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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Tri-County Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Galva and Kewanee area.


Nicholas J. Podpeskar, OD

Dr. Podpeskar joined Tri-County Eye Care and Kehoe Eye Care in 2019. He received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.  He is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry, Class of 2019, where he graduated Cum Laude. Dr. Podpeskar is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society and Tomb & Key Honor Society. His clinical rotations began at the Illinois Eye Institute where he rotated through various departments including Cornea & Contact Lenses, Advanced Care, Pediatrics, and Neuro-Ophthalmology. He also spent time at the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind or Visually Impaired. Additionally, at the Lebanon, Pennsylvania Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center he worked with patients with advanced ocular disease including glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and age-related macular degeneration. Lastly, he gained experience in surgical co-management at a large referral center, Minnesota Eye Consultants, based in Woodbury, Minnesota.  Dr. Podpeskar is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Illinois Optometric Association, and the West Central Optometric Society. He has a special interest in ocular disease, contact lenses, dry eye, and emergency eye care. Dr. Podpeskar recently relocated with his wife, Dr. Alexandra Braet, to the area from Eagan, Minnesota, a suburb of the Twin Cities. He is a diehard Minnesota sports fan, likes to play golf, and loves to fish.


David Pool, OD

Dr. Pool began practicing at this location in January 1985. He attended Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota as a biology major and chemistry minor. He received his doctor of optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Pool is a member of the American Optometric Association and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. Dr. Pool has a special interest in the affects of nutrition in ocular disease including macular degeneration. His hobbies include wildlife biology, fishing, bicycling, kayaking, barbequing, and he is an incurable dog lover.