Dr. Nga Phan - Optometrist
Dr. Nga Phan received her doctorate in optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2007 with clinical honors. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Loyola University of Chicago in 2003. She also spent the first half of her undergrad education at St Mary's College of Notre Dame, IN.
During her time, at the Illinois College of Optometry, she gained invaluable experience at the Illinois Eye Institute, The Chicago Lighthouse, The Hudson Valley VA in New York, and The Optometry School of the University of Melbourne in Australia, after being selected in a special exchange program. After graduation from the Illinois College of Optometry, she had a short relocation to Asia and was offered a faculty position at Polytechnic University's Optometry School in Hong Kong, but she returned to her hometown of Chicago and started practicing primary care optometry.
After nine years at a practice in Lincoln Park, she feels that now is the perfect time to open her own dream optometry private practice. Her mission is to provide the best eye care possible to every single patient. She believes in making the whole eye exam experience, from making an appointment to purchasing glasses and contacts, as simple and seamless as possible for her patients. She is passionate about investing in a modern, state of the art, green practice, that not only delivers exceptional service and quality, but is also affordable and approachable to all patients. In addition, as a local native, she also strives to have a practice that supports the diverse and beautiful local communities of Chicago. Her dream practice becomes a reality with blink family eyecare.
In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, her husband Thu, and two kids, Sean (8) and Stella (4), reading, cooking, and cheering for the Chicago Cubs, Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and of course Notre Dame football! She also enjoys golf.
Erin Schaefer CPO - Patient Care Specialist
Erin Schaefer was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Political Science. Erin comes to blink family eyecare from a customer service background and has since become a Certified Paraoptometric (CPO) while working towards additional accreditations. Erin is a key part of our team where her first priority is always creating the best experience possible for our patients.
When not at blink, Erin enjoys all outdoor activities, cooking, traveling, cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and especially curling. With a smile always on her face, she's happiest when surrounded by her friends, family, and two dogs, Bonnie and Clyde.