For Patients

Dear Patients,

Our eye exams are one of a kind. Dr. Vlada Nakhlis and Dr. Eva Shabo are both specially trained to provide a thorough, comprehensive examination, incorporating the latest advanced in diagnostic testing and therapeutic treatments, with the aid of the most cutting-edge technology available. This exam includes a thorough panel of binocular vision testing. This might take longer because we truly pride ourselves in putting your vision health above all else.

Please bear with us if there is a delay.

These delays are usually due to unforseen medical emergencies which require the doctors immediate attention. You are very important to us and every effort will be made by the doctor to see you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience!

Dr. Vlada Nakhlis

Dr. Vlada Nakhlis is a doctor of optometry (OD), i.e. an eye health care professional, state-licensed to examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, as well as diagnose related systemic conditions affecting the eye. She has completed pre-professional undergraduate education and got her Bachelor of Science from University of Illinois in Chicago, and four years of professional doctorate education at Illinois College of Optometry, achieving the doctor of optometry (O.D.) degree.

Dr. Nakhlis has 12 years of experience in retail setting optometry, focusing on general optometry. She conducts a broad range of contact lens fittings, computer syndrome diagnosis/treatment, and manages numerous eye diseases including diabetic retinopathy, macular/retinal diseases, dry eye, conjunctivitis, and glaucoma.

Dr. Eva Shabo

Dr. Shabo was born and raised in Lincolnwood, IL. She graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign in 2013,and continued on to the Illinois College of Optometry. Doctor Shabo received clinical honors during her rotations where she managed pediatrics, contact lenses, and ocular disease. Her rotations included Illinois Eye Institute, Hickam Air Force Base, Huntington VA hospital, and Mid Florida Eye Center. On her free time she enjoys watching the Chicago Blackhawks, traveling, and working out.

Our doctors are proud members of the following:

Illinois Optometric Association (IOA)

American Optometric Association (AOA)

American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (AAOMC)

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)

Professional Eyecare Associates of America (PECAA)

OD Excellence (ODX)

Prima Eye Group

What is Optometry?

Doctors of Optometry are primary health care professionals who provide full scope, comprehensive eye health and vision care. They examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures as well as diagnose related systemic conditions. As fully licensed medical professionals, they are authorized to prescribe medications, treat eye diseases and perform certain surgical procedures.

Optometry and Ophthalmology are both medical professions, and both require a doctorate degree. These two professions only differ in terms of major invasive eye surgery, similarly to how a cardiologist (a primary heart doctor) differs from a heart surgeon, who performs surgery ordered by the cardiologist.

To that end, in today’s healthcare world, optometrists provide full-scope primary eye health and vision care, both prevention and diagnostic/therapeutic, and refer patients to ophthalmologists primarly for eye-related surgical needs only, while continuing collaborative patient care via co-management relationships.

Doctors of Optometry are primary health care providers who provide full scope comprehensive eye health and vision care. They examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders or the visual system, the eye and associated structures as well as diagnose related systemic conditions. As fully licensed medical professionals, they are authorized to prescribe medications, treat eye diseases and perform certain surgical procedures.

 

Optometry and Ophthalmology are BOTH MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS and both require a doctorate degree. These two professions only differ in terms of major invasive surgery (similar to how a cardiologist (a primary heart doctor) differs from a heart surgeon who performs surgery ordered by the cardiologist.

 

To that end, in today’s healthcare world, optometrists provide full-scope primary eye health and vision care, both preventative and diagnostic/therapeutic, and refer patients to opthamologists primarily for eye-related surgical needs only, while continuing collaborative care via a co management relationship.

 

Beside providing exceptional vision – oriented examinations and therapies, the medical eye care services provided by doctors of optometry include medical procedure on the eye, such as foreign body removals, corneal debridement, appellations of eyelashes, a wide array of lid procedures, stye removals, punctal occlusions, etc.

 

As such, our doctors, Vlada Nakhlis and Eva Shabo, are fully licensed and eager to provide all the services listed above, along with other “outside the box” vision related preventative and diagnostic/therapeutic procedures such as myopia control, Orthokeratology, binocular vision disorder treatment and specialty contact lens fittings. Our doctors volunteer at schools, providing complementary eye exams to underprivileged kids. They give back to the community on a regular basis by volunteering at special olympics, donating time and money to organizations such as “Give Sight” and “InfantSee”, and are members of the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce. They are proactive at promoting public awareness on the subject of eye health and vision care by providing educational seminars and presentations to staff, colleagues, patients, schools, and retirement/nursing homes for seniors.

They volunteer at schools, providing complementary eye exams to underprivileged kids. They give back to the community on a regular basis by volunteering at the Special Olympics, donating time and money to organizations like “Give Sight” and “InfantSee”, and are members of the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce. They are proactive at promoting public awareness on the subject of eye health and vision care by providing educational seminars and presentations to staff, colleagues, patients, schools, retirement/nursing homes for seniors.

Call 224-236-2020 or request an appointment online.