World-Class Eye Care in Southside Chicago

Our Optometrists Help Chicago See Welcome to Primary Eye Care Associates

Our family-friendly eye care center in Chicago takes pride in helping individuals of all ages improve their vision. Located right off Route 50 just a few minutes north of the Chicago Midway International Airport, our state-of-the-art facility is designed with your comfort, lifestyle, and overall health in mind. Our optometrists and opticians work directly with trusted local ophthalmologists.

To learn more about how an optometrist, optician, or ophthalmologist can help you or to request an eye exam, reach out to Primary Eye Care Associates today.

(773) 735-6090

Interior of Primary Eye Care Associates in Chicago, IL

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5460 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60638

See Better, Feel Better

With Trusted Optometrists

You are unique; your eye care treatment should be, too. Our optometry practice takes a personalized approach when it comes to your eyes and vision and offers a host of solutions that range from corrective eyewear to cataract surgery, LASIK, and beyond. Our optical boutique, on-site laboratory, partner ophthalmologists, and wealth of experience helping patients just like you make us the preferred optometrist in the Windy City.

We invite you to get your journey started with us by paying a visit to our office for an eye exam or by getting in touch with a friendly member of our team.

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.

"What a wonderful place"
5-Star Reviews for Our Chicago Optometrist


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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Meet Dr. Steven Chander Our Board-Certified Optometrist

Dr. Steven Chander is the clinical director of Primary Eye Care Associates. After completing a residency at the Chicago Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology, he authored The Ultimate Guide To Laser Eye Surgery. His decades of optometry experience uniquely positions him to give patients throughout Chicago the very best that modern vision care has to offer.

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Steven Chander, OD

A Welcoming Environment for Optometry Patients of All Ages

Spacious and Accommodating

Our accessible facility has spacious exam rooms that can easily accommodate a family of four.

Relaxed Atmosphere

With lamps, a television, magazines, and more, our reception era has a homey living room atmosphere.

Conveniently Located

Our optometry office is within walking distance from the airport and surrounded by plenty of places to eat and shop.

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Featured Services


The eye doctors at Primary Eye Care Associates stay up-to-date on the latest in LASIK to help patients improve their vision, reduce the need for prescription lenses, and enhance their overall quality of life. Our Southside Chicago optometry office partners directly with ophthalmologists to offer both traditional and IntraLase LASIK (IntraLASIK). 

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Cataract Surgery

If cataracts interfere with your daily activities such as reading or driving, our skilled eye care experts can consult you about undergoing safe, effective cataract surgery. We offer laser cataract surgery, which is a more precise approach than traditional techniques.

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Dry Eyes

Dry, itchy, or irritated eyes can make your day-to-day challenging. Fortunately, our clinic offers a range of dry eye treatments that can provide long-term relief and even improved appearance. From prescription eyedrops to tear duct plugs and autologous serums, we’ll work closely with you to determine the best treatment.

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Eye Glasses

Our optical boutique carries big-name brands and the latest styles at a lower cost than other retailers. In addition to finding frames you love, our opticians will ensure your eyeglasses have a prescription optimized for you and suiting your unique features. Consider us your one-stop shop for new glasses.

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Also known as corneal refractive therapy (CRT), orthokeratology is a non-surgical treatment for nearsightedness and farsightedness, and other types of refractive errors. The big takeaway? You could achieve improved vision without the need for prescription glasses or eye surgery: this option involves wearing oxygen-permeable contact lenses during sleep.

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Eye Disease Treatment

We work with skilled ophthalmologists to treat a host of eye diseases, including glaucoma. If you suffer from optic nerve damage, our optometrists and ophthalmologists will work to halt or slow down the rate of vision loss.

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Our Complete Services

Whether you need the help of an optician, optometrist, or ophthalmologist, you can turn to our clinic for comprehensive care.

Contact us for an eye exam today to learn how these treatments can improve the quality of your eyesight.

Paying for Treatment
at Our Chicago Office

At Primary Eye Care Associates, we believe financial obstacles shouldn’t get in the way of you and the optometry treatment you need. That’s why we work closely with our patients to keep costs manageable and our high caliber of care as accessible as possible.


We accept Medicare and most medical insurance plans, including BlueCross BlueShield. Vision plans we accept include VSP, EyeMed, and Davis Vision. To maximize your benefits and make the process as convenient as ever, our staff files insurance claims for you.


If you are without insurance or want to manage your out-of-pocket expenses when it comes to treatment with us, you may be able to take advantage of CareCredit®. This financing option lets you break down the cost of eye exams, eye glasses, and a host of vision care services into monthly payments.

More High Praise for Our Chicago Optometrist


Joyce Parker


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Dr. Chander is very knowledgeable...He definitely will  explain every outcome of your exam . I have also referred a friend of mine there for treatment ..

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javy beaz


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The best eye doctor in chicago. I recommended him to all my family friends too. The staff is very nice too

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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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