The Eye Care Office and Contact Lens Center of Dr. Steve Wexler has been around a long time, and Dr. Wexler has the eye care experience to take care of all kinds of problems. His optometrist internship training combined with practicing eye care in many types of vision care settings including private optometry offices, a surgical ophthalmologist practice and corporate optometry centers have been instrumental in developing his expertise. Dr. Wexler has dedicated over 11 years of eye care services to the residents of Waukegan, North Chicago, Gurnee, Abbott Park, Zion, and Winthrop Harbor, and Lake Bluff. Dr. Steve Wexler is not employed by Walmart but maintains his own independent eye and vision care practice within the confines of a Walmart Vision Center. He is strictly a service-based optometrist. Dr. Wexler prescribes contact lenses and glasses on a daily basis treats complicated eye and vision conditions. After a thorough examination, the patient receives a copy of his or her eyeglass or contact lens prescription. It is the patient's choice where he or she purchases the products. Having a great working relationship with Walmart and its Vision Center technicians allows Dr. Wexler more time to focus on patient care and less time on administrative issues. And through Walmart, the glasses and contacts lenses are of excellent value. This relationship always benefits the patients. The Waukegan Walmart has a huge selection of eyeglasses starting at budget friendly $9.00 frames. The glasses are backed by a great warranty. Walmart Vision Center provides a wide line of name brand styles including sunglasses and safety frames. Dr. Wexler uses many state-of-the art instruments to his eye care office and performs advanced procedures. His treatment and services range from prescribing a wide variety of contact lens types to assessing children, young adults and those adults who are now having reading difficulties as near as well as those who have developed age-related eye health conditions. The practice is highly experienced in assessing and treating a wide variety of eye health problems and eye emergencies like foreign particle removals, acute infection, abrasions, and double vision. The office performs complete diabetic and glaucoma examinations. Good patient care is also about good communication. We have strong relationships with other healthcare doctors around the area to make sure you get the best care because consistency counts. We communicate with our patients' primary care doctors, endocrinologists, internal medicine physicians, and dentists to keep them informed about our patients' eye health as well as work with ophthalmologist specialists in retina and cataract surgeries for secondary care. Taking care of eyes to make a difference in peoples' lives is what we do best. Call us today for an appointment at or make it online at our website.
Our goal is simple: To enhance the lives of our patients by providing great quality eye care to maintain their best vision and eye health, every day.
We dedicate our professional lives by: Honesty, integrity, and excellence combined with compassion and a touch of humor, every day.
Celebrating over 20 years in the profession of Optometry, Dr. Wexler continues his passion of personalized, compassionate, and professional eye care for every patient, young or mature regardless of circumstance.
He has never been more excited and passionate about treating the simplest problems to the very multifaceted cases that he works with on a daily basis. Important to him is his partner relationships with his patients through understanding their specific needs and creating solutions and treatment plans tailored to their situations.
Dr. Wexler does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Wexler's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Foreign Body in Eye
Visual Field Defects
Contact Lens Exams
Diabetic Eye Exam
Foreign Body Removal
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Punctal Plug Insertion
Soft Contact Lenses
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Illinois.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Illinois
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
Illinois College Of Optometry
Medical School | Graduated 1992
Gilchrist-Marchman Center-Chicago; Minneapolis Society For The Blind-Minnesota
Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
The Illinois College Of Optometry; Illinois Eye Institute
Other Education | Completed 1992
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Wexler has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Wexler has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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