Optometrists at SPECS are here to make your annual vision exams more enjoyable. Feel at ease while your eyes are examined in a comfortable environment. Our optometrists utilize advanced technology to offer comprehensive eye exams, children’s eye exams, diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions, and more.
The eye doctors and experienced staff at SPECS are sure to provide the personalized experience you are looking for. We bring the highest standard of service to every patient, focusing on a full spectrum of comprehensive eye care. Our dedicated eye doctors can help you with all your vision and eye health needs.
You need an optometrist that will explain every detail of your care. We know you have questions, and we want to make sure you understand every procedure. We’ll spend quality time with you every time, whether it’s your first visit or a return visit.
A Quincy native, Dan Hayden, O.D. is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Hayden received his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. Dr Hayden started his optometry career at a private practice in La Grange, Illinois before relocating to back to his hometown Quincy, IL in 1999. In 2009, Dr. Hayden branched out on his own to open SPECS in Quincy with a his vision of an optometry practice offering a great patient experience in a relaxed comfortable environment.
Dr. Hayden is a member of the Illinois Optometry Association and the American Optometric Association. He provides family vision care and specializes in contact lens fitting, including bifocal, multifocal, and ortho-k, and is the area’s only Certified Wave Designer. He also provides pre- and post-operative care for Lasik and cataract surgery patients.
Fun facts about Dr. Hayden
- Family man
- Coffee purist
- Avid reader
- F1 Fanatic
- Travel lover
Sara Siebert, O.D.
Sara Siebert, O.D. graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri – St. Louis in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Siebert received her Doctor of Optometry in 2018 from Indiana University School of Optometry, where she graduated with Honors. Dr. Siebert was also the recipient of the 2018 Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care from Indiana University.
Dr. Siebert is a member of the Illinois Optometry Association, the American Optometric Association, and candidate for Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She practices full-scope optometry, including diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, routine eye exams, post-operative care, and specialty contact lens fittings.
Dr. Siebert has a passion for fitting specialty contact lenses, including custom soft lenses, corneal gas permeable (RGP), hybrids, and scleral contact lenses. These specialty lenses can be indicated for those who have failed contact lenses in the past or want to achieve crisper vision through contact lenses, but are particularly indicated for individuals with irregular corneas, post-surgical corneas, and those who suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome.
Fun facts about Dr. Siebert
- Proud mom
- Avid gardner
- Always trying new recipes
- Loves being active
Our team strives to make your time spent at SPECS an enjoyable one, whether it is for a comprehensive vision exam, trying contacts, or choosing new eyewear. We recognize that everyone is unique with individual needs, personality and lifestyles. We want to get to know you and we want you to know a little about us as well.
Carrie joined SPECS in 2010, and as our Office Manager, she radiates love for our practice and its patients on the daily! When not running the show in the office, Carrie is utterly devoted to the two true loves of her life: her devoted husband, Dan, and phenomenal son, Landon.
- Starbucks junkie
- Big time animal lover
- Proud mom
- Ocean/beach lover
Chewy & Charlie
Meet Chewy & Charlie, the only four-legged members of the SPECS’ team. Though Chewy & Charlie don’t work at SPECS they occasionally drop in to say, “Hi.”
- Extremely lovable
- Connoisseur of doggie treats
- Squeaky toy and stinky socks junkies
- Hold down the fort at home while humans are at SPECS