The Eye Specialists Center is a multi-doctor, full-service ophthalmology practice serving both children and adults, with four locations in Chicagoland (Chicago Ridge, Orland Park, Hinsdale) and Northwest Indiana (Munster). Patient appointments are available from Monday to Saturday, including evening and same-day visits. The Eye Specialists Center is the evolution of the practice started in 1957 by Karl E. Ticho, MD and has grown to include three additional partners: (Dr. Karl’s son) Benjamin H. Ticho, MD, Jonathan Buka, MD and Alexander J. Khammar, MD. They are all board-certified ophthalmologists, sometimes known as "Eye MDs", and members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). The AAO's public information web site, www.GetEyeSmart.org, is another valuable source of information.
The practice also includes several other ocular specialists (with expertise in neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, vitreoretinal disease, and pediatric optometry), and has an in-house optical department for patients’ convenience.
The Eye Specialists Center focuses on the treatment of cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, refractive surgery, adult and pediatric strabismus (improperly aligned eyes), oculoplastics and neuro-ophthalmology. It is the only practice in Northwest Indiana, and one of the few practices in Chicagoland, featuring both fellowship-trained pediatric ophthalmologists and optometrists.
The doctors at The Eye Specialists Center strive not only to provide the highest quality eye care in an ethical, efficient and compassionate manner, but to remain at the forefront of their profession. The doctors serve as physician leaders in their field by teaching at medical / optometric schools and academic hospitals, volunteering in the public service programs of their professional associations, and educating the general public through lectures.
Many patients (and their parents) have asked how they can share a story, review or testimonial about our practice, our doctors or our staff. One place to do so is at Angie's List.