12812 S. Western Avenue
Blue Island, Illinois 60406

(708) 782-5441

Ansel T. Johnson - Optometrist/Clinical Director

Our Clinical Director, Dr. Ansel Johnson was featured in the August 2001 issue of Black Enterprise Magazine where he was recognized as being among the top 101 leading Black Doctors in the United States. He was the only optometrist listed in this elite group.

Dr. Johnson received his bachelor's degree in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. Dr. Johnson has done research for the Glaucoma Research Foundation based in California and has participated with them on their national public education projects on Glaucoma.

Dr. Johnson serves on the Board of Directors for United Eye Care Providers (www.UECP.com) as well on the executive board for the Central Cities Optometric Society. He is a member of the the Illinois National Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Johnson is the recipient of numerous distinguished awards and a member of distinguished boards, including the following:

    • Outstanding Achievement in Medicine Award from National Head Start Association - Awarded in Washington D.C. - 1995
    • Recognized in White House Ceremony by President Clinton as a Head Start success and role model 1994.
    • Featured several times on WGNTV Channel 9, "Ask The Doctor" segment as an eye care expert and glaucoma authority.
    • Outstanding Young Alumni Award - Illinois Wesleyan University 1994
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower H.S. - Blue Island, Alumni Hall of Fame.
    • Outstanding Citizenship Award - Governors State University Ralph Turner Endowed Scholarship foundation 1993
    • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Board of Optometry 1999 to Present
    • St. Francis Hospital Advisory Board 1994 -1999.
    • Board Member - Illinois Wesleyan Minority Alumni Network, 1991 to present
    • Dr. Johnson also teaches at Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago Illinois. He is the owner, optometrist and clinical director at Vision Salon Eye Care Associates.
    • Dr. Johnson was listed in 2001 and 2004 issues of Black Enterprise magazine.

Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tues: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Thur: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm

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