Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Thomas K. Marsh O.D. has practiced optometry in Oconomowoc since May of 1976. He was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. After graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University with a biology major, he and his wife, Laina, moved to the state of Oregon where he graduated in 1975 from the Pacific School of Optometry in Forest Grove.
During his years in Oconomowoc, Dr. Marsh has served as president, vice president, and secretary/treasurer of the local Kettle Moraine Optometric Society, and maintained membership in the state and national societies, Wisconsin Optometric Assoc. and American Optometric Assoc. He has also been very active in church activities, volunteering time for committees, and teaching adult education classes. Dr. Marsh’s favorite hobbies include flying radio-controlled airplanes, boating the beautiful Wisconsin lakes, and amateur radio. He also maintains membership in clubs associated with these hobbies.
Dr. Marsh prides himself in getting to know his patients, how they use their eyes in their daily activities, including work, home and recreation, so he can help meet all their visual needs.
Dr. Jennifer Hillmann is originally from Fennimore, in southwestern Wisconsin. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a major in Pre-Optometry/Zoology. She was awarded a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry in 2005.
Dr. Hillmann is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Wisconsin Optometric Association, and the Kettle Moraine Optometric Association. She is also a provider for the InfantSEE program.
After a time living and working in the Green Bay area, Dr. Hillmann and her husband recently moved to this area to be closer to family and friends. In their free time, they enjoy attending Badger athletic events, golfing, and water sports.
Dr. Hillmann believes that having a comprehensive eye examination is not only about correcting blurred vision, but also about maintaining the overall health and improving the quality of life of her patients.
Dr. Bartels has been involved in eye care since 2004. Originally born in Nebraska, she grew up in Watertown, Wisconsin. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, with a “Human Biology” major, she attended Illinois College of Optometry and was awarded a “Doctor of Optometry” degree in 2008. She is presently a member of the American Optometric Association and the Wisconsin Optometric Association. After practicing in Bangor, Maine for several years, Dr. Bartels recently moved back to Wisconsin to be closer to family and friends.
In her free time, Dr. Bartels enjoys disc golf, reading, and cheering for the Packers. Dr. Bartels enjoys seeing new patients and believes that having regular comprehensive eye exams is important not only for correcting their vision but also for the prevention of ocular complications and diseases.
Dr. Chelci Schade is a native of Dodgeville, Wisconsin. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in Biology and Medical Microbiology & Immunology. She was awarded her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 2018. Dr. Schade graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Beta Sigma Kappa Honors. Additionally, she was named to the Gold Key Honorary Optometric Society and was awarded the Southern College of Optometry Achievement Award.
She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Wisconsin Optometric Association.
Dr. Schade and her husband, Lucas, love spending time with their son, Jordan. They also enjoy cheering on the Badgers and Packers with family and friends.
Along with providing the highest quality of eye care to her patients, Dr. Schade also believes excellent patient communication and education are just as important. Dr. Schade enjoys seeing patients of all ages for routine care, as well as, managing ocular diseases.