Dr. Streiff, Dr. Hand, Dr. Maynard and the entire staff at Bensenville Eye Care are thankful for the opportunity to take part in your family's eye care needs. We strive to exceed your expectations with our thorough eye health and vision exams that incorporate information from the latest technology as well as knowledge and experience from our accomplished and considerate team. Learn more about us, and remember that you can call or email any time with questions. We're happy to help!
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Dr. Lavender Streiff
Dr. Lavender Streiff graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry. She completed her Optometric Residency in Primary Care (Ocular Disease, Low Vision, and Contact Lens Concentrations) at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Streiff is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Streiff is also a member of the American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, and the Illinois Optometric Association.
You may have noticed or heard that Dr. Streiff’s hours have been reduced. She will be living in central Wisconsin for the next few years with her active duty Army husband and her daughter. Since she is commuting back to see patients, her schedule has been reduced. Dr. Streiff plans to be accessible for patients that prefer to see her but is fully supportive of all of the other doctors in the practice who are wonderful and more than qualified to see her patients. After several more years of potential travel, Dr. Streiff and her family plan to settle back in Chicagoland and her schedule will be expanded. Until then, we appreciate your patience and flexibility.
Dr. Christin Hand
Dr. Christin Hand grew up in Des Plaines, IL She attended St Olaf College where she graduated with a B.A. in psychology and family studies. She graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2003. While at I.C.O., she completed clinical rotations at the Great Lakes Naval Base and the Illinois Eye Institute for Pediatrics, Vision Therapy and Low Vision. She also earned membership in the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society.
Dr. Hand has been a member of the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association since optometry school. Dr. Hand is an InfantSee provider, loves helping children see for the very first time, fitting contact lenses and co-managing cataract surgery and laser vision correction. Dr Hand is an active member of her church, serving in youth ministry, and enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, two dogs, a ferret and sometimes, her daughter's hedgehog.
Dr. Gretchen Maynard
Dr. Gretchen Maynard holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where she graduated with distinction as a Chancellor’s Scholar in 2010. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry in 2015, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. While in school, she was elected to join the Tomb and Key Honor Society, as well as the Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Society. She also received the Illinois Optometric Scholarship for academic performance.
Dr. Maynard has completed clinical rotations at the Edward Hines VA Hospital, Loyola University, and the Illinois Eye Institute, where she received extensive training in pediatric eye exams, glaucoma management, dry eye, and ocular disease. As a primary eyecare doctor, she enjoys seeing patients of all ages to solve their complex visual needs.
Dr. Maynard provides eyecare to underserved populations through yearly mission trips to Guatemala with the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists. She is also an active member in the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. In her free time, she can be found hiking, biking, and spending time with her family.
Bensenville Eye Care
117 W. Main St.
Bensenville, IL 60106
Mon: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tues: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thurs: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm