Where Fashion and Eye Care Meet
Meet Our Dedicated Team!
Big City Optical began as just a simple idea by co-founders Dr. Rasa Tamulavichus, O.D., and Mike Kogelis, who envisioned a new kind of eye care practice. They wanted to create an inviting neighborhood shop where clients had access to the resources and superb quality of a large national practice, but with an approachable staff and a cozy, friendly feel.
The end result: Big City Optical — an optical shop and optometry practice with doctors local to the neighborhood, a supportive atmosphere, and the freedom to provide clients with superior service. Each of our 17 locations is staffed by a team who eat, sleep, and breathe Chicago, and are dedicated to serving the communities they call home. We can’t wait for you to meet them!
Dr. Alla Malishkevich, OD
Charu Patel, O.D.
Christine Ngo, O.D.
Dawn Lee, O.D.
George Constantinopoulos, O.D.
Jason Weubbe, O.D.
Jeress Pendleton, O.D.
Jessica Islam, O.D., M.P.H
Larisa Shleyfer-Vishnevskiy, O.D.
Maher Asim, O.D.
Mujahid Saeed, O.D.
Rasa Tamulavichus, O.D.
Richard Schrenzel, O.D.
Yesenia Magallanes, O.D.
We like to blend work and fun to tell our story — and learn all about yours! We don’t view ourselves as just a high-quality eye care practice, we also value our role as a supportive member of the community. Our doctors and optical staff all live in the same areas as our clients, and we strive to be the best neighbors we can be. We pride ourselves on making the atmosphere educational, engaging, and a great experience for clients of all ages.
Truly Advanced Eye Care &
Whether you need to be fitted for frames or treated for an eye condition, our veteran staff excels at everything from diagnostics and treatments to fitting you with frames that match your personality, face shape, and vision needs. We have the largest selection of frames in the area and carry a wide variety of styles, brands, and price points. This, coupled with our focus on family and fun, allows us to deliver industry-leading care — with a neighborhood doctor’s touch.
Convenient Locations Full of Personality
The friendly eye doctors and optical staff at Big City Optical are determined to give every client the ultimate optical and eye care experience. Each location has its own unique personality yet includes the same state-of-the-art facilities and technology, ensuring that you can pick the closest Big City Optical store and still receive the same top-notch service. We also offer virtual exams, making our care more convenient than ever. Book an appointment today and learn more about your options!