Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Cardinal Family Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Thorp.
Ryan Beloungy – Optometrist
Dr. Ryan Beloungy grew up in Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin, where he became interested in the profession of Optometry at a young age. After high school, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he majored in Biology and minored in Pre-professional health studies. He later received his bachelors of Visual Science degree from the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) in 2006 and graduated with his Doctor of Optometry degree from ICO in 2007. Early in his Optometry school career he met his future practice partner and good friend, Dr. Jake Vergin. Dr. Beloungy had always aspired to become a private practice optometrist and made that dream come true in October of 2007 when the two doctors acquired practices in Chippewa Falls and Thorp, WI.
Dr. Beloungy is a member of the Wisconsin Optometric Association, Indianhead Optometric Society, and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Beloungy is an active member of the Thorp Chamber of Commerce and the Thorp Lions club. In his free time, Dr. Beloungy enjoys spending time outdoors bow hunting, musky fishing, and camping. He and his wife Julie and their young daughters Katelyn and Tarynn live in Thorp.
Jacob Vergin – Optometrist
Dr. Jacob Vergin grew up in Rice Lake, WI. After high school, he attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where he majored in Biology and minored in chemistry receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in 2003. Dr. Vergin graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) with his Doctorate of Optometry in 2007. While attending ICO he met Dr. Ryan Beloungy and the two quickly became friends. Dr. Vergin enjoys all that Wisconsin has to offer and was excited to learn about an opportunity to acquire optometric practices in Chippewa Falls and Thorp, WI. Dr. Vergin is a member of the Wisconsin Optometric Association, Indianhead Optometric Society, and the American Optometric Association.
His special interests in optometry include custom contact lenses and dry eye treatment. In his free time, Dr. Vergin enjoys bow hunting and musky fishing with Dr. Beloungy, and spending time with his wife, Kara and their two daughters Victoria and Joselyn.