The Gold Key award for service was presented to Dr. Gordon for his professionalism and commitment to the community. Dr. Gordon has served on the board and as President of the Society of Israel Philatelists (an organization that promotes collecting and exhibiting stamps from the Holy Land, Palestine and Israel). He has also served on the board, as Chairman of the Medical Committee and as President of “The Ark” (a social service organization that assists people in need and new immigrants.)
Dr. Gordon married his wife, Aviva, in August 1979. They have three children. Their son is a School Psychologist working in the public school system. One daughter lives with her husband in Jerusalem, Israel. She is a teacher and graphic designer. The second daughter is a pre-school teacher in the Chicago area.
Dr. Yair Elias graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. In 2010, he graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry with a Doctoral degree in Optometry. Dr. Elias is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Indiana Optometric Association. He is trained in advanced contact lens fittings for post-surgical corneas, keratoconus and Sjogren’s syndrome. Dr. Elias frequently fits patients in single vision, toric, and multifocal contact lenses for all ages. Training in ocular disease allows him to use therapeutic eyedrops to treat a range of conditions from Glaucoma and Dry Eye. His passion is caring for each patient with an open ear and providing the clearest vision possible.
Dr. Elias is married with four children. He spends a lot of time playing games with the family on weekends but also can be found working on house projects when he has extra time.
Dr. Eve B. Lewis-Shapiro received her Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, from Touro College in New York and her Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago.
Dr. Lewis-Shapiro’s expertise includes complete comprehensive health care of the eye, detecting disease, and specializes in fittings for contact lens and glasses. She has been practicing optometry in the Chicago land area since 1996.
In addition to her professional skills, Dr. Eve is an avid baker and cook. She lives in Skokie with her family.