Dr. Helen Tzanetakos, OD

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948 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL, 60607
3053 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL, 60657
1224 N Wells St, Chicago, IL, 60610
940 W. Adams St., Suite 302, Chicago, IL, 60607

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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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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 explained the process, insurance and payment along the way. Very hospitable in my brief time waiting as well.

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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 looking for during the whole visit. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an optometrist.

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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 way to 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 your eye, 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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I arrived very early to my appointment (almost 35 minutes beforehand), and was seen within 20 minutes. The office staff was incredibly friendly and really made me feel taken care of - almost like I was at a spa. The office uses pretty advanced techniques. For example, instead of having your pupils dilated, they are able to use a high res camera - huge plus! The only reason I am not giving Dr. Helen 5 stars is because of a pretty embarrassing mistake (for both of us). Less than a minute into my appointment she asked how far along I was. Now, I'm no size 2, but please don't mistake a woman's bloating for pregnancy! Dr. Helen was very apologetic for the mistake and spent the rest of the appointment woo-ing me. I just wish that moment hadn't happened.

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I felt really comfortable the whole time. Dr. Helen was very thorough and nice. I think I'm definitely going to make her my regular eye doctor in Chicago. Highly recommended.

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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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Very attentive. Dr. T took her time making sure my contact and glasses perscription was correct and made sure everything fit appropriately. This was the best contact fitting I've ever had. The staff was also wonderful - very helpful in helping me choose my new glasses, which took a whole 1.5 hours! They just opened up an Old Town location as well, so next time I will go there since it is closer to my place! With 3 locations and great doctors, I will be going back.

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Great, but the wait time was boarding 45 min between my initial tests and when I saw the Doctor. Good thing there's complimentary drinks!

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Great doctor. Very professional. I was initially concerned since another doctor didn't do their due diligence (and this is why you go to a professional eye doctor vs your local CVS) but she treated me and prescribed medication that put my eyes on an impressive path recovery. Thank you Doctor Helen!

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Great! Very professional and knowledgable and the staff was kind and patient and personable.

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She explained everything very thoroughly and was super polite! Her staff is also very knowledgeable and friendly!

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Awesome staff! Great visit and super informative!

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Waited about 15 minutes for my appointment, but the doctor was great! Explained everything and even showed me what my old prescription was vs. the newest one. Their glasses prices are expensive, so be prepared. I wasn't ready to get new ones yet, but am glad I found out what my new prescription is.

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Dr. Helen was warm and very knowledgeable. She explained everything so clearly, and I came away feeling like I actually understood my eye health and what risks I am more susceptible to given my family health history. The staff was similarly kind and accommodating, and the boutique is very stylish. I will be back next year and would highly recommend Dr. Helen to anyone!

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My visit was great! Dr. Tzanetakos and her staff are welcoming and friendly. The appointment itself was quick but not rushed. They provided a well rounded eye exam. They have a nice office with a big selection of glasses. I also liked how they broke down how much the insurance paid for and how much I saved.

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Dr. Tzanetakos was very informative, quick, and helpful during my visit. I would definitely recommend her and will be visiting her again next year!

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Incredibly wonderful experience! Great doctor :)

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Helen and the team were excellent and very professional.

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Dr. Helen and those that work with her were great!

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This was my first visit, and I am very happy that I chose to go here! Dr. Tzanetakos was very friendly, thorough, and helpful - she answered all my questions, explained everything she did, and make helpful recommendations that I could tell were really for my benefit, not just so her office could make money. I also loved the lady working in the front - she was super nice and did a great job of explaining what my health insurance would cover, and she also helped me do a bit of research online to ensure I was really getting the best prices for my contacts!

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Thorough

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Really loved this optometrist! I was a few minutes late, but they still saw me right away. She was very thorough and precise. And she answered all my questions in great detail! Would definitely recommend.

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Fantastic experience! Not only was the doctor great, but the front staff was really friendly, accommodating, and delivered great customer service.

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pleasant.

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The staff and doctor were very nice and professional. I would definitely come back again.

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Everyone was professional and friendly. Great experience.

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Very nice and professional

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Awesome to have the option of a 6pm appointment time given that I work full time and have a commute. No wait and very good service :)

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Love this place; I will keep coming back :)

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I had dr. Margaret and she was fantastic. Staff was great-I'd recommend.

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Very professional and quick. Great visit

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This place was great! I would recommend to anyone. The Dr listened to my situation, and provided the best options for me. Prescription has been great. Didn't try to sell me on anything I didn't need. The lab tech, Z, was amazing as well. Very helpful and provided a lot of options. I will continue to use this place

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