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Our Michigan Avenue location has moved and is accepting appointments and walk-in’s at our Grand Avenue store.

About Big City Optical

Where Fashion and Eye Care Meet

Our mission is simple: to deliver customized, convenient eye care that doesn’t sacrifice quality. We prioritize you by making our services fun and accessible — whether we’re fitting you for specialty lenses or helping you find that perfect pair of frames, you can expect an enjoyable high tech, high accuracy, high precision experience.

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

Dr. Alla Malishkevich, OD

Dr. Charu Patel, O.D.

Charu Patel, O.D.

Dr. Christine Ngo O.D.

Christine Ngo, O.D.

Dr. Dawn Lee, O.D

Dawn Lee, O.D.

Dr. George Constantinopoulos, O.D

George Constantinopoulos, O.D.

Jason Weubbe, O.D.

Jason Weubbe, O.D.

Dr. Jeress Pendleton, O.D.

Jeress Pendleton, O.D.

Dr. Jessica Islam, O.D., M.P.H

Jessica Islam, O.D., M.P.H

Dr. Larisa Shleyfer-Vishnevskiy, O.D

Larisa Shleyfer-Vishnevskiy, O.D.

Dr. Maher Asim, O.D

Maher Asim, O.D.

Mujahid Sueed, O.D.

Mujahid Saeed, O.D.

Dr. Rasa Tamulavichus, O.D

Rasa Tamulavichus, O.D.

Dr. Richard Schrenzel, O.D

Richard Schrenzel, O.D.

Dr. Yesenia Magallanes, O.D

Yesenia Magallanes, O.D.

A father carrying his child on his shoulders while strolling.<br />

Patient-Focused, Chicago-Centric

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 &
Eyewear

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.

A woman selecting eyeglasses at Big City Optical.<br />

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!