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Dr. Steve Wexler, Optometrist                                                    
Welcome to the independent  professional eye care office  and contact  lens center of  Dr. Steve Wexler-Optometrist located inside the Waukegan Walmart Vision Center,  serving the  Waukegan, Gurnee, North Chicago, Zion, Winthrop Harbor, Lake Bluff, and Libertyville communities for over 14 years.


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

I dedicate my professional life by: Consistency, honesty, faith-based integrity and compassion as well as continuing education  learning.   I combine  the importance and thoroughness of the exam with  a touch of  humor in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Appointment
Or call us at (847) 473-2568 to schedule your eye exam with Dr. Wexler.
Please read the important information below about your visit in order to protect you and our community we've implemented the following changes that apply to visit:

1) Each patient much arrive with and wear a protective mouth/nose mask.  We cannot accept a patient who doesn't wear a mask. 

3) Upon arriving, we will check your temperature.

4) Do not come to the office if you have symptoms of fever, sore throat, chills, cough, mild or challenging breathing problems, loss of taste or smell, if a person in your household has had COVID-19 diagnosed in the last 14 days, or a combination thereof. 

5) Exam instruments and chairs as well as countertops and instruments are constantly disinfected, especially  at the beginning of work day, between patients, and upon closing time. Any eyeglass frames tried on by patients are disinfected afterward.  The staff have been thoroughly trained and have passed testing of proper techniques in health safety and prevention of virus transmission.  They follow protocols and guidelines recommended by the CDC and other health agencies. 

7) If for any reason, you cannot attend your appointment, you must call us at (847) 473-2568 to cancel or reschedule. Failure to give us a 24 notice will result in a charge of $28.00.  

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

Vision Center Hours

Monday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Sunday:

12:00 pm-5:00 pm

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

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.

Featured Articles

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  • Ocular Motor Dysfunction

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