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Dr. Randall (Randy) Ricketts, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Ricketts attended The University of Wisconsin and pursued a major in chemistry. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree, he continued his education at the Illinois College of Optometry, earning a Doctorate of Optometry in 1990. He also attended Vandercook College of Music for a year. While attending the Illinois College of Optometry Dr. Ricketts completed many internships: Primary Care, Ocular Emergencies, Vision Therapy and Low Vision at the Illinois Eye Institute. He has State Board Certifications in Illinois and Ohio; and is Therapeutically Licensed by the National Board of Optometry for the treatment of Ocular Diseases. While practicing Optometry in Chicago for over twenty years, Dr. Ricketts has had the privilege of helping many amazing people. Offering continual care and service to “old friends”, while meeting new people everyday is what makes his job so great. Dr. Ricketts has established Eye Mechanix to be integrated into the community by donating services and forging partnerships with many Chicago not-for-profit organizations. If you have a chance please fill out the forms so we can locate your insurance easier...Thank you

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Advantica

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • National Board of Examiners in Optometry

Education and training

  • Illinois College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1083823611

Office locations

Eye Mechanix

1953 N. Clybourn Ave

Chicago, IL 60614

Eye Mechanix

52 S La Grange Rd

La Grange, IL 60525

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Everyone in this office is lovely, friendly, and helpful. I wasn’t planning on buying frames here but they worked with my budget and helped me find the perfect pair. I’m so excited to get them! Thank you!
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Dr. Ricketts and his staff are wonderful! He set me up with some new contacts that literally changed my life! Distance vision has always been my issue (my prescription is -11.50, so....) but as I have gotten older, close-up reading ismore difficult. He prescribed multifocal lenses that corrected my vision to 20/20 AND I can read even super small print. I have never seen this well in my life. The receptionist actually picked my new frames for me! She saw them on her way to do an errand and was like, you will love these. The optician and I tried a few other great options, but the ones the receptionist picked won. I've been wearing corrective lenses for 40 years and have seen many eye doctors. Dr. Ricketts' office is the best one I have been to in decades.
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Dr. Ricketts was on time and very helpful. The staff at the front was also very nice and helpful for such as unpleasant thing as needing glasses! They made it all very painless. Thanks.
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Randy and his staff are AMAZING. Made it the best experience for me. I usually hate going to the eye doctor, but this was easy and fast. The staff made SURE I loved my pair of glasses and even found mea cheaper pair. They truly care! Would recommend to everyone who needs an eye doc
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Super friendly doctor and he keeps it real. He was giving me an eye exam for the DMV and when I said I wasn’t really looking for glasses or anything, didn’t push it and was honest that I probably didn’t reallyneed them anyway. His staff was also upfront about a part of the exam that cost extra and let me choose whether to have it privately without pushing me either way. Some other doctors try to sell you on expensive procedures or new lenses. I’ll definitely go back here for my next exam.
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Dr Ricketts was very personable and took the time to answer all my questions. His staff were extremely helpful and friendly and offered sincere and honest opinions when it was time to select my frames. In fact, while I was lookingat frames, Dr Ricketts took the time to follow up with my husband who’d just gotten his new contacts to make sure they were fitted properly!! Some patients might find the selection of frames to be somewhat limited, but I rather enjoyed the smaller yet extremely diverse selection. Thanks Dr Ricketts!!
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Dr Ricketts was so great! He explained everything thoroughly and answered all my questions!
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This was my first visit with Dr. Randy. He could not have been warmer or more professional. Very thorough, patient and kind. I saw this in how he greeted other patients as well. The office is charming and clean. Overall greatvibe that puts you at ease. His receptionist was also extremely pleasant and helpful. They have just won my business as a patient.
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Professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and caring. Not just the doctor, but the staff too. I’ve found my optometrist!
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Dr Ricketts is very professional, competent, and has a great bedside manner. He explained everything in a clearly and concisely. The office staff are very sweet and helpful. They sell a variety of excellent quality frames. As a bonus, the officeis dog friendly! I highly recommend Dr. Rickets and his staff.
Less than 3 months ago
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He was very nice and patient and made sure he took the time to make sure you got what you needed
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Randy was great! He came up with a solution to my inability to read while wearing my contacts. Randy and everyone on the team was helpful and friendly.
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Delia and Randy were very helpful. My insurance company isn't the easiest to deal with...they worked with my provider and made the process very easy. Thanks again.
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Friendly and knowledgeable. Cares about your health and about what you want from your eye exam.
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Fantastic visit. Very knowledgeable optometrist.
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Dr. Randall is very patient and efficient. His check is very thorough. Stuff there are super welcoming and nice.
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We love Dr. Ricketts and the entire staff at Eye Mechanix! They’re all so friendly and wonderful we definitely will keep recommending them to our friends. The office is beautiful, they use very state of the art technology so your appointmentsare fast and they all take the time to really get to know their patients so every time we are in there we feel welcome and right at home like we’re visiting friends.
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Love going to see Dr. Randy. He and his staff are very friendly and helpful. I was in need of a new pair of glasses and the staff offered to help pick out a new pair. While I was in myexam, they picked out a few pairs that would be flattering for my face. All I had to do was try them on and decide. It was a great and fun experience and cannot wait to get my new glasses. Highly recommend Dr. Randy and Eye Mechanix.
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Fantastic! Randy was great and the ladies at the front desk were even better! Such a welcoming, affirming environment.
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Great energy in the office. Everyone friendly and supportive
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Very professional and very great staff!
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A bit pricier than I was expecting for updating my prescription. Very friendly & fun administration staff that explained everything very well.
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Very professional staff. Dr. Randall performed a very thorough examination and explained with details every step of the process.
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Very friendly and knowledgable doctor. Easy to talk to and great service!
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The best clinical experience I've ever had.
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He and his staff were awesome. Very knowledgeable and teaches while he treats you. Got a great pair of glasses!
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Dr. Ricketts was wonderful! He saw me quickly and listened to my concerns. He also answered any questions I had for him. He is so nice and personable. His staff is wonderful too! I will continue to see him!
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Fabulous experience! He’s excellent with children and very thorough with the eye exam. Would highly recommend.
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I found Dr. Ricketts when I was looking for a new eye doctor in the city, and I was not disappointed. Everything was perfect. Everyone was extremely welcoming, and the service was even better. I had a complete contact exam andfound the perfect pair of new glasses, all within 45 minutes of walking in the door!
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Fantastic experience from start to finish: great doctor, wonderful staff, no wait, excellent frame options. I really liked Dr. Randy - he is very knowledgeable and took time to explain everything he was doing/finding and answered all my questions.The staff was very friendly and warm, and the woman who helped me pick out frames (terrible that I didn't get her name!) was so patient with me and really helpful with her suggestions and feedback. Fantastic experience! Eye Mechanix is my new vision care place!
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Polite, no wait, great care
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Dr. Randall saw me right on time and accommodated my needs perfectly. His staff is very kind and helpful which made it an even better experience. I would highly recommend his office to friends and loved ones!
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Great friendly, knowledgable team. Appointment was quick and easy, couldn't have asked for more.
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I was in and out in 45 minutes (including picking out new frames). The staff was super friendly and helpful.
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Calm office environment, good and thorough doctor, and prices that dont take advantage of those lacking insurance. I will definitly go back to this doctor and location.
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I was really impressed by Dr. Ricketts. He was friendly, professional, and gave me helpful information about my eyes that no other OD or ophthalmologist has. The staff was very helpful in selecting frames. Free parking in Lincoln Park is a big bonus!
More than 1 year ago
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Amazing all around. Such good service and friendly staff.
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He gave excellent explanations in terms I could understand, and made me feel comfortable and calm about a problem with my eye. He described my treatment plan and course of action to heal my eye, and made me feel confident Iwould be back to normal soon! I would recommend him to anyone!
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Dr Ricketts was able to see me last minute to examine a scratched eye. He was friendly and spent a good amount of time answering my questions
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Dr. Ricketts was very knowledgeable and had great bedside manner. I felt as though I was actually being listened to instead of talking to a doctor that's not really interested in what you have to say about your own past experiences.In addition, he was thorough in the visit and explained every step, so I always felt confident and relaxed with what was going on. I would highly recommend Dr. Ricketts.
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Very professional. Answered questions right away.
More than 1 year ago
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Everyone was very friendly
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Loved this guy! Super friendly.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and friendly. Was able to help me and answer all questions in a very timely manner.
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It was my first time at an eye doctor and Randy made me feel at ease. I felt comfortable, he explained everything clearly. His staff were also super friendly and great as they helped me pick out lenses. I described whatI like and they were able to pull out a good number of options.
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Both the office assistant and Dr. Ricketts were very pleasant and made things easy for me. Dr. Ricketts was professional and took time to explain everything to me.
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Wonderful experience. Dr. Ricketts listened to my concerns thoroughly and offered several corrective options for me to choose from. I went with progressive lenses and it was the best choice I could have made. It took a while to get usedto them - now that I am, I'm not sure how I lived without them. No more headaches after staring at multiple monitors at work. During my appointment, I was the only patient in the waiting room because it was the end of the day. The entire front desk staff was so sweet and helpful. It was a team effort when it came time to pick out frames because I am incredibly indecisive. They were so patient with me - after a long time trying to decide which frames to go with, I eventually decided on the ones Dr. Ricketts picked out for me above the rest. I have received so many compliments on my glasses - he has great taste!
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I was very happy with how he explained everything and took time to listen to all of my concerns.
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Dr. Randy Ricketts is the best! He is so very much in the know, and is so easy to talk to and he explains everything in non-medical terms... I highly recommend!!! He's so nice!
More than 1 year ago
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Great experience! Dr. Ricketts is an excellent doctor, and the customer service exerpeince from everyone in the office was great.
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