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Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

Our optometrists in Canton, IL take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

As Optometrists we…

  1. Protect life through the detection of diseases of the body and appropriate referral to other medical professionals.
  2. Protect sight through the detection of eye disease.
  3. Preserve, enhance, and improve efficiency of vision by prescribing ophthalmic lenses and vision therapy.

Meet Our Canton Eye Doctor:

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Dr. Robert C. Bobell, O.D.

A Canton native, Dr. Bobell is a 1980 graduate of Canton High School, a 1982 graduate of Spoon River College, and a 1984 graduate of Western Illinois University. He received his Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis School of Optometry in 1988. He and his wife Carla reside in Canton and have 2 sons, Westin, and Nathan.

With a strong emphasis on the value of community involvement, Dr. Bobell participates in many volunteer activities. He is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association, Canton Area Chamber of Commerce, and former member of the Kiwanis Club of Canton, where he served as president and secretary. Dr. Bobell was also on the Spoon River College Foundation Board for seven years, serving as president in his last year and was former commissioner on the Canton Park District Board.  He currently serves on the Graham Hospital Board and on the Board of Directors at Mid America National Bank.

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Dr. Matthew S. Buczko, O.D.

Dr. Buczko joined Progressive Vision Center in April 2010.  He received his Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 2003.  Prior to optometry school, he attended Western Illinois University, graduating with honors in 1999.  

While at WIU, he enjoyed playing trumpet for the marching Leathernecks and the Grammy-nominated Jazz Studio Orchestra.  Dr. Buczko has three boys, Jacob, Joey and Joshua who reside in Canton. Growing up in Havana, IL, Dr. Buczko has enjoyed returning to the Fulton-Mason County area.