Your Crystal Lake Optometrist

820 E Terra Cotta (Rte 176), Crystal Lake, IL

  • Onsite Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Business Hours

  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Dr. Carrie Sypherd O. D.

Dr. Carrie Sypherd
O. D.

Dr. Sypherd graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in German and a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology. She is an honors graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry, an associate member of the College of Vision Development,... Show More

Dr. Sypherd graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in German and a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology. She is an honors graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry, an associate member of the College of Vision Development, past president of the Fox Valley Optometric Society, and part of the Illinois Optometric Association. Dr. Sypherd believes that the vision system directs the mind-body. She primarily treats patients with traumatic brain injuries, developmental delays, educational difficulties, and autism spectrum disorders. She practices in Crystal Lake and consults at Marian Joy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton. In addition to treating patients in Illinois, Dr. Sypherd participates in an annual eye care mission trip to provide care to patients who do not have access to eye doctors.

  • Professional Certification
  • Family Friendly
Dr. Michael DeStefano O. D.

Dr. Michael DeStefano
O. D.

Dr. DeStefano received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and his Bachelor of Arts in Italian at Loyola University Chicago with high honors in 2016. He also received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2021 from Midwestern University’s Chicago College... Show More

Dr. DeStefano received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and his Bachelor of Arts in Italian at Loyola University Chicago with high honors in 2016. He also received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2021 from Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Optometry, where he graduated as valedictorian. He served as the founder and former president of Midwestern University’s chapter of College in Optometrists in Vision Development and has worked at the Mind-Eye Institute under neuro-optometrist Dr. Deborah Zelinsky.


Dr. DeStefano enjoys helping his patients achieve success. When he is not seeing patients, he is typically spending time with his wife and Italian family. He is also a fan of the Chicago Cubs, Pokémon, and Nintendo.

  • Professional Certification
  • Family Friendly

About Us

Dr. Sypherd and Dr. DeStefano believe that the vision system directs the mind-body process and treats patients according to that model.

They treat patients with traumatic brain injuries, developmental delays, educational difficulties and autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Sypherd practices in Crystal Lake... Show More

Dr. Sypherd and Dr. DeStefano believe that the vision system directs the mind-body process and treats patients according to that model.

They treat patients with traumatic brain injuries, developmental delays, educational difficulties and autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Sypherd practices in Crystal Lake and Bartlett Illinois and consults at Marian Joy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, Illinois.

Dr. DeStefano practices in Crystal Lake, Illinois.