Our Staff

At Chicago Eye Doctors inside Pearle Vision Chicago, our highly trained and experienced staff is ready to help you.

Gloria Hernandez

Gloria Hernandez is the General Manager of the Riverpoint Center Pearle Vision, she has over 20 years experience as an optician in both ophthalmology and optometric practices. She has been with Chicago Eye Doctors since 1996. Gloria is a highly skilled optician with expertise in performing the precise measurements needed to ensure that your eyewear is stylish, fits properly and functions as the doctor prescribed.

Gloria has delivered numerous training seminars to other opticians focusing on topics such as frame adjustments, measuring for no-line bifocals and troubleshooting eyeglass prescription problems. In addition to her opticianry skills Gloria is also fluent in Spanish.

Roberto Perez

Roberto Perez is the Lab Manager at the Riverpoint Center Pearle Vision; he has been with Chicago Eye Doctors since its founding in 1991. With years of experience to guide him Roberto is an expert in all kinds of lens design from the latest digital lenses to the seemingly endless variety of lens coatings available. Roberto is also an indispensable resource for our store opticians in advising them on the best lenses to use for a given prescription. Roberto is also an expert in the high tech lab equipment responsible for providing Pearle Visions 1 hour service on most glasses.

Sam Mehenditi

Sam Mehenditi is the Retail Manager of the Riverpoint Center Pearle Vision. In his over eight years with Pearle Vision Riverpoint Center Sam has developed a large, loyal following of customers. Sam has the unique ability to select the right frame for a patient’s features and prescription, he is also known as the go to guy in performing frame adjustments for patients who are having difficulty adapting to new glasses.

Sam gets his greatest professional thrill from taking a customer who was skeptical about wearing glasses at all to someone who is thrilled about wearing them. Sam is also fluent in Romanian.

Zita Ong

Zita Ong is the General Manager of the Melrose Park Pearle Vision, she has over 15 years of experience as an optician, most of those with Chicago Eye Doctors. Zita is highly skilled in all phases of opticianry and is known for selecting the vast, stylish selection of eyeglass frames found at our Melrose Park location.

Zita enjoys the diversity of customers Chicago Eye Doctors at Melrose Park services, from senior citizens to young children, Zita is happy to share her expertise in selecting the right frame and lens combination with all of our patients.

Fernando Perez

Fernando Perez is the Lab Manager of Pearle Vision in Melrose Park. In this role Fernando is responsible for one of the largest selections of no line bifocal lenses of any optical store lab in the Chicago area. This vast inventory of lenses along with Fernando’s skill allows us to provide one hour service on even some of the most complex prescriptions.

Fernando is also the key member of our teams training staff, instructing our opticians on proper bifocal measurements and lens selection.

Tom Barker

Tom Barker has been the General Manager of the Six Corners Pearle Vision location for over 16 years and has been a practicing optician for almost 22 years. This extensive background and years of training have provided Tom with the knowledge base to tackle almost any situation. He is skilled in all phases opticinary, lab and dispensing. This unique perspective allows him to “see” what a given prescription will look like in a frame being considered by a customer before it’s even made.

Steve Slusarz

Steve Slusarz is the General Manager of the Old Town Square Pearle Vision Center and has served in this position for over 14 years, he has been an optician for over 30 years. Steve is certified by the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Society.

Steve prides himself on providing excellent customer service, he says “there’s nothing like delivering a new pair of glasses and seeing that wow on the face of a customer who didn’t think they’d be able to see as clearly or as comfortably as they are in their new glasses”

Julie Andriacchi

Julie Andriacchi is the Operations Manager for all four Chicago Eye Doctors - Pearle Vision locations. In this role Julie is responsible for overseeing the training and customer service component of these locations. Since 1991 Julie has worked in almost every role within our organization giving her a unique perspective on the customer experience.

Julie communicates Dr. Vidulich’s and Blase’s passion for excellence to the entire staff, her previous experience as a teacher makes Julie the go to source training, coaching and leading by example.

Debbie Afanador

Debbie Afanador is the Retail Manager of our Melrose Park Chicago Eye Doctors - Pearle Vision location. As retail manager Debbie is responsible for ensuring a  high level of customer service at this location. She sees that every customer and patient is treated with care, expertise and efficiency. Debbie's enthusiasim and skill is immediately obvious to all of her customers and co-workers. Consistenly receiving positive on-line reviews from multiple customers she is truly a leader by example, Debbie is also fluent in Spanish