Alice T. Lyon, MD

4.8 
277 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Surgical Retina

Secondary Specialty

  • Medical Retina

Insurance Accepted

Insurance plans are subject to change. View insurance plans accepted at each hospital and by each NMHC physician group.
Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • ARMD Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment
  • Intravitreal Injections
  • Macular Hole Surgery
  • Retinal Detachment Surgery
  • Retinal Hole/Tears
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion/Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Vitrectomy Surgery

Education

Medical Education:
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 1987
Internship:
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) - 1988
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1991
Fellowships:
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School - 1993

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

View Faculty Profile

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

At Northwestern Medicine, our patient’s feedback is important to us. While different care providers have their own unique strengths, we strive to be as transparent as possible with our quality of care.

Read Ratings FAQs

Overall rating

4.8
4.8 
277 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.8
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.7
  • Clear Explanations
    4.7
  • Shows Concern
    4.8
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.8
  • Explains Medications
    4.9
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.8
  • Easy to Understand
    4.8
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.6
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.9

Reviews from Patients

47 Reviews
June 15, 2019

Dr Lyon is clinically excellent; her personality is amusing. I do, however, get the feeling that decisions are made about how to give the injections, etc without telling me what is going on

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
June 09, 2019

Dr. Lyons and her staff always take good care of me.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
June 09, 2019

Dr. Lyon is the best! I am so lucky that she is caring for me.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
June 09, 2019

Good!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
May 26, 2019

Dr. Alice Lyon simply the very best. I've been a patient of Dr. Lyon for years. Nothing but the highest regard!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
May 03, 2019

Dr. *Lyon was amazing. It was the first time I felt like we were getting complete and comprehensive care.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
April 05, 2019

Everything went well with Dr. Lyon and her staff.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
March 27, 2019

I recommend Dr Lyon to everybody. She is an outstanding and extremely compassionate professional.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
March 17, 2019

great doctor

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
March 11, 2019

Dr Lyon is the best

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
March 04, 2019

Dr Lyons is great and so is her staff, they even got me coffee, thank you!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
March 03, 2019

I feel I am in excellent hands with Dr. Lyon. It sets my mind at ease.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
February 06, 2019

considering how busy.....caregiver answers all questions

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
January 28, 2019

Dr. Lyon is an outstanding care provider. She has great chair side manner and is very informative. She came highly recommended to me and I am grateful to have her as a care provider.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
January 23, 2019

I think Dr Lyon is the best !!!!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
December 27, 2018

Dr. Lyon is terrific! I am a physician, too, and we always have a great discussion of the issues with regard to my eyes. She really spends time with patients

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
December 15, 2018

I would highly recommend Dr Lyon

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (1)

Thanks for your feedback!
December 11, 2018

I have the highest confidence in Dr Lyon, she has explained everything to me, referred me to some other great physician for other medical needs, and I am grateful I have her as my ophthalmologist.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
December 02, 2018

I feel I'm in the hands of an outstanding and caring physician.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
November 18, 2018

she is smart, empathetic and giving. her communication skills are outstanding.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
November 12, 2018

I am very pleased. Dr Lyon makes me feel like I am her only patient when she and staff are with me.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
September 23, 2018

Dr Lyon and teaam are amazing

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (1)

Thanks for your feedback!
September 23, 2018

Dr Lyon is excellent

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (1)

Thanks for your feedback!
September 02, 2018

Dr. Lyon was very professional, respectful, & what an expert! I will definitely recommend her to others.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
August 13, 2018

Dr. Lyons clinic is always busy, but she takes the time needed to provide the best care.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
August 09, 2018

I am very happy with Dr Lyon and her staff.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
August 06, 2018

Alice Lyon is a top professional, all very good

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
July 17, 2018

I was very frightened because of what happened to my _____ (macular hole), now I really feel confident that I receive good care and that I am now between the best hands in Chicago.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
July 17, 2018

I love Dr. Lyon and provides me with great eye care. She and her staff are concerned about their patients.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
June 15, 2018

Dr Lyon is excellent - an expert

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (1)

Thanks for your feedback!
May 29, 2018

I have been seeing Dr. Lyon for over ten years. She is incredibly warm and personable and I leave every appointment thankful because I know I just received the best care. She leads me through the results of my tests and her examination clearly and informatively -- there is no denying her expertise. Even though my check-ups are only annual, she remembers my exact case so well, in addition to details about me and my family.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
May 23, 2018

Dr. Alice Lyons is a wonderful physician.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (1)

Thanks for your feedback!
May 16, 2018

excellent doctor

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (1)

Thanks for your feedback!
April 27, 2018

I wish there were a place to check "excellent" instead of just "very good" on all of these. I have recommended her and will continue to recommend her.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
April 24, 2018

Dr. Lyon has saved my vision so far from the deteriorating impact of AMD. She and her tam, as noted earlier, are outstandaing and I have already recommended them to others with vision issues.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
April 22, 2018

Dr. Lyon is superb.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (1)

Thanks for your feedback!
April 15, 2018

Dr. Lyon is an amazing physician and a credit to NW Memorial Hospital.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
March 08, 2018

good

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (1)

Thanks for your feedback!
January 20, 2018

Dr Lyon is the best, and well worth the wait. I trust her with my eyes.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
January 13, 2018

Dr.Alice t. Lyon I recommend to others. Thank you.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
January 06, 2018

The entire department is excellent!

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
January 04, 2018

I came to Ophthalmology because I was having an eye problem, I was promptly diagnosed and had surgery the next morning. Dr Lyon and her staff were very thorough and made me feel confident they could help me.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
December 30, 2017

My care at NM with Dr. Lyon and her fellows is top notch

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
December 22, 2017

Dr. Lyon has been a superb care provider for many years

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
December 22, 2017

Dr. Lyon has provided excellent care over the past year, both in the office and in surgery. I am very fortunate to have been sent to her from the NMH ED last November.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
December 12, 2017

Dr. Alice Lyon is an amazing and gifted doctor. She is professional but also empathetic. All my concerns are addressed and explained. I have absolute confidence in her ability to help my condition. Dr. Lyon is an outstanding woman and her skills are beyond reproach.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!
November 25, 2017

*Dr. Lyon is wonderful!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (1)

Thanks for your feedback!