Dr. Barry Siegel
Dr. Barry Siegel has owned and managed Northcenter Eye Care since purchasing the practice in 1991. A Chicago native, Dr. Siegel has practiced optometry for more than 40 years. He brought 20 years of experience of practicing in many different optometric facilities in and around the Chicago area to Northcenter Eye Care.
After assuming ownership of Northcenter Eye Care, Dr. Siegel expanded the scope of the practice to include many additional services. His focus on utilizing advanced technology to provide a high level of patient care and excellent customer service is one of his major priorities. He began as a solo practitioner with one employee to now having seven employees and two additional optometrists.
Dr. Siegel’s roots are in the surrounding neighborhood having attended Lake View High School before pursuing his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Illinois and Roosevelt University. He received his doctorate at the Illinois College of Optometry where he was a member of the local Tomb and Key Honor Fraternity for academics and the Beta Sigma Kappa International Honor Fraternity.
Dr. Siegel is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Illinois Optometric Association, and has been a member of the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce for more than 20 years. His hobbies include biking, fishing, travel, watching the Bears the Cubs and spending time with his two adult children.
Dr. Laura Blodgett
Dr. Laura Blodgett received her B.S. from the University of Rochester and her Doctorate of Optometry from the SUNY College of Optometry.
During her training, she completed rotations at the Northport VA Medical Center on Long Island and the East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Before moving to Chicago, Dr. Blodgett worked in private practice in New York City and Boston. She is passionate about medical mission trips and has worked on several of them in the Dominican Republic and El Salvador. She is able to conduct eye exams in both English and Spanish.
Originally from Buffalo, NY, Dr. Blodgett is an avid Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan. She also enjoys skiing, running, cooking, and traveling.