Doctors & Staff

For 30 years, McLean County Eye Center has been a leader in providing medical eye care for the Bloomington-Normal community.  Our vision is to do whatever it takes to provide our patients with personal comprehensive care, the most advanced technology, unequaled service and a certified staff.  We consider these four elements to be the pillars of our practice and continually strive to surpass the expected.

Dr. Jeffrey A. Huettemann, OD

Dr. Jeffrey A. Huettemann, OD

Dr. Jeffrey A.  Huettemann graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in the Biological Sciences.  He received his Doctor of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois.  Dr.  Huettemann completed his training at the Illinois Eye Institute and an externship rotation at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital with emphasis in primary care and ocular disease.  Postgraduate education has included instruction in advanced vision therapy, and extensive training in ocular pharmacology for the treatment and management of eye disease.  Dr. Huettemann is Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry with emphasis in diseases of the anterior and posterior segment of the eye.

Dr. Huettemann enjoys golfing, skiing, and exercise, but most important to him is spending time with his family.  Dr.  Huettemann and his wife, Jennifer, have four daughters and are actively involved at East White Oak Bible Church in Carlock.  One of Dr. Huettemann's passion is serving in third-world countries by providing eye refractions, glasses and sunglasses for children and adults.  After completing his last trip to Haiti, he has helped over 7,000 people and is currently planning his next mission trips to Indonesia and Zimbabwe.

Dr. David K. Landess, OD

Dr. David K. Landess, OD

Dr. David K. Landess graduated from Illinois State University with Magna Cum Laude honors in pre-medicine.  He received his Doctor of Optometry with Magna Cum Laude honors from Southern College of Optometry.  During his training, Dr. Landess received various recognitions including the prestigious “Clinician of the Year Award,” and the “Lippencott-Raven Award” for Clinical excellence.  Dr. Landess completed his externship rotation at Southern Eye Surgical Associates in Memphis, Tennessee, where he received extensive training in current refractive surgery, cataract, and glaucoma management.  Dr. Landess is Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry with emphasis in diseases of the anterior and posterior segment of the eye.

While not seeing patients, Dr. Landess most enjoys playing board games and watching movies with his wife, Susan, and four children.  Dr. Landess also has a passion for music.  A little known fact is that Dr. Landess studied jazz and classical piano performance at Wheaton Conservatory of Music before studying Biology and Chemistry at Illinois State University.  He is actively involved in the music program at Eastview Christian Church.

Dr. Jason A. Dunn, OD

Dr. Jason A. Dunn, OD

Dr. Jason A. Dunn graduated from Illinois College with Summa Cum Laude honors in biology.  He received his Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry.  He was inducted into Beta Sigma Kappa for academic excellence and received the “Clinician of the Semester Award”.  Dr. Dunn completed his externship rotation at Williams Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina, where he received extensive training in diabetic and glaucoma management.  He also completed a rotation at Schulz Eye Care in New Port Richey, Florida.  His training focused on the treatment and management of macular degeneration and dry eye.

Dr. Dunn and his wife, Mckenzi, welcomed their first child, Lleyton Allen, into thier family on February 4, 2014.  They enjoy traveling and spending time with their son and two dogs.  They are actively involved at Vale Church in Bloomington.

Danielle N.  Sieben

Danielle N. Sieben

Center Director
cendir@2020medical.com
(309) 454-2472

I began my career in the eye care field in 2000 and joined McLean County Eye Center in 2012.  I am priviledged and blessed to be a part of this team and to work for doctors who inspire and challenge me to grow in my profession and as a leader.  It brings me great joy to provide support to our talented team, thus enabling them to deliver an exceptional eye care experience to each of our patients.  Outside of my career, I enjoy playing golf with my husband, baking, and reading.  I am involved in Bible Study Fellowship and attend East White Oak Bible Church.

EDUCATION and NATIONAL Certifications:

  • B.A. Western Illinois University
  • B.S. Illinois State University
  • Maui Jim RX Training Certification
  • American Board of Opticianry (ABO) Certification

MCEC Certifications and Courses:

  • Service Training
  • HIPAA Training
  • Lensometer Certification
  • Frame Adjustment & Repair
  • Billing & Coding
Lonnie

Lonnie

Optician: ABO

I came to McLean County Eye Center in  1991 at the behest of Dr. Burggraf, my brother-in-law.  For nine years we worked together until March 2000, when Dr. Huettemann and Dr. Landess purchased the practice. I began in the lab edging lenses and by November 1991, I had received my ABO certification and became an optician. Shortly thereafter I began managing the office and held that position until May 1, 2011, when I semi-retired to two days a week.  My wife, Joyce, and I have been married since August 1968.  We have two sons; one of whom is now my boss.  We are blessed with eight grandchildren, four of whom live in Bloomington; our other son is a pilot for Southwest Airlines.  He lives in Fishers, Indiana and has blessed us with four grandsons.  I have enjoyed immensely working at MCEC.  I appreciate my fellow staff members and the integrity of our doctors.  To work with men who genuinely care for their patients and desire to honor the Lord in everything they do, this is a joy.

EDUCATION and NATIONAL Certifications:

  • B.A., M.A. Lincoln Christian College and Seminary
  • American Board of Opticianry (ABO) Certification
  • Maui Jim RX Training Certification

MCEC Certifications and Courses:

  • Service Training
  • Lensometer Certified
  • Lens Edging
  • Frame Adjustment & Repair
  • HIPAA Training

 

Margie

Margie

Lab Technician

Margie began working with McLean County Eye Center in 1991.  She works exclusively in our lens edging and spectacle manufacturing laboratory.  Margie brings over 22 years of expertise and experience with lens edging and other laboratory skills and is current with the latest lens manufacturing technology and equipment.  Her precision with lens manufacturing is unmatched and provides our patients with the best eyewear service available.  Margie officially celebrated 20 Years of Service at MCEC in 2011.

MCEC Certifications and Courses:

  • Lensometer Certified
  • Lens Edging
  • Frame Adjustment & Repairs
  • HIPAA Training
Barb

Barb

Paraoptometric: CPO, NCLE

Barb has been with McLean County Eye Center for 17 years.  She is positioned exclusively in clinical patient care and is dedicated to providing an outstanding eye care experience for our patients.  She is a great teacher and trainer for our young contact lens and CRT patients.  Outside of the clinic, Barb enjoys riding her motorcycle, cooking, and spending family time with her two boys.

EDUCATION and NATIONAL Certifications:

  • National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE)
  • Certified Paraoptometric (CPO)
  • Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT)
  • Epic Refraction Certified
  • Clear Kone Keratoconus Certification
  • Advanced Multifocal Contact Lens Fitting Certification

MCEC Certification and Courses:

  • Slit Lamp Certified
  • Spectralis Certified
  • Automated Visual Field Certified
  • Visually Evoked Potential (VEP) Certified
  • Vendor Contact Lens Liaison
  • Service Training
  • HIPAA Training
Clara

Clara

Patient Support

I have been a part of  McLean County Eye Center for 14 years.  It was a priviledge to work here part time while I raised my two sons, and now I work here full time since they are both grown, successful young men.  I enjoy greeting and visitng with patients and making their experience at MCEC one that is warm and welcoming.  I love being a grandmother, spending time with my family, and baking.  I am also a breast cancer survivor and celebrated 18 years of being cancer free in 2013.  I truly enjoy being part of the McLean County Eye Center family.

MCEC Certifications and Courses:

  • Service Training
  • Insurance Authorizations
  • HIPAA Training
Holly

Holly

Paraoptometric: CPO

I started my career as a paraoptometric  at Mclean County Eye Center in February  2001.  I’m very proud to be a part of  unique office, that prides itself on great patient care and advanced technology.  When I am not in the office, I spend my time working out in the gym,  gardening, and riding bikes.  I’m blessed to have a wonderful husband and son. We also share our home with two dogs and a very spoiled cat.

EDUCATION and NATIONAL Certifications:

  • Certified Paraoptometric (CPO)
  • Epic Refractometry Certified

MCEC Certifications and Courses:

  • Slit Lamp Certified
  • Spectralis Laser Certified
  • Automated Visual Field Certified
  • Visually Evoked Potential (VEP) Certified
  • Vendor Contact Lens Liaison
  • Paraoptometric Liaison
  • Service Training
  • HIPAA Training
Michelle

Michelle

Patient Support

Patients call me "the girl with the accent".  I am from South Africa, and I have been employed by McLean County Eye Center since 2005.  It gives me great satisfaction helping patients at the front desk from scheduling their appointments to figuring out insurance benefits.  This is a dynamic practice with highly trained doctors, a knowledgeable staff, and the most up-to-date technology available.  All this makes coming to work each day a pleasure.  I am a lover of history and learning new languages.  In addition to English, I am fluent in Afrikaans (spoken in South Africa) and German with a smattering of French.  Outside of work, travel and spending time with my family gives me the greatest joy.

MCEC Certifications and Courses:

  • Service Training
  • Insurance Authorizations
  • HIPAA Training
Sallie

Sallie

Paraoptometric: CPO

Sallie joined McLean County Eye Center in 2006 and is positioned exclusively in clinical patient care.  She is a valuable member of the MCEC family and always provides our patients with a warm, genuine smile.  Sallie enjoys baking and spending time with her grandchildren.

NATIONAL Certification:

  • Certified Paraoptometric (CPO)

MCEC Certifications and Courses:

  • Scribe Certified
  • Service Training
  • HIPAA Training
Deb

Deb

Paraoptometric: NCLE

I joined McLean County Eye Center in 2008. I am proud to be a part of such a busy, positive, progressive and growing medical practice.  I enjoy interacting with our patients and the opportunities to learn and grow in the eye care field.  I have been married for more than 26 years and am a mother to three grown children.  I have four darling grandchildren.  I am very active in International Missions in Haiti through my local church and enjoy spending time with my family.

EDUCATION and NATIONAL Certifications:

  • National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE)
  • Epic Refractometry Certified

MCEC Certifications and Courses:

  • Scribe Certified
  • Slit Lamp Certified
  • Automated Visual Field Certified
  • Spectralis Laser Certified
  • Visually Evoked Potential (VEP) Certified
  • Service Training
  • HIPAA Training
Cheryl

Cheryl

Optician

I joined McLean County Eye Center in the spring of 2009.  I enjoy working with our patients, my colleagues and our doctors.  It is exciting to watch the face of a child putting glasses on for the first time and experiencing what they have been missing -- it is my favorite part!  When not at work, I can be found with my family and friends.

EDUCATION and NATIONAL Certifications:

  • Maui Jim RX Training Certification

MCEC Certification and Courses:

  • Service Training
  • Lensometer Certification
  • Frame Adjustment & Repair
  • HIPAA Training
Terresa

Terresa

Paraoptometric: NCLE

I started working for McLean County Eye Center in December 2009.   I enjoy working with our patients, staff and doctors.  This position has allowed me to learn and grow professionally.  I became NCLE certified in 2011.   It is a  pleasure working for doctors that care about their patients and staff as much as their own families.  In my own personal life, I am in the process of raising three young adults.  I have two dogs and a cat.  In 2013, my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary.

EDUCATION and NATIONAL Certifications:

  • National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE)
  • Epic Refractometry Certified

MCEC Certifications and Courses:

  • Slit Lamp Certified
  • Spectralis Laser Certified
  • Automated Visual Field Certified
  • Visually Evoked Potential (VEP) Certified
  • Scribe Certified
  • Service Training
  • HIPAA Training
Nina

Nina

Paraoptometric

I joined the McLean County Eye Center team in 2011.  I have trained in many aspects of the job.  I am fluent in Spanish and English and am happy to interpret for our Hispanic patients.  I am dedicated to providing outstanding personal care for patients during the examination process and look forward to working with you to make your experience the best.

EDUCATION and NATIONAL Certifications:

  • A.A. Heartland Community College, 2001
  • Certificate of Achievement from United Workforce Development, 2001
  • Multicultural Leadership Program, 2010
  • Epic Refractometry Certified

MCEC Certifications and Courses:

  • Scribe Certified
  • Service Training
  • Spectralis Laser Certified
  • HIPAA Training
Carla

Carla

Optician: ABO

I had been a patient of McLean County Eye Center for a number of years before joining the staff in 2012.  I earned my American Board of Opticianry certification in May 2013 and my Maui Jim RX Training certificate in Febuary 2014.  I put a priority on educating my patients to ensure optimal vision with the eyewear they choose.  Prior to my time here, I attended the Univeristy of Illinois in Urbana and operated an organic vegetable business for 12 years.  My husband and I have been married for 32 years and have raised four children.

EDUCATION and NATIONAL Certifications:

  • American Board of Opticianry (ABO) Certification
  • Maui Jim RX Training Certification

MCEC Certifications and Courses

  • Service Training
  • Lensometer Certified
  • Frame Adjustment & Repairs
  • Frame Vendor Liaison
  • HIPAA Training
Cindy

Cindy

Optician

I began working at McLean County Eye Center in September 2012.  I enjoy working with people and have worked in the customer service industry for 35 years.  One thing I can always offer is a smile.  I have lived in Bloomington since 1985, when my husband, Jay, began his career with State Farm.  We will celebrate 30 years of marriage in June and love family time with our three grown daughters.  MCEC is a great place to work and is a practice that challenges and allows me to grow professionally.

EDUCATION and NATIONAL Certifications:

  • Dispensing 101 Certification
  • Maui Jim RX Training Certification

MCEC Certifications & Courses:

  • Service Training
  • Lensometer Certified
  • HIPAA Training
Karrie

Karrie

Optician

I began my career at McLean County Eye Center in April 2013.  I enjoy interacting with patients and assisting them by balancing their eye care needs with thier fashion needs in their eyewear selection process.  I am a mother of three daughters and a grandmother to one grandson.  We have called Bloomington our home since 1998 and value our family time together.  I enjoy calligraphy and continually learning and growing in my position as an optician.

EDUCATION and NATIONAL Certifications:

  • B.S. University of Wisconsin
  • Maui Jim RX Training Certification
  • Dispensing 101 Certification

MCEC Certifications and Courses

  • Service Training
  • Frame Adjustment & Repairs
  • HIPAA Training
Carol

Carol

Paraoptometric: BSN

I began working at McLean County Eye Center in June 2013, but this practice has been a part of my life for much longer than that.  My family and I have been patients since the practice opened in 1980.  I received my Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Illinois State University and have held many different positions in healthcare and wellness over the years.  I knew that MCEC would be an awesome environment to be a part of because as a patient, I was always treated with great care and respect.  When a position became available, I jumped right in!  Everyday is a new adventure, and I am thrilled to be a part of such a great practice with wonderful patients.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and teaching fitness classes.

EDUCATION and NATIONAL Certifications

  • B.S.N. Illinois State University

MCEC Certifications and Courses

  • Epic Refractometry Certified
  • Spectralis Laser Certified
  • Service Training
  • HIPAA Training
Katie

Katie

Patient Support

I joined Mclean County Eye Center in July 2014.  The best part of my job is greeting patients every day with a smile and making them feel at home.  I enjoy working with my colleagues, as we all work so well together as a team.  In my leisure time, I love spending time with my husband, our children and grandchildren.

MCEC Certifications and Courses

  • Service Training
  • Insurance Authorizations
  • HIPAA Training
Jen

Jen

Patient Support

I have been part of the McLean County Eye Center team since October 2013.  My hope is for every patient to have a positive experience each time they come into our practice.  I enjoy being a part of making that happen.

MCEC Certifications and Courses:

  • Service Training
  • Billing and Coding
  • HIPAA Training
Diane

Diane

Optician

Diane began working at McLean County Eye Center in 1988.  In the spring of 2014, after 26 years of service, Diane retired.  She currently enjoys traveling, baking, and spending time with her family. 

EDUCATION and NATIONAL Certifications:

  • Maui Jim RX Training Certification

MCEC Certifications and Courses:

  • Service Training
  • Lensometer Certified
  • Frame Adjustment & Repairs
  • HIPAA Training