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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Carlinville Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Carlinville.


John Lapp, OD

Dr. Lapp attended Millikin University and graduated from Illinois College of Optometry in 1976. He returned to Carlinville and joined Henry Zilm, OD, in 1977. Dr. Lapp is a member of the Illinois and American Optometric Associations. Locally he is a Lions member and a scout leader of BSA Troop 62.

He and his wife, Paula a registered nurse at St. Francis, recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. Their oldest daughter, Susan is a registered nurse at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis where she works in Pediatric Oncology. Jennifer graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis and medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago.  She is now doing a pediatric residency at Washington University/Children’s Hospital.   Kevin graduated with his degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical engineering from Purdue University.  He is now working on his masters at the Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton Ohio.


Katie Goodman-Thomas, OD

Dr. Katie Goodman-Thomas joined Carlinville Eye Care P.C. in 2011 after graduating from Illinois College of Optometry (ICO). Before ICO, she attended Western Illinois University and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and a minor in chemistry. Dr. Katie is a member of the Illinois and American Optometric Associations. Locally she is a member of the Lions Club. Dr. Katie likes the relaxed atmosphere at Carlinville Eye Care and working with the fun and ambitious staff. She feels blessed to work alongside Dr. Lapp everyday. In addition she says that her wonderful patients make her job a pleasure!

Dr. Katie, her husband Chris, and their children reside in Carlinville. Dr. Katie grew up in Carlinville. When she isn’t working you can find her spending time with her family and friends, going to exercise classes, attending church events, and shopping!


Beth – Optician/Insurance & Billing Specialist


Katie – Contact Lens Specialist/ Special Testing Technician


Hannah – Optometric Technician, Pre-testing


Gail – Receptionist


Bailey – Optician/Insurance & Billing Specialist


Faron – Optometric Technician, Pre-testing