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

Pilsen on 18th Street

Pilsen on 18th Street location at BCO

Eye Doctors in Chicago, IL

Our experienced team of eye doctors at Pilsen on 18th Street provides a state-of-the-art and technologically advanced experience. We take great pride in nurturing a close-knit community and are devoted to ensuring each patient’s visit is a comfortable one.

Pilsen on 18th Street

1350 W 18th St,
Chicago, IL 60608

(312) 872-8796

(312) 261-5503
(312) 261-5503

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

No matter what eye care services you require, Big City Optical customizes its services to align with the needs of you and your family. We prioritize your schedule, keep you informed about your health, and provide the kind of compassionate, outstanding care that has made us so beloved throughout the city of Chicago.

Eye exams at BCO

Eye Exams

In addition to our traditional in-person eye assessments, we also offer comprehensive digital eye exams to greatly increase appointment flexibility for our clients. These digital exams allow us to evaluate your vision and are supported by cutting-edge screening tech, allowing us to deliver the same high level of care without sacrificing quality for convenience.

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Myopia management at BCO

Myopia Management

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, most often manifests during childhood. Although prescription glasses can correct nearsightedness, they do not address its underlying causes, like the cornea’s continued curvature. Our team of eye specialists provides an array of myopia management solutions, enabling us to provide highly efficient treatment strategies for your child.

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Eye disease management at BCO

Eye Disease Management

Big City Optical specializes in the effective management of intricate and tricky eye ailments like glaucoma, dry eye, and macular degeneration. Regardless of the obstacles you and your family encounter, we guarantee clear vision and a closely guided, custom-made treatment plan.

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Eye emergencies at BCO

Eye Emergencies

Our facilities are fully stocked with high-end technology and are equipped to handle urgent eye emergencies. If you or a family member experience an eye-related emergency during our operational hours, please contact us without delay.

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Surgery Co-Management at BCO

Surgery Co-Management

We work in close collaboration with ophthalmologists and surgeons to guarantee a seamless meeting of your eye health requirements, both before and after your surgical procedure. We know that the prospect of surgery can be daunting, but we’ll make sure you’re comfortable throughout the entire experience.

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Eye Exams
Eye exams at BCO

Eye Exams

In addition to our traditional in-person eye assessments, we also offer comprehensive digital eye exams to greatly increase appointment flexibility for our clients. These digital exams allow us to evaluate your vision and are supported by cutting-edge screening tech, allowing us to deliver the same high level of care without sacrificing quality for convenience.

Learn More

Myopia Management
Myopia management at BCO

Myopia Management

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, most often manifests during childhood. Although prescription glasses can correct nearsightedness, they do not address its underlying causes, like the cornea’s continued curvature. Our team of eye specialists provides an array of myopia management solutions, enabling us to provide highly efficient treatment strategies for your child.

Learn More

Eye Disease Management
Eye disease management at BCO

Eye Disease Management

Big City Optical specializes in the effective management of intricate and tricky eye ailments like glaucoma, dry eye, and macular degeneration. Regardless of the obstacles you and your family encounter, we guarantee clear vision and a closely guided, custom-made treatment plan.

Learn More

Eye Emergencies
Eye emergencies at BCO

Eye Emergencies

Our facilities are fully stocked with high-end technology and are equipped to handle urgent eye emergencies. If you or a family member experience an eye-related emergency during our operational hours, please contact us without delay.

Learn More

Surgery Co-Management
Surgery Co-Management at BCO

Surgery Co-Management

We work in close collaboration with ophthalmologists and surgeons to guarantee a seamless meeting of your eye health requirements, both before and after your surgical procedure. We know that the prospect of surgery can be daunting, but we’ll make sure you’re comfortable throughout the entire experience.

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Optical

We provide a varied and thoughtfully curated selection of frames, lenses, contacts, and sunglasses to suit every taste, preference, and style! Our optical team has carefully chosen each frame and is committed to helping you discover a pair that resonates with your look. We enjoy making the style refresh a fun process for our patients.

Glasses & Frames

With a vast assortment of over 700 frames, we cater to a diverse array of tastes and styles, guaranteeing…
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Contact Lenses

Our comprehensive contact lens evaluations ensure an accurate and comfortable fitting for your…
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Sunglasses

Sunglasses are essential for protecting your eyes from the sun’s damaging UV rays, preventing potential long-term…
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Specialty Lenses

When clients cannot use conventional contact lenses, we offer a varied selection…
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Our Dedicated Team

Big City Optical carefully selects its eye doctors and staff based on their genuine empathy and unwavering community commitment. Establishing a strong bond between our team and patients is our foremost objective, because it is the key element behind our high patient satisfaction.

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 the historic Pilsen district and Lower West Side of downtown Chicago, as well as its surrounding neighborhoods including West Loop, West Town, Chinatown, Douglas, Bridgeport, McKinley Park, Marshall Square, Little Village, River North, Kenwood, Bronzeville, Brighton Park, Archer Heights, Gage Park, Near North Side, Wicker Park, Logan Square, Bucktown, Lincoln Park, Hermosa, Cicero, Stickney, West Lawn, and more. Schedule an appointment with your eye doctor today!

Driving Directions

We are located at 1350 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608.

If you are coming from the south and downtown, take I-90 W / I-94 W north and take exit 53C. Turn left onto W Cermak Rd. In 0.2 miles you’ll pass MingHin Cuisine on your righthand side. Drive another 1.1 miles, and you will see Steak ‘n Egger on your right — turn right immediately after onto S Racine Ave. In 0.4 miles, turn left onto W 18th St. Big City Optical is located 0.2 miles down W 18th St on your righthand side.

If you’re coming from the west, head east on W Cermak Rd. Turn left onto S Western Ave. Head north for 0.3 miles and you will pass Don’s Grill on your right. Drive another 0.1 miles and turn right onto W 18th St. Drive 1.2 miles east, and when you pass Café Jumping Bean you know you’re getting close. In another 0.1 miles, our store will be on your left.