Dr. John Lang, Optometrist, and Associates - Melrose Park

Your Neighborhood Doctors of Optometry at Pearle Vision

Main Number
(708) 343-6767(708) 343-6767
Winston Plaza Shopping Center
Located inside Pearle Vision
US 904 West North Avenue Melrose Park, IL 60160
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hours of Availability:

Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

About Dr. John Lang, Optometrist, and Associates - Melrose Park

Located inside Pearle Vision

Eye Doctor photo in Melrose Park at 904 West North Avenue
Daniel Contreras
In his over 12 years in practice Dr. Contreras has significant experience in the design and fitting of all contact lens types including lenses for astigmatism, bifocal contact lenses for presbyopia and in the treatment and management of eye disease. Dr. Contreras' previsous experience as an optician also gives him a superior undertsanding of the final outcome of eyeglass prescriptions from the patients perspective.

Dr. Contreras is also fluent in Spanish.

Languages Spoken:

  • English, Spanish

Education:

  • D.O. Illinois College of Optometry, 2003 B.S. University of Illinois - Chicago, 1998

Certifications & Affiliations:

Eye Doctor photo in Melrose Park at 904 West North Avenue
Diane Slotemaker
Your specific eye care needs are my number one priority. As an optometrist, I will educate you on overall eye health and examine your eyes with state of the art technology. I would be thrilled to serve as your eye doctor and answer any questions you may have on your vision needs.

Languages Spoken:

  • English, Spanish

Education:

Certifications & Affiliations:

Eye Doctor photo in Melrose Park at 904 West North Avenue
John Lang
Dr. Lang brings 25 years of experience to Chicago Eye Doctors, with particular expertise in managing irregular corneas from conditions like keratoconus with advanced design gas permeable, hybrid and scleral contact lenses. He is also certified in fitting contact lenses for corneal reshaping (a non-surgical approach to vision correction) and an American Academy of Orthokeratology member.

Languages Spoken:

  • English, Spanish

Education:

  • Doctoral, Illinois College of Optometry, 1988 Undergraduate, University of Illinois Chicago

Certifications & Affiliations:

Eye Doctor photo in Melrose Park at 904 West North Avenue
Lara Gutierrez
Dr. Lara Gutierrez is a 2002 graduate of the Illinois College Of Optometry; she received her undergraduate degree from DePaul University Of Chicago in 1998.

Dr. Gutierrez has extensive clinical experience in primary care optometry, including pediatrics, the treatment of anterior segment eye disease and the design and fitting of specialty contact lenses Dr. Gutierrez is also fluent in Spanish.

Languages Spoken:

  • English, Spanish

Education:

  • D.O. Illinois College of Optometry, 2002 Undergraduate - DePaul University of Chicago, 1998

Certifications & Affiliations:

Eye Doctor photo in Melrose Park at 904 West North Avenue
Mary Flynn Roberts NO VSP
My focus is on the patient and providing expert guidance based their individual eye care needs. I have an affinity for eye health and more specifically my patients' eye care needs. As your eye doctor, I am here to listen to your questions and take care of your vision needs.

Languages Spoken:

  • English, Spanish

Education:

Certifications & Affiliations:

Eye Doctor photo in Melrose Park at 904 West North Avenue
Norman Blase
Dr. Norman Blase is a Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry and co-owner of Chicago Eye Doctors and, with Dr. Vidulich, leads one of the region's most respected teams of optometrists and eye doctors.

Languages Spoken:

  • English, Spanish

Education:

  • Doctor of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry Undergraduate, Wayne State University

Certifications & Affiliations:

  • Diplomate, American Board Of Optometry
Eye Doctor photo in Melrose Park at 904 West North Avenue
Spencer Vidulich
Dr. Spencer Vidulich is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and co-owner of Chicago Eye Doctors and, along with Dr. Blase, leads one of the region's most respected teams of optometrists and eye doctors.

Languages Spoken:

  • English, Spanish

Education:

  • 1979 BA in Biology State University of New York at Oneonta 1983 Doctor of Optometry, Illinois College Of Optometry

Certifications & Affiliations:

  • Diplomate, American Board Of Optometry
Eye Doctor photo in Melrose Park at 904 West North Avenue
Todd Hungerford
Dr. Todd Hungerford is a 1994 graduate of the Illinois College Of Optometry and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from Minnesota State University in Mankato.

Languages Spoken:

  • English, Spanish

Education:

  • D.O. Illinois College of Optometry, 1994 B.S. Minnesota State University Mankato

Certifications & Affiliations:

Upcoming Events at Pearle Vision

Use It or Lose It!*

11/1 - 12/31
The countdown is on and if you don’t use your insurance or vision benefits before the end of the year, you may lose them.* We work with all major health and vision plans including EyeMed, so check yours today and schedule your eye exam before time runs out!*

*Insurance plans may vary. Consult your benefits for details
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Insurance Plans:

  • Blue Cross Blu Shield
  • CIGNA
  • Comp Benefots
  • Davis Vision
  • Eyemed
  • Medicare
  • Spectera
  • United
  • VSP

Services Offered:

  • Walk-in Exams
  • Same Day Exams
  • Pediatrics
  • Retinal Imaging
  • Medical Eye Exams
  • Computer Vision

Exam Fees:

Please call to see if your insurance plan covers partial or full exam fees.
  • Eye Exam Starting Fee $69.00 Includes Dilation
  • Contact Lens Starting Fee $60.00
  • Retinal Imaging Fee $29.00

Payment Types Accepted:

  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Your Next Eye Exam Visit

Your Yearly Eye Exam*

Annual eye exams are a recommended cornerstone for ensuring the health of your eyes. In addition to checking for changes in your vision and updating your prescription, your doctor* will also look at your overall eye health, internally and externally. Prevention and early detection are keys to maintaining healthy eyes, as some eye health issues have no immediate symptoms but can still cause damage if left untreated. That’s why regular check-ups are critical.

Wellness starts with being well-informed

During your eye exam, the Independent Doctor of Optometry* at or next to Pearle Vision may create a personalized Eye Health and Wellness Report to summarize your visit. In addition to noting any problems, conditions or diseases found during your eye exam, your Independent Doctor of Optometry may provide you with a report outlining the next steps you should take. It’s a valuable tool some Independent Doctors of Optometry* offer to help you maintain and improve your eye health and vision.
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What To Expect At Your Eye Exam*

You should never be kept in the dark about the health of your eyes and your vision. Yearly eye exams may last up to an hour or more depending on your individual needs and usually involve a variety of tests to make sure everything is looking great. The experienced eye care team will do everything they can to make the process effortless and eye opening.

Your optometrist may:

Ask you questions to get to know you, your eyes and your lifestyle better
Check your overall vision, color vision, depth perception and general eye health
Look for any indicators of potential vision problems
Dilate (temporarily enlarge) your pupils to see as much of your eye as possible, if needed- Dilated eyes are more sensitive to sunlight. Bring sunglasses to your eye exam.
Use an ophthalmoscope to illuminate and magnify the interior of your eye, a way to detect such conditions as cataracts, diabetes or hypertension
Perform a visual acuity test (reading letters on the eye chart) – the smaller the letters you can read, the better your visual acuity
Provide the option to use a digital retinal exam such as Optomap® to gain an incredible 200-degree view of your eye’s retina (the back of the eye). This improved scope aids your optometrist in diagnosis and prevention of various eye conditions and diseases, including macular degeneration, glaucoma and more
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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I see an optometrist?When should I see an optometrist?
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You should see an optometrist once a year whether or not you believe you need vision correction. An annual eye exam can detect not only eye diseases but also other diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Schedule your eye exam today.
What should I bring to my eye exam?What should I bring to my eye exam?
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You should bring your vision insurance and medical insurance information to your eye exam. If you currently wear any prescription lenses, bring your eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses. You should also bring any and all questions you may have. Contact your optometrist if you have specific questions about any additional items you think you may need to bring to your eye exam.
How do I know if my child needs glasses?How do I know if my child needs glasses?
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Taking your child to an optometrist for an eye exam is the best way to learn if your child needs glasses. Many children who need glasses aren’t aware that they do. Signs of vision problems in children include sitting too close to the television, squinting, sensitivity to light, difficulty with eye-hand coordination, and avoiding visual activities like reading and drawing. To see if your child needs glasses, schedule your child’s eye exam today.
How does vision change with age?How does vision change with age?
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Changes in vision that occur with age include reduced pupil size, dry eyes, loss of peripheral vision, decreased color vision, and vitreous detachment. The most common vision problem that comes with age is presbyopia, which is the normal and unavoidable age-related loss of focusing ability. Different types of lenses can provide help for presbyopia. The risk of developing cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy increases with age too. Your optometrist will discuss any age-related vision problems you’re experiencing at your next annual eye exam.
Who can wear contact lenses?Who can wear contact lenses?
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Nearly anyone who needs vision correction can wear contact lenses. Contact lenses can provide vision correction for people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or a combination of these issues. Finding the perfect lens for you is sometimes a process of trial and error. All of the lens parameters can be finalized only after you’ve worn the successful combination. Schedule an eye exam to talk with your optometrist about whether contact lenses would be a good vision correction option for you.

Schedule Your Eye Exam

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(708) 343-6767(708) 343-6767

Insurance Plans:

  • Blue Cross Blu Shield
  • CIGNA
  • Comp Benefots
  • Davis Vision
  • Eyemed
  • Medicare
  • Spectera
  • United
  • VSP

Services Offered:

  • Walk-in Exams
  • Same Day Exams
  • Pediatrics
  • Retinal Imaging
  • Medical Eye Exams
  • Computer Vision

Exam Fees:

Please call to see if your insurance plan covers partial or full exam fees.
  • Eye Exam Starting Fee $69.00 Includes Dilation
  • Contact Lens Starting Fee $60.00
  • Retinal Imaging Fee $29.00

Payment Types Accepted:

  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
*Eye exams available by Independent Doctors of Optometry at or next to Pearle Vision in most states. Doctors in some states are employed by Pearle Vision