Dr. James Kelley is a valued optometrist at Chittick Eye Care.

Dr. Kelley is a native of Robinson, Illinois, and a long-time resident of Danville. He grew up in Robinson, Illinois, and attended Eastern Illinois University before he enrolled at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He received his Doctor of Optometry in 1985.

Dr. Kelley practiced in Danville for 22 years, then moved to Indianapolis to be part-owner of an optometry practice. In 2005, he moved back to Danville and joined the staff of Chittick Eye Care. Over the years, he has served as the President of the East Central Illinois Optometric Society, as a member of the American Optometric Association / Illinois Optometric Association. He also was the Clinical Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.

Caring for patients with ocular diseases (cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and dry eye) is his passion.

Dr. Kelley adores spending time with his family, most especially the grandkids. He also enjoys travel, reading, working crossword puzzles, playing golf, and skiing.

“Efficient, professional, personalized care. I first went to urgent care for an inflamed eyelid and was prescribed two meds. Five days later and no improvement, I called Chittick and they saw me the same day in Savoy. My eye issue was correctly diagnosed and treated, and my eye is on the mend. Since this was a medical visit (not for new glasses,) they were able to bill my health insurance. My co-pay was less $ than those two wasted prescriptions. Note to self: I’ll call Chittick’s first the next time I have an eye problem. Thank you for excellent care.”

Jama L.