Dr. Koutnik is the Dry Eye Specialist for Midwest Eye Center. He has a passion for the medical management of diseases of the eyes. Outside of Dry Eye, his other clinical interests include glaucoma, keratoconus, conjunctivitis, and eye emergencies. He received his Bachelors of Science Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin and then continued on to complete his doctorate, with honors, at the Illinois College of Optometry. His post-doctoral specialty training culminated in a fellowship at the Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary.
Specialty services provided by Dr. Koutnik include placement of amniotic membranes, punctal plugs, TearCare meibomian gland expression, BlephEx eyelid exfoliation, as well as the fitting of specialty contact lenses for those with conditions such as keratoconus, corneal transplants, severe dry eye, etc.
Dr. Koutnik loves to run on the lakeshore path, explore restaurants around the city with his wife (a pediatric optometrist), and spend the summers boating with his family in Wisconsin.