Please come join us from 12-5PM on Wednesday March 21st for Dr. Jerome Agrest’s Retirement Open House.
We will be serving light hors d’oeuvres, cake, and drinks.
Dr. Agrest will be officially retiring the end of March, 2018 so get your appointment scheduled today – we only have a handful of spots left. Scroll down and check out our historical photo gallery below!
A LETTER FROM DR. AGREST
It has been 60 years since I opened my private Optometric practice, initially located in the GlenMorton Medical Center at 9129 Waukegan Road in Morton Grove. My intention, both then and now, has been to provide the nest quality eye care to patients with an emphasis on caring for families.
The first 29 years in Morton Grove were especially rewarding as the community warmly embraced my practice, and in return, I became very active in the Chamber of Commerce, assisting in many village functions. I was awarded Businessman of the Year and also had the opportunity to lead a group of Layman and Ministers in establishing the rst Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, a special tradition that still continues today. I was also active with Rotary International, which provides services and promotes good will both locally and throughout the world.
The steady growth of my practice necessitated a new, larger location in 1985 within Carillon Square in Glenview, and as a result, the business gained its namesake of Carillon Vision Care. We outgrew this space as well, requiring two additional moves before eventually landing at our current location. It has been an honor and a pleasure to become an active member within the Glenview community throughout the years as well.
As I enter a new lifestyle with retirement, I am pleased to leave Carillon Vision Care in the well qualifed hands of Dr. Andrew Neukirch, who demonstrates the same attributes that I value; he is caring, compassionate, and an exceptional Optometrist. I would also like to thank Phyllis, who has served alongside me for many years in the optical. She is the best at what she does and always strives to provide the highest quality service and eyewear to our patients. My other capable assistants are Mary Lou, who recently retired, and Lucy, my long time receptionist, who always greets you with a smile. They are precious to me, and I will miss my time spent with them daily.
I cannot find adequate words to express my gratitude for your loyalty to my practice for these past 60 wonderful years.
Dr. Jerome Agrest