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Dr. Helen Tzanetakos, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Helen Tzanetakos wants the world to see you as clearly as you'll see the world. Her best tip for your eyes? Computers cause most contact lens wearers dryness and discomfort. Get your eyes checked every year to make sure you have the best contacts or glasses for the job. Dr. Helen has been at Vision Boutique since the spring of 2009. She is a specialist in the management of ocular disease and hard-to-fit contact lenses, and continues to be praised by patients and peers alike for her caring demeanor and compassion. Dr. Helen is a lifelong Chicago area resident and graduate of Loyola University of Chicago. There she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and minor degrees in Biology and Chemistry. She went on to attain her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry after diverse training at externships across the country and abroad. At the prestigious Gordon/Binder Vision Institute in San Diego, CA, Dr. Helen was involved in the co-management of LASIK and PRK patients as well as advanced contact lens fitting. She also participated in a working exchange program to practice primary care optometry at the Victorian College of Optometry in Melbourne, Australia. From advanced surgical management to complete primary vision correction, Dr. Helen has provided eye care in a variety of settings. Her ability to utilize all facets of her expertise remains to be the reason patients seek out her care for themselves and their family. It's her ability to connect with patients and to form lasting relationships that she finds most rewarding as a Doctor of Optometry. Dr. Helen welcomes all new and returning patients to Vision Boutique and cherishes caring for their vision now and in the future.

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Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Illinois College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1083866354

Office locations

Vision Boutique

948 W. Madison St.

Chicago, IL 60607

Vision Boutique

3053 N. Sheffield Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657

Vision Boutique

1224 N Wells St

Chicago, IL 60610

Vision Boutique

14 S. Peoria St.

Chicago, IL 60607

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Dr Tzanetakos made me feel comfortable right away. She was professional, attentive, kind and educated me on new research (relating to diabetes and eyesight). I recommend her!
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Dr. Tzanetakos was attentive and kind. She explained everything I wanted to know about my vision and her friendly staff let me know the costs of their glasses, including my insurance deduction.
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Love Dr. Helen and her staff. All super friendly. There was like a 5 minute delay due to a computer issue and they must have apologized 10 times! If only everything ran this smoothly.
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This was my first visit, and Dr. Helen was very knowledgable and reassuring. Would definitely recommend this office!
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Lovely doctor
Less than 6 months ago
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The Vision Boutique seems trendy when you walk it with the black ceiling, fun furniture and fancy frames, but the exam rooms and doctor were professional. Not having a professional eye exam in probably 10 years made me quite nervous, buteveryone was great at explaining everything to me and clear with what the exam results meant.
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Dr Tzanetakos was so kind , knowledgeable and professional ! From the minute I walked in , I was greater with smiles and professional demeanor . Stephanie was such a great help in finding me the right style and frame . Overall , very pleased !
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My appointment with Dr. Tzanetakos was great! She is very friendly and took the time to get to know me. She also did a great job of showing and explaining to me the different parts of the eye in the photostaken of the back of my eyes. Highly recommend!
Less than 6 months ago
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Unfortunately Dr. Helen Tzanetakos was not in the office that day, and I was not given any heads up about it. Other than that everything went really well. Everyone in at Vision Boutique was professionnal and courteous.
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Staff was truly amazing and friendly!
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Excellent visit. Everyone in the office was very professional and courteous. They helped a lot with the decision making. I also want prayed for anything. I felt the entire visit was very Thor and I got answers to all the questions that I had.
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Easy and quick with very friendly staff! Dr. Tzanstakos was wonderful, happy to recommend!
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Warm, kind, gets to know her patients but also goes straight to business!
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Dr. Tzanetakos and her team are awesome. Their clinic is beautiful with some amenities as you wait. The staff are always welcoming and smiling, practically no wait time and on schedule. If you need documentation for insurance purposes they are accomodating and very responsive. Highly recommended.
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Very nice and professional! Friendly staff!
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She was awesome! Very kind, caring and helpful. Front desk staff was also great!
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Dr. Helen was great and very sweet. The office was extremely clean and well kept. I felt very comfortable and happy.
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Dr. Tzanetakos saw me promptly upon arrival. She took time to make sure my contacts fit my eyes correctly. The office administration staff were extremely helpful and friendly! They helped me to find rebates and I wasn't pressured to purchaseand update my glasses lenses since I don't wear them often. I also have very difficult insurance to figure out and they took a ton of time making sure they got it correct. I really appreciate it!
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I am a new patient to the office in for my annual exam so I could get a prescription renewal on my contacts. The office staff and Dr where thorough and helpful throughout the entire process. I would 100% recommend her to others and will be back next year!
More than 1 year ago
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My visit was great, there was a little wait time between steps such as the pre-testing and after the exam but not too bad. Everyone there was very helpful and answered my questions, and bonus helped me find a great new pair of frames at a great deal!
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One of the nicest eye doctors I've been to.
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Dr. Tzanetakos answered all of my questions and was very helpful! She's very knowledgeable and walked me through the tests. Would definitely recommend her.
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The whole staff too great care in ensuring not only my new lenses were best, but in that I was comfortable and happy with my new frames as well. Very happy, highly recommend.
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Loved the office and how nice every person you come in contact is in general. Very professional, quick, courteous, and most of all thorough.
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The staff was very welcoming and friendly. Dr. Tzanetakos was very attentive and explained everything she was doing or testing for clearly. I will definitely be returning to for my annual exams!
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The facility and staff were excellent! Thanks!
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I had a great experience here. I admittedly get a little nervous about the machines used for looking at my eyes, but they were great about explaining to me what they were doing and what was going to happen. Bonus thatthere's no air puff machine. Everything about my eye health and prescription was very clearly conveyed to me -- moreso than any other eye doctor I've visited. Not to mention Dr. Helen was so nice. Checking out and paying was very easy, and Z walked me through insurance and how everything was applied. So happy to have stumbled upon this gem!
More than 1 year ago
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Tzanetakos was very professional, talked me through her recommendation for glasses prescription and we looked at my eye photos together while she talked through them. Very thorough and the office was beautiful.
More than 1 year ago
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My visit was delightful. The staff was extremely nice and very helpful as was Dr. Tzanetakos. Dr. Tzanetakos made sure that my updated contacts were right before I left her office which was great and the checkout process was super easy.
More than 1 year ago
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Fantastic! Super friendly and knowledgable! Highly recommend!
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Dr. Helen and her entire staff were awesome and incredibly helpful. At one point, I asked if anyone had an iPhone charger I could borrow, and the person helping me find my glasses basically tore the office apart to try tofind one for me :) Dr. Helen and her staff also appeared to be incredible well-informed and knowledgeable and were able to answer all of my questions --- I'll definitely be returning next time I have need for an optometrist!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Helen and the rest of the staff at Vision Boutique were great. The exam was quick but thorough, and Dr. Helen recommended an awesome new brand of contacts for me to address specific problems with my dry eyes. I didn'tfeel pressured to buy glasses at the boutique, even though my prescription changed, which I appreciated. The staff was so knowledgable about my insurance and really broke down costs for me so I understood what I was paying for. All in all a great experience!
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This was my second time seeing Dr. Helen, and I enjoyed her as much as I did at my first appointment. She's very kind and easy to speak to. She does a great job of explaining things as she does them,so unlike with any other eye doctor I've seen, I feel like I actually understand what's going on with my eye health. Highly recommended! Office staff is also very nice, and I waited less than five minutes to be seen.
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Dr. Tzanetakos was very personable and really took the time to explain things to me even in a basic eye exam. Her entire staff was very friendly and helpful. A good find in Chicago!
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It was my first visit with Dr. Tzanetakos and it couldn't have gone better. I went in for an annual eye exam because I needed more contact lenses and turned out my vision got worse since my last visit. I orderednew contacts, which they shipped to my house in less than a week for no additional charge. The staff was courteous and it was a very comfortable environment. Would recommend her to anyone!
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Dr. Tzanetakos and her staff are all kind, caring professionals. The location and physical office of the practice are wonderful, and we are very happy to have found this group to take care of our eye care needs.
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Easily the most pleasant eye doctor visit I've ever had. The whole staff was extremely nice and accommodating. Office was super clean and modern. Dr. Tzanetakos was great and answered all my questions. Will be back and would recommend!
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Dr. Helen and her entire staff were great. Went over everything step by step. Very happy with my experience.
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Dr. Tzanetakos is great. Happy to say I've found a new optometrist.
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She was great! She was very knowledgeable and seemed very concerned. The best part was they seen me right away. My eye feels so much better!
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Very friendly & kind. Made me feel comfortable and was very thorough in explaining things. She seems to truly care! Definitely will be back.
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Very personable and explained every step of exam and explanation for prescription changes
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On a lazy Saturday afternoon, I looked into setting up an eye doctor appointment and was pleased that there was an opening in 2 hours at this office about a mile away from me. Very convenient and friendly staff who explainedthe process, insurance and payment along the way. Very hospitable in my brief time waiting as well.
More than 1 year ago
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Prior to seeing Dr. Helen, I had the same optometrist since I was 5 years old, so this was a new experience for me to say the least. She's a great doctor. Very accommodating, polite, and explained what she was lookingfor during the whole visit. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an optometrist.
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This office was very friendly! I ordered contacts for the first time and they made sure I was comfortable putting them in and removing them before I went home. Thanks for the special care.:)
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Dr. Helen is very professionally but also makes you feel right at home and comfortable. The office is very stylish and modern and the manager and associates are all very nice and will work with you every step of the wayto explain benefits, purchase glasses, sunglasses, etc. The location is in the city so you'll have to find street parking or just walk to the location. They have late appointments if you need it; a great plus.
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Everyone was super nice and helpful. Dr. Helen was great and answered all my questions. I would definitely recommend Dr. Helen to friends and family
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Dr. Helen was great - very pleasant and professional:
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Great! Dr. Tzanetakos went over all my questions to my satisfaction and even game me a quick lesson on retina anatomy.
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Dr. Tzanetakos was really nice, and explained everything fully. I really like that they have new equipment and don't have to dilate your eyes or do that puff of air. They even had a machine that took a picture of youreye, and from it she could see if you had any issues with diabetes, high blood pressure, or if you were dehydrated. Everything was clean, tidy, and modern. I will definitely go back again.
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