About Us

About Our Practice

The entire staff is thankful for the opportunity to take part in your family's eye care needs. We recognize you have a choice for your eye care needs and are committed to exceeding all your expectations.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Michael Thomas, Dr. Javier Rodriguez, and Dr. Vito Racanelli take pride in providing the one-on-one interactions required to solve eye health and vision problems and enjoy caring for the patients in Johnsburg, Marengo, and Harvard IL and surrounding communities.

Dr. Michael Thomas

Dr. ThomasDr. Michael Thomas is a 1987 Graduate of Grant Community High School, in Fox Lake, IL. He earned a B.S. from the University of Iowa in 1991, and a Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University, School of Optometry in 1995. He and his wife Jennifer (Grant High School class of 1986) have two wonderful girls, Maggie and Katie.

Dr. Javier Rodriguez

Dr. Javier Rodriguez:  Bio And Picture coming soon!

Dr. Vito Rancanelli

Dr. RancanelliDr. Vito Rancanelli was born in Chicago, he attended Loyola University (Chicago) and the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL). After attaining a B.S. degree, he attended the Illinois College of Optometry, attaining both a Doctor of Optometry and a B.S. in Visual Science degrees. His two sons have provided five grandchildren in insure he keeps busy.

Our Staff

The staff members are well trained in their field of expertise and attend continuing education classes throughout the year. This creates an office culture designed for excellent patient care and personalized service.

Family Eye Care

COVID-19 Patient Update

March 23, 2020

To our Patient Family:

In an effort to protect our patients, staff, and community, we are reducing face-to-face encounters as much as possible through the Governor’s Stay-at-home Order timeline.  Our office will remain open to provide the necessary eye care, but our office hours will be reduced.  We will be seeing patients who are having eye problems and postponing routine eye care.  We will ask that you come to the office alone, or with one caretaker if needed.  We will prioritize patients who are having eye emergencies like Trauma, Vision Loss, Pain, Flashes and Floaters or Red Eyes. (Unless you have a fever or respiratory symptoms, in which case we will direct you elsewhere)

Pickups for glasses and contact lenses will be scheduled to stagger patients coming into the office.  We can allow for curbside pickups if needed.

If you need to order contacts, will can ship most orders to your home for free at this time.

Please call with any concerns you have.  Thanks for your patience during this time, and Stay Healthy!

Thank you,

Dr. Thomas and Staff at Family Eye Care