Dr. Langner gets a great write-up in the paper. Our thanks to Kim Mikus, the Daily Herald writer, who did a great job on Dr. Langner's article.
Optometrist had eye for profession
Posted Friday, September 23, 2005
When Kristen Langner started wearing glasses in the second grade, she was fascinated with the way they helped her see.
In high school she was still captivated with how doctors were able to prescribe the correct glasses. She knew then she wanted to be an optometrist.
After graduating from Lake Park High School in Roselle, she attended Augustana College and then completed her training at the Illinois College of Optometry.
For the past 11 years she has been practicing in Schaumburg and has now made her dream come true in opening her own office.
Nearly a month ago she launched Langner Eye Care at 46 E. Irving Park Road in Roselle. The business operates in a 100-year-old home, an atmosphere that Langner always envisioned for herself.
“This feels like a home. It’s not a clinic feel,” Langner said.
Langner’s husband, Kevin Weslock, is a carpenter and renovated the home. “He made my office beautiful,” she said.
The inside is designed with a colonial theme to match the exterior of the home, she said.
Contrasting the old home is the newest technology that Langner offers her patients. She utilizes the Epic exam system by Marco, the latest in computerized exam equipment that allows her to complete a more comprehensive exam in less time than with standard equipment.
She added that this allows her to spend more time with her patients to ensure they fully understand their diagnosis.
She also offers the new Nike Maxsight Sport-Tinted Contact Lens by Bausch & Lomb.
The soft contact lens that just came out is designed to aid visual performance in athletic settings.
There are two tints. The grey-green is designed for sports played in bright sunlight such as golf, football and running. Amber tinted lens are designed for fast moving ball sports such as baseball, tennis and soccer.
The sport-tinted lens is designed to enable the wearer to see a ball or selected objects with greater clarity than the naked eye. They come in prescription as well as without correction.
“I focus on quality care and cutting-edge technology,” Langner said.
“I love what I do. It’s so cool to put a pair of glasses on a patient, especially children. It’s a whole new world for them,” she said.
Langner is glad to be back in Roselle. She grew up in Medinah, attended Trinity Lutheran School in Roselle and worked at Shril’s Drive-in.
For more information, call (630) 529-0993.