Undergoing routine eye exams is important to protect your eye health and best visual comfort. The dedicated professional staff at Dean Optical — Dr. Dennis DeLee, Dr. Michael A. Meifert, and Dr. Lance N. Olson — provide quality eye exams to patients in the Financial District of Chicago. At Dean Optical, your satisfaction is valued. To ensure your access to eye exams without delay, the doctors hold flexible hours during weekdays. You can even schedule a Saturday appointment.
Factors such as your age and health determine how often you should get an eye exam. Kids in Illinois must get eye exams before entering the kindergarten. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), if no vision problems are detected and no family history of vision issues is present, children should receive an eye exam every year until the age of 18. In order to maintain a lifestyle with consistent healthy eyesight through adulthood, the AOA recommends a comprehensive eye examination at least once every two years for adults ages 18 to 60. For seniors of age 60 or older, the AOA recommends at least once a year.
Our patients that work on computers and mobile devices all day will want to keep their eyes protected from all that visual stress. If you have prescription eyewear or a family history of eye disease, check your vision annually. Some chronic, health issues, such as diabetes, increase your risk of developing eye disease. If you suffer from 1 of these health problems, get annual eye exams.
During eye exams, patients discuss their medical history and any vision issues they’re experiencing with the Optometric technicians and Doctors at Dean Optical. State-of-the-art, vision care instrumentation is utilized to test the sharpness of your eyesight. Both the front and inside of your eyes are checked with a series of lights. Sometimes, pupil dilation is indicated. Oftentimes, in lieu of dilation, our Optos Digital Retinal Imager and iVue OCT offer our doctors the ability to visualize your retina down to your rods and cones and determine, predict and be assured of your great eye health. After all tests are complete, you receive the results of your eye exam.
To ensure a thorough examination, you should bring the following items to your eye exams:
Dean Optical works with many insurance carriers and payment plans.
To see if we work with your insurance carrier or vision care plan, please call our office for assistance. Our friendly and informed staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
"I am never disappointed at their level of concern for my health as a patient and in general if everything is okay. Highly recommended."
"I've purchased glasses and contacts through the office multiple times as well, and the staff is always friendly and helpful. Highly recommend."
"Very friendly staff, easy to work with my company's vision insurance, found me a great pair of glasses that I could afford, and received the new pair within 24 hours."
"Their equipment is far superior compared to other eye doctors I've been to. My prescriptions have always been spot on and haven't had any issue."
"I have been a patient of Dr. Dennis DeLee for many years. He is a consummate professional, conscientious and thorough when it comes to treating his patients."
"This place is AWESOME, top notch service. Price point on the product can be a little steep, but the service out weighs it."
"Dr. DeLee and his team go out of their way to make the appointment as best as possible. Even I admit that some of the stuff is pretty cool-"
"I have been going to Dean Optical for over 30 years...Dr. DeLee is the best. Professional, latest technology, thorough, and funny too."
"I've been seeing Dr. DeLee for nearly 8 years now, and have always had a great experience with him and others in the office."
"Dr. DeLee and his staff are great. I've seen all the doctors and I highly recommend Dean Optical."
"Dr. DeLee always takes wonderful care of my whole family! Because he is so wonderful we continue to travel to the city, even though I prefer avoiding it."