Maria Pica, O.D.

Dr. Pica has spent over 25 years providing exceptional eyecare to the Fox Valley community.  She was recently selected as one of the TOP 200 OPTOMETRISTS IN THE U.S. by Newsweek Magazine.  Dr. Pica was awarded the Pediatric Care Clinical Excellence Award, Primary Care Clinical Excellence Award, and was inducted into the Gold Key International Honor Society by the Illinois College of Optometry.

In clinic, she enjoys problem solving with patients and especially enjoys challenging contact lens fittings, working with children, and is proud to have co-founded one of the Top 20 Myopia Control practices in the Midwest, along with Dr. Halkias. They are pioneers in certification and fitting of MiSight lenses.

Dr. Pica spent time studying in Spain at the University of Madrid, Complutense.  Fluent in Spanish, she has an ongoing interest in treating patients in the Hispanic community and outreach through volunteerism. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her three children, cooking, travel, and pretending to be a successful golfer.

Medical Specialty


Professional Credentials

B.A. in Spanish from Marquette University-Honors Program

B.S. in Visual Sciences from Illinois College of Optometry

O.D. Illinois College of Optometry

Externship in Primary and Hospital Care, Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital

Externship in Pediatrics, Maryville Academy

Gold Key International Honor Society

National Board of Examiners in Optometry and International Board of Optometry -Certified in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Diseases, Basic Sciences and Clinical Sciences

Professional Memberships

American Optometric Association, Illinois Optometric Association

Personal Philosophy Towards Medicine

To provide each patient with comprehensive, quality eyecare in a comfortable family environment

Special Medical Interests and Abilities

Myopia Control

Advanced Contact lens fitting

Primary and secondary medical eyecare, including infectious eye disease and dry eye syndrome

Pediatric primary care

Fluent in Spanish, Conversational in Italian

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40W330 La Fox Road, Suite A
St. Charles, Il 60175
(630) 584-9850

Monday: 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday: 8AM - 8PM
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Saturday: 8AM - Noon

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750 Fletcher Drive, Suite 106
Elgin, Il 60123
(847) 695-0499

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Thursday: 8AM - 8PM

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