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Meet Chicago’s Most Dedicated Optical & Optometry Team!

Neighborhood Eye Care Experts

All of our staff live locally and are as dedicated to their community as they are to their professions. We prioritize our clients above all else, and we believe easygoing fun is the secret ingredient to our quality care. Whether we’re providing high-quality optometric care or matching you with that perfect pair of glasses, it’s always done with a genuine smile.
Mike Kogelis and Rasa Tamulavichus, O.D.

Meet Our Founders: Mike Kogelis and Rasa Tamulavichus, O.D.

Co-founders Dr. Tamulavichus and Mike Kogelis created Big City Optical in 2017 when they decided to bring their ideal Chicago optometry practice to life. They envisioned a laid-back neighborhood shop where doctors knew the names of their clients, where appointments were convenient, and where everyone involved was having a great time. This ideal practice quickly became a Chicago staple, as our cozy neighborhood business now serves the community in 17 locations throughout the city.

Meet Our Eye Doctors

Our community-oriented group of optometrists are all local to the Chicago area. All are experts in their field, love their community, and serve it with pride. This means that not only will they provide high-end expert eye care — but they will be warm, understanding, and considerate along the way.

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.

Meet Our Opticians

Our opticians believe in the power of community, friendship, and exceptional care. You can trust every last one of our opticians to give your visit their full, unbridled attention. Whether we’re fitting your children for their first pair of glasses or helping you find a new pair of shades, you can expect a fun-filled experience.
Man checking eyeglasses at Big City Optical<br />

Find the Team Closest to You!

There are 17 Big City Optical stores located around Chicago. Each has its own personality, and a dedicated team of experts who are ready to serve all your eye care and eyewear needs.