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Dr. Chet Steinmetz, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

*We provide receipts for insurance reimbursement* Visual Effects Optical was born out of Dr. Chet Steinmetz’s desire to have his own business, and to treat his patients and clients as he would want to be treated. After graduating from optometry school in 1983, Dr. Chet worked as an employed optometrist for six years. Early in 1989 the Chicago location at Clybourn and Racine was discovered in a soon to be built shopping center. Within six months, the decision to open Visual Effects Optical became a reality, and in October 1989 history was made with a quiet opening. It didn’t take long for the neighborhood to discover, at Visual Effects, an easy going, fashion knowledgeable optometrist in a convenient location with parking. Over the next few years, as the selection of frames grew from an opening 600 to over 2000, the reputation of Dr. Chet’s ability to find great frames for faces grew as well. It wasn’t long before the optical industry discovered Dr. Chet as well, an optometrist with an eye for fashion and a head for business. Today, at 1013 W Armitage Visual Effects Optical thrives because of the commitment Dr. Chet maintains to superior service and quality products. Their loyal client base returns again and again, relying on Dr. Chet’s unique ability to find perfect frames for faces, utilizing the huge selection of contemporary & progressive eyewear. New eyeglasses are the end result of the time spent with each person, matching the face and personality to a new look. Sometimes it is an unexpected result that emerges, surprising the individual. The challenge is to find the one or two new frames (out of thousands) that “clicks” to become your new look. That challenge is Dr. Chet’s passion. Visual Effects Optical is Dr. Chet’s passion.

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Illinois College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry

Professional memberships

  • American Optometric Association
  • Illinois Optometric Association

Awards and publications

  • Crain's Chicago Business, "Masters of Customer Service" Oct, 2012

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1801911623

Office locations

Visual Effects Optical

1013 West Armitage Ave

Chicago, IL 60614

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Dr. Steinmetz is a true professional. He performs all of the needed tests using the latest equipment and he explains what he is doing in layman's terms so that he can be understood by his patients. He carries all of thelatest style frames for eyeglasses and he also fits contact lenses. I have been a patient of his for over 10 years and I highly recommend him.
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Outstanding optometrist who is excellent in examining eyes and writing the right corrective prescription. He also has a great selection of frames. I highly recommend him!
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I have been going to Dr. Steinmetz for almost the entire time he has been in practice. I would not go anywhere else unless he decides to close his doors.
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I thought the visit went very well. I have a disability and Dr. Chet adapted the eye exam for me. I thought he was very inventive and he also gave me good advice about my glasses. —Tekki L.
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I would only trust the expertise of Dr. Chet. He’s knowledgeable and personable. Being able to book an appointment through Zocdoc was a time saver too.
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I love Dr. Chet! I have been seeing him for 7 or 8 years now and no one else would I trust my eyes or eyewear to other than Dr. Chet! Thanks for making sure I see crystal clear with digital eyeglass wear :)
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Dr. Steinmetz is the best. Fantastic selection of frames. He knows exactily what looks good on you.
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Dr. Steinmetz was my eye doctor for many years until I moved to France. Recently I've been having trouble getting the correct contact lens correction in France and since I was in town I stopped by to see Dr. Steinmetz. I'mso happy I was able to see him. He still had my records and was able to make the slight correction I needed pronto. I'm so fortunate to have someone I can rely on and I highly recommend Dr. Steinmets!
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Dr. Steinmetz is the consummate professional. The exam was through and he picked the most unusal pair of glasses 1st time out. They are the ones.
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Dr Chet knows his stuff. He picks the perfect frames for your face. He's like the glasses whisperer!
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Dr Chet is the best. He is not cheap however but your eyes are worth it
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