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Chris Albanis, M.D. is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and refractive surgeon at Arbor Centers for EyeCare.  She has a passion for teaching her patients and their families about their eyes.

Her interest in medicine developed at a young age while admiring her dad, a practicing Pediatrician, and his commitment to patients.  Dr. Albanis completed her training at The University of Chicago.  In addition to studying, many sparks started flying there, including developing a strong interest in leadership, questioning the norms of healthcare delivery and public policy, and meeting her husband, Greg.  Upon graduation from residency, she joined Arbor Centers for EyeCare in 2004.

When asked, "Why ophthalmology?" she responds:  "I have a passion for all things visual.  I love people-watching, natural beauty, art, and seeing this beautiful world we live in.  What motivates me daily is the ability to give the gift of sight (or help prevent its loss)."

Dr. Albanis enjoys educating her patients, their families and future generations of doctors.  She teaches residents at The University of Chicago as a Clinical Assistant in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science.  Her pleasure in teaching extends to her colleagues, which has earned her several invitations to lecture on various ocular diseases nationally and internationally.  Dr. Albanis has authored many publications and presents at research meetings – focusing on outcomes studies.

Dr. Albanis serves in many leadership roles with the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, where she advocates for the needs of doctors and patients of Illinois.  Further she hopes to encourage interest amongst the younger generation of doctors on the importance of understanding their role in our healthcare system. 

In addition to caring for her patients, Dr. Albanis enjoys sailing, dancing, photography, and painting. Dr. Albanis is fluent in Greek, and speaks conversational Spanish.

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Dr. Albanis' Performance
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    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Chris Albanis, M.D. is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and refractive surgeon at Arbor Centers for EyeCare.  She has a passion for teaching her patients and their families about their eyes.

Her interest in medicine developed at a young age while admiring her dad, a practicing Pediatrician, and his commitment to patients.  Dr. Albanis completed her training at The University of Chicago.  In addition to studying, many sparks started flying there, including developing a strong interest in leadership, questioning the norms of healthcare delivery and public policy, and meeting her husband, Greg.  Upon graduation from residency, she joined Arbor Centers for EyeCare in 2004.

When asked, "Why ophthalmology?" she responds:  "I have a passion for all things visual.  I love people-watching, natural beauty, art, and seeing this beautiful world we live in.  What motivates me daily is the ability to give the gift of sight (or help prevent its loss)."

Dr. Albanis enjoys educating her patients, their families and future generations of doctors.  She teaches residents at The University of Chicago as a Clinical Assistant in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science.  Her pleasure in teaching extends to her colleagues, which has earned her several invitations to lecture on various ocular diseases nationally and internationally.  Dr. Albanis has authored many publications and presents at research meetings – focusing on outcomes studies.

Dr. Albanis serves in many leadership roles with the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, where she advocates for the needs of doctors and patients of Illinois.  Further she hopes to encourage interest amongst the younger generation of doctors on the importance of understanding their role in our healthcare system. 

In addition to caring for her patients, Dr. Albanis enjoys sailing, dancing, photography, and painting. Dr. Albanis is fluent in Greek, and speaks conversational Spanish.

Dr. Albanis' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Chicago

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    Good Samaritan Hosp

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Chicago Hosps

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Chicago

    Graduated in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Uveitis

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye