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.
At each AmeriLaser Center and AmeriCosmetic Surgery Center in Des Plaines and Downers Grove, experienced laser technicians and aestheticians, under a team of supervising doctors, take time to listen to each client?s skincare needs. Building this rapport helps the staffers to craft custom treatment plans that may include non-invasive procedures like laser hair removal, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers, as well as invasive procedures like liposuction, breast augmentation, face lifts and tummy tucks. Their most celebrated treatment may be noninvasive skin tightening, which uses bipolar radio frequencies and magnetic pulses to help to firm lax skin caused by aging or extreme weight loss, and it has earned ringing endorsements from The Biggest Loser winner Michael Ventrella, WWE pro wrestler Lisa Marie Varon, and a cherry tomato that sat untouched in Elvis Presley?s fridge for years.
The aestheticians at Natural Beauty Med Spa work their skincare wonders under the guidance of Dr. Irvin Wiesman, a board-certified plastic surgeon and graduate of UIC?s medical school. He and his experienced crew rejuvenate faces with laser resurfacing treatments that combat acne scars, brown spots, and fine lines, and call upon fillers and injections to relax scowl muscles or plump up lips in preparation for becoming a kissing-booth champion. Their menu of noninvasive high-tech treatments also includes cellulite treatments, spider vein treatments, and laser hair removal.
In more than two decades, Dr. Mark Golden has performed more than 23,000 LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, and Conductive Keratoplasty procedures for eliminating the need for glasses and contacts. This extensive experience along with his own firsthand knowledge—he has received both LASIK and Conductive Keratoplasty treatments himself—helps him relate to patients and calm their nerves before and after procedures.
But refractive eye procedures aren't the only treatments offered. Traditional eye exams and treatments for dry eyes, glaucoma, and astigmatism are also listed on the Doctors For Visual Freedom's service menu. In addition, Dr. Golden performs dermal filler injections to erase facial lines and offers Latisse products to help clients grow long natural lashes that will cool their cheekbones on hot summer days.
The eye doctors at Family Eye Physicians, which include an ophthalmologist with a resume that lists advanced training in pediatric eye care a position as chief resident of John Stroger Hospital, employ the latest technology to perform preventative and restorative services. To diagnose eye issues, they create three-dimensional images with high-resolution optical coherence tomography and use a technique called fluorescein angiography, in which a fluorescent dye is injected into the arm to highlight ocular abnormalities, such as deposits beneath the retina or blood vessel patterns that resemble Elvis. The highly trained team can improve cataract patients' vision at all distances via intraocular lens implants, or make glasses and contacts obsolete with microkeratome or bladeless LASIK vision-correction surgery.
At Chicago Eye Care Center, patients can find relief from all kinds of optical maladies. Optometrist Dr. Shira M. Gelb conducts exams for all ages to fix a variety of issues, whether determining a child's first prescription or helping aging eyes compensate for the years of dust obscuring their glasses. Meanwhile, opticians curate a selection of more than 800 frames, including budget-minded styles and frames from high-end designers such as Ray-Ban, Dolce & Gabbana, Coach, and Tory Burch. The center also keeps an occupational and vision therapist on staff, enlisting her expertise to help clients with learning problems and reading difficulties.