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Changes in Mt. Zion


Pictured from left to right: Dr. Emily Hable, Dr. Ryan Thoele, and Dr. Camda Temmen

International Eyecare Center in Mt. Zion is seeing some changes, but the focus remains on providing patients with the highest quality professional vision care!

“It is with mixed emotions that we announce the departure of Dr. Camda Temmen from the practice she established 14 years ago,” reports Kevin Hughey, Dr. Temmen’s husband and Business Manager of the practice, “while it has been both a pleasure and honor providing eyecare to the greater Mt. Zion community over the years, Dr. Temmen has decided to step back from optometry and spend more time with her family and recover from recent shoulder surgery.”

Dr. Emily Hable is also starting a new chapter in her life, as she has been invited to teach at Indiana University School of Optometry. Kevin Hughey and his staff congratulate her as she leaves in mid-August to help instruct future generations of optometric providers.

In October, Temmen Advanced Eyecare became part of the International Eyecare Center family. “Since the change of ownership, IEC has brought some great changes to our practice,” cites Hughey, “now, on August 14, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Ryan Thoele who will be taking over the practice.” Dr. Thoele (pronounced TAY-lee) is a graduate of Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. He served several internships specializing in glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic care, pediatrics, and low vision care before completing his residence at William Chappell, Jr. VA Outpatient Clinic in Dayton Beach, FL.

Dr. Thoele joined IEC in 2012. Dr. Thoele is a native of Quincy, and his wife, Hannah, is from Jacksonville, IL. “We are excited to be in Mt. Zion”, says Thoele. “I truly enjoyed my patients in Mt. Sterling and Jacksonville, IL, and now look forward to this practice opportunity in Mt. Zion. As central Illinois natives, Mt Zion will be a perfect home for our family”. The Thoeles have purchased a home in Mt. Zion and look forward to raising their family in this community.

“I know I have to be on my A game since I am following in Dr. Temmen’s footsteps. She is a well-respected optometrist and her patients and staff will miss her,” states Dr. Thoele, “I have trained with seasoned practitioners with IEC and look forward to meeting all current and new patients in the community and beyond.” Dr. Thoele has always been committed to supporting local schools, chambers, and when possible, charitable golf outings, and plans to continue that in Mt. Zion. Dr. Thoele played baseball in high school and college and looks forward to supporting the Mt. Zion Braves!

Dr. Ryan Thoele will see patients in Mt. Zion Monday through Thursday, and Saturdays by appointment. We accept most vision insurance. To request an appointment, call toll free 1-877-457-4685 or click here. IEC offers the latest in eye healthcare, contact lens innovations, fashion eyewear, and comprehensive eye exams for the entire family!

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