Dr. Landess is originally from Quincy, IL. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Pre-Medicine from Illinois State University and received his Doctor of Optometry with Magna Cum Laude honors from Southern College of Optometry. He completed an externship rotation at Southern Eye Surgical Associates in Memphis, TN.
While earning his doctorate, Dr. Landess received various recognitions including “Clinician of the Year Award” and the “Lippencott-Raven Award” for clinical excellence. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry with an emphasis in diseases of the anterior and posterior segment of the eye and he currently serves as Regional Society President for the Illinois Optometric Association. He has received extensive training in the co-management of refractive surgery, cataract and glaucoma.
The best part of working in Optometry to Dr. Landess is the ability to develop long term relationships with patients — especially parents who he saw as children — bringing their families back for continued care. He also enjoys using new and emerging technology to detect diseases early on and to ultimately help safeguard patients’ most precious sense: Vision.
In his free time, Dr. Landess enjoys playing board games and watching movies with his wife and four children. He also has a passion for music, having studied jazz and classical piano performance at Wheaton Conservatory of Music prior to his time at ISU. He is actively involved in the music program at Eastview Christian Church.