Meet Hillary Schweihs, OD!
Our Simply Spectacular Eye Doc
Dr. Schweihs specializes in…
- Ocular disease
- Comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages
- Complex glasses & contact lenses fittings
- Diabetic eye exams
- Acute care
Dr. Schweihs completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky earning a bachelor’s of science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry in 2013, and completed a one year intensive residency training in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, IL. She is a member of the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Schweihs has a special interest for clinical research and ocular disease. She is currently the sub-clinical investigator for an ongoing FDA monitored study for presbyopia. She provides routine eye exams, contact lens fittings, and can treat a variety of ocular diseases. In her free time, Dr. Schweihs enjoys exploring new restaurants, spending time with her friends and family, reading, and going on walks throughout the city with her son.
Why did Dr. Schweihs become an optometrist?
Optometry runs in her blood! Both her grandfather and uncle were optometrists and influenced her to pursue this as a career. She has always been interested in eyes and wore contact lenses and glasses from a very young age. During her undergraduate studies in Kentucky, she learned about the importance of health and nutrition as it relates to the eyes and knew that optometry was the right path for her. Dr. Schweihs takes a whole health approach to the treatment and prevention of eye diseases like diabetes, dry eyes, and macular degeneration.
Dr. Schweihs is great with kids too!
Dr. Schweihs also conducts children’s eye exams at Eye Spy, even for kids that are too young to read. She tests the need for glasses, depth perception, color vision, strabismus (eye turns) and amblyopia. She can also assess the need for further evaluation for binocular vision problems or perceptual issues. While Dr. Schweihs does not treat these issues, we can refer your child to the appropriate resources, if needed.
Are you interested in wearing contact lenses?
There are many, many options for contact lenses. If you thought that you could never wear contacts, we might be able to help you! We offer multi-focals and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Schweihs is always up for a challenge. When you get an eye exam for contact lenses, your prescription is valid for a year’s supply of contacts. No matter how much you sweet talk us, all prescriptions expire after one year, according to state law. If you would like to re-order your contact lenses, feel free to give us a call at +1-773-477-2670, e-mail your order, or click here to place an order on-line.