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Dr. Brent Dunlap


Dr. Brent Dunlap is the owner of Dunlap Vision.  He is a board certified optometrist practicing comprehensive primary eye care in Bourbonnais, IL.  He started his career as a full-time associate with Dr. Joseph Long in 2001 before purchasing the practice in 2004.

Dr. Dunlap graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) in 2001.  While at ICO he received training in all aspects of modern vision care through the Illinois Eye Institute.  Clinical education included primary care, advanced care, low vision, pediatrics/binocular vision, and contact lenses.

As a fourth year student expanded skills were learned in an externship program.  He spent time in Baltimore, MD at Omni Eye Care Specialists, a high volume disease and surgical referral center.  He also worked at the VA Hospital in Huntington, WV for 3 months treating and managing eye disease.  Back in Chicago he was educated at the Lighthouse for the Blind, Diecke Low Vision Center at the University of Chicago, and the University of Chicago Children’s Vision Department.

His undergraduate studies were completed at Central College n Pella, IA where he obtained a bachelor of science degree in pre-optometry.  He was a national qualifier, Academic All-American, and captain of the Dutch wrestling team.

Dr. Dunlap is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association.  Community involvement includes participation in the Kankakee Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club of Kankakee.  Dr. Dunlap’s wife, Jill, is also an optometrist and mother to their four children, Owen, Brenna, and twins Moira and Maggie.


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