Dr. Jorge Benavente, OD

Dr. Jorge Benavente, OD

Optometry  |  
Male  |  
63 y/o

Accepting new patients

I am a highly trained and experienced Doctor of Optometry: 1977 Graduate of Indiana University School of Optometry Certified to prescribe therapeutic pharmaceuticals Professional and Civic Memberships: Former President of the Indiana Optometry Board Served 16 years on the Optometry Board Clinical Examiner for the National Board of Optometry for 11 years Clinical Instructor at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Served on the National Board Review Committee -until 2006 Areas of Expertise: Extensive Clinical Experience Dr. Benavente has served on the National Board Review Committee of the Association of Regulatory Board in Optometry. As a committee member he participated on the review of the national board examination questions that are given to the students taking their national board for licensure in states that accept national boards. Dr. Benavente's last year on the board was in 2006.He holds an MBA from Indiana University Dr. Benavente has been involved with the regulation of Optometry and has contributed many hours to the profession. You can be assured, with Dr. Benavente's vast clinical experience, your eyes will be well taken care of. Dr. Benavente has been in practice for 37 years.

J. A. Benavente O.D. P.C

9175 Calumet Ave

Munster, IN 46321
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Guardian
  • MDwise
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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Care Philosophy

Whether you need a yearly eye examination or advanced treatment for an eye condition or injury, at Benavente Eyecare, we believe that your complete eye care enhances your total quality of life. Our eye care clinic provides eye exams, contact lens fittings, treatment for eye conditions and co-management of Lasik surgery and eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. If you suffer from eye conditions such as dry eyes, pink eye or eye allergies you can trust that Dr. Jorge Benavente has the expertise and experience needed for proper diagnosis and care.
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  • Optometry

Board Certifications

Dr. Benavente does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Palsy
  • Eye Paresis
  • Eye Strain
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hazy Vision
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Hypotropia
  • Low Vision
  • Macular Amyloidosis
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Meibomitis
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid
  • Ocular Convergence Spasm
  • Watering Eyes


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  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Prism Lenses
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vision Screening

Background Check

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  • Indiana University / Bloomington / School of Optometry
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Benavente accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Guardian
  • MDwise
  • Medicaid
    Healthy Kids
    Managed Care
  • MetLife
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)