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680 South Rand Road
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Text us at 833-201-9139

25901 Riverwoods Road
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Dr. Kathy Knobel

Dr. Kathy KnobelDr. Knobel’s interest in Optometry developed at the early age of 4, when she was fitted with her first pair of eye glasses. While attending the University of Illinois, she began making her dream a reality when she began working for Dr. Kaplan as an Optometric Technician. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1996, she moved to St. Louis, Missouri where she received her Doctor of Optometry in 2000 and received the prestigious Feinbloom Award for Low Vision.

Shortly after graduation, she and her husband returned to Chicago to embark on her life-long dream of becoming a practicing Optometrist. In 2006, Dr. Knobel rejoined the team at Dr. Kaplan & Associates (Visibly Better Eye Care) and has become an integral part of the practice.

Dr. Knobel is passionate about her work and speaks fluent Russian, which has proven to be a valuable asset. By pairing compassion with quality care. Dr. Knobel specializes in working with neuro-diverse/ ADHD teens and tweens, and she has developed a devoted clientele. Because all of the Doctors at Visibly Better Eyer Care place an emphasis on continuing education, she is able to keep current on the latest techniques and technological advancements in optometry. Dr. Knobel’s areas of expertise include: primary care optometry, specialty contact lenses, low vision as well as general optometry. Her experience with International eye care missions has also proven to be quite beneficial to her every day practice. She is a member of “Everyone reading Illinois”.

When she is not working, Dr. Knobel spends time with her husband, 2 sons and a daughter. She enjoys Pilates and the family's new dog.

Favorite Quote: “Give a girl the correct footwear and she can conquer the world" -- Bette Midler