I found Eye Society through Yelp
because I am new to chicago and needed an eye exam and new glasses. The
exam was pretty standard, but in the midst of my visit I was able to get a
newer version of my contacts (which are great), new glasses and new sunglasses.
I am happy, the service, especially from Ann Marie was wonderful.
Will be my eye doctor going forward.
I've seen a lot of eyeglass places
& I've seen a lot of optometrists. Eye Society is a great eyeglass
place with a great optometrist.
There is a saying jingling around that's breezed by me a time or two which is:
You get what you pay for. What I'm saying here is that Eye Society
isn't necessarily cheap. I'm sure you can go cheaper at Lens Crafters.
In the end, however, the girls at ES took great care of me, put me into a
couple pair of great glasses and I can see for miles and miles and miles and
miles and miiiilllleeesss.... aw yeah... I can see for miles and miles...
I can see for miles and~~
Yeah. Anyway, sorry if you don't listen to the Who. Retro moment.
If you're going low budget, this probably isn't your place, but if you're more
the type to pay a little extra for quality and service, I would recommend Eye
Society to you hands down.
5*... dig it.
Eye Society is great! This is not your
typical commercial vision and eyeglass store. Dr. Mago is the best eye doctor
I've been to in years. The staff is attentive and friendly.
My exam with Dr. Mago was pleasant and I didn't have to wait long to be seen.
She really took her time in examining my eyes. I bought a pair of fabulous Cole
Haan eyeglasses, and I'm very happy with my purchase. I've received so many compliments.
I can't wait to pick out a pair of prescription sunglasses. Something I've been
wanting for a long time. Their eyeglass selection is great, so expect to be
there a little longer than planned because it took forever for me to decide
which ones I wanted.
Parking isn't bad. I found street parking just a half block away. Give yourself
extra time if you do decide to drive. Their hours are convenient, and they have
a great referral program.
I had my first appointment with Eye
Society today. After much communication with the WONDERFUL AnnaMarie, how
patient can one person be? I was welcomed into the office warmly and felt
right at ease. Laughs shared and then the doctor appeared. This was
the most comfortable experience I've ever had especially when it comes to
medical/ocular mashed all together. The doctor explained everything
perfectly and mad me feel great about the choice that I had made to make an
appointment with them. Overall completely satisfied and found out that my
eyes are just fine, still dilated, but just fine! Definitely recommended.
New York, NY
3/12/2011 – 5 Stars
Went back to this place to get a couple
of new glasses and sunglasses. I dont write too many reviews but had to review
this place because of the excellent service quality, choice of products and
convenience. They really know how to treat you well and you enjoy being a
Recently got a couple of glasses and
was amazed by the quality of service, professionalism and the product. Lots of
choices for frames and sunglasses with helpful advise.
The doc knows what she is doing and figured out my dry eye problem. She is cute
I am a doctor who realized fairly
recently that my daily headaches are probably due to some vision problem. I
decided that the day before I leave for my winter vacation, I will deal with
the issue and have my eyes checked. I called several places and none could
accommodate my request for an urgent appointment. But then I get a call back
from Eye Society saying that Dr. Mago is wiling to extend her work hours if I
am willing to come at 7:30 pm.
This alone earned this place 4 stars! I often do this for my own patients and
anytime you have a health care professional treating you this way, you know you
have a keeper.
I got to my appointment. I met Dr. Mago. I had my examination. I was told that
it's time for my first pair of glasses. I was showed options around the store
without any pressure to purchase from their stock. In fact, she wrote a
prescription and gave it to me, in case I wanted to purchase my first pair in
another place. She explained add-ons that I may or may not want and was totally
upfront regarding what's necessary and what's borderline frivolous.
The next day I left for my vacation and was gone for 2 weeks. I received 2
emails from Dr. Mago, one letting me know when my glasses are being shipped.
The second email was giving me instructions on how and where I could pick up
the glasses outside her store hours because I really do not have time to pick
it up on weekdays.
This is why this place deserves 5 stars. Service like this is hard to find and
certainly difficult to practice. Dr. Mago is a keeper.
Park Ridge, IL
After researching Yelp to try and find
a well-reviewed place that offered the new Tag Heuer frames I was looking for,
I came upon "Eye Society". I am in the city frequently running
errands and it sounded like a good place to check out. They were very
easy to work with (I came in with my own prescription) and my new glasses
arrived exactly when promised. Although a bit expensive, (I knew what I
was getting into with Tag frames) the Yelp offer sealed the deal for me.
Parking was easy both when I ordered and picked up, on a weekday
Between my wife and I, we have
purchased 5 pairs of prescription glasses and sunglasses from Eye Society. I
have been wearing glasses for almost 30 years and I have to say she is the best
Optometrist I have had. Look up her credentials, really solid!
The staff is very knowledgeable and professional with a good understanding of
insurance claims processing.
They have a vast selection of frames and they do special order from any
A couple of months ago I was leaving for vacation and needed prescription
sunglasses fast. Eye Society was able to turn around my order in 4 days!
I would highly suggest Eye Society!
I have gotten 3 pair of glasses, both
lenses and frames, from Eye Society and purchased frames for 2 other pair
elsewhere and had Eye Society help select and order lenses. 2 exams and 5 pair
of glasses later I can say they are my first choice.
A very diverse, good selection of frame manufacturers along with staff
committed to customer service and competitive pricing makes Eye Society a
destination for anyone looking for a good optometrist and/or glasses.
I LOVE this eye doctor. The doctor and
the staff are amazing and so helpful. Ana Marie at the front desk is wonderful.
She helped me get two amazing glasses that suite my face just perfectly! I just
picked up my Oliver Peoples sunglasses on Saturday and it was perfect as usual!
Wow... What a wonderful experience.
Buying eyewear for me is always complicated because I have a high prescription.
the staff and the doctor were not only friendly but very knowledgeable.
They helped me a pick a frame that met my needs and was very fashion forward.
Dr. Mago had a great bedside manner.
These guys have fantastic service.
They go above and beyond in giving you their time. I came back four
months after my first visit and was vaguely recognized by the staff - that's
I travelled to Chicago recently, and I
lost my glasses. Not only that, I didn't remember my prescription either. I
showed up at Eye society and they accommodated me right away. Dr.Mago took the
time off her busy Schedule and gave me an appointment . Dr. Mago is extremely
knowledgeable and friendly, she took my complete eye exam, and I not only picked
up eye glasses from the amazing collection they have. She also sat with me and
went over contact lens options for me. I walked out buying 2 frames and a
prescription for contacts for the first time. Even though I live in NY I plan
to go back to her for my annual exams, she was simply great. And the staff was
nice and friendly as well. I totally recommend this place over all the
other chain eye centers out there.
I had a great experience at Eye
Society. I enjoy going to boutiques and this place had many frame
options. Dr. Mago and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly.
She even recommended 1-day disposable contacts for me to use part-time.
I had never worn them before or thought that I could but they are very
comfortable. I would recommend this place to my family and friends.
High quality, designer glasses with the
service to match!! The doc was really knowledgeable and professional, and
her staff was super friendly and helpful in selecting the right pair of
glasses. I especially appreciated the follow up to make sure everything
Highly recommend Eye Society to all Yelpers!
Des Plaines, IL
The eye society is as good as it
gets..good service, selection and prices. Dr Mago is always very attentive and
professional. When I have questions she takes the time to really listen and
answers them with patience. I love her personal touch! I wouldn't buy my
contacts or glasses from anywhere else.
I've been going to Eye Society for a
little over a year now. Dr. Mago is exceptional. She is very knowledgeable,
professional and took the time to answer all of my questions from why I
shouldn't sleep in my contacts (I know, I know, it's bad) to whether or not I'm
a good candidate for Lasik.
I also got an excellent deal on a pair of Oliver Peoples sunglasses, that
Dan at Eye Society was able to miraculously repair after I accidentally
Overall Eye Society has great staff, great prices on designer-wear and
super convenient location/hours. I look forward to going back for new
frames and another pair of great sunglasses come summertime!
Have been going to Eye Society since it
opened. Each time I go, I am impressed by the skill and
"bedside" manner of Dr. Mago. Also, have purchased everything
from sunglasses to contacts to prescription glasses, and have always received
the best customer service. The service and quality are both unbeatable.
This place has the best prices,
service, and selection for all designer glasses, purchased tag heuer glasses
from here and plan on going back for ANY eyewear needs from here on, I've
recommended to several and have gotten EXCELLENT results. The eye society
is the place to be for anything eyewear.
Saturday appts too!! Impossible to beat
Eye Society really helped me get the
best quality lenses. I was impressed how knowledgeable the Dr. and opticians
were about the lens materials and coatings. I upgraded the anti-reflective
coating and it really does make a difference. I am very pleased with the light
weight lenses and clarity of my vision. They have a great selection of eye wear
as well. I have recommended all my family and friends to go there. I look
forward to returning next year.
11/1/2010 – 5 Stars
Eye society and Dr. Mago were truely
wonderful and exceeded all of my expectations. On a weekend trip to chicago i
found myself in a jam with no glasses or contacts. Dr. Mago was kind enough to
stay late to give me an exam and the staff was very kind and professional. They
explained all costs in detail and all options i had to choose from. The
selection was amazing and the prices were very affordable for highend glasses.
I am so happy with my choices. I have never had a thinner, lighter, clearer
pair of glasses EVER! Eye society was a perfect find!
10/31/2010 – 5 Stars
Love this place! My daughter and
I needed to take care of all our eye care needs. We found Eye Society and it
fit the bill. Dr.Mago was extremely knowledgeable and thorough. She addressed
each of my eye issues without rushing. She was also great with my 10 year old.
She explained everything and was very patient. The office staff there was also
very helpful. They showed me frames that fit my face, my style, as well as my
budget. There was no pressure to buy anything nor was I made to feel bad if I
didn't spend tons of money. They explained how much each thing cost so that I
knew exactly what I was getting and for what price. There even was a
great selection of sunglasses. Eye Society is a true gem. Amazing doctor, down
to earth staff,and a stylish selection of frames and sunglasses.
10/30/2010 – 5 Stars
Two weeks ago I went to visit my fiance
at Northwestern, and after lunch I saw the sign for Eye Society. Knowing him, I
knew he hadn't had an eye exam since he moved to Chicago. So I went in to get a
business card for him, the place was really nice, and the people were friendly.
Last week my fiance went to Eye Society his check up. He told me what a
great thing it was we walked in there that day. He bought another pair of
glasses, which he needed badly! He just said how the staff and the
optometrist were helpful and answered all his questions. He's a nerd, so I'm
sure he brought a list with him. So, thanks to Eye Society for the great
service. Just in case you're in the area, pay them a visit, you won't
7/21/2010 – 5 Stars
I can't say enough about this place!
Eye wear selection is extensive, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly! I've
received many compliments on my eye wear since visiting. I've referred many
friends, who have been satisfied as well. You will not be dissappointed.
2/3/2010 – 5 Stars
I am happy with my purchase and
experience at Eye Society. My exam was thorough and the doctor provided helpful
information. She even helped me know what was wrong with a pair of sunglasses
purchased elsewhere and gave advice on how to get them fixed. Dan was very keen
on making sure I got the best frames in my price range and he did not let me
get something that would not be good for me.
I have had glasses for about 30 years, and this is the first time I have been
happy. I have received comments such as "you look energized" and
"I like the new look". I feel pretty!
Also, they accept Care Credit (and this is NOT a plug for CC, but it's nice to
have a boutique eye care place to go to even though I am uninsured and not
in-the-money at the moment).
1/22/2010 – 5 Stars
I had not bought a pair of glasses in
about five years. The eye doctor was very thorough. She explained
everything she was doing and why. I really appreciated being told the
why. When it came time to select frames, Dan, the Manager/Option was
fantastic! I really was open to trying any frames he thought would look
good on me. Even though there were two other people in there picking out
frames, he took his time with each of us to make sure we got exactly what we
wanted. In the end, I choose brown frame with olive accents and retro
looking pair with sparkles in the corners. He explained why certain
frames worked on me and why others did not. Once the frames were picked
out, he explained the different types of lenses and coatings as well as the
different thickness of lenses. I have never had an optician explain all
of this too me before and I have been wearing glasses since I was nine!
When I went to pick up my glasses the optician that helped me was more
than happy to keep adjusting the frames until I felt they were sitting properly
not just until he thought they were good enough. I can not
recommend this place enough!!
12/15/2009 – 5 Stars
Love love love Dan at Eye Society.
He helped me find amazing Bevel frames and Oliver Peoples sunglasses that
I love (and receive compliments on every time I wear them). I recently
went back for an exam, which was very thorough and it was a great experience.
Go to Eye Society - it really is the best.
8/27/2009 – 5 Stars
Great place. Great people. Just
recently went in to get my eyes checked and purchase glasses. Dr. Mago was
extremely patient with me (It was my first eye exam in a decade) and she was
super helpful in answering all my questions. Dan, the office manager, was
equally amazing. He understood exactly what frame shapes worked best with my
face and in a matter of minutes, had a huge selection for me to try on. Dr.
Mago then priced out my choices according to my insurance coverage so I had all
the information to make an informed decision. Awesome experience. Thanks Eye
8/2/2009 – 1 Stars
This place was interesting, in a bad
way. First of all, the examination took about a half hour including the contact
fitting. I wound up spending more than double what I spent on my previous exam;
which was more thorough. Then I went ahead and looked at some frames they had.
I wish I could comment about price but there were no price tags. Can't trust a
place with no price tags, if they did I am sure it would make me laugh... kind
of like the cost of the exam.
6/1/2009 – 5 Stars
I am always wary of high-end eyeglass
boutiques, afraid that I am being ripped off for expensive glasses that look
funny on me sold by snooty salespeople... but not at this store! I was treated
well from the minute I walked in, of course it helped that I sort of knew what
I wanted. The exam was thorough, she was better than many
opthalmologists. She also has exquisite taste, and recommended glasses
that fit ME, not her agenda, but then again the stock in the store were all
classy. I'd expected the frames to be pricey but not really - there are
the Gucci's but the ones I chose were $200 range, not that much different from
the suburban chainstores, and so much more stylish! I can't wait to go
pick them up. Overall a very pleasant experience, professional, kind, and
courteous. Why can't all stores be like this?
3/13/2009 – 5 Stars
I never thought that a trip to the eye
doctor could be so quick and easy. That's because Dr. Mago is the best of the
best! Do to my situation with my family and not having the means to pay for
glasses, Dr. mago found a sponsor to support me and I received my glasses free
of charge. I never loved going to the eye doctor, but Dr. Mago change how I
feel about the trip. So if your looking for a doctor who specializes in
eyesight, as well as care for her patients, then eye society is the place for
3/11/2009 – 5 Stars
I was very pleased with my experience at Eye Society. I have only had one
other eye exam so I was little nervous before my appointment. Dr. Mago
made me feel very comfortable and explained what would take place during the
exam and the reason behind each test.
3/4/2009 – 5 Stars
Dr. Mago is one of the most altruistic
people I have ever met. I have a student named Reggie, he always has to stand
1foot away from the chalk board to see. I took him to Eye Society to see
Dr. Mago. She immediately diagnosed him as being near sighted and having a
stint. Knowing that my student could not afford the glasses he needed she found
him a sponsor. I really appreciate the care and service Dr. Mago gave to Reggie
and I hope that you support her practice.
Terrence D. Simmons
Chicago Public School Teacher
2/25/2009 – 5 Stars
Hip. Modern. Fun. Eye
Society is not your mother's eye doctor, office or frame selection. The
minute you walk in the door you are aware that the office is different; it has
atmosphere. And then you are greeted by Dan with a big smile and hello.
The frame selection is tremendous. And Dan has a gift for picking
out those frames that you might not normally chose but you wind up falling in
love with instantly. I had to chose between 4 or 5 frames! So sit
back and let him do his thing, you won't be disappointed! Dr. Mago is
wonderfully patient, efficient, professional and friendly all at the same time.
She is very knowledgeable and is willing to discuss all your questions
and concerns until you are satisfied. Don't be afraid to ask! Dr.
Mago and Dan are a great team as they work together to give you a highly
personalized experience regarding your vision and eye health, not a routine
"office visit." You won't be disappointed!
New York, NY
2/24/2009 – 5 Stars
I bought my glasses and contacts from
here. I did a bit of research on the web to look for what I wanted and these
guys were able to answer all my questions, i found them very knowledgeable and
incredibly helpful. I also had some specific requirements and these guys bent
over backwards to meet my requests and also ended up with a very good price.
They also have a great range of frames. Eye Society is definitely recommended
if you want a new pair of eye glasses or contacts!
2/18/2009 – 5 Stars
I have been wearing glasses for almost
twenty years and in that time have visited numerous optometrists and
ophthalmologists. My experience at Dr. Mago's office far exceeded my
expectations. She has advanced technology for the eye exam, several lines of
fashionable frames (from which both my husband and I purchased new glasses) and
incredibly accommodating hours of operation. Dan, the optician, is patient,
friendly and really takes the time to fit a pair of glasses that not only look
good, but fit your personality. Dr. Mago was very patient, knowledgeable and
was a tremendous help assisting with my insurance questions. I wish all my
healthcare appointments were such a pleasant visit.
2/10/2009 – 5 Stars
My experience with Eye Society was
wonderful! Dan was the best at picking out glasses that fit my face. I would
never have chosen the pair that he picked for me, but once I realized they
looked good, I was sold. I have received nothing but wonderful compliments on
these glasses. They have such a great selection of styles in the store. I would
recommend going to Dr Mago as well. She was very friendly and professional.
Great location near Michigan Ave.
1/24/2009 – 5 Stars
Highly recommended. The doctor is
very knowledgeable and the optician is super helpful. My prescription is
pretty powerful but they were able to get me into thinner lenses than I've had
in the past without a lot of extra expense. The atmosphere in the office is
sophisticated but upbeat. They carry a great variety of frames from more
moderate priced to higher end designer frames. I ended up buying two
pairs and will probably go back for contacts. Will definitely return for
future glasses and exams.
1/22/2009 – 5 Stars
I recently had my eyes checked for both
contact lenses and glasses at Eye Society. I still cannot believe how
wonderful my experience was! I have been wearing glasses/contacts for
almost twenty-five years, and I have to say that this is the best eye doctor I
have ever been to.
The selection of frames and sunglasses is perfect! And, the doctor's
assistant was exceptionally helpful in finding frames that fit not only my
face, but my style. I have a really high prescription and they did a
fabulous job of making the glasses look good on me - a hundred times better
than my previous pair.
Also, I have never met an eye doctor more knowledgeable about her field.
I learned more in my one visit than I have in the collective 25 years
that I have been seeing eye doctors. The equipment is top-notch!
The doctor has the latest technology and, if you want, she will explain
exactly what she's doing. She also gave me great advice on how to take
care of my eyes. very professional and fantastic service!
In sum, Eye Society provided me professional and excellent service. I was
extremely comfortable there and will never go to another optometrist again!!