Need An Eye Specialist? Meet Our Physicians and Staff

shutterstock_286744601The doctors at The Eye Specialists Center specialize in the comprehensive care of eye and vision disorders. All our physicians are board certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology or American Board of Optometry. Many are prominent teachers at local teaching programs which includes The University of Chicago, The University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Lurie Children’s Memorial Hospital and the Illinois College of Optometry. The Eye Specialists Center is the largest private Ophthalmology practice in the Chicago metropolitan area, offering expert care in multiple ophthalmic sub-specialties.

Get to know our ophthalmologists, optometrists, and staff below!

Ophthalmologists

Dr. Ticho

Benjamin Ticho, MD

-Pediatrics
-Adult/Pediatrics Strabismus
-Cataracts
-Glaucoma
-Diabetic Exams

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Javaneh Abbasian, MD

-Pediatrics
-Adult/Pediatrics Strabismus
-Cataracts
-Glaucoma
-Diabetic Exams

 Dr. Buka

Jonathan Buka, MD

-Adult Ophthalmology
-Glaucoma
-Cataracts
-Lasik
-Diabetic Exams

Dr. Cassidy

E. Michael Cassidy, MD

-Adult Ophthalmology
-Glaucoma
-Diabetic Exams

Hassan Shah, MD

Hassan Shah, MD

-Oculoplastic Specialist

Lindberg, CR

Ronald Lindberg, MD

-Adult Ophthalmology
-Cataracts
-Glaucoma
-Diabetic Exams

Riaz, CR

Kamran Riaz, MD

-Adult Ophthalmology
-Cornea Specialist
-Advanced Cataract
-Lasik

Optometrists

Lindberg, CR

Megan Allen, OD

-Pediatric Optometry
-Binocular Vision
-Specialty Contact Lenses

Dr. Cassie

Cassandra Koutnik, OD

-Adult & Pediatric Optometry
-Binocular Vision
-Specialty Contact Lenses

Dr Pang

Yi Pang,OD

-Optometrist

 Dr. Buka

Birva Shah, OD

-Pediatric Optometry
-Binocular Vision
-Specialty Contact Lenses

Orthoptist

Micaela

Micaela Quebbemann, CO

-Pediatrics
-Adult/Pediatrics Strabismus
-Amblyopia

Administration

Krista Iozzo

Krista Iozzo

-ESC Spa Manager (Tinley Park)

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Gina LaMonte

-Cosmetic RN

Supervisors

Barbara Imler, Educational Director
Pat Sullivan, Front Office Supervisor
Lori Mroch, Billing Department Supervisor
Nancy Weber, Call Center Supervisor

You can contact our staff by calling 708-423-4070.

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Testimonials

  • "Dr.Buka, Thank you so very much, you are a great surgeon. Your staff at Chicago Ridge have also been very helpful and kind. 
    God Bless," 

    Vicki

  • "Dr. Ticho, Thank you so much for making sure that my surgery went smoothly and I really appreciate it. You are an amazing and outstanding doctor. 
    Sincerely," 

    Dianna

  • "Dr. Buka did a wonderful, professional job on my wife's eyes. She has used contacts and glasses for over 15 years. My wife feels like a new person after having Lasik surgery with Dr. Buka, she couldn't be happier. Thanks again, " 

    Dalkas

  • "I am a new patient to your company. I was prescribed Sclera contacts. It was my first time wearing this type of lenses and they worked great. However, getting them in my eyes was very tricky. June Tepavich was instrumental in training me how to insert, remove and clean these lenses. June was so professional and patient with me as I tried again and again to get them in my eyes. She has a warm and humorous personality which went a long way to lessen my frustration when I struggled to get them in. It was a pleasure working with her and I appreciate all she's done! I also have had an exceptionally wonderful experience with Dr. Birva Shah. She is simply amazing. I've had some fairly serious long term eyesight issues. Every doctor I went to could only make minor improvements. Dr. Birva Shah did an outstanding job diagnosing my issues and prescribing a solution. My vision is the best it's ever been! I want to thank Dr. Shah for her professionalism, attention to detail and cheerful disposition. She is awesome!
    Sincerely, " 

    Wesley Jason Hall

  • "To All the Staff At the Eye Specialists Center, Thank you so much for your care that made my cataract surgery a relaxing experience. Special thanks to Patty, Connie, Dr. Ticho and Dr. Shah, you made my world a beautiful place again."

    Jim Fasano

  • "I truly understand the issues with my mom's eye and who knows what can happen when a 85 year old woman goes into surgery. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. My mother Jenny H. is still upbeat, positive and very thankful for everything you have done for her. Our family has appreciated the allotment for the taxi rides. It is just enough to allow her some independence and my mother feels much better because of your gift.

    Dr. Ticho, you did not have to do this, you definitely went "above and beyond" what was expected.

    You are a mighty man."

    Billy Hois

  • "My husband and I would like to thank Dr Ticho from the bottom of our hearts for diagnosing and removing our son's tumor that was found in his eye. We could not have gone through life without our "little peanut". Words cannot say how very grateful we are."
    Always Thankful, 

    Scott, Jamie and Ryan

  • "Dr Hassan Shah provided a painless experience with my eye care. I am very content and now have a higher self-esteem after having my eye surgery done by Dr Shah. Thank you for such great patient care, concern and a great surgery."

    Laura

  • "I would like to let you know that I am extremely grateful that I had the opportunity in allowing you to perform my eye surgery. I never thought that I would find a doctor to perform this special surgery. I also would like you to know that I am very happy with my results and this is a big step forward in my life. 
    Once again, thank you," 

    Carla

  • "Dr. Lindberg,

    Thank you so much for filling me into your schedule. My eye looks almost normal! You and your staff are wonderful!"

    Teresa & Jack

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    We are members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology for many years now. 

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