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Personalized Optometry in Chicago, IL

Meet Our Optometrist

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Welcome to Our Practice

At Primary Eye Care Associates in Chicago, IL, optometrist Steven Chander takes great pride in helping his patients improve their vision through a variety of eye care solutions. He provides a wide variety of lenses and frames at his onsite optical boutique, and performs advanced laser treatments that would otherwise require a referral to an ophthalmologist. As our patient, you can expect that you and your family will receive care from a compassionate eye doctor and a team dedicated to serving your needs. We serve patients throughout Garfield Ridge and Midway.

Meet Dr. Steven Chander

As the clinical director of Primary Eye Care Associates, Dr. Steven Chander combines over two decades of optometry experience with a lifelong passion for helping others. Dr. Chander is board-certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and regularly educates other eye doctors regarding important eye health topics.

Dr. Chander also completed a residency at the Chicago Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology. This experience working with leading ophthalmologists gave him the necessary training to enhance his patient's vision with laser eye surgery. In fact, he authored a book on the topic. 

Dr. Chander is dedicated to providing exceptional care and a positive experience every time you visit our state-of-the-art office in Chicago, IL. Our optometrist ensures that every aspect of treatment - including materials, procedures, and the office itself - is held to the highest standards to provide patients with the best possible vision care.

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Dr. Steven Chander

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"This Place Is Amazing!"


Nelly Aguilar


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Me and my family have been coming to see Dr Chander for many years and we are very happy and satisfied with their services here. Very professional and their staff very polite a and very good service.  I really recommend this place to my friends and family.

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Bella Alonso


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This place is amazing! The staff is very friendly and made me feel welcome. The eye doctor was very informative and very helpful. I had a quick and welcoming visit!

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Experience a Different Kind of Optometry Schedule Your Eye Exam Today

Dr. Chander isn't just an eye doctor; he's a problem solver. If you are experiencing problems with your vision, or if it's been over a year since your last general eye exam, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Primary Eye Care Associates in Chicago, IL. We welcome patients from Garfield Ridge, Bridgeview, Oak Lawn, and throughout the area.

During the eye exam at our office, Dr. Chander and his team of certified licensed para-optometric technicians will use digital vision testing instruments to examine the health of your eyes, the way light travels through your eyes, and check for any eye health concerns, such as dry eye. Our state-of-the-art optometry equipment allows us to prescribe and provide eyeglass and contact lenses, and patients love the wide variety of designer frames available to choose from in our optical boutique.

To schedule an eye exam with our optometrist and opticians, fill out our online form or call

(773) 735-6090

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Our Chicago office is conveniently located just down the road from Midway Airport.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art eye health and vision care in a compassionate environment using state-of-the-art technology where patients and family needs come first.

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A steady supply of contact lenses arriving at your doorstep is simple with our online ordering system.

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Click the checkbox on the left side of our online frame shop to check out our virtual try-on feature!

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Featured Services

Vision and Learning Therapy

Our optometrist helps children and adults overcome a variety of visual difficulties, including computer vision syndrome, color blindness, and lazy eye. Potential treatments for these eye health issues include special contact lenses, eye drops, and other non-invasive treatments.

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Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery has become one of the most popular solutions for reducing dependence on corrective lenses. Our optometrist co-cares both LASIK and PRK surgeries at our clinic, and works directly with our surgeons. Both LASIK and PRK reshape your cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

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Overnight Vision Correction Retainer

For patients seeking a non-surgical option to correct their vision problems, our doctor can prescribe a special contact lens that gradually reshapes the cornea during sleep. Corneal refractive therapy (CRT), also known as orthokeratology, can safely and effectively correct the vision of children and adults.

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Premium Cataract Surgery

About 40 percent of Americans older than 65 suffer from cataracts. At our optometry practice, we perform advanced laser cataract surgery co-care with our in-clinic surgeons. Cataract surgery removes the natural clouded lens and replaces it with a synthetic intraocular lens for improved clarity and focus.

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Digital Lenses

Our optometry practice in Chicago, IL, crafts lenses using digital technology. These thin, light lenses provide significantly better clarity than bulkier traditional lenses.

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"Knowledgeable and Caring"


Karl Krizka


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Dr Chander is fantastic!!  Been going to him for years and never a bad experience.  Staff is very knowledgeable and caring as well

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Victoria Vega


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I have been coming here for 16 years and have been receiving the same quality service since I was 4! They staff is great !!

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Dr. Steven Chander

Primary Eye Care Associates

Primary Eye Care Associates is a family-friendly vision care practice in Chicago, IL. Led by Dr. Steven Chander, our practice provides a variety of services, features a state-of-the-art optical laboratory, and includes an optical boutique with designer frames. Dr. Chander is certified by:

  • The National Board of Examiners in Optometry
  • The American Optometric Association

To schedule an appointment with our team, please fill out our online form or call (773) 735-6090.

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5460 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60638‎

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