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

Bucktown on Damen Avenue

beautiful building view at Bucktown on Damen

Bucktown on Damen Avenue

As Chicago’s favorite family-friendly eye care team, we prioritize creating an exceptional optical experience that combines high-end tech and an experienced staff with a uniquely fun approach. Our mission is to make visual health engaging and relaxed for every member of the family.

Bucktown on Damen Avenue

1647 N Damen Ave,
Chicago, IL 60647

(773) 299-1101

(773) 857-2754
(773) 857-2754

Hours

Monday: 10:00AM–7:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM–7:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM–7:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM–7:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM–5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM–5:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM–5:00PM

Services

No matter your eye care requirements, Big City Optical offers services tailored to your preferred needs. We understand that our patients lead busy lives, so we go above and beyond to work with your schedule while still offering unparalleled quality service. Our care is available when, where, and how you want it.

woman taking eye exam at Big City Optical

Eye Exams

Alongside our conventional in-person comprehensive eye exams, we also offer comprehensive digital eye exams, which significantly enhance appointment flexibility for our patients. During these exams we assess your vision, closely examine your eyes and adjacent areas, and recommend individualized treatments.

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child wearing eyeglasses at Big City Optical

Myopia Management

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a prevalent condition that often emerges during childhood. Although glasses can aid in vision correction, they don’t effectively address the root causes of myopia. Our team of eye doctors offers a range of myopia management options, allowing us to tailor a suitable treatment plan for you and your child.

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doctor checking senior eyes at Big City Optical

Eye Disease Management

We’re skilled in detecting and treating eye diseases before symptoms emerge. As optometric technology continues to evolve, it’s important to stay on top of your annual appointments, so that a preventable disease doesn’t cause issues for your eye health later in life. We use best-in-class equipment and offer expert eye health services to ensure your eyes maintain a clean bill of health.

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doctor treating woman at Big City Optical

Eye Emergencies

Each of our branches is equipped to deal with significant eye emergencies. If you or someone you care about is going through an urgent eye situation during our operating hours, please reach out to us promptly.

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Surgery Co-Management

We collaborate closely with ophthalmologists and surgeons to guarantee that your eye health requirements are met with seamless, superior care. We understand that the idea of surgery can be daunting, which is why we go the extra mile to educate and reassure our clients during every step during the process.

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Eye Exams
woman taking eye exam at Big City Optical

Eye Exams

Alongside our conventional in-person comprehensive eye exams, we also offer comprehensive digital eye exams, which significantly enhance appointment flexibility for our patients. During these exams we assess your vision, closely examine your eyes and adjacent areas, and recommend individualized treatments.

Learn More

Myopia Management
child wearing eyeglasses at Big City Optical

Myopia Management

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a prevalent condition that often emerges during childhood. Although glasses can aid in vision correction, they don’t effectively address the root causes of myopia. Our team of eye doctors offers a range of myopia management options, allowing us to tailor a suitable treatment plan for you and your child.

Learn More

Eye Disease Management
doctor checking senior eyes at Big City Optical

Eye Disease Management

We’re skilled in detecting and treating eye diseases before symptoms emerge. As optometric technology continues to evolve, it’s important to stay on top of your annual appointments, so that a preventable disease doesn’t cause issues for your eye health later in life. We use best-in-class equipment and offer expert eye health services to ensure your eyes maintain a clean bill of health.

Learn More

Eye Emergencies
doctor treating woman at Big City Optical

Eye Emergencies

Each of our branches is equipped to deal with significant eye emergencies. If you or someone you care about is going through an urgent eye situation during our operating hours, please reach out to us promptly.

Learn More

Surgery Co-Management
doctor explaining on patients result at Big City Optical

Surgery Co-Management

We collaborate closely with ophthalmologists and surgeons to guarantee that your eye health requirements are met with seamless, superior care. We understand that the idea of surgery can be daunting, which is why we go the extra mile to educate and reassure our clients during every step during the process.

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Optical

We offer a wide-ranging and carefully curated array of frames, lenses, contacts, and sunglasses to cater to diverse tastes, preferences, and vision requirements! Our optical team, comprised of dedicated eye doctors and opticians deeply connected with the neighborhood, have listened to their patients and know what the people of Chicago want. They meticulously select each frame based on what’s trending and what complements a variety of styles.

Glasses & Frames

We have an extensive collection of over 700 frames, ensuring that we have something to suit every taste and style! Whether you’re…
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Contact Lenses

Our contact lens examinations guarantee a perfect match and comfortable fit for your eyes. We provide a wide range of hassle-free contact lenses, including the convenience of daily disposables.

Sunglasses

Ensure stylish protection for your eyes against the sun’s UV rays. Explore a diverse range of distinct designer brands and find a look that complements your identity and personal style.

Specialty Lenses

We offer a wide array of alternatives for patients who are unable to wear conventional contact lenses. Our selection…
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Our Dedicated Team

Our carefully selected eye doctors and staff at Bannockburn Green are chosen for their sincere empathy and deep ties to the community. We aim to understand you and your way of life, tailoring our care to be specific, friendly, and exceptionally impactful. Building your trust in our team to provide the best care is a priority for us.

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.

Vision Insurance? Medical Insurance? We Take It!

We want to offer Chicago the best optical and eye exams — and make them as accessible as possible. We accept a wide range of vision insurance and medical insurance plans: look for yours below, or feel free to call us so we can make the most of your benefits!

Proudly Serving

Big City Optical is proud to serve Bucktown, Logan Square, and residents of the surrounding neighborhoods including Lincoln Park, Lake View, Irving Park, Hermosa, Logan Square, West Loop, Austin, Cicero, McKinley Park, Little Village, South Loop, Maywood, River Forest, Oak Park, and more. Don’t wait — schedule an appointment or bring in your existing eyewear for repairs today!

Driving Directions

We are located at 1647 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, United States.

If you’re coming from downtown Chicago and the south, take I-90 W. Take exit 48B, and turn left onto IL-64 W / W North Ave. Drive 0.1 miles and pass the Mercedes-Benz of Chicago dealership on your right, and drive another 0.6 miles until you reach N Damen Ave. Turn right, and our practice is another 0.1 miles on your right, located next door to The Goddess and Grocer.

If you’re driving to our store from the west, take IL-64 E / W North Ave. Roeser’s Bakery is 1.6 miles away from the store. Drive 1.1 miles until you pass the Handlebar Vegetarian Restaurant and begin looking for the intersection with N Damen Ave. Drive another 0.4 miles and turn left onto N Damen Ave. Our building is 500 ft down the road on the right side.