Robyn Apple, Optician

With over 35 years of experience Robyn’s knowledge of the Optical Industry exceeds most. Beyond all, she is passionate and driven to fit every patient with perfect eyewear. She has been dubbed, "The Frame Whisperer". She fulfilled her life long dream by opening the Special Eyes practice in 2004.

Dr. Nimisa Bhave, Optometrist

Dr. Bhave completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She was then accepted to the Illinois College of Optometry from which she graduated in 2006.

She moved back to her long time home town of Arlington Heights to continue her career.  Dr. Bhave fulfilled her dream of being in private practice when she partnered with Robyn in 2010. 

Dr. Bhave is happily married and has a beautiful daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing badminton, and hanging out with friends.  

Joseph Apple, Tech. Optician

Joseph is a part timer and helps out from time to time. He is trained as a Technical Optician. He can also fit glasses with the best of them.

Susan Solar, Optician

With 30 plus years of experience Susan has done it all in the optical field . From managing stores on the North Shore for twelve years to working with private practices. Susan is a specialist when it comes to fitting difficult prescriptions, progressive lenses, and childrens eyewear.

Gabby Stolten, Office Assistant

A current student, Gabby is hard working and eager to learn the ins and outs of the optical business. An important asset to the team, she is here to help with anything from filing to adjusting frames.

Dr. Kathleen Charo, Optometrist

Dr. Charo graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry Suma Cum Laude in 2006.

She is happily settled in the Arlington Heights area with her husband, who is a local pediatrician, and her three boys.

She enjoys spending time with her family at the beach, hiking, running and cooking.


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