Dr. Merry Gindorf, OD

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8847 West Cermak Road, North Riverside, IL, 60546

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Dr. Merry Gindorf graduated from Indiana University with bachelors in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics . She then went on to a Masters in Visual Sciences from Illinois College of Optometry and completed her Doctorate in Optometry, graduating with honors. Dr. Gindorf was recognized for her exceptional research and clinical work at the College and was given the Faculty Memorial Award to honor an outstanding student clinician and researcher. After a residency at the University of Houston, Dr. Gindorf started her practice in Cicero, IL. Dr. Gindorf operates one of the last full service Optical laboratories in Chicagoland. Dr. Gindorf has held board positions in her community with the La Grange AYSO, PTA Board and District 101 Foresight Committee. She resides in Western Springs and has two children.

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This is a really good eye doctor!

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She is really the best, most thorough eye doctor I've ever had. Intuitive, smart and kind. Looking forward to my next check-up.

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Dr. Gindorf is absolutely wonderful!

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Our experience was truly “eye opening” pun intended. Via a n empassioned referral Dr Gindorf was able to uncover that my 17 year old has a condition that had never been previously detected that causes double vision. He had been struggling in reading, test taking and baseball along with headaches from eye fatigue. This is a game changer for him as he is entering the time where ACT/SAT tests are upon us, scouts are looking for top pics. The longer term view is how much better life will be for him as a student in college and in his career. Corrections in type of contacts and glasses with prisms along with working with the school to find different ways to take tests are going to serve him well. We are deeply grateful and will remain life long patients.

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This is the second time I've seen Dr Gindorf and once again she helped me solve some long standing problems that have been a mystery to me. She does such a great job of explaining the "why" behind the problem and doesn't shame me for any less than stellar habits I might have. She armed me with a bunch of tools to help identify a new routine that works for me and I left feeling confident and pleased! I'd HIGHLY recommend her!

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Awesome and inviting!!

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Dr. Gindorf treats you like family!

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It was an informative visit. Dr. Gindorf takes her time to explain everything and is approachable for any questions that need to be asked.

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Outstanding experience from start to finish! Thank you for your outstanding care and service! C.M.

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Always professional. Always thorough. Always positive. Genuinely cares about the patient even when they go on about issues in their life. A very unique doctor. And awesome staff!!!

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After seeing several chain store optometrists, Merry was a breath of fresh air. My husband and I went in for our first visit and she explained everything in great detail and was very patient with us. She sort of feels like an aunt that happens to be an optometrist. We're happy to have found her and plan to be her patients for a very long time.

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Dr Gindorf is very easy to talk with and very knowledgeable.

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Dr. Gindorf is patient and thorough. I highly recommend her.

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Dr. Gindorf provided a thorough vision examination. She was professional and corteous and she took the time to explain her assessments and recomendations for the vision needs of all members of my family. I especially appreciated how she addressed my teenage children, speaking directly to them and answering their questions. I highly recommend this provider.

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Dr. Gindorf is compassionate and wants to make sure your vision is the best it can be.

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Dr. Gindorf is great. She always explains things in terms that I can understand.

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Dr. Gindorf was excellent - very refreshing experience compared to retail vision care providers.

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Dr. Gindorf is the BEST. She explains things in terms you can understand and gets to know you as a person, not just a patient.

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Always love the friendliness in the office. Dr. took the time to talk about the upcoming eclipse and the dangers of using homemade devices. The harm to your eye is permanent. I will be sharing my new knowledge with everyone!!

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Dr. Gindorf was outstanding in every way. She's professional but not stuffy; she was easy to talk with and her exam was extremely thorough. I could not be happier with my choice for eye care!

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Merry is personable, knowledgeable far beyond her title, helpful and professional. I highly recommend!

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Dr. Gindorf was great!

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I've been a patient of Dr. Gindorf's for 18 years because she is THAT GOOD. She is personable but professional, considerate on listening to patient's concerns and questions, conducts thorough examinations and as I have a complex prescription, I wouldn't go anywhere else unless she referred me. I would recommend her for kids, and adults of all ages as these are the patient's I see on her office!

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As always, Dr. Merry was extremely professional and personable, and her office assistant was super helpful. I always have fun picking out new frames here!

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Excellent visit. Learned why I have had so much difficulty wearing bifocal glasses. Dr. Gindorf made adjustments and I am looking forward to my new glasses and not having to wear contacts every day, all day.

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Dr Gindorf does a great job examining and telling you what she is doing what she is finding out about your health. I highly recommend her services.

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I love that Dr. Gindorf takes her time with each patient and treats us as individuals, not just clients. She is thorough and just amazing!

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Professional but friendly. Thorough and concerned. She has a great chairside manner and was wonderful when explaining the situation with my eyes in a way I could truly understand. I look forward to working with her to getting my contacts and glasses back to a place where I am comfortable again.

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Excellent! Always knows the right treatment and explains diagnosis that I can clearly understand. Always shows genuine concern. She is the best eye doctor!

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all good! everything went well. Thank U!

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Very thorough examination. I got a very good explanation of her findings and recommendations.

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We were the first time patient and she made sure we are comfortable. She took sufficient time citing all the possible reasons for the problem that we went with. I would totally recommend her.

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Dr. Gindorf is awesome! My 7 year old had a prescription that she felt was off, and therefore, refused to wear them. Dr. Gindorf was amazing working with my reluctant girl and had her smiling by the end with the correct prescription and awesome new glasses she is excited to wear! I could have hugged her for her accomplishments this evening- I will be seeing Dr. Gindorf for my next visit and highly recommend her to anyone looking for an intelligent and thoughtful eye doctor.

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It was awesome, right on schedule and doctor Gindorf was very friendly and professional. Thank you doctor.

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She's fantastic. Dr. Gindorf is knowledgeable, personable, and compassionate.

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Very professional, knows what's she doing And Thorough. Great doctor

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I highly recommend Dr. Gindorf. She and her entire staff was extremely helpful from checking me in to a thorough exam to helping me pick out frames. I'm looking forward to getting my new glasses.

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Awesome medical professional who provide outstanding guidance and care. BEST there is from my experience.

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Best eye doctor on the planet! Professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and customer service focused. If you're looking for an eye doctor, you can't go wrong with Dr. Gindorf.

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Had an eye emergency and was able to get in same day. She is really personable and will definitely go back.