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Meet the experienced and friendly doctors who make Salem Eye Clinic the leading provider of vision care products and services for Salem, Centralia, and the surrounding areas.

Alan Montgomery, O.D.

Dr. Alan Montgomery earned a B.A. from Southern Illinois University in 1985, and obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1989. He has been in practice with Salem Eye Clinic since 1992.

 Dr. Montgomery is currently a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Illinois Optometric Association (IOA), and the Southern Illinois Optometric Society (SIOS). In addition, Dr. Montgomery has served on two optometric missions overseas, sponsored by the Illinois Baptist Association.

Elizabeth Wolff, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Wolff graduated from Kaskaskia College and SIU-Carbondale with a B.S. in Microbiology. She obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University in 2008. She was employed at the St. Louis Veteran Affairs Medical Center, where she underwent specialized training in ocular disease management and low vision.

Dr. Wolff has lectured on ocular disease topics and written articles for a geriatrics publication sponsored by St. Louis University. She is a past president of the Southern Illinois Optometric Society and is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Optometry. In addition, she is also a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Illinois Optometric Association (IOA).

Jessie Crabtree, O.D.

Dr. Jessie Crabtree attended high school in Marion, IL and completed her undergraduate work in Biology at the University of Missouri and Southeast Missouri State University.  She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she graduated with honors.

Dr. Crabtree has six siblings and was an athlete in five sports in high school.  She played Division I soccer at Mizzou and also played for Southeast Missouri State, where she finished her career as the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year.

Elissa Hefley, O.D.

Dr. Elissa Hefley, a native of Fairfield, received her undergraduate degree in biology from Oakland City University in 2007.  She then earned her doctorate, graduating summa cum laude, from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in 2011.  Prior to joining Salem Eye Clinic, Dr. Hefley provided complete family eye care for her patients in Springfield for more than a decade.  Dr. Hefley is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association. 

Michael Gabel, M.D.

Dr. Michael Gabel is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Gabel’s specializations are in diseases of the cornea and the extraction of cataracts.