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Lakeview on Southport Avenue

Eye Doctors in Chicago, IL

Big City Optical is where fashion and eye care meet. Our practice includes a massive hand-selected collection of eyewear, and our experienced eye doctors and staff use state-of-the-art technology to ensure an accurate assessment of your eyes. We work hard to make our clients feel at ease and involved throughout the entire process, from explaining their tests and results to helping them pick their new pair of glasses.

Lakeview on Southport Avenue

3708 N Southport Ave,
Chicago, IL 60613

(773) 825-5131

(773) 290-2522
(773) 290-2522

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: Closed

Services

At Big City Optical, we customize assessments and treatments around each and every patient. Our goal is to be as flexible as possible, including appointment scheduling, location, and timing. Whether you’re in need of a comprehensive eye check-up or help selecting the ideal stylish eyewear, we’re here to help.

Woman getting her eyes checked at Big City Optical.

Eye Exams

We offer extensive eye exams, available both in-person and digitally, giving our clients the flexibility to schedule appointments at their convenience. Regardless of where you are in Chicago, you’ll have easy access to your eye doctor. During these exams, we assess your vision and conduct a detailed eye analysis, identifying any potential issues and precisely adjusting your vision prescription.

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Little girl wearing purple eyeglasses

Myopia Management

Myopia, also referred to as nearsightedness, is a prevalent condition that often first occurs during childhood. Although glasses can help in vision correction, they don’t effectively address the root causes of myopia. Our team of proficient eye doctors devises tailored myopia treatment strategies to protect your child’s vision and reduce the likelihood of developing other eye diseases.

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Eye doctor giving elderly man an eye check-up at Big City Optical.

Eye Disease Management

We have the expertise needed to manage serious eye conditions such as glaucoma, dry eye, and macular degeneration. Our thorough eye examinations can identify subtle or early-stage cases, enabling you to attain clear vision and maintain excellent eye health.

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Eye doctor applying gauze to the patient's eye.

Eye Emergencies

Big City Optical is equipped to manage urgent eye emergencies. Should you or a family member suffer a serious eye injury or illness within our operating hours, we strongly encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. Our facilities are specifically designed to handle critical eye emergencies with greater efficiency compared to a typical emergency room.

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Eye doctor explaining surgery co-management to a patient.

Surgery Co-Management

If you need eye surgery, we’ll work with your surgeon to make sure they know everything about your eyes and that you feel completely at ease before and after their procedure. Understanding that the idea of surgery can be daunting, we place significant emphasis on educating and comforting our clients throughout the process.

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Eye Exams
Woman getting her eyes checked at Big City Optical.

Eye Exams

We offer extensive eye exams, available both in-person and digitally, giving our clients the flexibility to schedule appointments at their convenience. Regardless of where you are in Chicago, you’ll have easy access to your eye doctor. During these exams, we assess your vision and conduct a detailed eye analysis, identifying any potential issues and precisely adjusting your vision prescription.

Learn More

Myopia Management
Little girl wearing purple eyeglasses

Myopia Management

Myopia, also referred to as nearsightedness, is a prevalent condition that often first occurs during childhood. Although glasses can help in vision correction, they don’t effectively address the root causes of myopia. Our team of proficient eye doctors devises tailored myopia treatment strategies to protect your child’s vision and reduce the likelihood of developing other eye diseases.

Learn More

Eye Disease Management
Eye doctor giving elderly man an eye check-up at Big City Optical.

Eye Disease Management

We have the expertise needed to manage serious eye conditions such as glaucoma, dry eye, and macular degeneration. Our thorough eye examinations can identify subtle or early-stage cases, enabling you to attain clear vision and maintain excellent eye health.

Learn More

Eye Emergencies
Eye doctor applying gauze to the patient's eye.

Eye Emergencies

Big City Optical is equipped to manage urgent eye emergencies. Should you or a family member suffer a serious eye injury or illness within our operating hours, we strongly encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. Our facilities are specifically designed to handle critical eye emergencies with greater efficiency compared to a typical emergency room.

Learn More

Surgery Co-Management
Eye doctor explaining surgery co-management to a patient.

Surgery Co-Management

If you need eye surgery, we’ll work with your surgeon to make sure they know everything about your eyes and that you feel completely at ease before and after their procedure. Understanding that the idea of surgery can be daunting, we place significant emphasis on educating and comforting our clients throughout the process.

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Optical

We offer a diverse and carefully selected range of frames, lenses, contacts, and sunglasses. This extensive variety ensures that we can meet a broad range of clients’ tastes, preferences, and vision requirements. Our goal is to ensure you walk away with a pair of frames that perfectly suits your style.

Glasses & Frames

We carry over 700 frames, which means regardless of taste and style, we offer something…
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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 and comfortable contact lenses, including convenient daily disposables.

Sunglasses

Safeguard your eyes from the sun’s UV rays while expressing your fashionable taste. Choose from our large variety of designer brands to find a pair that reflects your personality and look.

Specialty Lenses

We offer an extensive array of alternatives to traditional contact lenses for clients who may not be able…
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Our Dedicated Team

The eye doctors and optical staff at Lakeview on Southport Avenue are seasoned experts who were carefully chosen for their skills and deep ties to the community. Our aim is to understand you and your lifestyle so we can take special care to ensure that our service is precise, personalized, and most importantly, enjoyable!

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 takes pride in catering to Chicago’s North Side and neighboring communities such as Lincoln Park, Uptown, Lincoln Square, Albany Park, North Mayfair, Edgewater, Rogers Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, Hermosa, Belmont Cragin, Jefferson Park, Lincolnwood, Near North Side, and beyond. Whether you choose our advanced digital comprehensive exam or visit us in person, be assured that we’re committed to providing top-notch eye care!

Driving Directions

We are located at 3708 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613, United States.

If you’re coming from downtown Chicago and from the south, take N Lincoln Ave from N Clark St. Drive northwest for 2.1 miles, and turn right onto N Southport Ave. At the corner you’ll see Golden Apple Grill & Breakfast House on your right. Drive north 0.4 miles until you pass the Little Goat Diner. Drive another 0.5 miles and our store will be on the left.

If you’re coming from the west or northwest, take I-90 to W Irving Park Rd and drive due east. In 2.4 miles, Laschet’s Inn will be on the right. Drive another 0.4 miles and turn right onto N Ravenswood Ave. In another 0.4 miles, turn left onto W Waveland Ave. Drive down W Waveland for half a mile, then turn left onto N Southport Ave. Our store is on the left, just across the street from Coalfire pizza.