Dr. Victor F. Verbic, O.D.
Dr. Victor F. Verbic has been on our staff since September 2007. He became a full partner in our practice in June 2010. Prior to joining our practice, Dr. Verbic practiced in nearby Naperville, IL for 8 years. Dr. Verbic is a native of DeKalb, IL. After graduating from DeKalb High school he attended Northern Illinois University and graduated with a B.S. in biology and a minor in chemistry. Dr. Verbic completed his doctorate at Southern College of Optometry, a highly-regarded and well-respected eye institute in Memphis, TN. Dr. Verbic sees patients of all-ages from infants to adults and seniors. He has special interests in treating glaucoma and providing nutritional eye therapy. He also specializes in hard-to-fit contact lenses such as the Ultra Health hybrid contact lens from Synergyes for patients who have medical conditions of the eye including keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration and post-surgical ectasia. He is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association and American Optometric Association. Dr. Verbic resides with his wife and daughter near downtown Sycamore and enjoys health and fitness, gardening, and sports.
DeKalb Optometric is pleased to offer two new vision tests to all patients. The Diopsys® NOVA Vision Testing System provides us with painless, non-invasive vision tests that utilize electrophysiological technology, including Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) and pattern Electroretinography (ERG).
The purpose of these tests is to provide comprehensive information to assist us in diagnosing vision disorders, better planning your treatment (if needed) and monitoring the results.
Dr. Stephen J. Storey, O.D.
Dr. Stephen J. Storey has been practicing optometry at DeKalb Optometric since 1985. He attended DeKalb High School, University of Illinois in Champaign and completed his doctorate at Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago.
Dr. Storey provides quality eye care to new and established patients of all ages. His special interests are contacts lenses and geriatric care. He is dedicated to his patients overall well-being as well as their ocular health. Dr. Storey has been a member of the Illinois and American Optometric Association for over 30 years.
Dr. Storey enjoys cycling, gardening and fishing. He is an active volunteer and past president of I-Care International. “I-Care allows doctor volunteers to serve the underserved doing the things we do best.”
Dr. Jay R. Ebbesen, O.D.
Dr. Jay R. Ebbesen has been a partner at DeKalb Optometric since 1980. He graduated from DeKalb High School, completed his pre-medical curriculum at the University of Iowa receiving a B.S. degree, and his doctorate degree with BSK honors at the Illinois College of Optometry.
Dr. Ebbesen sees new and established patients of all ages. He practices general optometry for all ages with special interest in contact lenses and ocular disease with medical management. He has been a member of the Northern Illinois Optometric Society, Illinois and American Optometric Associations for over 30 years.
Dr. Ebbesen’s interests include spectator sports of all types, along with participation in running, biking, and skiing on a routine basis. He also enjoys traveling with his wife, especially to visit their children.
Dr. Victoria R. Wenzel, O.D.
Dr. Victoria Wenzel is the newest addition to DeKalb Optometric, joining the practice in May 2013. She is a licensed optometrist who graduated from University of Notre Dame and Illinois College of Optometry. She was valedictorian of her optometry school class and also received the Dr. Normal E. Wallis Award for Excellence for achieving the highest score in the country on her national board exam.
Dr. Wenzel provides patients of all ages with comprehensive eye care and completed extra clinical training in pediatrics and contact lenses. Her clinical rotations included the Illinois Eye Institute, Crown Point VA Hospital, and Hines VA Blind Rehabilitation Center.
Dr. Wenzel lives in Aurora with her husband and enjoys running, water sports, and cooking. She is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association and American Optometric Association, and she has a passion for educating people about the important role prevention plays in maintaining eye health and safety.