Connie J. Crawford, O.D., P.C.
My name is Dr. Connie Crawford. I attended the University of Iowa before starting Optometry school in Chicago. After graduating Illinois College of Optometry in 1986, my husband and I were married and moved to Gurnee. In 1989, I purchased what is now Antioch Eye Associates. We just moved into our 3rd location!
I have 3 awesome children; Christian, Andrea, and Annika who have all spent time at the eye clinic over the years. After 32 years, I finally convinced my husband to join the practice. Establishing my practice in Antioch has been one of my most gratifying accomplishments. It is such a warm and inviting community. I feel my patients are part of the Antioch Eye Associates family.
James R. Crawford, O.D.
Hi, I'm Dr. Jim Crawford. I graduated from University of Illinois in 1982. I went on to Illinois College of Optometry where I received my Doctorate of Optometry in 1986. My career started working alongside Opthalmologists where I spent the last 32 years. Dr Connie finally convinced me to join Antioch Eye Associates, We opened our new office August 2018. It was the best business decision of my life. We have three wonderful children; Christian who helps us in the dispensary, Andrea who helps wherever she can, and Annika who comes in to help out when she is not at University of Illinois.
While not in the office, I enjoy staying very busy, working in the yard, playing golf, and taking walks with Dr Connie and our dogs.
Laura L. Cretors, O.D.
My name is Dr Laura Cretors, I grew up in a small town in Michigan and attended Michigan Technological University for undergrad. Next, I went on to Michigan College of Optometry where I received my Doctorate Degree in 1997 and have been here ever since.
I am heavily involved with my three kids and all their activities; I also have two dogs. I enjoy working out, taking spin classes and doing water sports in the summer. I have been a quilter for years and love showing off my creative side.
Stop by my office and take a look at my Optometry themed quilt!
Up and coming Doctors
My name is Annika Crawford. I have a passion for pediatrics in vision therapy. I will be graduating from Illinois College of Optometry in may 2024. I am looking forward to beginning my optometric journey with my family by my side.
I cant wait to SEE what the future holds for me and my patients at Antioch Eye Associates.
Denise, Office Manager
Hi, I'm Denise. I made my dream of working at Dr. Crawford's office a reality in 1991 when I started at Antioch Eye Associates. I was ecstatic when my brother Dr. James joined the practice when we opened the new location.
I have 3 children and 7 grandchildren who all keep me on my toes. My family is my world so I spend as much time as I can with them. I love soaking up the sun by our pool, and going on motorcycle trips with my husband.
Hi, im Courtney. I have been coming to "work" at Antioch Eye Associates with my mom since I was 2 weeks old. I officially started working here the Summer of 2008. I began in the back office doing filing and eventually worked my way up to technician. I have 3 awesome children, Keslee, Parker and Knox , you may see them at the office from time to time.
In my free time I enjoy boating, hunting and fishing with my husband, getting all the baby kisses I can, and snuggling with my 2 dogs and cat. If you hear someone singing to the radio when you come in, it's most likely me. Can't wait to see you!
Hi, my name is Shena! I graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 2017 and joined the practice in April of 2020. I love working as an Optician and helping patients find frames and lenses that work for their everyday lives.
In my free time I love spending time with my husband, Christian (who will be joining the practice as future Dr. Crawford), and our dog Chief. I am an avid golfer (albeit still very much a beginner) and a voracious reader. I look forward to working with you soon!
Hi my name is Cheri! I started working at Antioch Eye Associates in May of 2010 to do medical insurance billing. I am married to my handsome husband Mike, aka Moose, and have two fabulous children, Christopher and Hanna. I have lived in the community for several years and I enjoy helping all of the familiar faces I see at the office.
When I am able to get away from work, I love to travel to my favorite place, Washington Island, where I dream of building a vacation home for my whole family to enjoy. I also enjoy being with family and friends, making jewelry, and doing DIY projects with Moose.
Hi, My name is Maureen, I joined the Antioch Eye Associates family in November 2021. When I am not working as a receptionist I love to spend time with my friends and family. I enjoy traveling the country and taking weekend road trips. I look forward to my future here and can't wait to see what's in store.
Hi, I'm katelyn! I started at Antioch Eye Associates in 2022. I'm one of the smiling faces at the front desk! I'm originally from Louisiana which you may be able to hear in my accent. I have a passion for nature and animals; In my free time I enjoy fishing, hiking, kayaking, and really all things outdoors! I love meeting new people, stop by and say hi!