World-Class Ophthalmology Center in the Heart of Chicago
Welcome to Wicker Park Eye Center, a highly sought after eye care center located in Chicago, led by board-certified ophthalmologist, Daniel Tepper, MD. Our practitioners take great pride in providing the latest in eye care.
Our office stresses the importance of compassion in healthcare. We focus on the needs of our patients, never losing sight of the specific reason they came to our office. We treat all of our patients like unique individuals. Our relentless commitment to the best ocular care includes a deep respect for our patients' schedules and their time as we strive to start all appointments on schedule. At our practice, we want our staff to feel like family to you, and we want our patients to feel like welcome guests in our home.
Dry, itchy, or burning eyes can make daily tasks nearly impossible. At our ophthalmology practice, we are committed to treating this condition at the source to ensure effective, long-lasting relief from your symptoms. Our office is equipped with the most advanced technologies that include LipiView® LipiFlow® and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment, as well as Ocular Allergy Testing and desensitization treatment. We can create a totally customized plan for you.
Cataracts can make your vision cloudy and affect your ability to drive, read, or work. In addition to comprehensive ophthalmology, Dr. Tepper offers advanced, laser-assisted cataract surgery. Using a special femtosecond laser, our ophthalmologist can extract cataracts with extreme precision and comfort. After he has removed the clouded lens, he can restore your vision with one of our premium lens options. As a board-certified ophthalmologist who focuses on cataract surgery, Dr. Tepper performs each step of this surgery himself.
Glaucoma is a vision-threatening condition that can develop without any signs or symptoms. We understand that a diagnosis of glaucoma can be concerning for anyone. Our doctors excel in the early diagnosis and superior medical and surgical treatments of this condition. We are one of the only practices in the area that offers minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), and we educate our patients about their individualized treatment plan to help them continue to live life as fully as possible.
Why You Should Choose Us
Our ophthalmologist uses the latest technology to treat serious eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma. We offer advanced laser-assisted cataract surgery using premium lens options, as well as micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) using the FDA-approved iStent® device.
A Family-Friendly Office
Our Chicago, Illinois, office is family-friendly, and we treat children and adults with the same level of dedication and attention. Rather than traveling back and forth between surgeons, optometrists, and opticians, you can bring your entire family to the same office.
Because we have an ophthalmologist and residency-trained optometrists on our team, we are able to offer every optical service under one roof. From routine eye exams to advanced eye surgery, our eye care professionals possess the training and technology to care for the diverse needs of our patients.
Patient-Centered Vision Care
We know that the world of ophthalmology can seem complex. By providing clear instructions and educating our patients, we empower them to make confident decisions about their healthcare. We also understand that our patients lead busy lives. To respect their schedules and their time, we strive for minimal waiting times and efficient appointments.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Whether you need a basic eye exam with an optometrist or an advanced procedure by an ophthalmologist, Dr. Tepper and Dr. Parisha Shah are ready to meet you and learn about your vision goals. Your vision is one of your most precious assets, and partnering with a skilled team can help you maintain your ocular health for a lifetime.
Together with our optometrist Dr. Shah, he can provide your family with high-quality vision care and compassionate service. To schedule your consultation at our Chicago, IL, office, request your appointment online or call us at (773) 376-2020.
"Dr. Tepper Took the Time to Explain My Treatment Options."
The ladies there are very helpful and so nice. Love going there for my follow-ups. Highly recommend anyone in the humboldt park area go there for eye checks.
Friendly and knowledgeable. Dr Tepper took the time to explain my treatment options. The space is nice and relaxing and the staff are pleasant. Highly recommend!View On Google
The Dr. as well as the staff were amazing and friendly from the Minute I walked intill I walked out. They have a great glasses section. Onyx the girl who sells the glasses is awesome and friendly such a people person. I will always recommend Wicker park eye center to my friends and family.View On Google
I went here for an urgent eye issue. They got me in to see the doctor within 30 minutes and were very kind from the minute I walked in the door. From the reception, to the tech, and the doctor - everyone was very sincere and helpful. I will definitely be going here for my routine eye care and would recommend to anyone!
Treating Dry Eyes with Ground-Breaking Technology
Dry eyes aren't just uncomfortable. Left untreated, they can lead to other eye diseases and make it impossible to wear contact lenses. While many eye doctors prescribe drops and other solutions that do not treat the source of your problems, Dr. Tepper uses the latest technology to diagnose and treat this condition in the most comfortable and effective manner possible. Our Chicago practice is equipped with:
- LipiScan: The LipiScan Dynamic Meibomian Imager allows our eye doctors to see your Meibomian glands up close and identify whether blockages are preventing proper lubrication.
- LipiFlow: The LipiFlow system gently massages the inner and outer eyelids, delivering thermal pulsations that break up blockages and improve the flow of oil to the ocular surface.
- BlephEx: BlephEX® is a small, pen-like device that removes bacteria and other toxins from the eyelids, improving eyelid hygiene and reducing symptoms such as blepharitis and dry eye in just a few minutes.
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL): The Intense Pulse Light treatment utilizes pulses of light for eyelid gland expression. The IPL can release hardened oils that may have clogged glands in the eyelids.
Our ophthalmologist is excited to offer these treatments because they address the root cause of the issue and are highly effective compared to traditional treatment options such as drops. One study showed that just one LipiFlow session offered the same level of relief as three months of twice-daily application of warm compresses.
Excellence in Facial Aesthetics
Visit Our Medical Spa: SkEye MD
At Wicker Park Eye Care Center, we understand that taking care of your ocular and overall health also means taking care of your skin. Dr. Tepper combines his medical experience and in-depth understanding of facial aesthetics to offer comprehensive medical spa treatments in a safe, clean environment.
SkEye MD is a state-of-the-art medical spa where patients can receive aesthetic care in conjunction with their ocular treatments. At SkEye MD, we combine the latest in skin care with two decades of medical experience to treat patients to luxurious, spa-like aesthetic treatments. We prioritize the needs of every patient as an individual and we work closely with each person to develop a personalized aesthetic procedure and skin care regimen that best meets his or her goals.
Also Offering Nutritional Supplements for Eye Health
Just like other parts of your body, your eyes need proper nutrients to function and feel healthy. Dr. Tepper offers Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals® (PRN) products to help patients maintain good eye health with Omega-3s and other nutritional supplements. Each PRN product is specially formulated to improve dry eye, support your macular tissue, and promote retina health. Additionally, all products are completely safe and free of dangerous toxins.
Based on your individual needs, Dr. Tepper can recommend a set of supplements to support your ocular health for a lifetime.
We'll Help You Find the Right Fit at Our On-Site Optical Shop
Finding the right frames to fit your facial features, preferences, and style can be difficult. When you shop for glasses online or with a retail store optician, you lose the benefit of the experience and expertise of an eye doctor. Our board-certified ophthalmologist and residency-trained optometrists have undergone special training to provide custom eyewear that you could not receive from an optician. Together with our on-site opticians, we can help you find a pair of eyeglasses that look and feel great.
Worried about the Cost of Eye Care? We Can Help!
The cost of eye exams, eyewear, and eye surgery can be significant. To make treatments more affordable, we accept most insurance plans. If you are left with out-of-pocket costs, we can help you arrange to work with a third-party financing institution to pay them off in manageable monthly installments.
Our Complete Services
- Comprehensive Eye Exams
- Eye Health and Supplements
- Diabetic Eye Exams
- Dry Eye Evaluations
- LipiFlow Treatment
- Glaucoma Screenings
- Ocular Allergy Testing with Desensitization Treatment
- Macular Degeneration Management
- Premium Laser Cataract Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
- Pterygium Removal
- Advanced Stye Treatment and Drainage
- HydraFacial MD
- BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Facial Rejuvenation
- Permanent Hair Removal
Our Office: Designed for Safety & Comfort
Our Chicago ophthalmology practice, Wicker Park Eye Center, is located in the medical office building on the AMITA Health Saint Marys Campus. The recently updated office is clean, comfortable, and spacious. We offer several amenities to keep you comfortable while you wait, including:
- Television entertainment
- Complimentary valet parking
While most visits take place at our office, surgeries are performed at the Saints Mary and Elizabeth Hospital.
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"I Will Definitely Refer This Office to Others."
I'm new to Chicago and as a first time patient going through the process of insurance changes... All of the ladies at the front desk were nice and patient, as well as informative. The tech was also very sweet and the doctor was extremely kind and explained everything clearly and easily without scaring me. I will definitely refer this office to others. Thanks for everything!View On Google
Highly recommended to anyone looking for professional yet friendly eye care! I appreciate the personal touch provided by all staff: the eye doctors, assistants, and receptionists. The reception space is clean, bright, and welcoming, as are the people who work here!