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Dr. Wexler photoWelcome to the independent professional eye care office and contact lens center of Dr. Steve Wexler located inside the Waukegan Walmart Vision Center, serving the Waukegan, Gurnee, North Chicago, Zion, Winthrop Harbor, Lake Bluff, and Libertyville communities for over 10 years.

My Daily Commitment: To provide great quality eye care in order for patients to maintain their best vision and eye health

I dedicate my professional life by: Consistency, honesty, integrity, and excellence combined with compassion and a touch of humor


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Or call us at 847-473-2568 to schedule your eye exam with Dr. Wexler.



What Patients are Saying

  • "Dr. Wexler was thorough. Even though I was confused about my vision, he wasn't confused. He's a nice person and I feel confident with him."
    Barbara B.
  • "My exam was really thorough and it was pleasant. Dr. Wexler gave me a nice run down of all my options. The experience was very good."
    Rich K.
  • "Dr. Wexler took the time to fit me with lenses that worked and were reasonably priced along with lens rebates."
    Ralph S.
  • ""I finally learned more about my own eyes from him in like 15 minutes than I knew in about 20 years. And my headaches are gone!""
    Rafael M.
  • ""Don't change anything. You guys are perfect."
    Rebecca M."
    Rebecca M.

Meet The Optometrist

  • Dr.
    Steve Wexler
    received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1992. His Externship training involved complex examination, studies and treatment of children and teens who had multifaceted visual-cognitive disabilities at the Marchman Rehabilitation Center in Chicago. Also, Dr. Wexler completed a secondary Externship at the Minneapolis Society for the Blind where comprehensive assessments of patients with partial sight were performed and optical devices were prescribed to suit their needs, lifestyles and daily living activities. His field experience includes: -Sports vision assessment for Junior Olympic Teams through with AOA doctors -Served on Board of optometric advisors for laser vision company -Received LASIK surgery in 1998 -Served as Examiner for National Board of Examiners in Optometry -Associate doctor for refractive surgeon -Private practice associate -Provider for the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board -Examined and treated over 120,000 patients His volunteer experience -Started eye care mission program to Duchity Haiti 2003 -Eye care mission team member to Ponte Sonde Haiti 2003 -Served local shelters for eye examinations and fitting glasses. His hobbies include playing guitar and drumming, landscaping, home repair, and learning Spanish.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Office Hours

Monday:

9:00 am-8:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-8:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-8:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Sunday:

12:00 pm-5:00 pm

The Doctor's Exam Hours

Monday:

9:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

9:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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