Dr. Lowe

Pamela A. Lowe, OD, FAAO is a graduate of Loyola University and earned her Doctor of Optometry Degree at the Illinois College of Optometry where she is an Adjunct Clinical Professor. 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. 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. After opening PECC in 1992, she became an active member of two chambers of commerce. Dr. Lowe also volunteers her time to Misericordia as well as her parish. In 2007, she expanded her private practice and moved it to Niles, where she and her husband currently reside. Dr. Lowe enjoys skiing, cooking, fitness, volleyball and is a food and wine enthusiast.


Dr. Banna

Christopher Banna, OD, is a graduate of Northeastern University in Illinois and earned his Doctor of Optometry Degree at the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Banna is specially trained in all aspects of primary eye care including contact lenses from soft to hard. He has a passion for managing and following glaucoma patients as well as performing diabetic wellness exams of the eye. Dr.Banna grew up in the Edgebrook/Wildwood area. He still resides in this neighborhood today and strives to give back by being an active member of the community he admires so much. He is also a member of the Niles and Gladstone Park Chambers of Commerce. When Dr. Banna isn’t seeing patients at the office, he is usually behind an art easel. He is an accomplished artist working with various mediums.


Dr. Szwajca

Gabrielle M. Szwajca, OD is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned her Doctor of Optometry Degree at Illinois College of Optometry.  While in optometry school, she was a member of the Student Chapter of Volunteer Optometric Services to humanity (SVOSH), where she traveled across the world providing eye care to underserved populations.  Doctor Gabby is fluent in Polish and loves to travel to Europe to visit family and explore new cultures.  She loves all aspects of optometry but especially enjoys working with children and providing pediatric eye exams.  Outside of optometry, Dr. Gabby loves to maintain a healthy lifestyle, attend sporting events, painting, and spending time with her family and her Welsh Corgi, Stanley.

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Office Manager – Theo Kregel


Lab Technician – Albert


Para Optometric Assistant – Jackie


Para Optometric Assistant – Jill


Para Optometric Assistant – Jon


Optician – Kristin


Para Optometric Assistant – Rob