Pamela A. Lowe, OD, FAAO, Dipl. ABO, is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and earned her Doctor of Optometry Degree at the Illinois College of Optometry where she was named Alumnus of the Year in 2002. She has published several respected articles regarding eye health and is a highly sought after speaker at many optometric conferences across the country. Dr. Lowe serves on the Contact Lens and Cornea Section and is a spokesperson for the American Optometric Association as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. She served as Chairman for the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation State Board of Optometry and is a Past President of the Illinois Optometric Association. When Dr. Lowe is not seeing patients, she is active in her community as a member of two chambers of commerce and involved in ministries at her parish. She enjoys cooking, fitness, skiing, volleyball and is a food and wine enthusiast who loves family adventures with her husband and two sons.
Faustino D. Santiago, OD, FAAO, is a graduate of the University of Chicago and earned his Doctor of Optometry Degree at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. He returned to his hometown of Chicago, IL to complete a residency in Primary Care & Ocular Disease at the Illinois College of Optometry before transitioning to private practice in the northwest Chicago suburbs. He believes strongly that patient education is key to maximizing quality of care. As such, he has greatly enjoyed offering informative presentations to patients, as well as to colleagues in the form of continuing education. Dr. Santiago is also passionate about advocating on behalf of patients and fellow optometrists when proposed legislation threatens access or quality of care, so he is proud to have traveled to Washington, D.C. to represent doctors’ and patients’ rights, and to be a member of the Illinois Optometric Association. When not seeing patients, Dr. Santiago is testing recipes on his wife and daughter, trying to get back in rugby-shape, and sipping coffee while planning his next camping trip.
Kelly Djoum, OD, is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned her Doctor of Optometry Degree at the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Djoum is specifically trained in all aspects of primary eye care. She has a passion for treating ocular disease, fitting specialty contact lenses and low vision rehabilitation.
When Dr. Djoum is not seeing patients, she enjoys live music concerts, cooking, and gardening. She is looking forward to meeting all the patients of the Professional Eye Care Center!