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Jewels Office Administrator

Jewels serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Administrator of Operations.  She comes from a long history of management and joined our team to provide the ultimate patient experience.  "My key goals is to make the environment fun and safe and easy for our eye care team to best serve our patients".  When Jewels is not an octopus handling many things with ease grace and finesse, she loves spending time with her Fur kids, Maxx and Nikko (and a good bottle of wine).  

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Christine Optician and Frame Specialist

Christine has been with Primary Eye Care Associates for 27 years. She is an Optician and Frame Specialist in our office. She really enjoys helping patients select the perfect frame to fit their daily needs.

Christine enjoys spending time with her husband and volunteering on her spare time. Her favorite food is Italian.

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Johanna Patient Care Coordinator

Johanna serves as our call center director.  She loves spending time with her daughter and enjoys developing systems to help serve you better.  She speaks Spanish to help serve our Hispanic patients.  When she's not at work she loves to experiment with new foods and spend time with friends.

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Nicki Lead Technician

Nicki is the name and hospitality is my retired fame!

Nicki is a certified Medical Assistant with Supervision & Management experience. Currently, Nicki is working on obtaining her certification as a Paraoptometric! Her experience within hospitality definitely has  made an impact on her role.  Knowledge and growth is always her number one goal.

Nicki's hobbies include reading and dancing. She loves working with children and elderly patients.  Nicki loves to smile and believes a smile is a cure to almost anything. 

Nicki's motto is "In a world where you can be anything , be kind".

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Dr. Jeanan Optometrist

Dr. Jeanan Abunada is an Illinois native. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts and Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago with honors. Afterwards, she earned her Doctorate of Optometry at Chicago College of Optometry. She is a member of the International Optometric Honor Society- Beta Sigma Kappa. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Illinois Optometric Association, and is published in optometric journals.

Dr. Abunada continued her passion and dedication to the profession of Optometry as she joined Primary Eye Care Associates. Her goal is to help patients of all ages to preserve their vision. Advanced technology has allowed her to promote outstanding health care to her patients. She holds special interests in primary eye care, dry eye syndrome, ocular surface disease, co-managing post-refractive surgeries, and fitting in specialty and soft contact lenses. In her free time, Dr. Abunada enjoys reading a good book, exploring new restaurants in downtown Chicago, and likes to stay fit through barre.

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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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