We are kid-friendly, pet-friendly and GLBTQ-friendly.
Each doctor in our practice is fully certified to the highest level. We diagnose and treat ocular conditions and diseases with a wide referral network for surgical and tertiary care.
Our opticians are American Board of Opticianry certified or studying to be certified. Our full staff is CPR certified. And we all like fashion, so in a nutshell, what’s not to love?
Our mission? Your best vision.
Balancing great eye care and great eyewear is not an act; it’s our commitment to you. Our doctors draw you in with their expertise, then they build a relationship with a solid foundation of great vision correction and medical eye care, all the time using your name with their friendly chairside manners. Our frames are then offered by expert opticians with a brutally honest streak who ensure that you really, really, really do look good. You’ll see.
Visionary Eye Care was founded by Drs Michael Ciszek and Barbara Butler-Schneider in the Andersonville neighborhood on Chicago’s northside. Their founding motto, “Understanding your unique needs,” is a promise we strive to keep to this day.
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Visionary acquires Eyedentity, a loop-located practice. We have a second store in an iconic Chicago location: under the El tracks at Madison & Wells. Our Loop location offers downtown convenience for existing patients and brings our unique service to a new neighborhood.
Visionary commits to sustainable business practices. Recycling programs for both locations are put in place.
The conversion to digital medical practice starts. ETA for full digital practice is three years.
eco-Andersonville certifies Visionary as a Sustainable Business.
Visionary weathers the recession, adding Concierge Service for onsite fittings in select areas.
Online requests are rolled out as part of the digital conversion.
The Greening continues! Our Loop location joins a group program that allows the building to better separate typical recyclables as well as computer parts and batteries.
Recommitment to customer service for our patients. This includes having our opticians and doctors work at both locations to learn more about the unique Andersonville and Loop environments.
New Goldman applanation tonometer for glaucoma testing. No more puff of air!
New Cameras: The Slit Lamp takes a picture of the front of your eye The Fundus takes a picture of the back of your eye. The mPOD measures macular pigment optical density to catch early risk factors for macular degeneration.
Angies’ List Super Service Award 2012 for Eye Care, Optometry. Thank you, VEC patients for your votes!
Eye Wear Expo 2013 is our first 2-Day Event held across both locations featuring trunkshow options from Etnia Barcelona, Lafont and Mykita.
Loop gains new exam room and redefines the retail space.
Andersonville doubles in size. Dedicated medical facility and waiting room in the new store space, converting the original space to a larger retail showroom with more patient fitting stations, and expanding our lens laboratory.
The Greening continues: We are mailing receipts to save paper. Check. Actually greening the Andersonville neighborhood with a garden plot at Catalpa & Ravenswood. Check.
New website launched! Mobile-friendly and filled with resources for our patients including an expanded Communication Center for booking appointments and checking in on orders. Plus dedicated location pages, blogs, and extensive medical Q&As.