Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Grayslake EyeCare the leading provider of vision care products and services in Grayslake.
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-Ernst
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. Travis Been
Dr. Travis Been earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Wisconsin and received his Doctorate of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry. He holds memberships in the American Optometric Association and Illinois Optometric Association. In addition to his training in primary eye care, Dr. Been is experienced in the areas of pediatrics, contact lens, and the treatment of eye diseases and infections.
Dr. Been is passionate about delivering the highest quality healthcare to his patients and understands that eye health can be a direct reflection of one’s overall health. With that in mind, Dr. Been makes it his mission to not only help his patients see their very best, but to act as an ambassador for their overall health. Above all else, Dr. Been loves to makes people smile and is excited to serve the Lake County community.
In his spare time, Dr. Been loves to play the piano and listen to classical music. He is an avid Chicago Bears fan, despite being born and raised in Wisconsin. He also enjoys golfing, rollerblading, and other outdoor activities.
Dr. Pearl Santilukka
Dr. Pearl Santilukka graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with dual degrees in Molecular and Cellular Biology and English. She then earned her Doctorate of Optometry through the Illinois College of Optometry. While there, she was inducted into both the Beta Sigma Kappa and Tomb and Key Honor Societies. She completed her clinical rotations at the Illinois Eye Institute, the North Chicago Veterans Affairs Hospital, and at the Chicago Glaucoma Consultants. Dr. Santilukka has extensive knowledge and experience with the treatment and management of ocular disease and pathology, and has a special interest in new contact lens technology.
Dr. Santilukka recently moved to the Lake County area and has enjoyed exploring the area thus far. In addition to all things optometry, she loves traveling to different countries and going on foodie adventures.