Tiffany Polanek, OD
Dr. Tiffany Polanek grew up in a small farming community in southern Minnesota. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Moorhead State University in Minnesota in 1996, and her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Michigan College of Optometry in 2000. She continued her training at the Illinois College of Optometry, completing the Primary Care and Ocular Disease residency program in 2001.
Dr. Polanek has provided optometric care in a variety of different settings. Her career includes 15 years of teaching at the Illinois Eye Institute as an Associate Clinical Instructor in both the Primary Care Clinic and in the Cornea and Contact Lens Center for Clinical Excellence. While there, she provided eye care to patients, and clinical education to optometry students. She has extensive expertise in both adult and pediatric primary eye care, contact lenses – both traditional and specialty, and ocular disease.
Dr. Polanek joined AEP in March 2016, where she provides eye care to patients of all ages. Dr. Polanek, her husband, and 4 children have made their home in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago, and enjoy being a part of this beautiful community.