Advance Eye Care

Meet the Staff

Dr. David Rocks

David Rocks, O.D. was born in Chicago and raised in Beecher, Illinois. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, with a degree in Biology. Staying true to his hometown roots, Dr. Rocks attended Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago and received his doctoral degree. He has furthered his knowledge of eye care by completing externships in prominent clinics in South Bend, Indiana, Louis Stokes VA Cleveland Medical Center in, Ohio, and ophthalmology Grand Rounds at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Through the college, Dr. Rocks has also been a part of the Special Olympics optometric team and helped provide eye care to the thousands of participants.

He has practiced in the northern Illinois area for over ten years and specializes in family eye care as well as treatment of ocular disease. Dr. Rocks is a member of both the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association since 1996.

To further his dedication to his education, Dr. Rocks participates in several continuing education courses throughout the year. To date he has completed over 180 hours of education to help treat his patients. He has also been published in many media outlets, including McHenry County Magazine.

In his free time, with his wife, Karen, and three children, he enjoys a variety of activities such as cycling, woodworking, fishing and camping.

Dr. Christine Janikowski

Dr. Janikowski received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University, Chicago and her doctorate degree from the Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago. While at ICO, she completed several internships including primary care, pediatrics, low vision and advanced care and her externships were performed at Maryville Academy, the Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education and the VA Chicago Health Care System.

Dr. Janikowski has been in Optometry/Ophthalmology for more than 25 years, with 16 years as a practicing Optometrist.

Dr. Janikowski is a member of both the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Her hours are Wednesdays (by appointment only) and two Saturdays a month.


Crystal joined the team at Advanced Eyecare in October of 2008. She processes all medical insurance claims and coordinates patient accounts. She also assists with patient care and enjoys that aspect of her job.

Crystal and her husband, James, reside in Algonquin and have four children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking and traveling.


As an optician, Sharon has over 25 years of experience in eye care. She has seen many advancements in technology over the years, including high-tech pre-testing equipment, improved lens design and materials and the new easy care daily disposable astigmatism contact lenses. Sharon has been with Advanced Eyecare for three years and enjoys the close relationship with the staff and the patients.

Sharon lives locally with her husband and teenage son. As a family, they enjoy fishing trips, boating and reading.


Megan has been working in the optical field since 2003 and has been with Advanced Eyecare for two years. She enjoys working with the staff and patients.

Megan spends most of her free time with her son and fiancee. Their favorite pastimes are local activities, as well as visiting family in Minnesota.



Although new the to eye care industry, Nancy brings with her 25+ years of customer service and management experience with a focus on health, wellness and nutrition. Getting acquainted with and providing care for patients, along with the friendly staff are most enjoyable aspects of the job. A native of Wisconsin, Nancy relocated to Illinois 15 years ago along with her husband and three sons. While managing her own health & wellness business, Nancy enjoys family time, fitness, organic gardening and long walks with her dogs.


Carol has worked in the optical field for eight years and has many years of management and customer service experience. She moved to Lake In the Hills in 2008 from Kansas City. Her favorite part of the job is helping patients with their eye care to SEE GREAT, LOOK GREAT, and building new relationships. In her free time she enjoys going into the city and spending time with her family.

Advanced Eyecare Clinic
45 West Acorn Lane
Lake in the Hills, Illinois 60156
(847) 854-0202
Fax: (847) 854-0299
Monday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday CLOSED