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COVID Protocols

Our top priority is the health and safety of our patients, employees & families. We are taking the proper precautions in office to ensure that we can service all of your eye care needs in an effective & safe way. We appreciate your cooperation during this time!

Our updated policies & procedures:

1) Issuance of protective masks and gloves for team members as well as doctors. To abide by ordinances set in place by the city of Buffalo Grove, all patients are required to wear masks to enter our office.

2) Limiting patient traffic to enhance physical distancing.

3) Keeping front door and door to optical open to eliminate door handle contact.

4) Requesting that patients with symptoms of illness, and those at higher likelihood of exposure to corona virus, postpone their visit.

5) Limiting any patient companion to a parent, guardian or caretaker. Others should be encouraged to wait in the hallway or in the car.

6) Screening forehead temperatures using non-contact thermometers and sending home patients with any readings 100.4 degrees or higher.

7) Increased disinfection of surfaces and all exam equipment.

8) Installing protective face shields on exam equipment.

9) Maximizing in office social distancing whenever possible.

10) Cleaning and disinfecting ophthalmic frames after handling.


Our eye care center in Buffalo Grove offers a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages, from children to older adults.

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Eye Emergencies, Eye Exams & More

Our optometrist in Excel Eyecare Professionals provides eyewear prescriptions and offers corrective laser eye surgery co-management as well. You can get in touch with our eye doctor's office to set up an appointment at your convenience and learn more about some of our key services below.


Our Eye Care Services:

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Eye Exams For the Whole Family

Eye Exam for patients of all ages

Routine eye exams are important, regardless of your age or physical health. During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.

Need an Eye Exam to Update Your Prescription?

A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using digital retinal imaging technology to evaluate retinal health.

Eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every year to assess your risk for potentially damaging eye conditions, as well as to keep on top of any changes in vision you may be experiencing.

Eye Care for Everyone

How Often Do You Need to See the Optometrist, Based on Age?

The AOA recommends an annual eye exam for any patient who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every year. Doctors often recommend more frequent eye examinations for people with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.

Since the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually.

If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration.

Eye Exams for Children

Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at every year throughout school.

Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:

  • premature birth
  • developmental delays
  • turned or crossed eyes
  • family history of eye disease
  • history of eye injury
  • other physical illness or disease

The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their optometrist’s instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.

Schedule an Eye Doctor’s Appointment

Contact our eye care clinic to schedule an eye exam near you, today.

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