James Tuel, O.D.

Dr. Tuel has spent the last 28 years building an independently owned eye care practice that outshines the rest. His mission is to provide outstanding quality of care, service, and state-of-the-art technology to meet the demands of today’s patient. In an age where time spent with a doctor is rapidly diminishing, he feels it is vital to spend time with you, discussing health issues, vision and product trends, and addressing your needs.

Dr. Tuel is a native of Joliet. He attended Joliet Central High School and Joliet Jr. College. After receiving an A.S. from JJC, he went to the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biology. He received his Doctor of Optometry Degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, Indiana in 1989. Dr. Tuel is married with two sons and loves all things sports! His favorites, The Fighting Illini, Bears, and the Chicago Cubs!


Andi has been a part of our team since 2014 and has worn several different hats over the years. She began as a receptionist and then moved to a clinical technician position in 2016. She has recently taken over the role as office manager and strives to support Dr. Tuel and all our staff in providing our patients with the highest level of care. Her positive attitude contributes to the welcoming atmosphere of our office! When she is not at work, she can typically be found enjoying the company of friends or on the sidelines of a soccer field watching her son and his teammates.


Claudia joined Advanced Family Eyecare January 2023. She took on the role of front desk and within a few months Claudia began getting more involved in the optical aspect of the practice. She enjoys helping patients select frames and lens options that best fit their vision needs and lifestyle. In her free time she enjoys concerts and spending time with family.


Jazmin is an optician with over ten years of experience. She has worked in private practice for half of her career. She loves being able to provide our patients with quality care, product, and service. She is fluent in Spanish, and her goal is to learn a third language. Jazmin’s free time is spent alongside her husband serving the community, cooking, and working out.


Janette has been working for Dr.Tuel since the summer of 2022. She’s enjoyed increasing her knowledge in the eye care industry. Janette initially started at the front desk and a few months later she became an optometric technician. She enjoys working individually with each patient and likes being part of the examination process. In her free time she likes to read, work out and spend time with family and friends.


Angie joined Advanced Family Eyecare in September 2020 as an optometric technician. She moved onto patient billing part time and eventually took on the front desk role full time. She is always greeting patients with a friendly smile. In her free time she enjoys supporting her son playing Hockey at the University of Pittsburgh and daughter in her cheering journey. Angie also loves cross fit and hiking.