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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Vision Rehabilitation Associates a proud provider of vision care products and services in Northfield.

Michael Zost, O.D., F.C.O.V.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Michael Zost, has served as an Associate Professor of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago since 1986 where he also received his doctorate of optometry degree. He then completed a residency in Rehabilitative Optometry at the Northport VA Medical Center in Northport, New York with emphasis on primary care, vision therapy, contact lenses and low vision.

Dr. Zost is a vision consultant to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago where he examines and treats patients who experience disrupted or loss of vision due to an acquired brain injury. He has served as a chief clinical examiner of licensing for the National Board of Optometry for over ten years. Dr. Zost is also on the Advisory Council for the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, for which he also volunteers his time performing low vision examinations for its students.

Dr. Zost’s specialties include contact lenses, vision therapy and rehabilitative optometry. He teaches courses, is a speaker and lecturer, and his investigative work has appeared in major optometric journals.

Dr. Zost has received additional distinction as a Fellow in the College of Vision Development and American Academy of Optometry.

Jennifer Hunsader, O.D.

Dr. Jennifer Hunsader joined Vision Rehabilitation Associates in January of 2019. Dr. Hunsader received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and Biology from Carthage College in 2005 and then graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2009.

Dr. Hunsader’s professional passions include contact lenses and the treatment and management of ocular diseases including: corneal disease, glaucoma, dry eye and macular degeneration.

Dr. Hunsader lectures on contact lenses and new technology both locally and nationally. She is an active member of the Illinois Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry and Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) and attends meetings as often as possible. She has participated in optometric mission trips to both Nicaragua and Peru. She has also been awarded membership in Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society. She has also been an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and Women in Business networking groups.

Dr. Hunsader enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, and their son, Owen, as well as their two dogs, Wiley and Kona. She also enjoys traveling, boating, sailing, waterskiing and tennis.