Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Lake Zurich EyeCare the leading provider of vision care products and services in Lake Zurich.
Dr. Scott Pouyat
Dr. Scott Pouyat completed his undergraduate work at Villanova University and his graduate work at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. Upon completion of his graduate work, Dr. Pouyat did externships at the Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and the Omni Eye Services of Atlanta. Dr. Pouyat has extensive ocular disease and post surgical experience including co-management of diabetic, hypertensive, post-cataract, post-refractive surgery and glaucoma patients. He has also been extremely successful with his contact lens patients such as high astigmatism patients, bifocal, dry eye patients and previous contact lens failure patients.
Dr. Kelly Oliver
Dr. Oliver earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Loras College. There, she worked at a local optometry office where she discovered her true passion for optometry. Dr. Oliver then began studies at the Illinois College of Optometry where she graduated with honors. Dr. Oliver is currently a member of both the Illinois Optometric Association and American Optometric Association. She also completed mission work in Costa Rica where she treated over 1,000 underprivileged patients.
Dr. Oliver has also had the opportunity to practice side by side with several successful optometrists and ophthalmologists in a number of different specialities including ocular disease, traumatic brain injuries, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and dry eyes.
Dry eyes is one of the most common conditions seen in the optometry field. This is a treatable condition that Dr. Oliver feels very passionate about. Our Dry Eye Center here at the office, headed by Dr. Oliver, has been a huge success and continues to drive patients to our practice.
Glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration are also commonly seen ocular conditions that can get more severe over time if not treated properly. Dr. Oliver has dedicated significant time to understanding both of these diseases and she continues to manage and treat patients every day. The equipment and technology at our office helps her stay at the forefront and assures that patients are receiving the best care possible.
Dr. Oliver also appeared on an ABC 7 News Special Report outlining the importance of pediatric examinations and its impact in the classroom.
Dr. Oliver and her family reside in Lake County. She has lived in the area her entire life.
Dr. Oliver is going to provide optometric services on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Dr. Alexandra Copeland
Dr. Alexandra (Troy) Copeland is a native of Chicago’s northwest suburbs, growing up in Barrington, IL. She received her Bachelors of Science from Boston College and her Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. She continued her optometric education through a low vision residency at Salus University in Philadelphia. After residency, Dr. Copeland completed her fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry, and Illinois Optometric Association.
Aside from providing primary eye care, Dr. Copeland has a strong interest in the field of low vision. She strongly believes that vision loss should not equal losing one’s independence. Dr. Copeland provides services to patients with permanent vision loss due to various ocular and systemic conditions at our offices and the Chicago Lighthouse. An in-depth assessment is performed to establish difficulties with everyday tasks and level of functional vision. Various means are then explored to enhance the patient’s remaining sight. This can be as simple as discussing the benefits of good lighting. It may also include the use of hand held magnifiers or high tech devices such as electronic magnifiers. Dr. Copeland is also qualified to fit bioptic telescopes for driving.
Dr. Copeland also enjoys giving back to the community. She is board member of the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) Illinois Chapter. This past summer she was able to accompany the local organization Hope’s In on their service trip to Guatemala City where her eye care team performed over 550 eye exams. During the winter, Dr. Copeland volunteers as a ski guide for the visually impaired as part of the American Blind Skiing Foundation.
When not at the office, Dr. Copeland enjoys skiing, reading, and exploring Chicago’s restaurant scene.