you choose optometry as your profession?
I chose optometry as a college student along with two of my friends. As a young child I had poor vision. My life changed dramatically after having my first eye exam and getting my first glasses. I now could see the chalkboard and didn’t have to sit close to the TV anymore. I learned then, at a young age, how important good eyesight is and how much it elevates a person’s quality of life. I chose optometry so I could improve the quality of people’s lives. I love the challenges and different scenarios that I encounter on a daily basis. I am always looking forward to new technology and advances to improve how I can best care for my patients.
What do you want your patients to know about your approach to care?
Every patient I have the privilege to see gets the best care I can give. I like to help my patients improve their vision and eye health.
Doctorate in Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry
B.S. Biology with minor in chemistry, UW-Parkside