Ophthalmologist giving an eye exam

Department of Ophthalmology

Providing world-class eye care close to home.

Providing world-class eye care

The Department of Ophthalmology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital treats and manages the full spectrum of eye disease, providing world-class eye care for everything from contact lens fitting to the most advanced refractive cataract surgeries and treatments for macular degeneration.

We feature leaders in the field of Lasik surgery, treat patients looking to correct drooping or baggy eyelids and offer novel procedures to treat other cosmetic concerns around the eyes or mid-face.

Vision is our most precious sense—it helps shape one's experience—and its preservation is paramount to all. The accomplished physicians in our department share a steadfast commitment to ocular health and vision preservation.

These ophthalmologists have a level of expertise and knowledge that produces breakthroughs—which lead to breakthroughs in the treatment and vision health of our patients. In turn, we pass this knowledge on to the next generation of ophthalmologists through our Ophthalmology Residency and Fellowship programs.

Message from the Chair

Welcome to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and our Department of Ophthalmology. When I arrived here in 2010, it was immediately evident that here was a team of physicians and staff with unique skills and an unwavering commitment to providing expert care, whether evaluating vision loss, treating macular degeneration, doing Botox injections or performing the most delicate corneal surgery.

Working in this atmosphere made it all the more exciting to be here, and to lead this group of extraordinary people – and as you can imagine, such devotion ultimately leads to better patient outcomes. 

We feature leaders in the field of Lasik surgery, treat patients looking to correct drooping or baggy eyelids, and offer novel procedures to treat other cosmetic concerns around the eyes or mid-face.

Vision is our most precious sense – it helps shape one's experience and its preservation is paramount to all. I am gratified to be part of this accomplished group of physicians who share such a steadfast commitment to ocular health and vision preservation.  

The Department of Ophthalmology in addition to performing all types of routine eye-care, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • All refractive problems
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal disease & surgeries
  • Double vision and neuro-ophthalmologic disease
  • Diabetic retinopathy & other retinal diseases
  • Eyelid & orbital disease
  • Glaucoma
  • LASIK surgery
  • Macular degeneration

This is a Department of Ophthalmology with a level of expertise and knowledge that produces breakthroughs – which lead to breakthroughs in the treatment and vision health of our patients. In turn, we pass this knowledge on to the next generation of ophthalmologists through our Ophthalmology Residency and Fellowship Programs.

Research

In addition, Northwestern Medicine researchers in ophthalmology are committed to understanding and developing therapies for diseases and disorders of the eye. Learn more about the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology.

Clinical trials

We believe clinical trials play a vital role in testing new treatments to determine whether they have potential benefits for patients, and we participate in a wide range of clinical trials in ophthalmology.




Conditions

Test

  • Biometry
  • Corneal Topography
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • ICG Angiography
  • LASIK Self Evaluation Test
  • Ocular Coherence Tomography
  • Ocular Ultrasound
  • PDT Laser Treatments
  • Slit Lamp And External Photography
  • Specular Microscopy
  • Stereo-disc Photography
  • UBM (high frequency ultrasound)

Treatments

Care Centers

Vision Care Center

The excellence of the Northwestern Medicine Vision Care Center becomes clear to patients from the moment they contact our office. Our staff is kind and friendly, and each member of our team goes out of their way to meet your needs.

We run a professional ophthalmology practice, where patient service and superior technology are paramount. Our cheerful and patient staff is always happy to help and ready to answer any questions you may have.

Contact us today at 844.NMG.2020 to learn more about why so many Illinois residents trust their eyes to the Northwestern Medicine Vision Care Center.

Northwestern Medicine LASIK Physicians at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

To schedule a free consultation with our LASIK surgery staff please call 312.695.2549 or schedule an appointment online.

To learn more about LASIK surgery, read about the various types of LASIK available or view our frequently asked questions.

Lavin Pavilion
259 East Erie St.
Floor 15
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Vision Care Center Office Hours
Monday: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Ophthalmology Office Hours
Monday: 7:00 am–6:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am–6:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am–6:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am–6:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am–6:00 pm
Every third Saturday: 8:00 am–noon





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