Personalized Optometry
in Chicago

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Welcome to Our Practice

At Primary Eye Care Associates in Chicago, ILoptometrist 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 on-site 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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our optometrist, Dr. Steven Chander, in his professional headshot

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"What a wonderful place" Hear from Our Patients


Moises Dominguez


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What a wonderful place, very clean, thoughtful hardworking staff, and stupendous eye doctor. The staff speaks Spanish and give you all their time. Definitely will recommend to anyone above 5 stars!

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Paul Chandler


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Dr. Chander and staff were very professional and knowledgeable. They explained every step of our experience clearly and were very patient with our questions. Excellent place. Thank you all.

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Experience a Different Kind of Optometry Schedule Your Eye Exam with Us Today

Dr. Chander isn't just an eye doctor; he's a problem solvers. If you experience vision problems, 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 your eye exam, our optometrists and team of certified licensed opticians will use digital vision testing instruments to examine the health of 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. Patients love the wide variety of designer frames available to choose from in our optical boutique.

To schedule an eye exam with our optometrists 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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Consider another alternative to corrective lenses and LASIK...

Orthokeratology: Lasting Vision Correction There's No Need to Visit an Ophthalmologist

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Orthokeratology enhances your vision without surgery.

For those seeking an alternative to glasses and LASIK, our doctors can prescribe a special contact lens that reshapes the cornea during sleep. In the morning, you'll experience improved eyesight without wearing prescription eyeglasses or contacts.

This remarkable non-surgical treatment is called orthokeratology, which we're proud to offer at our optometry center.

Also known as ortho-k and corneal refractive therapy (CRT), orthokeratology can safely and effectively correct the vision of children and adults who suffer from:

  • Myopia
  • Hyperopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia

You can repeat the benefits of treatment by simply wearing ortho-k contacts at night as directed. It's that easy.



"They are so friendly and helpful!" More 5-Star Reviews


Sarai Trevino


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Very friendly staff the doctors who are very thorough with the exam. Great selection of eye glasses and sunglasses. Definitely recommend this practice for the entire family.

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Serena Maldonado


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They are so friendly and helpful! I was having issues with my eyes for months and I came here. A week later ,my eye issues are almost gone! I’m also very pleased with the social distancing practices.

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Our Optometrists Are Here for You Contact Primary Eye Care Associates

Whether you need an optician, an optometrist, or an ophthalmologist, the team at Primary Eye Care Associates can help. Our doctors use the latest technology in optometry to diagnose vision problems and prescribe corrective lenses. Our opticians will work with you to find the frames that fit your personality. If you live in Garfield Ridge or near Midway Airport and want to learn more about our comprehensive eye care services, contact our practice online or schedule a consultation by phone.

Call Our Doctors Today

(773) 735-6090

A Dedicated Dry Eye Center Relief for Red and Irritated Eyes

Dry, red, and irritated eyes can be extremely uncomfortable and ruin your day. Dry eye has a variety of causes, but it's typically the result of poor tear composition or reduced tear production.

Dr. Chander heads the Chicago Dry Eye Center of Excellence, which focuses on the treatment of dry eyes. He can prescribe and recommend a number of treatments depending on your needs, including:

  • The LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System
  • Tear duct plugs
  • Medicated eye drops
  • Nutrition counseling and supplementation

During your consultation, we can identify the reason you're suffering from dry eye and then develop a custom treatment plan that will renew, refresh, and revive your eyes.

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We have many methods of relieving dry eye syndrome.


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Digital Lenses

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

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Traditional Lenses
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Digital Lenses

Optometrist Insurance Services

  • Medicare assignment accepted
  • Insurance claims filed for you
  • Most vision plans accepted, including:
    • VSP
    • EyeMed
    • Davis vision
    • Most medical plans accepted, including Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Financial Information

Visa, Master Card, Discover logosFlexible payment plans are available to suit every budget. MasterCard®, Visa, Discover, cash, checks, and money orders are accepted.

24 Hour Emergency Services

Because eye care emergencies do not occur only during business hours, our eye care professionals are available to handle emergencies 24 hours a day.

"Make you feel at home."


Yomara Mata


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Primary Eye Care Associates has always gone above and beyond to take care of my vision needs. I have been working with Dr. Chandler for 9 years and I am confident I will continue to work with him and his practice. Thank you for all your support throughout this time.

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Guadalupe Godinez


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I enjoyed my visit with the clinic and Dr. Chandler. They are very professional and make you feel at home. They also speak both English and Spanish. They have the top technology to check vision and run any tests you need. Overall it’s a great eye clinic.

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Dr. Steven Chander

Primary Eye Care Associates

Primary Eye Care Associates is a family-friendly vision care practice in Chicago. Led by our eye doctor, 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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Chicago Office

5460 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60638

Open Today 8:00am - 12:00pm

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