Optometrist Dr. Jonathon Thoele joins Dr. Jason McDowell in seeing patients in the Jacksonville IEC location and will also see patients at IEC in Mt. Sterling. Dr. Thoele stated, “Born and raised in Quincy, I was pleased to join International Eyecare Center 5 years ago. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work with IEC patients in Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. I am committed to providing quality eye care for patients of all ages in the Brown County and Morgan County areas and look forward to working with you.” Dr. Thoele has been with International Eyecare Center since 2012, and has previously seen patients at the IEC offices in Pittsfield; Fort Madison, Iowa; and Hannibal, Missouri. A native of Quincy, Dr. Thoele completed his undergraduate at Quincy University. He received his Doctorate of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago in 2012. Dr. Thoele’s internships included University of Florida Department of Ophthalmology in Jacksonville, Florida; William V. Chappell, Jr. VA Outpatient Clinic in Daytona Beach, Florida; Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, and Dishler Laser Institute in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Dr. Thoele has special interest in primary care optometry including contact lens fittings, pediatric vision care, low vision services, LASIK and PRK pre- and post-procedure care and the treatment of eye disease. Dr. Thoele is fully licensed to prescribe therapeutic pharmacological medication and treat ocular disease and emergencies. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association. Dr. Thoele is accepting new patients at both locations. Appointments can be scheduled by calling TOLL FREE 877-457-6485 or visiting our website at www.IEC2020.com.