Donald Buehler, OD

Dr. Donald Buehler is a graduate of Indiana University School of Optometry. He graduated with high honors from Western Illinois University. Dr. Buehler is originally from Peoria and graduated from Manual High School. He completed the following internships:

  • Fort Wayne VA Hospital, Indianapolis
  • Fort Benjamin-Harrison Army Base
  • Indianapolis University Low Vision Clinic

Dr. Buehler joined Illinois Eye Center in 1994. He is licensed to perform diagnostic and therapeutic optometry. He has completed specialty training in contact lens fitting and works with patients who require bifocal lenses, have astigmatism or corneal deformities.

He is a former president of the Illinois Valley Optometric Association and a current member of the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association since 1985.

Dr. Buehler is married to Dr. Christine Buehler, a local pediatrician, and they have two daughters.

Primary Care Optometry, Contact Lenses, Ocular Disease Management

BS: Western Illinois University , Macomb , IL , with honors

Doctorate of Optometry: Indiana University School of Optometry


Indiana University Community Eye Clinic

Hawley Army Community Hospital, Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN

Fort Wayne VA Medical Center

Illinois Street Eye Clinic, Indianapolis, IN


Feinbloom Low Vision Award, Irvin M. Borish Award, Member of Beta Sigma Kappa, Optometric Honors Society


American Optometric Association, Illinois Optometric Association


Schedule Change - Pekin Clinic

 Illinois Eye Center office in Pekin will be closed during the 12:00pm-1:00pm hour on Wednesday, June 19. This includes the Optical Department. Our Peoria and Washington clinic locations are open for walk-in optical services during this period. EyeCareTODAY is also available at our Peoria location for walk-in exams and urgent eye care.

4th of July Hours

Services at Illinois Eye Center on July 4th will be available by appointment only. Illinois Eye Center wishes you a happy and safe Independence Day holiday.