Vision in Darien

87% Off at Optical Pro

Optical Pro

Downers Grove

$279 $35

Doctors inspect eyes for disease and vision problems, decorating faces with frames from high-end labels

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Family Eye Care of Bolingbrook

Bolingbrook

$150 $29

Complete pair of prescription eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses; choose from a selection of thousands of frames

$35 for $200 Toward Prescription Eyeglasses

For Eyes Optical

Multiple Locations

$200 $35

Designer frames from Burberry, Prada, and Ray-Ban contain light, resilient Toughlites lenses with a 30-day comfort zone guarantee

Up to 81% Off Prescription Glasses or Prescription Sunglasses

JCPenney Optical

Multiple Locations

$290 $55

Shop stocks wide array of designer frames from brands such as Stafford, Liz Claiborne, Lulu Guinness, and Nicole Miller

88% Off Eye Exam, Retinal Photography and Eyeglasses Credit

Dr. William B Brand & Associates

Multiple Locations

$400 $49

Optometrists perform a comprehensive eye exam & digital retinal photography; eyewear credit valid toward RayBan, Prada, Tory Burch & more

68% Off Eye Exam and Glasses at Family Eye Care

Family Eye Care

Multiple Locations

$155 $49

Fashionable frames from brands such as Roseco Optics, Blink, and Dolce & Gabbana; digitally processed and Transitions lenses

Up to 76% Off Prescription Eyewear

Family Eye Care of Elmwood Park

Elmwood Park

$200 $49

Complete pair of eyeglasses, which includes designer frames and prescription lenses that range in price

81% Off an Eye Exam and Eyewear

Nuccio Optometrists

Nuccio Optometrists

$200 $39

Seasoned optometrists examine eyes and outfit faces with designer frames and single-vision lenses

Up to 81% Off at Chicagoland Eye Associates

Chicagoland Eye Associates

Beverly

$200 $39

Optometrists conduct OCT exams and create glasses using frames from brands such as Ray Ban, Prada, and Jones New York

Up to 81% Off Prescription Glasses

VZN Eyecare

Chicago

$200 $39

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Wide selection of single-vision lenses set in basic or designer frames

Pearle Vision – $39 for $200 Toward Glasses

Pearle Vision

Lakeview

$200 $39

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Prescription lenses set in frames by brands such as Burberry, Versace, Prada, and Ray-Ban

83% Off at Boss Optical

Boss Optical

Armour Square

$235 $39

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Frames from Prada, Ray-Ban, Gucci, D&G, Coach, Dior, Tom Ford, and Salvatore Ferragamo are fitted with prescription clear or tinted lenses

85% Off Vision Exam and Credit Toward Eyeglasses

Chicago Vision Club

Multiple Locations

$259 $39

Exam screens for astigmatism and other vision ailments, and $200 credit can be applied toward selection of designer frames

72% Off Eye Exam and Eyewear

Chicago Eye Care Center

West Rogers Park

$209 $59

An optometrist inspects eyes to determine prescriptions and check for ailments; clients browse eyeglass frames from Stetson, D&G, and Coach

82% Off Eye Exam & Eyewear

Total Vision Family Eye Care

Bartlett

$279 $49

Frames from Michael Kors, Juicy Couture, and Calvin Klein adorn newly minted prescription lenses

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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.

1001 75th St
Woodridge,
IL
US

Glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and even dry eyes are no match for the professionals at Seven Bridges Eye Care. That's because the team of four, led by optometrist Dr. Douglas A. Azzaro, tackles a wealth of eye issues with services including peripheral-vision exams, color-vision tests, and sports vision evaluations, the last of which makes sure clients' eyes aren't actually tiny baseballs.

6440 Main St Ste 100
Woodridge,
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.

145 Ogden Ave
Downers Grove,
IL
US

Certified ophthalmologist Dr. Mark J. Benjamin uses Toyos Optimum intense-pulsed-light therapy to help alleviate swelling, redness, and pain caused by dry eyes. After determining whether a client is eligible for treatment, the doctor applies a cool gel onto faces to create a smooth, speed-bump-free path for a flash lamp. Concentrated energy emanating from the lamp travels into lower eyelids to seek out clogged Meibomian glands, the organs responsible for producing oils that prevent tears from evaporating. Like a talented diplomat, the light helps negotiate a treaty with inflamed blood vessels inside the glands, allowing the jammed oils to liquefy and return to their duty hydrating ocular residences. Sessions are spaced one month apart, giving eyes time to heal and practice new blinking rhythms.

5201 Willow Springs Road
La Grange Highlands,
IL
US

Prescription glasses help improve your visual acuity, which compares your vision to the 20/20 standard. Read on to find out what this metric really means.

20/20 Vision: An Imperfect Ratio

Possessing 20/20 vision may be considered perfect, a level of visual acuity reserved for Navy pilots and the bald eagles that train them, but in fact it's not even close to average. Developed by Dutch optometrist Hermann Snellen in the 1860s, the 20/20 standard is a somewhat arbitrary distinction. After inventing his now-iconic eye chart—which consists of lines of standardized letters that get progressively smaller—Snellen also instituted the concept of a ratio to define the clarity of a patient's vision. The denominator represents how many feet away a person of normal visual acuity could stand while still discerning the letters with the same level of clarity as the patient. In other words, 20/40 vision means the patient needs to stand 20 feet away to make out the same size letters as a person with standard vision can from 40 feet.

Because the 20/20 standard is arbitrary, many people actually have considerably better eyesight, represented by such ratios as 20/15 or 20/10. In fact, in the U.S., the average visual acuity is sharper than 20/20 until about age 60 or 70, when people's vision naturally starts to decline as their bangs finally grow past their eyes. Also, though it's useful for determining basic shortcomings of vision, an eye chart can't diagnose a proper glasses or contact prescription. To determine that, optometrists test many other factors, including depth perception, peripheral vision, x-ray vision, and focusing skills.

333 N Weber Rd
Bolingbrook,
IL
US

With locations throughout the Midwest, Vision Center At Meijer's eye mavens outfit more than 700 frames with lenses carefully crafted in their own laboratory to specifically suit the eyes and face of each patient. Doctors demonstrate their care for patients' eyes by making sure all of them have a precise, up-to-date prescription. The center also works to keep frame prices low to help more patients find pairs of glasses within their price ranges.

755 E Boughton Rd
Bolingbrook,
IL
US

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