Nearby Cities

Stickney (7.12 mi)
Oak Park (7.33 mi)
Berwyn (7.39 mi)
Riverside (8.95 mi)
River Forest (9.06 mi)

Nearby Zip Codes

60608 (2) (1.01 mi)
60616 (4) (1.12 mi)
60603 (1) (2.41 mi)
60602 (17) (2.59 mi)
60612 (22) (2.8 mi)
> View More
Add Listing

Ophthalmologist Chicago, IL

Find

Ophthalmologists (Eye MDs)

In Your Area
Enter or

Ophthalmologist Chicago, IL

Find an ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL who helps with laser eye surgery, cataracts, and more.

Results for Chicago, IL

  • David Springer, MD 140 Points

    David Springer, MD

    West Suburban Eye Assoc
    Distance: 7.33 mi
    1 Erie Ct Ste 6140
    Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Mary Lescher, MD 120 Points

    Mary Lescher, MD

    Village Eye Physicians
    Distance: 7.33 mi
    1046 Chicago Ave
    Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Rutheva Dizon Moore, MD 100 Points

    Rutheva Dizon Moore, MD

    Distance: 7.33 mi
    500 S Maple Ave Ste 201
    Oak Park, IL 60304
  • Alma Noble, MD 100 Points

    Alma Noble, MD

    Oak Park Eye Center
    Distance: 7.33 mi
    7055 North Ave
    Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Michael Hennessey, MD 100 Points

    Michael Hennessey, MD

    Oak Park Eye Ctr
    Distance: 7.33 mi
    7055 North Ave
    Oak Park, IL 60302
  • James Mc Carthy, MD 100 Points

    James Mc Carthy, MD

    Oak Park Eye Ctr
    Distance: 7.33 mi
    7055 North Ave
    Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Manuel Santiago, MD 100 Points

    Manuel Santiago, MD

    Oak Park Eye Ctr
    Distance: 7.33 mi
    7055 North Ave Ste 7061
    Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Bryan Phillips, MD 100 Points

    Bryan Phillips, MD

    Distance: 7.33 mi
    1 Erie Ct Ste 6140
    Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Raymond Nootens, MD 140 Points

    Raymond Nootens, MD

    Cermak Optical
    Distance: 7.39 mi
    7120 Cermak Rd
    Berwyn, IL 60402
  • Ronald Weiss, MD 140 Points

    Ronald Weiss, MD

    Cermak Optical
    Distance: 7.39 mi
    7120 Cermak Rd
    Berwyn, IL 60402
  • Pervez Rasul, MD 110 Points

    Pervez Rasul, MD

    Beryn Eye Ctr
    Distance: 7.39 mi
    2215 Oak Park Ave
    Berwyn, IL 60402
  • Dennis Wolf, MD 110 Points

    Dennis Wolf, MD

    Zemer-Wolf Eye Centers
    Distance: 7.39 mi
    6826 Windsor Ave
    Berwyn, IL 60402
  • Joseph Mejia, DO, MD 100 Points

    Joseph Mejia, DO, MD

    St Lucy's Eye Clinic
    Distance: 7.39 mi
    6538 Cermak Rd
    Berwyn, IL 60402
  • Brian Igoe, MD 120 Points

    Brian Igoe, MD

    Igoe Eyecare
    Distance: 8.95 mi
    347 E Burlington St
    Riverside, IL 60546
  • Scott Kirk, MD 100 Points

    Scott Kirk, MD

    Kirk Eye Ctr
    Distance: 9.05 mi
    7427 Lake St
    River Forest, IL 60305
  • John Hanlon Jr, MD 120 Points

    John Hanlon Jr, MD

    Distance: 9.33 mi
    2850 W 95th St Ste 401
    Evergreen Park, IL 60805
  • Algimantas Gleveckas, MD 100 Points

    Algimantas Gleveckas, MD

    Distance: 9.33 mi
    3900 W 95th St
    Evergreen Park, IL 60805
  • Kevin Zweig, MD 100 Points

    Kevin Zweig, MD

    Distance: 9.33 mi
    2850 W 95th St Ste 12
    Evergreen Park, IL 60805
  • Sol Kaufman, DO 80 Points

    Sol Kaufman, DO

    Eye Ear Nose & Throat Ctr
    Distance: 9.33 mi
    3300 W 95th St
    Evergreen Park, IL 60805
  • Michael Carroll, MD

    Michael Carroll, MD

    Distance: 9.33 mi
    3560 W 95th St
    Evergreen Park, IL 60805
  • Peter Panton, MD 280 Points

    Peter Panton, MD

    Patton Eye Ctr
    Distance: 9.54 mi
    7740 W North Ave
    Elmwood Park, IL 60707
  • Robert Panton, MD 110 Points

    Robert Panton, MD

    Patton Eye Ctr
    Distance: 9.54 mi
    7740 W North Ave
    Elmwood Park, IL 60707
  • Amjad Ahmad, MD 110 Points

    Amjad Ahmad, MD

    Distance: 10.13 mi
    2160 S 1st Ave
    Maywood, IL 60153
  • Felipe De Alba Castilla, MD 100 Points

    Felipe De Alba Castilla, MD

    Distance: 10.13 mi
    2160 S 1st Ave, Opthalmology Loyola Univ
    Maywood, IL 60153
  • Matthew Kim, MD 100 Points

    Matthew Kim, MD

    Distance: 10.13 mi
    2160 S 1st Ave, Loyol Univ Med Ctr
    Maywood, IL 60153
  • Walter Jay, MD 100 Points

    Walter Jay, MD

    Loyola Univ Physicians Found
    Distance: 10.13 mi
    2160 S 1st Ave
    Maywood, IL 60153
  • James Mc Donnell, MD 100 Points

    James Mc Donnell, MD

    Distance: 10.13 mi
    2160 S 1st Ave, Loyola Univrsity Of Chicag
    Maywood, IL 60153
  • Chang Wang, MD

    Chang Wang, MD

    Distance: 10.43 mi
    4901 W 79th St
    Burbank, IL 60459
  • Michael Glavin, MD 170 Points

    Michael Glavin, MD

    Glavin's Eye Ctr Optical
    Distance: 10.94 mi
    426 Sherwood Rd
    La Grange Park, IL 60526
  • Christopher Pelzek, MD
    540 Points

    Christopher Pelzek, MD

    Retina-Vitreous Assoc
    Distance: 11.11 mi
    4930 W 95th St
    Oak Lawn, IL 60453
  • Ralph Dado, MD 130 Points

    Ralph Dado, MD

    Distance: 11.11 mi
    9621 Southwest Hwy
    Oak Lawn, IL 60453
  • E Cassidy, MD 100 Points

    E Cassidy, MD

    Eye Specialist Ctr
    Distance: 11.11 mi
    4400 W 95th St Ste 102
    Oak Lawn, IL 60453
  • John Kwinn, MD 100 Points

    John Kwinn, MD

    Distance: 11.11 mi
    5716 W 95th St
    Oak Lawn, IL 60453
  • James Liang, MD 100 Points

    James Liang, MD

    Distance: 11.11 mi
    4429 W 95th St
    Oak Lawn, IL 60453
  • Brian Proctor, DO 100 Points

    Brian Proctor, DO

    Anstadt & Tennembaum Ltd
    Distance: 11.19 mi
    675 W North Ave Ste 107
    Melrose Park, IL 60160
  • Albert Tennenbaum, MD 100 Points

    Albert Tennenbaum, MD

    Anstadt & Tennembaum Ltd
    Distance: 11.19 mi
    675 W North Ave
    Melrose Park, IL 60160
  • Bruce Fick, MD 130 Points

    Bruce Fick, MD

    LA Grange Eye Assoc
    Distance: 11.7 mi
    1323 Community Memorial Dr
    La Grange, IL 60525
  • Spero Kinnas, MD 100 Points

    Spero Kinnas, MD

    Westchester Eye Ctr
    Distance: 11.93 mi
    PO Box 7366
    Westchester, IL 60154
  • Ben Ticho, MD 200 Points

    Ben Ticho, MD

    The Eye Specialists Center
    Distance: 12.23 mi
    10436 Southwest Highway
    Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
  • Karl Ticho, MD 110 Points

    Karl Ticho, MD

    Eye Specialist Ctr
    Distance: 12.23 mi
    10436 Southwest Hwy
    Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
  • Linas Sidrys, MD 110 Points

    Linas Sidrys, MD

    Distance: 12.23 mi
    9830 Ridgeland Ave
    Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
  • Linas Sidrys, MD 30 Points

    Linas Sidrys, MD

    Ophthalmology
    Distance: 12.23 mi
    5850 W. 111th Street
    Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
  • Carl Lindberg, MD 120 Points

    Carl Lindberg, MD

    Distance: 13.19 mi
    915 55th St Ste 200
    Western Springs, IL 60558
  • Henry Meisels, MD 320 Points

    Henry Meisels, MD

    Distance: 13.36 mi
    800 Austin St Ste 401W
    Evanston, IL 60202
  • Michael Stein, MD 160 Points

    Michael Stein, MD

    Distance: 13.36 mi
    1603 Orrington Ave Ste 1155
    Evanston, IL 60201
  • Daniel Greenberg, MD 150 Points

    Daniel Greenberg, MD

    Distance: 13.36 mi
    800 Austin St Ste 409w
    Evanston, IL 60202
  • Frederick Scelzo, MD 150 Points

    Frederick Scelzo, MD

    North Suburban Opthamologists
    Distance: 13.36 mi
    1015 Central St, N Suburban Opthalmology
    Evanston, IL 60201
  • Madhu Gorla, MD 140 Points

    Madhu Gorla, MD

    Chicago Glaucoma Consultants
    Distance: 13.36 mi
    1800 Sherman Ave Ste 511
    Evanston, IL 60201
  • Andrea Honigsblum, MD 130 Points

    Andrea Honigsblum, MD

    North Suburban Opthamologists
    Distance: 13.36 mi
    1015 Central St
    Evanston, IL 60201
  • William Tingle, MD 130 Points

    William Tingle, MD

    North Suburban Opthamologists
    Distance: 13.36 mi
    1015 Central St
    Evanston, IL 60201

Ophthalmologist Info

Ophthalmologist Summary:
Ophthalmologists are eye doctors who specialize in diagnosing, preventing, and treating diseases and injuries of the eyes. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors or doctors of osteopathy who have chosen the field of vision and the eyes for helping patients. These doctors deal with all issues regarding the anatomy, physiology, function, and diseases that affect the eyes. In addition, ophthalmologists can perform routine eye examinations, dispense advice to patients, and write prescriptions for glasses or contact lenses. Ophthalmologists are also able to prescribe eye drops or drugs to help treat eye infections and diseases.

Ophthalmologists can be considered specialists in both medicine and surgery, as they perform a variety of surgical and nonsurgical interventions to help those who suffer with eye problems.

Ophthalmologist Education and Training:


An ophthalmologist must first obtain a 4 year bachelor's degree, then complete 4 years of medical school in an ophthalmologist program, a 1 year internship, and at least 3 years of residency in the field. Those wishing to pursue a sub-specialty must complete an additional 1 to 2 years of training. After all education has been completed, an Ophthalmology Certification Exam must be passed in order to become a certified ophthalmologist.

Ophthalmologist Conditions Treated:


A few of the concerns and eye disorders that Ophthalmologists deal with include:


Ophthalmologist Sub-specialties:


While ophthalmology is a specialty within the medical field, there are many sub-specialties with ophthalmology. These sub-specialties may focus on certain parts of the eye, certain conditions, specific procedures, or specific populations. Some sub-specialties may include Cornea and External Disease, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology, Ophthalmic Pathology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, or one of many others.

Ophthalmologist Procedures and Treatments:


Just a few of the interventions used by Ophthalmologists include:

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract surgery
  • Corrective surgery
  • Eye exams
  • Eye ultrasound
  • Eylea injections
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Fundus photography
  • Laser surgery
  • LASIK eye surgery
  • Lucentis injections
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Prescribe corrective eyewear
  • Refractive surgery
  • Scleral buckle
  • Vision exams
  • Vitrectomy

Ophthalmologist Associations:


The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Ophthalmology are just two of the associations that Ophthalmologist may be linked with. There are many other associations, including those specific to each state and those devoted to sub-specialties within the field.


Ophthalmologist FAQs:
What is an

Ophthalmologist

?
An Ophthalmologist is a physician who performs eye surgery, as well as provides vision care by diagnosing and treating the eye.

Why might I see an Ophthalmologist?
You should see an Ophthalmologist if you experience a change in vision, such as eye pain or redness. You should also see an Ophthalmologist if you experience blurred vision, double vision or eyestrain.

What are some areas that an ophthalmologist can specialize in?
Some of the specialized areas are glaucoma, plastic surgery, cornea diseases, retinal diseases and pediatrics.

What is the difference between an ophthalmologist, optometrist and optician?
These titles are often used interchangeably, but they are quite different and involve different qualifications and practice criteria. An optician mainly works with corrective eye wear and cannot diagnose or treat any condition. An optometrist is a doctor of optometry. While an optometrist may diagnose eye and vision problems, treatment is limited to prescription of corrective eye wear and medications for certain diseases that affect the eye. An optometrist is not a medical doctor. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy with a specialization in care of the eyes and vision. An ophthalmologist can perform all of the duties of the other eye professionals, as well as diagnosing and treating conditions and performing surgical interventions when necessary. The ophthalmologist has the most complete training and qualifications for all aspects of eye and vision health.

What is a holistic ophthalmologist?
This is an ophthalmologist who takes a more natural approach to treating eye diseases and injuries. He or she recommends dietary supplements to maintain eye health as well as alternative medicines and procedures such as acupuncture.

How many ophthalmologists are there in the United States?
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) states that there are 25,152 ophthalmologists in the United States as of March 6, 2014.


Ophthalmologist Related Terms:
eyes, retina, cornea, glasses, contact lenses laser eye surgery, glaucoma, ocular surgery, near sighted, far sighted, astigmatism, blindness, pink eye, discharge, cataracts, tumors, eye examinations, ophthalmology, vision