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Crown Vision Center Doctors



Mark D. Wade, O.D. - Clinical Director

Dr. Wade received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Microbiology from Southern Illinois University in 1987, graduating with honors. He continued his education at the Illinois College of Optometry and received a Bachelor of Science in Visual Science in 1990 and a Doctor of Optometry degree in 1991. Upon graduation, Dr. Wade left his position as a consultant with the Wesley-Jessen Contact Lens Corporation to join Crown Vision Centers and continue his advanced training in Corneal Refractive Surgery. In addition to serving as the Director of Professional Relations for Crown Vision Centers, Dr. Wade is the clinical Director of Crown Laser Center as well as an Assistant Adjunct Professor for the University of Missouri, St. Louis College of Optometry. Licensed in Missouri and Illinois, Dr. Wade is a longstanding member of the Missouri, Illinois and American Optometric Associations. 


Dr. Matthew Woodyard, O.D.

Dr. Matthew Woodyard graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. In 2003 he graduated the salutatorian from the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry. Directly out of school he started working at Crown Vision Center. Dr. Woodyard not only sees patients for comprehensive eye exams and medical eye exams, but he also specializes in LASIK consultations and surgery post-op. He lives in St. Louis and is happily married with two boys.


Dr. John Konopik

St. Peter’s and O’Fallon Locations

Dr. Konopik graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Bio Technology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2000 and graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in 2004. Dr. Konopik did his externship with Southern Eye Institute in Memphis, as well as, a private practice in Cold Water Mississippi. Dr. Konopik has been with Crown Vision Center since 2007. In his free time Dr. Konopik likes to camp, exercise, do yard work, and play with his young children.


Dr. Charles Lutz

St. Charles Location

Dr. Lutz graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Truman State in 1973 and graduated from UMSL’s College of Optometry in 1993. Dr. Lutz is a member of American Optometric Association (AOA), Missouri Optometric Association (MOA), St. Louis Optometric Society, and American Optometric Association Contact Lens Cornea (AOACLC). While in school, Dr. Lutz worked the front desk for Dr. Doell and Dr. Franzel in St. Louis. Dr. Lutz has been with Crown Vision Center since 2000. In his free time, Dr. Lutz likes to golf, make golf clubs, and play the guitar.


Dr. Christina Levi

Alton Location

Dr. Levi graduated from Truman State University in 1993 and then went on to graduate from UMSL’s College of Optometry in 1997 where she received the Alcon Excellence Award. Dr. Levi joined Crown Vision Center right after graduation in 1997. She likes the theatre, singing, and musicals. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children.



Dr. Mary Hohenberger

Florissant Location

Dr. Hohenberger graduated with a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the University of Missouri in 1978 and then graduated from UMSL’s College of Optometry in 1990. Dr. Hohenberger has been with Crown Vision Center since 1991. In her free time, Dr. Hohenberger enjoys being outdoors and kayaking, snow skiing, playing tennis and gardening.


Dr. Michael Katich

Kirkwood and Creve Coeur Locations

Dr. Katich graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from UMSL in 1982 and went on to graduate from UMSL’s College of Optometry in 1988. While in Optometry school Dr. Katich practiced at St. Louis Community Health Centers, and K.C. VA Medical Center. Dr. Katich has been with Crown Vision Center since 1995. In his free time, Dr. Katich is a member of a band that specializes in Eastern European Folk music and enjoys sports, especially baseball.


Dr. Brian Lopatin

Lindell Location

Dr. Lopatin graduated from Illinois College of Optometry in 1994. Dr. Lopatin has been with Crown Vision Center since 2000. In his free time, he enjoys to cycle for causes such as Multiple Sclerosis and Diabetes.


Dr. Chih-Jen Wang

Fairview Heights Location

Dr. Wang graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biology from Texas Christian University in 1995 and then graduated from Indiana University, School of Optometry in 2003. Dr. Wang is a member of American Optometric Association (AOA), Missouri Optometric Association (MOA), and Ohio Optometric Association (OOA). Dr. Wang has been with Crown Vision Center since 2007. In his free time, Dr. Wang likes to attend Bible classes and he enjoys playing tennis with his wife.


Dr. Connie Pollock

Oakville and St. Ann Locations

Dr. Pollock graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and then graduated from Indiana University, School of Optometry. Dr. Pollock has been with Crown Vision Center since 1995. In her free time, Dr. Pollock enjoys nature photography.


Dr. Salena Pho

Lemay Ferry and Mackenzie Locations

Dr. Pho graduated from UMSL School of optometry in 2001. She was on the Dean’s List, a member of Beta Sigma Kappa and an honor student. During school she worked part-time for UMSL in the Financial Aid office, Biology Department, and eye clinic, as well as, at some private optometric practices. Dr. Pho likes spend time with her husband and daughter. She also enjoys shopping on her off days and studying/reading with her daughter.

   

 Dr. James D. Hollmann

Tesson Ferry Location

Dr. Hollmann attended the University of Missouri - Columbia for his undergraduate degree.  He continued his education at the University Of Missouri St. Louis College Of Optometry and graduated on the Dean’s List with honors.   Dr. Hollmann has been awarded the Missouri Optometric Foundation Dean’s Award, Wesley Jessen Contact Lens Achievement award, and VSP Scholarship award.  Dr. Hollmann  has traveled to South Africa and Haiti as a volunteer on Humanitarian Eye Missions with Onesight, a non-profit organization providing free eye care to those in need.  Currently, Dr. Hollmann is a member of the Grace Chapel Lutheran School board and a Sunday school teacher at Grace Chapel Lutheran Church.  In his free time, Dr. Hollmann likes to fish, swim, travel and cook.

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