Optometrists in Illinois

Chicago (660)Springfield (67)Peoria (66)Naperville (57)Downers Grove (55)
Rockford (50)Schaumburg (37)Champaign (35)Bloomington (33)Marion (33)Joliet (32)Orland Park (32)Quincy (32)Arlington Heights (30)Evanston (30)Niles (29)Oak Lawn (29)Danville (28)Gurnee (28)Calumet City (27)Crystal Lake (27)Wheaton (26)Bloomingdale (25)Pekin (24)Decatur (23)Geneva (22)Tinley Park (22)Aurora (21)Elgin (20)Algonquin (19)Edwardsville (19)Homewood (19)Lake Zurich (19)Bolingbrook (18)Bourbonnais (18)Galesburg (18)Glenview (18)Buffalo Grove (17)Chicago Ridge (17)Effingham (17)Forsyth (17)Vernon Hills (17)Fairview Heights (16)Park Ridge (16)Swansea (16)Carbondale (15)Northbrook (15)Palatine (15)Rock Island (15)Skokie (14)Deerfield (13)Dekalb (13)Freeport (13)Highland Park (13)Lombard (13)Melrose Park (13)Mount Vernon (13)O Fallon (13)Oak Park (13)Peru (13)Dixon (12)Mokena (12)New Lenox (12)North Chicago (12)Alton (11)Des Plaines (11)Glen Ellyn (11)Hinsdale (11)Hoffman Estates (11)Jacksonville (11)Lansing (11)Libertyville (11)Moline (11)Oak Brook (11)Saint Charles (11)Urbana (11)Yorkville (11)Batavia (10)Belleville (10)Granite City (10)Hickory Hills (10)Macomb (10)McHenry (10)Norridge (10)Palos Heights (10)Pontiac (10)Westmont (10)Collinsville (9)Lisle (9)Matteson (9)Plainfield (9)South Elgin (9)Streamwood (9)Washington (9)West Dundee (9)Cary (8)Chicago Heights (8)Forest Park (8)Huntley (8)Machesney Park (8)Mattoon (8)Morris (8)Oswego (8)Pinckneyville (8)Sparta (8)Spring Valley (8)Taylorville (8)Wheeling (8)Chester (7)Du Quoin (7)Elmhurst (7)Evergreen Park (7)Frankfort (7)Lincolnwood (7)Mount Prospect (7)Nashville (7)Olympia Fields (7)Salem (7)Addison (6)Antioch (6)Breese (6)Carlinville (6)Carmi (6)Centralia (6)Crestwood (6)Elk Grove Village (6)Godfrey (6)Grayslake (6)Great Lakes (6)Harrisburg (6)Lemont (6)Lincoln (6)Lockport (6)Oakbrook Terrace (6)Sycamore (6)Wilmette (6)Woodstock (6)Anna (5)Barrington (5)Belvidere (5)Benton (5)Columbia (5)Darien (5)Elmwood Park (5)Fairfield (5)Highland (5)Hillsboro (5)Hodgkins (5)Lake In the Hills (5)Lincolnshire (5)Loves Park (5)Mundelein (5)North Riverside (5)Northlake (5)Ottawa (5)Pittsfield (5)River Forest (5)Riverside (5)Scott Air Force Base (5)Shelbyville (5)Sterling (5)Villa Park (5)Waterloo (5)Woodridge (5)Worth (5)Aledo (4)Bensenville (4)Berwyn (4)Blue Island (4)Broadview (4)Burbank (4)Burr Ridge (4)Charleston (4)Cicero (4)East Peoria (4)Galena (4)Herrin (4)Kankakee (4)Lebanon (4)Litchfield (4)Maywood (4)Mc Leansboro (4)Morton (4)North Aurora (4)Olney (4)Paris (4)Roselle (4)South Holland (4)Streator (4)Vandalia (4)Waukegan (4)Zion (4)Bartlett (3)Brighton (3)Canton (3)Clarendon Hills (3)Clinton (3)Crest Hill (3)Flora (3)Greenville (3)Harvard (3)La Grange (3)Lindenhurst (3)Marengo (3)Merrionette Park (3)Midlothian (3)Minooka (3)Montgomery (3)Morton Grove (3)Normal (3)Northfield (3)Peotone (3)Princeton (3)Rochelle (3)Rock Falls (3)Rolling Meadows (3)Roscoe (3)Round Lake Beach (3)Sandwich (3)Shiloh (3)Silvis (3)West Frankfort (3)Winfield (3)Wood Dale (3)

Learn more about Optometrists

An optometrist is a healthcare provider who specializes in routine and preventive eye and vision care. Optometrists diagnose vision abnormalities and prescribe eyeglasses and contacts. They detect and treat cataracts, glaucoma, and eye infections. Optometrists also screen for conditions that affect the eyes and vision, including high blood pressure and diabetes.

An optometrist typically:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical and vision history

  • Educates the patient about eye and vision disease prevention and health

  • Performs a comprehensive eye and vision exam and evaluates blood pressure

  • Performs and interprets specialized eye tests

  • Diagnoses and often treats acute and chronic eye diseases and conditions that affect vision, including eye injuries, vision problems, cataracts, and glaucoma

  • Screens for conditions that increase the risk of eye and vision conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure

  • Prescribes eye glasses, contacts, and certain medications

  • Refers patients to an ophthalmologist for serious eye problems and most eye surgeries

  • Performs laser or glaucoma surgeries in some cases

  • Provides eye and vision care before and after eye surgery

An optometrist may also be known by the following names: eye doctor, vision care specialist, and Doctor of Optometry (OD).

There are 2572 specialists practicing Optometry in Illinois with an overall average rating of 4.5 stars. There are 46 hospitals in Illinois with affiliated Optometry specialists, including University Of Illinois Hospital, Carle Foundation Hospital and Memorial Medical Center.