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Servicing Chicago and Surrounding Areas

Our Doctors

Melvyn A. Gerstein, M.D.

Melvyn A. Gerstein, M.D. received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed further training at Los Angeles County General Hospital and the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago. Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, he is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Alpha Omega Alpha, the Honor Medical Society.

"Many of my patients have been with me since I first went into practice," says Dr. Gerstein. "Now, I care for their children and grandchildren. Developing relationships with these families has always been my priority. I treat them as I would my own."

Craig H. Gerstein, M.D.

Craig H. Gerstein, M.D. earned his medical degree with honors from the Chicago Medical School. After an internship at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, he completed his residency at Northwestern University Medical Center, where he served as chief resident in Ophthalmology. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Northwestern University Medical Center. Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, he is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Alpha Omega Alpha, the Honor Medical Society.

"Here, at the Gerstein Eye Institute, advancements through research and technology allow us to provide the latest in innovative care. We are concerned about each patient and take the time to listen. This type of individualized care has always been the hallmark of our practice."

Medical Staff Positions

Dr. Melvyn Gerstein and Dr. Craig Gerstein are on staff at Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Novamed Surgery Center. Dr. Craig Gerstein is also on the staff of Northwestern University Medical Center.

Special Interests

Dr. Gerstein both specialize in small-incision, no-stitch cataract with lens implantation surgery, multifocal interocular lenses, refractive (LASIK) procedures, ICL (intraocular contact lens) and cosmetic enhancements such as Botox injections.

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Hours of Operation

Office hours at Gerstein Eye Institute are by appointment only and may change week-to-week based on the surgeons schedule. However, in general, our hours are as follows:

  • Monday: 8 AM - 4 PM
  • Tuesday: 8 AM - 4 PM
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 8 AM - 4 PM
  • Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM
  • Saturday: 8 AM - 12 PM

The office closes daily from 12-1pm