Our Doctors & Staff
Dr. Christina DalPorto | Optometrist/Vision Therapy
Dr. Christina DalPorto is a La Grange, Illinois native who began aspiring to become an optometrist in the 10th grade. Christina received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Iowa and subsequently completed her Doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She pursued residency training within the V.A. Palo Alto Health Care System, specializing in Primary Care and Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation, and has additional clinical experience in fields of Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy from The Eye Institute in Philadelphia. While Dr. DalPorto is passionate about providing high quality eye care to patients of all ages, she especially enjoys working with the pediatric population and providing rehabilitation to patients with traumatic brain injuries.
In her spare time, Dr. DalPorto loves to travel, bake, exercise, read, and spend time with family and friends. Dr. DalPorto sees patients most Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Dr. Andrew J. Neukirch | Optometrist/Clinic Director
Dr. Neukirch received his Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University in 2008. Dr. Neukirch completed training in the areas of Specialty Contact Lens, Pediatric Optometry, Ocular Disease, Orthokeratology, and Myopia Control. Dr. Neukirch serves as the President of the North Chicago Society of the Illinois Optometric Association. He also serves as the Chicago Member Director for the Independent Doctors of Optometric Care (IDOC). He has been published in a number of optometric journals and serves on the advisory board of a major contact lens company. In 2014, he was a recipient of the Vision Monday Optometric Business Innovator Award and was the recipient of the 2017 Illinois Optometric Association Young Optometrist of the Year award. He frequently travels and lectures on the topics of contact lenses and practice management.
Dr. Neukirch lives with his wife, an internal medicine resident at Lutheran General Hospital, their newborn daughter, and their two dogs in Glenview. He is a former professional musician and enjoys photography and playing drums and percussion with friends. Dr. Neukirch sees patients most Mondays through Thursdays.
Dr. Jerome Agrest | Optometrist Emeritus/Founder
Dr. Jerome Agrest founded our practice in 1958 at the Glen Morton Medical Center in Morton Grove, IL and moved the business to Glenview in 1987. Under his guidance, Carillon Vision Care has seen more than 42 thousand unique patients. He has many 4th generation patients that are still under our care today!
Dr. Agrest sold his practice to Dr. Neukirch in 2011. He continued to see patients on a part-time basis until formally retiring in early 2018 coinciding with Carillon’s 60th Anniversary. He still may be seen coming and going from the practice time to time as he will forever be a part of our office family.
Phyllis | Optician/Office Manager
Phyllis is our Office Manager, a Certified Optician, Fellow of the American Board of Opticianry, and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago. More importantly, she has been with Carillon Vision Care over 25 years, and we are grateful to have her! Carillon’s patients unanimously agree that Phyllis has a knack for helping each patient find his or her perfect pair of specs. She also works hard to keep up with all the latest in optical technology by regularly attending continuing education and earning new certifications in her field. She looks forward to serving all of our patients for years to come.
Monique | Optician
Monique has been working within the Optical for the past 7 years and is currently pursuing her ABO certification. She joined Carillon Vision in July of 2016 as an Optician and says the best part of her day is when she puts on her hat as a stylist: “It feels good when you can help a patient select a ‘stylish’ yet functional pair of specs.”
Anna | Front Desk
Anna initially began working for Carillon 15 years ago as a college student! You can find her at the front desk on Saturdays only, because during the week, Anna is busy teaching music, choir, and band to Elementary students at a local charter school in Chicago.
Lucy is a friendly face behind the front desk of Carillon. Lucy has been a part of the Carillon team for over 18 years, and we are thrilled to have her.
Araceli | Front Desk
Araceli has been a part of Carillon’s front desk staff for over two years, and we are so glad to have her! In Araceli’s free time she likes to spend time at the gym and do activities with her two kids.
Julia is the most recent addition to Carillon Vision Care. She enjoys working with people, especially children, as she was a nanny before her career at Carillon. In her free time, she likes to clean the house and spend time with her family. Julia is going to be a first time mom to a baby girl in August 2018.
Bowser is a 13 year old Golden Retriever, who is also a Therapy Dog. Bowser retired a few years ago from his former profession of visiting nursing homes in Chicago when (Mrs.) Dr. Neukirch began her residency training. Bowser has been known to make a special appearance from time to time upon request.