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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Mary Elaine H. Silvestre is a board-certified optometrist and a member of the American Optometric Association and Illinois Optometric Association. Born and raised on the Chicago’s north side, she is a graduate of Loyola University where she completed her Bachelor’s in Science degree. After training in various optometric specialties, she received her Doctorate in Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Silvestre’s clinical studies include rotations at the University of Chicago Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) Ophthalmology department, Lighthouse Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, The Victorian College of Optometry at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and William Chappell, Jr. Veterans Optometry Clinic. After graduation, Dr. Silvestre was employed by a large optical chain before opening Silvestre Eye Care, P.C. Her combined training at the Illinois Eye Insitute/Illinois College of Optometry and its affiliated facilities and years in corporate optometry have given her the knowledge required to properly assess and treat her patients. Dr. Silvestre’s attentiveness and her amiable disposition help to provide the utmost quality of care for her patients.
Verified Patient Reviews
Very helpful, took her time with me to explain everything, as this was my first time being prescribed glasses. She was extremely thorough, explained every procedure, and gave me plenty of options. Would definitely recommend her to friends and family. There was a repeat customer who came in before me, who was treated like a friend by Dr. Silvestre. She is very accommodating, professional, an expert, and will work with your insurance to find you options!
I took my dad to have an annual eye exam. Dr. Silvestre is really sweet and showing care to her patient. She takes time to try to understand my dad's broken English. We felt comfortable in the appointment. We'd likely to come back again.
She is the best i'm so glad i found her
Very good and professional service.
They are very nice everything was clean and they wasnt rude and they make sure your eyes are at its best i would refer anyone to them thanks again mary.
Dr. Silvestre is friendly, knowledgeable and professional. It is well worth the drive in from Barrington for my appointments.
The doctor was wonderful. She had a lot of patience with my child. The only complaint that I have is for the man at the front desk. He needs practice in customer service. He did not greet or acknowledge me when I entered. When he asked me to gold he didnt even make eye contact. Seemed like he had an attitude and just wasn't friendly. I believe its important in every business to have people smile and greet customers or clients because it gives the whole business an impression. Overall the other staff was nice, friendly and professional.
The visit was great, fast, and thorough! Very polite and pleasant, I recommend her to anyone!! She's super nice and so easy to talk to!
I think she was amazing. Very informative, and friendly.
LOVED her, very professional, great personality and great with my girls, will definitely go back for future appointments
LOVED her, great personality, very professional and great with my girls
Very professional with great customer service. I will be returning.
Where has this place been my whole life? Amazing! Doctor was super friendly. Very helpful and informative! Plus free parking in the back.
I was extremely satisfied with Dr. Silvestre. I came in for a consult regarding some recent issues with floaters and concern about potential symptoms of a serious condition. Dr. Silvestre did a detailed exam and testing to assure that there were no serious issues. I was very pleased with her thorough exam.
I am happy with the visit I had with Dr. Very friendly and explained everything. I will recommend her to others.
Dr Silvestre was outstanding!! Professional, personable, timely, and very knowledgeable! Great selection of frames and help picking them. I can't wait to get my new glasses!
Dr. Silvestre is amazing! She really cares about your eye health & really takes time to help you understand the details of any problems or concerns you may have. She is so warm & friendly. Her staff is wonderful! I am definitely looking forward to the next appointment!
Professional and down to earth. Explains every step, every option and suggests many possible options for better vision
My 5 year old really liked her. This was her first visit and she really took the time to explain everything to her.
Dr. Silvestre was thorough , professional, friendly, and very easy to talk to. She is very competent and I highly recommend her.
Dr, Silvestre was gave me a very complete and well explained exam. She was very kind and friendly to deal with. I would recommend her to anyone.
She is great
Dr. Silvester was not only professional & friendly she went above and beyond. What we thought was going to be a routine exam turned out to be far more serious. Thank God she was able to detect a problem and called a specialist to get us in immediately to fix it. I would recommend Dr. Silvester o anyone
Dr Silvestre was great! I have had previous eye exams however never have they been this pleasant! She walked me through the whole process and explained everything to me. This may have been one of the most thorough eye exams i have ever had. Will definitely be back soon and recommend to friends.
Dr. Silvestri was great. Very thorough, professional and informative. She walked me thru each test explaining the purpose and the results. Assisted with selecting the correct glasses that fit my individual needs. A+ service! I was very pleased with my 1st visit.
Great staff, Very friendly, helpful, fast. Would go back for sure.
Excellent, a true, genuine healthcare provider.
She's very good, explains every detail. She's the best.
Doctor Mary is very nice and proffeasional but the front desk assistant is rude as hell.
It was great, fast, and everyone was super nice.
She is very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
She was very professional and friendly. I highly recommend her.
She was so friendly and explained everything. We found our family eye doctor for sure!!!!!
I was very pleased and happy with my visit thnx Ladies
Nice Doc. clean & professional office.
Very friendly & excellent communicator. Highly recommended her.
My daughter bounded right away with Mary. (maybe it was since they have the same B- Day.) Mary was very friendly and knowledgeable. She took her time with My daughter who can be a handful. We as a family will be seeing her again. I am glad that we got a GREAT FIT the first time......
The doctor is very friendly, as well as her staff. I would recommend.
Very kind and understanding. I truly enjoyed my visit today
She was very friendly and professional. She made sure I knew everything she was doing and explained what she found.
The customer service was outstanding. Dr. Silvestre was very friendly and thorough
Absolutely amazing! Great service! 100% satisfying!
This was my first visit with Dr. Silvestre and was very impressed by her professionalism. She explained everything she was doing. The person (I don't remember her name) who assisted me with choosing my glasses was very helpful and we chose a pair of glasses that truly fits my face. She also explained the insurance co-pays. Thank you
One of the best service, I've ever had. Such an incredible Doctor, and person. Not only did she knew what she was doing, but had incredible customer service and very affordable. Highly recommend her.
She is so kind! Really sweet and bubbly! The only annoying thing about the office is that their phone doesn't have an answering machine and goes dead sometimes. So you have to keep calling!
It was a very pleasant experience. The woman at the front desk was really nice as well as Dr. Silvestre. The child I was babysitting wanted to touch everything and they were really nice about it. Would definitely recommend going to her!
She was very nice and outgoing. I have my new glasses and I love them.
Amazing doctor. Great care! Friendly staff!
I loved her, she was very knowledgeable and honest
Excellent service. Very professional and explain all your need. I highly recommend this doctor.
Wow shes so awesome. Shes super nice fast service and she explains everything to you also. Highly recommend her. Thanks so much .
She was very patient and kind with my 5 year old daughter. Although my daughter was really scared she did her best to make her feel comfortable. We will be seeing her again in the future.
I was treated into the best possible way from the moment I arrived. Everyone was very nice and kind.I felt like I had been going to this optometrist for years. I highly recommend anyone needing an optometrist with a great staff to consider Dr silvestri. She was thorough and explained and answered all my questions as well.
She was very patient with me, especially having my 6 month old child with me, crying for me to hold her during my exam.
She was so patient with my 5-year-old son and explained each step of the exam to him along the way! Will definitely be back for the entire family! The office was very clean and very friendly :)
Very friendly, clean office, the Dr truly cares about your eye health
She is excellent, very professional and so sweet. She will explain you everything so you won't feel like lost in the middle of the conversation when you are actually paying for that. She also has a great price, and if you do not have insurance she will give you a great discount. And she has so many options fro glasses. And it is so simple to get there, so the location is perfectly fine.
Dr. Silvestre is beyond wonderful! She is friendly, patient and sweet! She took the time to explain step by step what she was doing and what certain things mean. She made me feel very comfortable, and she answered all my questions and concerns!
She is fantastic! I brought my 17 year old daughter in for annual exam and new glasses. She came out and greeted us made myself and daughter very comfortable. I had some questions on the paperwork and she took her time to answer each one for me. She has a great personality and gave my daughter a very through exam.Nice selection of frames also.
No wait, professional, and very friendly. Highly recommended.
As always, she is great! and so is her staff!!
She was fantastic! Very nice and explained everything she was doing in detail so there were no surprises.
She was great! Made me feel comfortable and explained what she was doing.
Dr. Silvestre was so amazing! She was very thorough with my 6 year old and took the time to answer all of my questions. My daughter felt very comfortable with her as well. When my daughter had a meltdown due to having her eyes dilated, Dr. Silvestre and her front desk staff were even more amazing - bringing us water, tissues, and offering a little treat while I tried to calm her down. It didn't even phase them, so you can tell they're used to kids of every type. They all definitely earned their paychecks today, but never made us feel embarrassed or unwanted. Kudos to all of them for being so awesome!
Mary E. Silvestre,OD she is good and explains every precedure always smiling as well her stuff love her beside manners. I will refer her to friends and family thank you once again.
She's my favorite. =)
Absolutely delightful! She was very accommodating to my needs and medical conditions. Would definitely recommend her to my family & friends!
Highly recommended. Extremely professional and courteous. A+
This was my first time using zocdoc.com, and I wasn't sure what to expect. I did some research before booking my appointment. The search page was very easy to use and navigate. I read a few doctors' profiles and patients' reviews before selecting Dr. Silvestre. The whole process went smoothly. When I called the optometric office with some questions, the receptionist was very courteous and accommodating. Dr. Silvestre was extremely professional and knowledgeable . She answered every question I had and was very thorough with my annual eye examination. I've been to several optometrists before (about 15 different doctors total... yes, I've moved a lot in my lifetime), even few "boutique" optometric offices, but none of them impressed me the way Dr. Silvestre did! I'm so glad I read the reviews here first, and chose her as my new optometrist. I highly recommend Dr. Silvestre to anyone looking for a friendly, informative, and attentive optometrist. I wish every doctor possessed her wonderful bedside manner and professionalism!
it was exelente service and very profesional
Excellent with children! Very professional and knowledgeable! Will definitely recommend and return.
Very nice doctor
She was so great with my 4 year old daughter. She explained everything she was doing to check her eyes as it was the first time my daughter had ever been to an eye doctor. My daughter was very comfortable with her.
I have never had a more professional, caring, sincere, and easy going doctor - EVER! Dr. Silvestre was so accommodating and friendly. She is very detailed and takes her time to get to understand your daily habits and lifestyle in order to provide the most optimal healthcare for your vision. I am pleasantly overwhelmed by my experience with her. She has a patient for life!
She was very pleasant and patient with my 4 year old son. Very knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her!
Very friendly and informative staff. Very patient with children!!!!
Very polite, very professional, very courteous, very thorough
Very pleasant and accommodating!!!
She and her receptionist was very pleasant and great with children. I will definitely recommend her.....I drove quite far but it was worth it.
I highly recommend Dr. Silvestre. She is professional, thorough in her discussions and explanations of eye care options and very pleasant. She does not rush through visits and answers all questions completely. Her office staff are helpful and courteous as well. Excellent service!
I really like how she was friendly and willing to answer every last question I asked! The appointment was for my 4 year old daughter and it was her first time, she explained every procedure before doing it!
Very kind and great full :) super friendly!
Dr. Silvestre was very knowledgable and worked with me in answering any questions I had.
I liked the way she was treating me as a patient and she explained my Mom very well about the diagnosed and also answered to my Mom's concerns.
I set up an appointment for my daughter, this was her first time getting glasses, she was very nervous, Dr. Silvestre was very patient and was able to explain my daughter about how to take care of her new glasses and what she should expect until she gets used to them. I will definetely be using her in the future for my entire family.
Dr. Silvestre is great with both children and adults. She always explained what she was doing before and while she was doing it. The Dr. gave us plenty of information about eye anatomy, how the eye works, and how vision changes with age. We will be sure to schedule all of our annual appointments with her from now on!
Very friendly environment both Dr. Silvestre and her receptionist were very professional and helpful. I will definitely recommend them.
It was awesome! She was so friendly and explained everything throughly. The receptionist / optician was great! She helped us pick great frames for my some. I would so recommend dr. silvestre. I booked an appointment for myself and filled everything out to make things easy. Thanks Dr. Silvestre!
My visit was great. She was very friendly and informative.
WAW , I never said that about a Doctor visit. Great manner, very Knowledgeable, and explains everything in great details.
Excellent care, questions answered, everything explained in a way tht i could understand the information being related to me.
Excellent and good jobs very friendly and intelligence
She was really nice and easy to talk to. She made a really good impression on me and my family. I will be going back!
I thought she was really nice.
She made me feel very comfortable and explained every procedure she performed. Very professional.
She is very friendly. She explanations were easy to understand.
Office personal are very welcoming and there was no wait. Amazing staff and Dr. Silvestre really tends to the needs of the patient! Will recommend to friends, family, and co-workers!
My new favorite doc