Meet the experienced and friendly doctors who make Fairbury Vision Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Fairbury.
Welcome to our newest providers Dr. Brtva & Dr. Foster who started seeing patients in August 2023!
Dennis M. Brtva, OD – Optometrist
Dr. Dennis Brtva attended Illinois State University before entering the Illinois College of Optometry. He graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Science degree and a Doctor of Optometry degree. Dr. Brtva has been practicing in Bloomington, IL for 19 years and in Peoria, IL for 16 years. He is a member of the Bloomington Regional Optometric Society, the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Brtva is a past president of the Bloomington Regional Optometric Society and served as President of the Illinois Optometric Association in 2010. Dr. Brtva has extensive experience in the evaluation and fitting of specialty or “hard to fit” contact lenses. He has had the opportunity to test many new contact lens designs before they’ve reached the market. He is committed to providing the highest quality of care and products to his patients. Dr. Brtva resides in Bloomington, IL.
Ashley Foster, OD – Optometrist
Dr. Ashley Foster attended Eastern Illinois University where she graduated with University Honors, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 2015. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry (Cum Laude) in 2019, also earning clinical honors for patient care at WJB Dorn VAMC in Columbia, SC and Visionary Eye Care Professionals in Chicago, IL. She is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association and American Optometric Association. She practices all aspects of optometry including glasses, contacts, ocular health management, and pre- and post-operative care. Dr. Foster was born and raised in Charleston, IL. She now resides in Bloomington, IL with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, going to the movies, and watching football – Go Chicago Bears!
Sasha L. Radford, OD – Optometrist
Dr. Sasha Radford graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with Honors in 1999 from the Eastern Kentucky University, graduated with a Doctorate of Optometry with Honors in 2003 from the Indiana University School of Optometry, and she became Board Certified with the American Board of Optometry in 2014. She belongs to the following associations: American Optometric Association, Illinois Optometric Association, and Bloomington Regional Optometric Society.
A Kentucky native, Dr. Sasha Radford began practicing optometry in Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 2003 and purchased her own practice in 2006. She was the managing optometrist at Dr. Sasha Radford & Associates for six years prior to joining Pontiac Family Eye Care in June 2012. During her tenure in private practice, she provided primary optometric care for patients of all ages. Through personalized and attentive patient care, Dr. Radford grew her practice into a thriving clinic.
Dr. Radford began practicing in Illinois in June 2012 when she joined Fairbury Vision Center and Pontiac Family Eye Care as an Associate. She became a partner in January 2015 with the merger of Fairbury Vision Center and Pontiac Family Eye Care.
Dr. Radford is certified in teaching English as a second language and is a volunteer tutor with the STAR Adult Literacy program, serving Livingston, McLean, DeWitt, and Logan counties. She also serves on the American Optometric Association’s Commission on Paraoptometric Certification, which coordinates certification examinations for optometric paraprofessionals nationwide. Dr Radford has also volunteered with Mosaic, serving individuals with special needs as well the Livingston County Humane Society. Dr. Radford is a Rotarian and has served as Club Administrator for the Pontiac Rotary Club.
In her spare time, Dr Radford enjoys reading, gaming, and traveling. She resides in Pontiac with her husband, Darren, and their well-loved cats.