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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.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Ricketts was great from a clinical perspective. He was kind, thorough and funny. However, the guys working the front desk at the Damen location were very difficult to deal with when trying to get a copy of my prescription. I had to ask for it 4 different times, in person, through email and over the phone before getting a copy. I get that they are trying to sell glasses from in the store, but they are very expensive and don't fit everyone's budget. It was a very uncomfortable experience and despite my positive experience with Dr. Ricketts I will not be going back.
Dr. Ricketts was very professional and knowledgeable. His office is really cool as well.
I would definitely recommend Randy and would return to him for annual visits.
Lovely experience with the doctor; friendly, excellent staff.
I was very happy with my visit! It was my first eye exam in a long time and Dr. Ricketts was very friendly and professional. The store and office is so quaint and all of the staff are very accommodating. I will definitely be recommending to my family and friends!
This is the most adorable office ever! Everyone was so nice and welcoming. I was so appreciative of the ability to schedule a time right after work too!
Dr. Ricketts was very nice and helpful. I felt that he spent adequate time with me. I would also recommend the other workers at the clinic. They gave me excellent service and spent a lot of time with me explaining my options and helping me pick out glasses. I will definitely be returning for all my vision needs.
It was an odd location as the optometrist shares an office with an eclectic furniture store. However, that aside, I was well taken care of, was encouraged to ask alot of questions and got a great pair of glasses.
Absolutely beautiful office and Dr. R was extremely professional, thourough, and very pleasant. Highly recommend.
First of all, this office is beautiful! Plants everywhere, bright open space, very clean. The appointment was really quick and professional. Dr. Ricketts had great bedside manner and was very nice. The receptionists were also very pleasant and even though they knew I wasn't purchasing frames through them, we tried a few on just for fun while I was waiting for my prescription. Really loved this place!
Excellent, very honest and explain me with patience, didnt try to sell me anything and in fact, he is very professional
Dr. Ricketts was awesome and the rest of the staff made me feel welcome the moment I walked int the door.
Everyone in the office was great. I was seen right on time and the team helped me run through some new frames when I was finished. Great selection in house and very professional environment.
I loved the space and the atmosphere of iD- Doctor Ricketts was efficient and friendly. I have a pretty light prescription so it's a relatively easy exam but hadn't been for an eye exam in a couple years and things had changed. A really great experience! Anthony and Steven were also both so so kind and helpful in getting me new frames- beyond any expectations. I left feeling amazing and can't wait to get my new glasses. Thank you!!
Everyone that worked there was very nice, and the eye exam was great. However, when it came time to get my prescription I felt like they did not want to give it to me since I was not going to purchase my glasses/contacts through their store. I had to email them multiple times...very uncomfortable. Had I bought contacts/glasses I assume it would have been a much different experience.
Great office space and great people working there! Everyone was very helpful and friendly.
The place is about weird and hard to find, you might walk right past it. Because it looks like a luxury furniture / design shop! Look for the black banner that says "ID", that's the spot