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Qualifications and Experience
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
Verified Patient Reviews
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 my exam, 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.
Fantastic! Randy was great and the ladies at the front desk were even better! Such a welcoming, affirming environment.
Great energy in the office. Everyone friendly and supportive
Very professional and very great staff!
A bit pricier than I was expecting for updating my prescription. Very friendly & fun administration staff that explained everything very well.
Very friendly and knowledgable doctor. Easy to talk to and great service!
The best clinical experience I've ever had.
He and his staff were awesome. Very knowledgeable and teaches while he treats you. Got a great pair of glasses!
Fabulous experience! He’s excellent with children and very thorough with the eye exam. Would highly recommend.
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!
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 and found the perfect pair of new glasses, all within 45 minutes of walking in the door!
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!
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!
Polite, no wait, great care
I was in and out in 45 minutes (including picking out new frames). The staff was super friendly and helpful.
Very professional staff. Dr. Randall performed a very thorough examination and explained with details every step of the process.
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.
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!
Amazing all around. Such good service and friendly staff.
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 I would be back to normal soon! I would recommend him to anyone!
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
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.
Everyone was very friendly
Loved this guy! Super friendly.
Very professional and friendly. Was able to help me and answer all questions in a very timely manner.
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 what I like and they were able to pull out a good number of options.
Very professional. Answered questions right away.
I was very happy with how he explained everything and took time to listen to all of my concerns.
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!
Great experience! Dr. Ricketts is an excellent doctor, and the customer service exerpeince from everyone in the office was great.
Very friendly staff and I was surprised at how affordable my prescription was. I'd definitely go back or recommend to friends/family.
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 used to 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!
Excellent doctor and office staff. Explained everything very thoroughly and clearly.
The office is clean, neat and has a pleasant atmosphere. The reception was a pleasant man, whom was quite helpful make eye wear choices. Dr. Ricketts, is quite the consummate professional who is also very down to earth, pleasant, knowledgeable and very willing to explain procedures as he performs them.
Dr. Ricketts was very professional and did a thorough eye exam. His team was great while helping me select a pair of glasses.
Great friendly, knowledgable team. Appointment was quick and easy, couldn't have asked for more.
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.
It went great! It was my first time getting contacts so he walked me through the process and explained everything. Super awesome and personable, I'd highly recommend! John was very helpful too!
I had some kind of hair or foreign object lodged in my eye. Randy was able to find it right away and remove it easily. He did great job and I would highly recommend him.
This was my first visit with Dr. Ricketts and it was great. I just switched my insurance so after I made the appointment, I called his office to confirm the copays and that the visit was covered. The person that answered was super helpful and friendly and took the time to go through everything with me. Dr Ricketts saw me right away, was very nice and gave me some good suggestions. Plus they helped me calculate the best contact order based on my discounts. I would definitely recommend.