Eye Exam in Back of the Yards

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The multilingual doctors of optometry at Smart Optical conduct eye exams and outfit clients with new eyewear, whether clients prefer to speak English, Spanish, Korean, Cantonese, or Mandarin. Once their prescriptions are up to date, guests can browse a selection of designer frames and sunglasses.

2349 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

At Boss Optical, a team of opticians and doctors of optometry guide patients through each stage of the vision-correction experience. Starting with a comprehensive eye examination, the doctors pore over ocular orbs for signs of aberration and screen for disease. Prescriptions are then sent to their onsite lab, where technicians churn out single-vision, bifocal, and progressive lenses within a few days; enough time for patients to pick out an ideal pair from more than 1,000 frames—including more than 60 from designer brands—but not so long that their eyes have already turned into raisins. The staff can also satisfy frame-free tastes by fitting eyes with contact lenses from brands such as Acuvue and Bausch + Lomb. A free, private parking lot is available next to Boss Optical's building.

215 W 23rd St
Chicago,
IL
US

Since Dr. Stanley Pearle opened the doors to the first Pearle Vision in 1961, the franchise has expanded to more than 800 stores nationwide. In these stores, optometrists assess the ocular health of patients before onsite opticians help them navigate the assortment of frames from brands such as Versace, Ray-Ban, and DKNY. If they're not in the store, clients can utilize the Try-On tool, uploading a photo to see what they or their dog looks like in different types of glasses. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.

5109 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago,
IL
US

In 1930, Dr. Joseph Rosin and his brother, Maurice, opened a small shop on Cermak Road in Cicero. In 80 years, the shop has grown from a small family-run optometrist's office to a regionally renowned business that has sharpened the eyesight of celebrities such as Joe DiMaggio and Plácido Domingo and left its mark on the Chicago area by designing famous symbols such as Harry Caray's trademark glasses and the novelty shades that adorn the John Hancock Center. Today, Rosin Eyecare rests in the hands of the third generation of Rosins, ably helmed by brothers James and Jonathan, who continue a proud tradition of warm, personal service as they improve eyesight with high-tech LASIK and PRK treatments as well as stylish eyeglasses with scratch-resistant lenses. At 16 locations, including the newest office Long Grove, a staff of optometrists keeps optical orbs in high function with comprehensive exams, treating each patient's individual needs with products such as a contact-lens implant or a prescription safety eyewear.

1725 W Harrison St
Chicago,
IL
US

Situated on the cusp of downtown Chicago, West Loop Eye Care caters to the ocular needs of patients of all ages. The clinic’s team of highly trained doctors—Helen, Malgorzata, and Neil—begin appointments with a thorough examination, measuring visual acuity by asking clients to read letters off a chart or find Waldo at a distance of 3 feet. From there, they fit the farsighted and near sighted with the appropriate lenses, be they contacts or spectacles set in designer frames by Prada, Gucci, and Versace. No matter the lens, West Loop Eye Care can create them onsite in their very own lab.

940 W Adams St, Ste 302
Chicago,
IL
US

You only get one pair of eyes, which is why the doctors at Vision Boutique take such care to treat them well. The office is owned by the doctors themselves, allowing them to take ample time to care for everyone who comes in seeking help with their vision. In turn, they and their staff choose eyewear from designers who value fit and precision—as well as style—such as Paul Smith, Ray-Ban, and Zero-G. The office's environment also reflects the team's dedication to sleek aesthetics with sharp lines and dark wood furniture. An acid-green accent wall holds up a mirror where patients check how frames fit or whether their ears need lowering again.

948 W Madison St
Chicago,
IL
US