About Us

Welcome to Lake Forest Optometry in Lake Forest, IL.

At Lake Forest Optometry, our exceptional vision care team is carefully handpicked based on their experience, professionalism, and commitment to delivering personalized care to our optometry patients.

Dedicated to your utmost comfort and satisfaction, our entire Lake Forest Optometry staff goes above and beyond. We understand your busy schedule and ensure Same Day Appointments with Ease.  Our Knowledgable staff will assist you with our State of the Art Eye Exams, Designer Glasses, Designer Sunglasses, Prescription Lenses, Non-Prescription Lenses and Hundreds of Contact Lenses to Choose from.

We strive to provide comprehensive eye exams, a wide range of eyeglasses, and the individualized attention that sets us apart.  Call us today at 224-225-8755.

Insurance

Welcome to Lake Forest Optometry in Lake Forest, IL.

Eye and vision insurance can be misleading. A reason we don’t accept Vision Insurance.  In reality, what is often offered are vision plans bundled with medical insurance, acting more like discount plans. The amount you contribute tends to equal the amount you save.

For instance, if your employer deducts $8 bi-weekly for vision coverage, you end up paying $208 per year ($8.00 x 26 paychecks). So, your “free” annual eye exam actually costs more than paying our standard fees, especially when considering additional out-of-pocket expenses like co-pays and lens upgrades not covered by your vision plan.

What about those “free” glasses or contact lenses?  It’s the same scenario.  In the end, you pay about the same amount you would without a vision plan.  Additionally, you might lose the freedom to choose your preferred practice, eye doctor, or even specific brands of lenses and glasses if they are not providers for your plan. The rules and limitations can be frustrating. Who benefits from this system?  Not Doctor or the patient.

Fortunately, alternatives exist. The best choice is to decline vision coverage and request your employer to establish a Flexible Spending Account (FSA).  This grants you the tax benefits of a medical savings account, and you can freely choose any doctor you prefer! You gain control, rather than being at the mercy of a vision plan. Even without an FSA, you can still save money, unless your employer covers the premium—an uncommon scenario nowadays. Regardless of your situation, the team at Lake Forest Optometry is here to assist you.

As the year-end approaches, employers plan for next year’s insurance coverage.  Talk to your co-workers and employer about switching to an FSA. It doesn’t harm your employer or incur extra costs; in fact, they might save money by eliminating the vision plan altogether. It’s a win-win situation.

If you and your family need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 224-225-8755

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you!

Lake Forest Optometry
173 E. Laurel Ave. | Suite B | 2nd Floor
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: 224.225.8755
Fax: 224.899.1999
Email: [email protected]