Our Practice

Casey L. Hogan, O.D., F.A.A.O.

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Optometrist Casey Hogan is the sole owner of Advanced Eye care Professionals, PC, which opened its doors in September of 2003.  Dr. Casey was born and raised in the South Suburbs of Illinois.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Northern Illinois University in 1992.  Casey earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1997.  She completed a post-graduate residency program in primary eye care and ocular disease management at the Illinois Eye Institute, an affiliate clinic of the University of Chicago, in 1998.  Upon completion of this program, Dr. Casey participated in a fellowship program at the prestigious Boston Medical School.  She is one of only a handful of optometrists nationally who have participated in this extensive training. 

Dr. Hogan has served on the faculty at her alma mater, the Illinois College of Optometry, for the past ten years, where she actively participated in the clinical education of future optometrists and her peers.  She was inducted into the American Academy of Optometry as a fellow in December 2000, and is very proud to see her associate, Dr. Karina Langle, inducted as of this year, 2011.

Dr. Hogan takes pride in giving back to the community.    She has served on the board for Special Olympics Chicago for the past six years.  The office actively fundraises for this charity year round, as well as organizing fundraising events for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. 

Dr. Hogan is a member of the American Optometric Association, Illinois Optometric Association, Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation, and is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Optometry. She has received many awards and clinical distinctions, including the Vistakon Fellowship Award, and was named as one of “America’s Top Optometrists” in 2002 by the National Consumers Research Council, and as a “Who’s Who in Health Sciences Education” in 2005.

Her greatest achievement to date is opening the doors of Advanced Eyecare Professionals, PC, working with the same staff since 1997, and keeping the doors open during rough economic times.  “I truly believe this office would not be where it is today without the hard work and efforts of my staff and the loyalty of all of our patients-I give credit where credit is due, and I owe so much of our success to them”, Dr. Casey Hogan.

In her spare time Dr. Hogan enjoys running, studying piano, and spending time with her family.


Jennifer E. Pankow, M.A.

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Jennifer is the office manager of Advanced Eyecare Professionals, PC, and has been involved in the field of optometric care for over a decade. She has been practicing as a medical assistant and focuses in friendly patient care. Jennifer was raised in Oak Lawn and is excited to be working in and giving back to her community. She attended Oak Lawn Community High School where she learned the value of teamwork while on the girls’ basketball and track teams, and was involved with shot put and discus for the “4 Year in a Row” SICA North Conference Champs.

Jennifer attended Robert Morris College in Orland Park after her father’s terminal illness inspired her to pursue a degree in the medical field. Jennifer graduated in 1995 with her degree in Medical Assisting, and in May 2002, she completed her Paraoptometric Certificate with Indiana University.

Jennifer currently resides in Joliet with her husband, Mike, and enjoys spending time with her niece and nephews. An avid movie buff, Jennifer named her black Labrador after one of the main characters in her favorite movies … Darth Vader!

One of Jennifer’s goals is to be able to give back to her community. A lesson learned from her grandmother, Jennifer believes that no matter your situation, someone else may be in need of your help and assistance. Jennifer hopes to provide all of our patients with an inviting atmosphere and a warm, friendly smile.



Leeann Schlesser


Advanced Eyecare Professionals, PC, is pleased to welcome Leeann Schlesser to their growing family. Having graduated from Saint Xavier University with a degree in marketing, Leeann has over seven years experience in the optometric field.

After taking a brief hiatus, Leeann is enjoying her return to optometry. When not working or spending time with her husband and their four children and their dog, Mimi, Leeann likes to read. Her dedication to her community is reflected in the volunteer work she performs for the PTA, scouts, and her sons’ baseball teams.

Leeann and her family have traveled across the country from the East Coast and Disney World, to San Diego and Washington, and places in between, such as Branson, Missouri.

Mary Harney


Mary is our newest full time team member. Mary brings with her vast knowledge and experience having worked as an optometric technician for over 30 years. In fact, she has even worked with Dr. Casey, Jennifer, and Leeann at a previous practice! When not spending time with her 11-year-old cat, Buddy, Mary enjoys fishing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Kentucky, or Tennessee.

Amanda Buis


Amanda Buis has worked in the optical field for over eight years and is excited to bring her expertise to our office. Amanda’s friendly and outgoing personality complements us well, and her proficiency in maintaining inventory, dispensing, and repairs make her a vial asset to our growing practice. Recently married, Amanda enjoys her time as a newlywed, and spends her free time partaking in numer

ous hobbies which include working out, shopping, or walking her one-and-a-half year old boxer named Brock. In the future, Amanda would love to travel to Italy to visit her family. Currently most of Amanda and her husband’s free time is spent taking care of their daugther Gabby.

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