Our Doctors & Staff
Dr. Christina DalPorto, FAAO | 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. DalPorto became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in Fall 2019. Fellows have passed rigorous qualifications in education, patient care, and clinical practice. This certification identifies dedicated individuals that practice at the very highest level in the profession.
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 Management. He 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 Professional Affairs Committee for CooperVision. 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. He is the leading prescriber of MiSight 1 Day Contact lenses for Myopia Management in the country, and the leading provider for Myopia Management in the North Shore of Chicago.
Dr. Neukirch lives with his wife, a physician at Northwest Community Hospital, their 3 year old daughter, and our office dog Leo 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.
Noelle joined us in mid-2018 and brings along decades worth of optical experience. Noelle provides the best customer service she can, whether its finding that perfect pair of eyeglasses or helping train a first time contact lens wearer.
Emily | Front Desk
Emily joined Carillon’s team in May 2019. When she is not at the practice helping our patients, Emily enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and watching documentaries.
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.
Amanda has been a welcome addition to Carillon since May 2018. She is an avid movie watcher and enjoys cooking/trying out new recipes and exercising in her free time.
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.
Leo is our newest furry team-member. Leo is young Golden Retriever puppy rescued from China. He takes his employment duties very seriously and enjoys greeting patients in between naps and lunchtime. He completed his Assisted Animal Therapy Certification in February 2020.
Bowser was our 14 year old golden retriever who often accompanied Lincoln to the office. Although retired from his duties as a Therapy Dog at nursing homes, Bowser spent many afternoons lounging and greeting patients upon special request. His white face and sweet demeanor are dearly missed both at home and at Carillon.