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Dr. Merry Gindorf, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • ACE
  • Aetna
  • Amida Care

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Illinois College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry
  • University of Houston (Residency)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington (Bachelor's)

Awards and publications

  • Faculty Memorial Award at Illinois College of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1962625145

Office locations

Dr. Merry Gindorf

8847 West Cermak Road

North Riverside, IL 60546

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I cannot imagine going to anyone else.I have a difficult prescription and lots of eye issues and she is just patient and thorough and amazing.
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She’s amazing at getting right to the issue and my perfect vision is her mission.
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This was my first visit. The staff were super friendly and professional. They helped me pick beautiful frames for my new glasses, and very affordable! Dr Gindorf gave me the most thorough and accurate eye exam I’ve ever had! She educatedand informed me. She took her time, I never felt rushed. She was lovey. Great bedside manner. She just won a new loyal patient! I highly recommend this office to anyone.
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Have been her patient for 37 years. Also some of my immediate family see her. She is excellent provider, as she listens and then explains everything you need answered. You can always count on her. Would not see anyone else!
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She is very professional and takes the time to explain what is going on with my eyes. She makes me feel comfortable. I highly recommend her for eye care.
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Very knowledgeable and considerate!
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She’s amazing. She listens. She asks the right questions. She gets me to see.
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She was extremely personable, and did a really great job of listening to my concerns and finding a solution! I would definitely recommend her to anyone in the area!
Less than 3 months ago
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Great doctor
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We love Dr. Gindorf. She is wonderful with our children and is always very thorough! Excellent doctor and patient care staff.
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Dr. Gindord is very polite and friendly. Shes communicates knowledge to her patients very well.
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Merry was very thorough and informative. She made me feel comfortable and was very friendly, explaining fully my diagnosis and presenting options. Her staff was wonderful, too!
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Dr. Gindorf was very professional and explained everything. She was also very personable. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
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Professional, informative and friendly- highly recommended.
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Visit was enjoyable and informative which is rare to find. I think Dr. Gindorf is one of the very best because she actually cares about the patient.
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Merry is amazing! I learned so much and she is so good at what she does. Thank you!
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Wonderful Doc, wonderful professional and wonderful caring person. Knows her stuff and much much more, highly recommend, has technical ability and medical foresight in so many areas.
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Merry found the prescription just right for me, after having an incorrect one from another doctor. She went above and beyond, working to improve vision in my lazy eye. That had never been addressed before. She and her team found glassesfor me that were so comfortable and that I was comfortable with. The whole experience was awesome! Kate J.
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Dr. Gindorf explains everything, is pleasant, and knowledgeable.
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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Gindorf is absolutely wonderful!
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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 anddoesn'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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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 strugglingin 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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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 likean 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 addressedmy 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!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Gindorf was great!
More than 1 year ago
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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!
More than 1 year ago
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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 andglasses 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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