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Meet Our Doctors

Charles S. Ovitsky, O.D.
President, Director of Optometry

Following in his father’s footsteps, Dr. Ovitsky is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry. Unfortunately, the young Dr. Ovitsky never had the opportunity to practice with the elder Dr. Ovitsky because of the father’s early death. The legacy his father did pass on to him, however, was the belief that the only way to practice optometry is with professionalism tempered by compassion.

Since 1983, Dr. Ovitsky has been providing vision care – professionally and compassionately – to residents of long term care facilities. As a result, Ovitsky Vision Care has become one of the largest providers of vision care to nursing home residents in the state of Illinois.

Dr. Ovitsky has been married for over 40 years to Maureen. They have three children and 11 grandchildren.

Julie Bruce, O.D.
Dr. Bruce received her O.D. from Illinois College of Optometry in 2007, and shortly thereafter joined the Ovitsky Vision Care practice. She goes out of her way to understand the needs of her patients, and then to respond to those needs.

Outside of work, Dr. Bruce spends quality time with her husband, Jeremy, and daughters Jadynn, Harlynn, Fynnlea and son Parker. They enjoy travel, movies, museums and art and craft shows. They bring a cultural influence to Ovitsky Vision Care.

Marianna Bilis, O.D.
Dr. Bilis, a member of the Ovitsky Vision Care family since 2009, graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1996. She understands the importance of vision to our patients’ quality of life, and decided early on to practice optometry within the long term care community. She is fluent in Russian; she understands some Ukranian and Polish.

She and her husband have one hockey-playing son and a non-hockey-playing dog. The whole family is avid hockey fans, even when their son doesn’t have a game. Dr. Bilis enjoys skiing and, because of her son, ice skating. She does not play hockey. Yet.

Jennifer Kane Bulmann, O.D. 
Dr. Bulmann joined Ovitsky Vision Care in 2014 and graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1998. Before joining Ovitsky Vision Care, Dr. Bulmann worked extensively in academia and different Veteran Affairs Medical Centers. She has always loved working with the geriatric population and wanted to continue her career focusing on serving these most- deserving individuals.

When Dr. Bulmann isn’t working as an eye doctor, she enjoys being outdoors- anything from running, working out, sports, hiking, and enjoying the beach. From a young age her parents instilled in her a desire to travel, and she still loves it! Many weekends are spent away from home with her family discovering the world. She and her husband, Thad, have two boys who constantly make them smile and keep them on their toes.

Erwin W. Ovitsky, O.D. 

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree- After graduating Illinois College of Optometry in May of 2015, Erwin joined Ovitsky Vision Care. Graduating Loyola and ICO with the esteemed Cum Laude Honor, Erwin focused his optometry externships to be disease and geriatric based bringing the most current practice methods and treatment to our patient population. His compassion for the resident is on par with his passion to help residents obtain the best quality of life available visually to them.

Dr.”E” and his wife, Jodi, have 3 beautiful children Liam James, Olivia Joyce and their newest bundle of joy Noah!

Sarah Reitz, O.D. 
Dr. Reitz graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry in 2013, where she completed several clinical externships focusing on ocular disease and pathology, which is her passion. She has practiced both in corporate and private practice settings, before ultimately finding her calling with Ovitsky Vision Care and the geriatric population. She enjoys getting to know her patients and their needs so that she is able to provide the best care possible to help improve their quality of life.

In her free time, Dr. Reitz enjoys traveling, cooking, and being active with her husband and two dogs. She also loves to read, and can’t resist a good mystery!

Maancy Mehta, O.D. 
Dr. Mehta graduated from Southern California College of Optometry in 2014. Dr. Mehta has trained with various doctors across the country specializing in Low Vision, Ocular Disease as well Specialty Contact Lenses. Dr. Mehta’s diverse and unique clinical experiences along with her compassionate nature make her a great addition to The Ovitsky Vision Care team.

Dr. Mehta enjoys travelling, cooking, and spending time outdoors biking and hiking.

Delaram Bahmani, O.D. 

Dr. Delaram Bahmani was raised in Orange County, California and attended the University California of Irvine where she earned a bachelor’s in Biological Sciences. She then moved to Chicago to continue her education at the Illinois College of Optometry, ultimately earning Doctor of Optometry.
Dr. Bahmani provides high-quality care for patients with a wide variety of eye conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, as well as individuals who have undergone cataract surgery.

She is a strong advocate for conservative and evidence-based approach to optometry and is passionate in learning the new technology and techniques in the field, all while providing excellent high quality care for her patients. Her mission to provide individualized care with a personal touch drives her to educate patients about their ocular and overall health.

While not in the office, Dr. Bahmani enjoys the outdoors, running, and the usual mid-day cup of coffee. She is also a big foodie, always exploring new restaurants (suggestions are always welcome).

Marissa Aldrich O.D
Dr. Marissa Aldrich was born and raised in North Dakota and completed her doctorate at Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon in 2012. During school she did rotations at a VA Hospital, Lasik Clinic, and an ophthalmology office. Dr. Aldrich is comfortable with patients of all ages but has a special focus on geriatrics and ocular disease. She has completed mission trips in Guatemala and Nicaragua providing eye exams in remote villages.

Her husband, Darryl, serves in the US Coast Guard and they have two kids, Landon and Sadie. They enjoy all outdoor activities and spend a lot of time in their family van on cross country adventures. Dr. Aldrich also loves a good glass of wine and beating her husband at tennis.

Our Office Staff

Maureen Ovitsky
Chief Executive Officer
With a background in business administration, human relations, and nursing home administration, Ovitsky Vision Care is proud to have Maureen at its business helm. She has more than 25 years of experience in the industry.

Managing Ovitsky Vision Care, one of the largest eye care providers to nursing home residents in the state of Illinois, is a passion with Maureen. It never has been, and never will be, just a job for her. It’s her life’s work.

Maureen is committed to ensuring that the best vision care possible is being administered to patients. Employees can recite her mantra: “Always remember that our patients don’t live in a facility; we work in their home.” She makes sure that this attitude is reflected in the everyday running of Ovitsky Vision Care.

Maureen has been married to Dr. Ovitsky for more than 35 years. They have three children and three grandchildren.

Michael Ovitsky
Vice President

Michael – the son of Chuck and Maureen Ovitsky – joined Ovitsky Vision Care in May 2013. Having been exposed to the business his entire life, he wanted to apply his MBA degree he received from Loyola University to the family’s practice. His expertise in entrepreneurship, accounting, human resources, and business development has allowed Ovitsky Vision Care to continue in growth and success.

Michael, however, has never put his business savvy before the importance and priority of quality eye care. That is his passion which has made him an indispensable and critical component to the Ovitsky Vision Care formula.

Michael is married to his lovely wife Shaina and is an avid amateur hockey player.

Rebecca Efron
Patient Care Supervisor
Rebecca – the daughter of Chuck and Maureen Ovitsky – serves as our manager of quality assurance. As such, she is the primary patient liaison and quality assurance representative between your facility and Ovitsky Vision Care. She’s been working for us since 2002. She uses her experience and expertise to ensure that the daily operations between your business and ours run seamlessly.

What you recognize immediately when you first meet Rebecca is her strong sense of caring and compassion for our patients. It is this compassion, combined with her experience that drives her to excel in this important role at Ovitsky Vision Care. She is the person you want to call when you have any questions about a patient’s care. Rebecca will take care of it.

Rebecca and her husband, Hillel, have Five children, Chaim, Yonah, Yair, Brie and Navah.

Crystal Villa
Director of Billing
Crystal Villa joined Ovitsky Vision Care in 2016 as an administrative assistant. Along with being the welcoming face at our front desk, Crystal took on the added role of assisting our financial departments. By 2018, she officially entered the credentialing division and soon after the billing department. She currently acts as Director of Billing, overseeing both departments servicing Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

During her downtime, Crystal enjoys trying new cuisine, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Monique Saez
Northern District Manager
Monique Saez has been with Ovitsky Vision Care since 2010. She has readily fulfilled the roles of administrative assistant, patient care coordinator, and doctor’s assistant. Her drive to always put our patients first has established a rapport with our nursing facilities. Monique’s experience in these various roles has led her to the position of Northern District Manager since 2016. She oversees the team of doctor assistants, addresses concerns from patients and families, and handles day to day needs within our company. Her loyalty to the company is unmatched and her contributions have helped make the company what it is today.

When she’s not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her three children and bulldog, Bubba. She appreciates a good glass of wine, loves basketball, enjoys being outdoors and brings her artistic side out by creating board games. .

Phuoc “Puck” Truong
Southern District Manager
Phuoc Truong has been with Ovitsky Vision Care since 2008. He started as a doctor’s assistant and quickly took the lead role of working with Dr. Charles Ovitsky. With Dr. Ovitsky’s guidance, he entered the ancillary tech position of administering visual fields, fundus photography, and oct. As a natural leader, he became ancillary manager within two years. His experience within the company and adaptability helped him to achieve the Southern District Manager title since 2013. He has excellent relationships with the nursing facilities in southern Illinois. He is our go-to person for everything from building shelves for the office to fixing our computers. Our office’s jack of all trades.

He puts his hands and vision to work building marble runs, cabin bunk beds, and chicken coops for his family in his spare time. Phuoc and his four children love tending to their array of fish, chicken, pigeons, turtles, lizards, and dogs.

Yeidimar Rosario
Director of Scheduling Operations
Yeidimar joined the Ovitsky Vision Care team in November 2015 and has been growing with the company since. She started as a doctor’s assistant. She quickly moved from working with a senior Doctor daily to working with Dr. Charles Ovitsky. She would not only assist the doctor’s but would also work as a Patient Care Coordinator, making sure that residents who or want to be seen by the eye doctor are not left unseen. It didn’t take her long before she became the District Manager for the Patient Care Coordinators. She would make sure all the residents’ data was correctly inputted and ready for the doctor’s visit.

Her latest promotion came in 2021, where she became the Director of Scheduling Operations while still managing our Patient Care Coordinators. She schedules and coordinates our monthly doctors’ visits with the facilities’ staff. She also schedules all the emergency calls we receive, making sure all our patients’ eye needs are taken care of by our doctors promptly.

Yeidimar is fluent in Spanish. She is a single mother of two amazing boys with who she spends all her time. She loves to spend time with family, take road trips, old school cars, and loves to race!

Viridiana Rodriguez
Optical Department Supervisor
Viridiana, our optical department supervisor, has an extensive history at Ovitsky Vision Care. Starting with the company in 2016, she brought her previous optometry experience of 3 years to the practice. She began as a doctor’s assistant and cross trained as an ophthalmic technician and patient care representative. She made her way to optical care. She likes to make sure that all of our patient’s needs are met and takes great pride in the selection of frames styles we offer.

When she’s not at work, Viri loves to spend time with her two children and husband going on adventures, and experiencing the world. She enjoys anything to do with true crime along with working as a makeup artist for special events.

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