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Located at 42 N Main St, Canton, Il

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Our Eye Care Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.
Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.
Meet our team:

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Amanda Purtle

Amanda has been with  Progressive Vision Center since October 2010.  She has previously worked as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant for 10 years at Ochsner Eye Center in Wichita, KS. You will always see Amanda with a smile on her face, doing what she does best, as she cares for our patients here at PVC. 

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Diane Rude

Diane has been with Progressive Vision Center since April of 2007. She enjoys working with people and serves our patients assisting the doctors as an Optometric Technician in the clinic, as well as Clinic Manager and Practice Development.

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Quilesa May

Quil began with Progressive Vision Center in 2012 as the Front Desk Coordinator. After a brief leave, she returned again in 2015. You will see Quil moving around the office assisting in the front, in optical with glasses as well as the clinic for testing.

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Melody Sluga

Melody first came to our practice in June 2009 as an Optician and Technician.  She previously worked for seven years at Illinois Eye Center as their Lasik Surgery Coordinator.  After a short absence, Melody joined us in again in 2013 as Practice Manager where she oversees staff and practice management. You will also often see Melody at our Front Desk, helping work patients up, or even in our Optical Boutique.



Lisa Miars

Lisa joined Progressive Vision Center in December 2014. She previously was Office Manager for Five Star Water for 11 years. She is a pleasant ambassador at our Front Desk helping you and your family with your eye health care needs, as well as assisting with insurance verification. Call Lisa with any question you may have!
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Reena Erickson

Reena joined our team in April 2017 at the retirement of James Farlik, OD.  Reena brings 9 years experience with her from Spoon River Optical. You will find Reena assisting in clinic with your visual testing and workups.  You may also find her in our Optical Boutique.

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Ashley Bortell

Ashley joined our team in August 2015. Ashley has a passion for people…and it shows! In 2017, she became our Insurance/Billing Coordinator. A native of Georgia, she brings southern charm to our office!!

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Lindsey Wagner

Lindsey joined our staff in 2018.  Lindsey has spent many years in the Optometry/Ophthalmology field.  She currently holds her ABOC, COA, and OSC. We are very proud of her accomplishments.  You will find Lindsey in our Optical Boutique, as well as providing clinical assistance.

Jeremy Kauzlarich

jeremy k crop2Jeremy joined Progressive Vision Center in August 2015 as our new Dispensary Manager. Starting out as a part-time lab tech and working his way up to General Manager of a retail chain location, he brings a vast array of knowledge and experience. Jeremy was born and raised in Canton and is excited to “be home.”