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 Primary Eye Care Associates, Drs. Steven Chander and Raj K. Goyal continue a nearly 40-year commitment to using the latest advances in eyecare technology. Today, their services include multiple forms of laser vision correction, plus nonsurgical options such as corneal refractive molding, which uses a special contact lens to gently reshape the cornea. The doctors match their commitment to providing advanced care with high-quality eyewear, such as SynergEyes hybrid contact lenses that combine the qualities of hard and soft contacts. They also stock a show room with fashion frames from designers such as Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana.
With more than 20 years as a licensed chiropractor, Dr. Ralph Kruse knows how to treat the spine. But unlike most chiropractors, he can also heal rotator cuff injuries, tendonitis, bursitis, and other musculoskeletal conditions. That's because the doctor also brings professional certification in chiropractic orthopedics to the table, rounding out a career spent not only treating his own patients, but also authoring scientific studies on spinal issues and prenatal back pain.
At his office, Dr. Kruse specializes in a manipulation called Cox Flexion-Distraction, which uses a special table to gently adjust each vertebra and help treat a number of spinal conditions and disc problems. He also treat sports injuries with kinesio taping, a process that uses special tape to lift the skin and reduce inflammation. The center also has a holistic side—both Dr. Kruse and his chiropractic colleague, Dr. Olding, are also trained in acupuncture. They merge these skills with the training of four licensed massage therapists and a muscle-activation-technique specialist to heal patients inside and out with a number of full-body treatments. Once the doctors have treated the source of pain, the team can also customize an exercise program to reestablish balance and strengthen muscles.
Four Things to Know About D/Vision Optical
Right away, D/Vision Optical’s name—a play on words—informs guests of the shop’s focus and location. But there are few more things to know about this optometrist’s office and eyewear boutique on Division Street.
The staff has an eye for fashion. With eyewear from top brands, including Oliver Peoples, Face à Face, and Salt. Optics, it’s no surprise the team is good at picking the best look for any face. So much so, customers often find themselves choosing the first pair of glasses the staff selects for them.
It’s called a boutique for a reason. Like a clothing boutique, D/Vision frequently hosts special events, such as meet-and-greets and trunk shows for the likes of Anne & Valentin and Dita, among other designers.
But D/Vision isn’t all style without substance. The Wicker Park shop is owned by Chris Foreit, who has more than 20 years of experience as an optician. And the staff’s optometrist, Travis Park, is a graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Optometry.
It prioritizes convenience. D/Vision’s location is off the Division Blue Line and three bus lines, making it easy to reach via public transportation. Plus, it offers eye exams every day, including Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Though SEE Eyewear’s specs are only found in their stores, their designs sprout from imaginations around the world. Winner of reader's choice awards in cities ranging from San Francisco to Nashville, SEE Eyewear stocks its frames directly from fashionable frame crafters and passes on the savings of doing business at the source to customers. The company calls on fashion designers from France, Italy, and other style-conscious countries to create one-of-a-kind designs to be featured on store shelves and client faces. Before that happens, though, each potential frame goes through a rigorous design and review process to ensure its distinctiveness and quality before it can be added to the national eyewear shop’s exclusive coveted selection.
From cat-eye to horn-rimmed and perfectly round to wayfarer-inspired, the cost of each frame includes single-vision lenses, giving customers the simplicity of a flat price that doesn’t require customers to pay an extra prescription fee or mine their own bifocal quarry. SEE Eyewear also trains its staff members to be aesthetically savvy so they can find the perfect fashion-forward, vision-correcting specs for any face shape, mood, or fashion sense.
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.