Eye Exams Specialist

Dean Optical -  - Optometrist

Dean Optical

Optometrists located in Chicago, IL

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.

Eye Exams Q & A

When Should You Get an Eye Exam?

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.

What Happens During an Eye Exam?

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.

What Should You Bring to an Eye Exam?

To ensure a thorough examination, you should bring the following items to your eye exams:

  • A list of recent health issues you’ve experienced
  • A list of the medicines you’re currently taking
  • A list of medications, foods, or other things you’re allergic to
  • A record of family members who have or had vision problems
  • Prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses you’re currently wearing.

Accepted Insurance Providers

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.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Davis Vision
Humana Vision
Superior Vision
United Healthcare