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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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 quickly and 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.
The team reviews your insurance plan with you after the exam; I found this very helpful as I've never used eye insurance before.
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 a million years it seems and he's working with me to find a better contact. So far so good.
Really nice, thorough doctor who gives you his time!
He's great! They accommodated my schedule, and let me reschedule last minute. The doctor patiently answered all my questions and explained things well.
Very quick and friendly office! Great selection in frames
He was awesome! I have already recommended him to 2 of my friends and they were very happy too.
it was super quick and the whole staff was super helpful and kind.
beautiful office space, friendly staff, convenient location and knowledgable doctors. can't ask for more than that!
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 felt rushed 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. :)
Neil is a great doc!
Dr. Boldus was great! Great clinical staff as well... Very helpful!
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 contacts to 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.
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 with my old prescription. I recently went to a different eye optometrist to learn my right eye has not gotten better, it's gotten worse.
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?
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.
I really like i everyone were very nice.
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, conducted his examination, and provided me with very good advice and necessary prescriptions in a matter of 25 minutes.
Everyone at the office was friendly and addressed my concerns with a floater in my eye. Office was clean and comfortable
*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!
Very Professional! Definitely going back.
My appointment was so easy, and Doctor Neal was really great and explained everything thoroughly. Would definitely recommend!
Politely greeted upon arrival. After less than a 5 minute wait, I was briskly brought to a back room for a quick exam. Everyone was very professional and prompt! Couldn't ask for more.
Easily the most personable optometrist I've ever been to. It was an extremely delightful visit. He is thorough and communicative, highly recommended.
Excellent doctor and staff. Very professional and helpful.
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 and financial situation, you may have to take your script elsewhere for frames.
It was great. Highly recommend Dr. Boldus for a general eye exam and contact lens fitting.
This was my best experience as a patient in a physicians office. Great front desk, friendlyvstaff, personable doctor. I highly recommend Dr Boldus.
Friendly and helpful!
He was very personable and took the time to explain what he was doing. I really appreciate understanding his process.
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!
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 me overcome 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!
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!
Pretty cool guy. Seems to do a great job.
Really like Neil! Great for contacts!
As always...informative, helpful, and straight to the point. Couldn't ask for a better OD.
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
He was very nice, I think it is worth mentioning that this place is a eyeglasses shop with an eye doctor on staff. So be ready for them to sell you glasses. This was fine with me, but be forewarned. Also, this store is not wheelchair accessible or stroller accessible.
Saw Dr. Helen- was very impressed with everything, start to finish in my appt! Front desk staff was extremely kind, Dr. Helen was wonderful and took extra time to explain everything to me, as it was my first eye doctor appt. Would highly recommend, will definitely return!
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.
Dr. Boldus and everyone there were great, best eye appointment I've ever had. And the office is really nice too!
Dr. Boldus and his staff were very professional. There was very little wait time. Dr. Boldus isn't trying to sell you anything you don't need. He is thorough but gets right to the point. I would definitely recommend him.
Routine easy visit. No issues at all.
Dr. Boldus is very nice, and very professional. He did a great job of asking questions and communicating everything I wanted to know. I very highly recommend him.
Professional and to the point!
Dr. Boldus is great - knowledgeable, friendly, and to the point without making you feel rushed. They just remodeled the office (West Loop Eye Care) and it looks awesome. Highly recommend!
Great eye exam....newly remodeled space with state of the art eye exam instruments. Dr. Neil Boldus took his time and explained everything. Looking forward to 2 pairs if glasses from his lab!
He was outstanding. I felt very confident in him the moment he started the exam.
Great experience. I was seen immediately, and both the assistant and the optometrist were friendly, knowledgeable, and answered all of my questions satisfactorily. I would highly recommend anyone to this office!
It was an okay visit. Nothing special. It didn't feel like he was incredibly thorough; he prescribed me medicated eye drops and told me to drop them in for 5 days, but the infection went away on its own 48 hours after the appointment. Was better off just not going.
I walked in, met the infamous Z and was seen. The Dr. was thorough and very helpful. The OD and place was very relaxed, not too formal and made me feel comfortable. I think I've found my doc. Z was helpful with finding frames that fit my face and very informative regarding insurance. Can't wait for my new eye wear!
Very personable and professional. He took time to answer all my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Neil Boldus.
Very friendly and personable. Helped me with a really bad eye infection and followed up to make sure it was healing well!
He's great. Gives advice and more information regarding my eye health than I have ever received during an exam.
This is the best eye appointment I've ever had! Dr. Boldus puts you at ease right away and has a very down-to-earth demeanor. Makes me wish he could be my primary care physician as well! Great staff, very accommodating, no wait time, clean facility and friendly atmosphere.
He was extremely nice and professional.
Great doctor, wish every medical professional could be as good.
Exam went great. Very good Doctor. However, the actual boutique was pricey in the glasses/frames that they offered.
Very thorough and explained everything to me. Made sure I understood everything!