Eye Exams and Vision Care from ESC


If you need high quality vision care in the Chicago metropolitan area, come to the Eye Specialists Center. We provide comprehensive eye exams for children and for adults. We also offer an array of corrective lenses to ensure your vision stays clear and focused.

Eye Exams for Children

Children starting kindergarten or entering school in Illinois for the first time are required to have a comprehensive eye exam. Parents must submit proof of the eye exam by October 15th.

These exams are necessary to diagnose and treat eye diseases and disorders early. Without treatment, conditions such as amblyopia (“lazy eye”), retinoblastoma, and strabismus may lead to vision loss. In fact, vision disorders are considered the fourth most common disability in the United States, even though many vision problems are preventable or treatable if caught early.

Worried About Cost? Don’t.

Approximately 70 percent of children are insured for comprehensive eye exams through Medicaid, private insurance, S-CHIP, or state and federal programs. Many ophthalmologists, optometrists, and local charitable organizations give assistance for families in need.

Don’t wait to schedule an eye exam for your child – call ESC today!

Eye Exams for Adults

When you bring your child in for an eye exam, don’t forget to get one for yourself. Adults should have their eyes tested to check for early signs of disease as well as to keep their prescriptions current.

We recommend an annual eye examination for every adult over 40. Even if you are not experiencing any problems with your vision, you should come in for a checkup. Many diseases, diabetic eye disease and glaucoma, have no symptoms in their early stages. In most cases, early detection and treatment reduces your risk for permanent vision loss.

During your comprehensive eye examination, our staff will check the following:

  • Intraocular eye pressure: This identifies if you have glaucoma.
  • Lens health: This shows if you have cataracts forming.
  • Moisture level: This lets us know if dry-eye treatment would make your vision more comfortable and clearer.
  • Retina health: This locates any damage that could negatively impact your eyesight, such as age-related macular degeneration.
  • Visual acuity: This determines if corrective lenses, laser vision correction (LASIK), or another procedure would be beneficial.

These procedures will also help us know if you need glasses or contact lenses. If so, our highly trained optometrists will show you all the available lenses and will help you determine the best lens to fit your lifestyle needs.

ESC offers frames a variety of frames, including many name brands and customized lenses. We also offer contact lenses, including keratoconus, disposables, and specialty lenses.

Schedule Your Next Exam

Call us at (708) 423-4070 to schedule an appointment for you or your child. Our physicians examine and treat eye disorders and diseases and coordinate all post-operative care. If you’re nervous about the appointment, our staff will take the time to discuss any issues or concerns you may have.

We also provide 24 /7 emergency care for your convenience.

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    God Bless," 


  • "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. 


  • "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, " 


  • "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."


  • "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," 


  • "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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