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Qualifications and Experience
Kristie Charles, OD, is an optometrist serving greater Chicago from her offices at the Nierman Vision Center. She is proficient in fitting specialty contact lenses for patients with keratoconus and other hard-to-fit conditions.
Dr. Charles works closely with her patients to deliver the best care possible. She provides a number of services, including cases involving primary care and ocular disease. Dr. Charles also provides support for eye surgeries, including refractive surgeries and cataract extractions for patients. Because she values being accessible to her patients, Dr. Charles lives a short distance from office. If needed, she delivers emergency care during off-hours.
Originally from the Green Bay, Wisconsin area, Dr. Charles came to Chicago to begin her career in medicine at the Illinois College of Optometry. She is a strong believer in community service, and she works with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. An avid athlete, Dr. Charles was a proud finisher in the 2008 Wisconsin Ironman. She loves to go jogging, biking, and otherwise enjoy the lakefront.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great experience! The office staff themselves were all very quick and explained/clarified when needed. The doctor was also very professional but also caring. She answered all questions I had in easy to understand terms, and expanded when I asked as well.
Great Job All-Around, More clinical that I am used to and that is a good thing. There was a lot of emphasis put on eye health, not just the fitting which I was there for as well as a general exam. The atmosphere was cordial but relaxed as the staff joked with patients but it didn't seem to be a waste of time, either. I also liked the selection of frames and was helped by a staff member to choose one quickly. 10/10 overall. Thanks to Kristie & everyone that helped me today!
I highly recommend Dr. Charles.
Dr. K is very personable and professional. She makes visits enjoyable.
I highly recommend Dr. Kristie Charles.
Dr. Kristie was great!