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Dr. Neil Boldus, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

When he's not busy bringing vision to the masses, Neil Boldus works on his golf game, where he gives his sight and handicap a workout. As a Doctor of Optometry, Neil has a knack for difficult contact lens fits, taking the time and care his patients need. His best tip for your eyes? Wear sunglasses. They protect your eyes and the face around them. They're not just for being cool.

In-network insurances

  • ACE
  • Aetna
  • Amida Care

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Illinois College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1992823462

Office locations

Vision Boutique

1224 N Wells St

Chicago, IL 60610

Vision Boutique

14 S Peoria St

Chicago, IL 60607

Vision Boutique

948 W Madison St

Chicago, IL 60607

Vision Boutique

3053 N Sheffield Ave

Chicago, IL 60657

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He answered all my questions and gave me the pros and cons of each of the scenarios to help with my decisions.
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I showed up a bit early for my appointment and was pleasantly surprised that they were able to take me earlier then scheduled. The experience was great. I decided to try contacts for the first time and both Dr. Neil aswell as his staff were patient in making sure that my prescription was correct and I was comfortable with the insertion/removal process before sending me on my way.
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I love Dr. Neal and the rest of the staff at the vision boutique. I had a quick appointment, was treated kindly, and overall really enjoyed my experience. I’ve been seeing him for almost three years and my experience has always been great.
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Dr. Neil and his staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Neil has one of the best bedside manners of any doctor I've encountered and I feel like my eyes are in excellent hands with him! I would highly recommend Dr. Neil to anyone looking for eye care.
Less than 6 months ago
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Great location, great office, friendly staff and Dr. Niel was awesome. Eye exam was quick and he helped me understand my results. Glad to have found my new optometrist!
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Wait was very long, but once seen everyone addressed my concerns and was helpful in picking out frames/contacts.
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Very pleased with my visit today. Dr. Neil was incredibly thorough and took time to explain everything and listen to my concerns/questions. Highly suggest. Like anywhere... prepare to be upsaled at the end of the appointment by the ladies in the front.
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Was a great first time visit, he listened to all my needs and was extremely knowledgeable.
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Friendly and explained everything I needed to know.
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Dr. Neil is professional and I can see with his prescriptions.
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So glad I found a new eye doctor I like! The staff was all pleasant and I wasn't waiting long for my appointment or when I picked up my new frames.
Less than 1 year ago
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Neil was awesome! Very down to earth and easy to talk to. He explained everything in detail and was very thorough. Highly recommend!
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Very thorough and thoughtful. You know you're meeting with someone who continues to master the craft and genuinely wants the best outcomes from his patients
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Boldus is a chill dude. You can tell he knows what he's talking about. He's come across as a pleasant guy with a real personality. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a new doctor, or just want a breath of fresh air from the typical guy/lady.
Less than 1 year ago
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My office visit was very pleasant and helpful. I was helped with picking out the perfect pair of glasses and had all my questions answered in a kind and patient manner. They had me in and out of there so quicklyand were able to make my glasses in 20 minutes. This is the only place I could find that could turnaround glasses in less than a week. Highly recommend.
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Everyone at the office was friendly and addressed my concerns with a floater in my eye. Office was clean and comfortable
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The team reviews your insurance plan with you after the exam; I found this very helpful as I've never used eye insurance before.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Neil was great! Very relatable, quick, listened to my concerns and addressed them immediately. Gave me candid advice about Lasik, educated me about how contacts work and what they are made of, overall fantastic! I've had dry eyes for amillion years it seems and he's working with me to find a better contact. So far so good.
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Really nice, thorough doctor who gives you his time!
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He was awesome! I have already recommended him to 2 of my friends and they were very happy too.
More than 1 year ago
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He's great! They accommodated my schedule, and let me reschedule last minute. The doctor patiently answered all my questions and explained things well.
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He told me my right eye had actually improved. I got some sunglasses with the prescription he gave me to find that was not correct. The vision in my right eye of my sunglasses was blurry compared to my glasses withmy old prescription. I recently went to a different eye optometrist to learn my right eye has not gotten better, it's gotten worse.
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Very quick and friendly office! Great selection in frames
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it was super quick and the whole staff was super helpful and kind.
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beautiful office space, friendly staff, convenient location and knowledgable doctors. can't ask for more than that!
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Dr. Boldus is the best eye doctor I've ever visited. He explained everything going on with my eyes (not much, just astigmatism), as well as the function of each of his machines. He was quick, yet thorough -- I've certainly feltrushed by other eye doctors who just wanted me out in the showroom to try on frames and get the big payday from that. I will say the only downside was that he dropped me off not at the front desk to check out, but with one of the team members whose job it is to sell frames. Unfortunately, my insurance doesn't cover much and I"m a teacher, so the frames they sell are well beyond my price range. The girl who helped me was very understanding of that when I kindly let her know that I was going with Warby Parkers instead. :)
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Neil is a great doc!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Boldus was great! Great clinical staff as well... Very helpful!
More than 1 year ago
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Everyone at the office was extremely friendly and professional. The office was comfortable and inviting - free water, soda or coffee and comfy seating while I waited. Me being a terrible procrastinator, I'd waited until I'd run out of contactsto come in. Luckily for me, Dr. Boldus gave me a free pair to wear for the next two weeks, and barring any complications I'll get the rest of my contacts in 3-5 days. I highly recommend Dr. Boldus and Vision Boutique.
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Can't say enough good things about my experience here. Rather than going on and on, let me put it this way. Overall, I left feeling really taken care of and important. After all, isn't that what being a patient is all about?
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Staff was very friendly, especially at the end of the day. The whole visit took longer than I expected -- about an hour from my early arrival until I walked out the door. But overall, a convenient place for an annual eye exam.
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I really like i everyone were very nice.
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I was very pleased with the doctor and staff. His staff was very professional and efficient. The doctor saw me right away and was friendly, to be courteous, but did not waste time on needless chit-chat. He asked relevant questions, conductedhis examination, and provided me with very good advice and necessary prescriptions in a matter of 25 minutes.
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*Beautiful office *An incredibly attentive and helpful staff greets you upon entering and offers you water, soda, coffee. *Dr. Boldus has a very warm and personable presence, and impeccable bedside manner. You can't go wrong with his office and team!
More than 1 year ago
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Very Professional! Definitely going back.
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My appointment was so easy, and Doctor Neal was really great and explained everything thoroughly. Would definitely recommend!
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Easily the most personable optometrist I've ever been to. It was an extremely delightful visit. He is thorough and communicative, highly recommended.
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Excellent doctor and staff. Very professional and helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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Doctor and staff were all great. Didn't wait at all. Exam was thorough. If you need glasses, they have a stylish selection of frames, but be forewarned that there aren't a lot of inexpensive lines there. Depending on your insurance andfinancial situation, you may have to take your script elsewhere for frames.
More than 1 year ago
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It was great. Highly recommend Dr. Boldus for a general eye exam and contact lens fitting.
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This was my best experience as a patient in a physicians office. Great front desk, friendlyvstaff, personable doctor. I highly recommend Dr Boldus.
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Friendly and helpful!
More than 1 year ago
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He was very personable and took the time to explain what he was doing. I really appreciate understanding his process.
More than 1 year ago
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Very pleasant experience. Met with an assistant then the doctor. Was presented with multiple options for contacts and received trial pairs. Also, very nice office. Offered me coffee and water upon my arrival!
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Just left my first appointment with this office and couldn't be any happier. The staff was so friendly and helpful. I was greeted and made to feel at home immediately. The front desk/eye tech was so nice and she helped meovercome my fear of trying a new set of frames. Dr. Boldus was very welcoming and just an all around cool doctor. He made me feel at ease and comfortable during the entire appointment. I will definitely be going back!
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Pretty cool guy. Seems to do a great job.
More than 1 year ago
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Neil was great! Easy to talk with, very straightforward and no wasting of time. He's got a great staff as well, overall a wonderful experience!
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Very comfortable to work with every time. Speaks in plain language, but not down to you as many doctors do. Always satisfied when leaving the office.
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Really like Neil! Great for contacts!
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As always...informative, helpful, and straight to the point. Couldn't ask for a better OD.
More than 1 year ago
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