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Amblyopia - Click here to view all posts
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  • Glaucoma: How to Protect Your Vision
    Glaucoma develops when the optic nerve sustains damage. Usually, glaucoma is the result of excessively high levels of intraocular pressure, or eye pressure. It develops slowly, which is why most ...
  • Understanding Low Vision
    For some people, corrective eyewear and eye surgery cannot improve their vision. If someone you know has an eyesight problem that cannot be fixed through vision correction options like LASIK, contact ...
  • Caring for Your Eyes When You Have Diabetes
    Regularly seeing an eye doctor is important for everyone, but even more so for people with diabetes. Read on to learn why you should regularly see your ophthalmologist near Chicago and what else you ...
AMD - Click here to view all posts
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  • Spotlight on AMD and Low Vision
    February is AMD and low vision month, which means now is the time to learn more about these issues. Keep reading to find out what AMD and low vision can do to your eyes and when you should see an eye ...
Cataracts - Click here to view all posts
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  • Cataracts 101
    Cataracts are an eye condition that typically causes blurry, dim, or cloudy vision. If your ophthalmologist has diagnosed you with this disease and recommended that you consider getting intraocular ...
  • Protecting Your Eyes from UV Rays
    The light that we get from the sun comes in the form of ultraviolet, or UV, rays. While the first sunny day of spring might improve your mood, exposure to these rays comes with implications for your ...
  • What to Expect from Cataract Surgery
    Cataracts are common among older adults. These are areas of clouding on the lens of the eye. If you experience blurry vision, worsening night vision, and halos around light sources, your ...
Contacts - Click here to view all posts
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  • Cataracts 101
    Cataracts are an eye condition that typically causes blurry, dim, or cloudy vision. If your ophthalmologist has diagnosed you with this disease and recommended that you consider getting intraocular ...
  • Cosmetic Lenses and Your Eye Health
    Are you looking for cosmetic contact lenses in Chicago to complete your Halloween costume? If so, you’re not alone. Cosmetic lenses are a popular costume accessory that can be safe and fun. ...
  • Eating for Eye Health
    As your eye doctor can tell you, your diet can affect your vision in a number of ways, but if you have diabetes, the foods you eat take on even more significance. Talk to your eye doctor in Chicago ...
Diabetes - Click here to view all posts
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  • Get the Facts About Glaucoma
    Too much pressure can be bad for your eyes, and it can lead to serious issues that affect your vision. Since vision loss can be permanent, you should practice excellent eye care and talk to your eye ...
  • The Link Between Diabetes and Glaucoma
    After you have been diagnosed with diabetes, your ophthalmologist will be an important member of your diabetes care team. This is because your disease places you at risk of eye health complications, ...
  • Caring for Your Eyes When You Have Diabetes
    Regularly seeing an eye doctor is important for everyone, but even more so for people with diabetes. Read on to learn why you should regularly see your ophthalmologist near Chicago and what else you ...
Dry Eye - Click here to view all posts
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  • What to Consider When Choosing Your IOLs
    Millions of Americans suffer from poor eyesight due to cataracts, but many will enjoy restored vision after undergoing surgery for intraocular lenses or IOLs. If you’re planning to see an ...
  • Tips for Avoiding Common Eye Injuries in Sports
    Sports are a great way to get physically fit and connect with peers, but these activities are also risky. Thousands of sports-related eye injuries are reported each year in the U.S. Many of these are ...
  • Tips for Preventing Dry Eye Symptoms This Season
    Once the cold, dry weather of winter arrives, many people are forced to make changes to keep their eyes comfortably lubricated. If you’re thinking about visiting your eye doctor in Chicago about ...
Eye Exam - Click here to view all posts
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  • Help Protect Your Vision with Regular Eye Exams
    Just like physical exams and dental check-ups, eye exams from an ophthalmologist are an essential part of a complete preventive wellness plan. If it’s been longer than a year or two since ...
  • Cataracts 101
    Cataracts are an eye condition that typically causes blurry, dim, or cloudy vision. If your ophthalmologist has diagnosed you with this disease and recommended that you consider getting intraocular ...
  • Summertime Eye Safety Tips
    Regular visits to your ophthalmologist in Chicago can help you protect your vision and eye health. However, no one wants to see an eye doctor because of an injury. To help keep your eyes protected ...
Eye Protection - Click here to view all posts
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  • Help Protect Your Vision with Regular Eye Exams
    Just like physical exams and dental check-ups, eye exams from an ophthalmologist are an essential part of a complete preventive wellness plan. If it’s been longer than a year or two since ...
  • Cataracts 101
    Cataracts are an eye condition that typically causes blurry, dim, or cloudy vision. If your ophthalmologist has diagnosed you with this disease and recommended that you consider getting intraocular ...
  • Summertime Eye Safety Tips
    Regular visits to your ophthalmologist in Chicago can help you protect your vision and eye health. However, no one wants to see an eye doctor because of an injury. To help keep your eyes protected ...
Eye Safety - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Eye Safety are listed below.
  • Help Protect Your Vision with Regular Eye Exams
    Just like physical exams and dental check-ups, eye exams from an ophthalmologist are an essential part of a complete preventive wellness plan. If it’s been longer than a year or two since ...
  • Summertime Eye Safety Tips
    Regular visits to your ophthalmologist in Chicago can help you protect your vision and eye health. However, no one wants to see an eye doctor because of an injury. To help keep your eyes protected ...
  • Tips for Avoiding Eye Injuries in the Workplace
    Your eyesight is precious, but if you’re like many people, you probably take it for granted. You should know that thousands of American workers suffer from vision loss and blindness every year ...
Gerstein Eye Review - Click here to view all posts
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  • Exploring Your Glaucoma Treatment Options
    An optic nerve transmits impulses from each eye to the brain. This allows the information that enters the retinas to be interpreted by the brain. The optic nerve is essential for your clear, healthy ...
  • Safeguarding Your Eyesight with Protective Eyewear
    Many of the emergency visits to ophthalmology offices near Chicago are the result of eye injuries. Power tools, lawn mowers, and sports activities are all common causes of serious eye trauma. When you ...
  • The Truth About Glaucoma Symptoms
    Some eye conditions are obvious, but others require the help of an eye doctor in Chicago to diagnose. Even those who practice excellent eye care may run into certain eye health issues, so it’s ...
Glaucoma - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Glaucoma are listed below.
  • Exploring Your Glaucoma Treatment Options
    An optic nerve transmits impulses from each eye to the brain. This allows the information that enters the retinas to be interpreted by the brain. The optic nerve is essential for your clear, healthy ...
  • How Is Glaucoma Diagnosed?
    Visiting your local optical center in Chicago for routine checkups with an eye doctor is important for protecting your vision and practicing good eye care. However, this is particularly true for ...
  • Glaucoma: How to Protect Your Vision
    Glaucoma develops when the optic nerve sustains damage. Usually, glaucoma is the result of excessively high levels of intraocular pressure, or eye pressure. It develops slowly, which is why most ...
Infographic - Click here to view all posts
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Intraocular Contact Lenses - Click here to view all posts
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  • Comparing Monofocal and Multifocal IOLs
    Your options for cataract treatment in the Chicago area include monofocal and multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs). During cataract surgery, the eye doctor removes the cloudy natural lens of the eye ...
  • What Patients Should Know About Cataract Surgery
    Some people can’t even touch their eyeballs, so the prospect of cataract surgery near Chicago might seem a little scary at first. Do a little research about the process, and talk to your ...
  • Spotlight on Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week 2017
    There are people in the world who face extreme obstacles daily, and many of us can’t even imagine the struggles they go through. Helen Keller is an excellent example of someone who combatted ...
Intraocular Lenses - Click here to view all posts
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  • Tips for Avoiding Eye Injuries in the Workplace
    Your eyesight is precious, but if you’re like many people, you probably take it for granted. You should know that thousands of American workers suffer from vision loss and blindness every year ...
  • Glaucoma: How to Protect Your Vision
    Glaucoma develops when the optic nerve sustains damage. Usually, glaucoma is the result of excessively high levels of intraocular pressure, or eye pressure. It develops slowly, which is why most ...
  • Safeguarding Your Eyesight with Protective Eyewear
    Many of the emergency visits to ophthalmology offices near Chicago are the result of eye injuries. Power tools, lawn mowers, and sports activities are all common causes of serious eye trauma. When you ...
LASIK - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for LASIK are listed below.
  • What to Consider When Choosing Your IOLs
    Millions of Americans suffer from poor eyesight due to cataracts, but many will enjoy restored vision after undergoing surgery for intraocular lenses or IOLs. If you’re planning to see an ...
  • How to Tell if LASIK is Right For You
    If you’re tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses and are considering another form of vision correction, you may be wondering if you should visit an ophthalmologist for LASIK surgery in ...
  • Tips for Recovering from LASIK
    If your eye doctor or ophthalmologist recommends LASIK eye surgery near Chicago, you may have a lot of questions about the procedure and the recovery period. Your recovery will be much shorter and ...
Macular Degeneration - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Macular Degeneration are listed below.
  • Exploring Your Glaucoma Treatment Options
    An optic nerve transmits impulses from each eye to the brain. This allows the information that enters the retinas to be interpreted by the brain. The optic nerve is essential for your clear, healthy ...
  • How Is Glaucoma Diagnosed?
    Visiting your local optical center in Chicago for routine checkups with an eye doctor is important for protecting your vision and practicing good eye care. However, this is particularly true for ...
  • Glaucoma: How to Protect Your Vision
    Glaucoma develops when the optic nerve sustains damage. Usually, glaucoma is the result of excessively high levels of intraocular pressure, or eye pressure. It develops slowly, which is why most ...
Opthalmology - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Opthalmology are listed below.
  • Comparing Monofocal and Multifocal IOLs
    Your options for cataract treatment in the Chicago area include monofocal and multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs). During cataract surgery, the eye doctor removes the cloudy natural lens of the eye ...
  • Exploring Your Glaucoma Treatment Options
    An optic nerve transmits impulses from each eye to the brain. This allows the information that enters the retinas to be interpreted by the brain. The optic nerve is essential for your clear, healthy ...
  • What to Consider When Choosing Your IOLs
    Millions of Americans suffer from poor eyesight due to cataracts, but many will enjoy restored vision after undergoing surgery for intraocular lenses or IOLs. If you’re planning to see an ...
Pink Eye - Click here to view all posts
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  • Tips for Avoiding Common Eye Injuries in Sports
    Sports are a great way to get physically fit and connect with peers, but these activities are also risky. Thousands of sports-related eye injuries are reported each year in the U.S. Many of these are ...
  • What to Do to Prevent Eye Injuries
    Eye diseases like macular degeneration aren’t the only problems that can rob a person of his or her healthy vision. Injuries to the eye can occur in mere moments, but they can have life-changing ...
Prescription Glasses - Click here to view all posts
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  • How Is Glaucoma Diagnosed?
    Visiting your local optical center in Chicago for routine checkups with an eye doctor is important for protecting your vision and practicing good eye care. However, this is particularly true for ...
  • Spotlight on Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week 2017
    There are people in the world who face extreme obstacles daily, and many of us can’t even imagine the struggles they go through. Helen Keller is an excellent example of someone who combatted ...
  • The Patient's Guide to IOLs
    If you’re having trouble with your vision, your eye doctor in Chicago might recommend the use of intraocular lenses, or IOLs. These intraocular implants can help patients deal with certain types ...
UV Radiation - Click here to view all posts
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  • Comparing Monofocal and Multifocal IOLs
    Your options for cataract treatment in the Chicago area include monofocal and multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs). During cataract surgery, the eye doctor removes the cloudy natural lens of the eye ...
  • Keeping Your Eyes Safe Around Fireworks
    Summer is the season for dazzling displays of fireworks, and the Fourth of July tends to be the pinnacle. If you want to be safe and keep your eye doctor in Chicago happy while you enjoy the view, be ...
  • The Patient's Guide to IOLs
    If you’re having trouble with your vision, your eye doctor in Chicago might recommend the use of intraocular lenses, or IOLs. These intraocular implants can help patients deal with certain types ...

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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