Established in the summer of 2009, Wink Optical is an eye care boutique in the heart of Lincoln Park. We bring the latest advancements in technology to deliver unsurpassed patient care. We provide friendly and thorough eye exams and help our patients pick out functional and fashionable eyewear suitable to their needs.
MEET THE TEAM
STACY BEUTE, Optometrist
A native of Michigan, Dr. Stacy Beute received her Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University with a major in biology in 1994. From there she moved to Chicago and attended the prestigious Illinois College of Optometry, graduating with honors in 1998 with a Doctorate and an intention to return to Michigan thereafter.
Her love for Chicago and Chicago's love for her convinced her that the windy city was her home. Dr. Beute has made a special impact on thousands of patients who have followed her over the years because of her friendly and kind demeanor as well as her expertise in the exam room. Her services include hard to fit contact lenses, children's eye care and LASIK co-management with Kraff Eye Institute.
Dr. Beute's experience includes over 15 years of practice in the Chicago area, as well as having owned her own private practice in the suburbs. Her desire to have her own practice in Chicago is now a reality thanks to her love of the Lincoln Park neighborhood and the patients she serves.
When Dr. Beute is not seeing patients, she can be found exploring Chicago with her husband and two young boys.
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Caitlyn McHugh, Optometrist
Dr. Caitlyn McHugh was born and raised in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University and graduated with honors. She went on to attend the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL where she graduated summa cum laude. During her time at ICO, she received the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) Award for Excellence in Vision Therapy and was inducted into the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, Tomb and Key Honor Society and Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. She gained experience in pediatric eye care, vision therapy, contact lens fitting and primary care optometry during her clinical rotations.
Dr. McHugh fell in love with Chicago while at ICO and is thrilled to be practicing downtown in beautiful Lincoln Park. She loves seeing children- and their parents, too! Dr. McHugh has a special interest in diagnosing and managing binocular vision disorders and providing vision therapy for patients. She is an active member of College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the American Optometric Association, and the Illinois Optometric Association.
In her free time, Dr. McHugh enjoys biking, running, reading and cheering on the Blackhawks and Green Bay Packers.
NINA PATUN, Optician
Wink's Optician/Office Manager - Nina began her career in optical in 2000. What started as a high school job quickly and clearly became a life-long career. Her love for the profession is obvious. Patients appreciate her knowledge and knack for fitting them into frames that suit their style, prescription, and budget. She makes it her goal to fit every face with a spectacular pair of glasses that make each client feel and look their absolute best.
Nina has earned her certification from the American Board of Opticianry and continues to study the latest advancements in frames and lens technologies. She is an expert in vision insurance and is happy to assist you in receiving the maximum benefit from your plan. Come see how Nina can style you!
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