COVID-19 Message from Dr. Wexler
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the office has limited doctor hours from 10:00am-2:00pm and restricted services to only that of medical eye problems and eye emergencies. Our open-office telephone number is: (847) 473-2568.
After Hours Answering Service
After 2:00pm Monday-Saturday and all day on Sundays, you can reach the answering service at (847) 461-9320. Do not call this number before 2:00pm on any given day.
At this time, until further notice, routine eye examination for eye glasses and contact lenses or non-medical/non-emergency problems will not be performed. Exams and management for conditions and symptoms that can be addressed through appointment-only access are, but not limited to the following:
1. Foreign particle injury
2. Red eye
3. Chemical splash injury
4. Eye trauma
5. Sudden red eye
6. Sudden inflamed/swollen eye lid(s)
7. Significant eye pain with/without nausea
8. Sudden droopy eye lid
9. Sudden double vision side-to-side or up-down
10. Sudden flashes and/or floater(s) in vision
11. Sudden general loss of vision in one or both eyes
12. Shadow or dark curtain in vision
13. Halo or ring around vision
14. Sudden central vision loss
15. Sudden and marked sensitivity to indoor lights
**Do not come to the office if you have cough, fever, or shortness of breath. You will also be instructed upon arrival at the office to wash your hands with soap and water in our facility.**
Make appointments by calling the office at 847-473-2568 or after 2:00pm: 847-461-9320. Be prepared with your insurance information (if available), and explain your condition and symptoms to the intake staff. To reiterate, no evaluation for eyeglasses or contact lenses will be performed. Such evaluations may be completed after the office resumes full services when CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health recommendations are announced.
On behalf of Dr. Wexler, we are sorry for the inconveniences these changes in policy places on our patients. We cannot wait to attend to all your needs once the general health environment is safe to do so.
Health and safety is our #1 priority. Please stay healthy and safe by keeping physical distances of 6 ft. or greater from others, constantly wash hands for a minimum of 20 seconds, and do not rub your face, nose, eyes or ears with fingers or hands as this action has been proven to be causal in the spread of COVID-19.
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 13 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 seriousness and thoroughness of the exam with a touch of humor in a relaxed atmosphere.
Or call us at 847-473-2568 to schedule your eye exam with Dr. Wexler.