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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Gelb is a native of Chicago where she went to University of Illinois and graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Highest Distinction in Biological Sciences. She then went on to pursue her optometric degree at Illinois College of Optometry and graduated in 2004. Dr. Gelb attended her externships at West Side Veterans Hospital, Illinois Eye Institute and St. James Hospital. Her professional affiliations include: American Optometric Association, Illinois Optometric Association, Associate member of College Of Vision Development (COVD) and Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
Dr. Gelb has worked in and around the West Rogers Park area of Chicago for the last 8 years. She is experienced in
Performing comprehensive eye examinations for all ages
Fitting the latest technology in both rigid and soft contact lenses
Diagnosis and treating a wide range of ocular diseases and infections
Evaluating and managing vision therapy
Conducting pre/post-operative patient care and emergency services.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Gelb is incredible -- kind, through, and you can tell she truly wants what is best for you.
amazing, friendly, and quick!
Dr. Shira Gelb was very professional, helpful and friendly. The office was very neat and clen, also the staff were very nice and friendly. I was pleased with my visit..:)
Very friendly and explained everything so well!
Professional & fast.
great experience with this eye doc.
Dr Gelb is very thorough and she explains everything she is doing. She put mg teenage sons at ease.
Excellent care, attentive to details and treating the patient as a whole (noticed slight vision impairment that may have farther reaching impact). Staff is very friendly and patient, especially with young children. Clean, bright office. Highly recommend
Dr. Gelb is super friendly and professional!
Walking in to a new place is sometimes difficult for me. I felt welcome as soon as I arrived. I was 15 min early for my appointment and I was out quickly with all of the exam things done. The pricing for new lenses for me was good. I will be going back next year.
Great experience. Very efficient and courteous service.
It was incredible. I would highly recommend Shira and her staff to anyone looking for excellent eye care - Dr. Gelb is the best!
I highly recommend Dr Shira
Dr was really friendly and the staff as well. Would highly recommend this place for eye exams.
Great office, great staff, great doctor. Going to any doctor us never a fun event in life, but this group of ladies are all smiling and kind, making the time there quick and painless.. I'll be back for sure.
Great doctor. Very thorough and answers all questions
Very good experience. Very nice doctor. Office very clean and staff very nice. I was in a rush and they got me in and out fast!!
Professional, friendly, informing. I had a great experience with Dr. Gelb and her staff.
Shira and her staff are very friendly and welcoming!
Very friendly Doctor and Staff! Highly recommend
Kind, thorough, excellent care. I even bring all the members of my family to Dr. Gelb. I recommend her to everyone.
Everyone in the office was very personable. The receptionist was able to provide detailed information about what my insurance did (and did not) cover.
The office was clean and everyone was extremely professional and courteous! They even found a discount through my insurance that I was not aware of. Best of all, there were no high pressure sales tactics. The office ladies had me look at frames anyway, of course, but when I mentioned I was on a pretty strict budget they respected that without pressure. The exam itself was very professional and streamlined and Dr Gelb was very thorough. I have a high vision prescription, so it was great to be in such good hands!
Excellent visit at clinic. Very well organized and staffed. Dr. Gelb was nice, friendly, and most importantly thoroughly explained what she noticed from the examination and offered recommendations as to how to better protect the eyes from future problems. Overall pleasant experience.
Doctor Gelb was professional to the max! She's got a excellent bedside manner, plus she is very reassuring if you have a problem like I did. I'm making her my new Optometrist, she's great. Staff was very professional, accommodating and friendly. Plus she's conveniently located. Happy patient.
The office was very nice and everyone was friendly and helpful.
Very professional office. I felt like I had a very thorough exam. I would highly recommend.
Dr. Gelb is great! I didn't have to wait long (less than 15 minutes). She's very professional, thorough and matter of fact. I had a short but pleasant experience with her and her staff. Highly recommended! :)
Very professional and treatment and every one was really friendly and helpful.
Dr. Gelb is awesome and truly professional. Don't think twice to see her. Her office staff is very kind and nice too.
professional and take time to explains each procedure. very friendly and knowledge staff.
It was an anxiety ridden day for me, but everything went so smoothly at my appointment! Staff was great at making sure all was correct with my insurance and got me the best deal on contacts lenses.
I was impressed with the office space and friendliness of the staff. Dr. Gelb herself was very kind and listened to all of my concerns thoroughly. Only thing I did notice was that my appointment felt a little rushed. My annual vision exam only took about 5 minutes when I'm normally used to a more in depth exam. Other than that, I thought she did a great job.
I appreciate how efficient yet thorough Dr Gelb is. She is willing to work with me as needed for changes when I have issues.
It was a geat experience. Dr Shira Gelb was informative and helpful. I will never go to another Eye center. If you want to feel a high level customer service and have a deal with people who are really care about you, this is the place to go !
She is great
Her office is very efficient, friendly and really understands what a patient needs. Thank you.
Dr Gelb was very professional and explained everything in depth yet in layman's terms.
Dr. Gelb and her assistant are friendly and professional. They answered all my questions. Highly recommend.
Dr. Gelb and the staff were very professional, courteous, and helpful. My only concern was that the examination with Dr. Gelb was a bit rushed compared with some other optometrists I've had in the past. My former optometrist was more thorough with my exam, and discovered issues I didn't know about, and sent me to another specialist to confirm his diagnosis. I'm not confident that this would have been the case with Dr. Gelb. Other than that, the experience was seamless.
Felt like my issue was not treated properly and felt like I was rushed out so that the next patient could be taken in.
My husband and I were very happy from our visit. The professionalism of Dr Gelb was outstanding and we felt very comfortable with her and the rest of the staff. We are happy we found a great place to go for a regular check up.
She was great - quick, nice, very helpful with figuring out which contacts would work best for me. Definitely will go back!
This is the second time I've used De. Glen and her team, at this point, I'm sticking with them. Attentive, informative, and willing to work with tight budgets.
Dr. Gelb was wonderful and her staff was very helpful. I was delighted with the level of service, care and follow-up.
Dr Gelb was very professional and her office staff was very polite and helpful. Overall, a great experience!
Dr. Gelb and her staff were great. They were all very friendly, professional and helpful. Their service was prompt and courteous; everyone was very informative and gave me assurance of what they were doing and why, and on what was covered by insurance and what wasn't. Thank you!
She was very attentive and explanatory.
Didn't feel like a valued customer. Felt as if they were attempting to sell me anything regardless of whether it was the best option.
Everyone was very helpful, caring, and polite. They made getting glasses easy. I'd happily go back.
Dr. Gelb was very thorough with my eye exam and made me feel comfortable. The girls in her office were very helpful with the entire process from picking out the best frames for me to explaining the little details that went along with the out of pocket costs.
Enjoyable experience. Staff was professional and knowledgeable and Dr. Gelb was thorough and informative. Appointment was prompt and efficient. Excellent, highly reccomend.
I would love to go there every year she is the best doctor
Very professional and personable.
Amazing! Great doctor!
I was very impressed at how indepth the examination was and how fast and curtious the staff was.
She was very nice and efficient! Very professional atmosphere as well.
Everyone in the crew at Dr. Gelb's office was excellent with me. And the selection of glasses was right on point, at least for my style. They also used ZocDoc's check-in feature with maximum efficiency -- that is, minimal fuss for me as the patient. Couldn't ask for more.
Doctor and staff are friendly and patience. After the Dr. check my eyes and we left the room, there was an issue I had but forgot to mention it during the examination. I brought it up to the Dr. and apologize I'd didn't bring it up earlier cause it just pop up in my head. She nicely brought me back to the room and double check to address my concern. As for the staff, she did the pre-procedure to get the measurement for my eyes which I have to look into it where there's a barn to stare at. Machine was not cooperating but she apologize for the delay and move the machine around to get it right to get the correct measurements. Who can blame her, it's pretty hard to move a whole barn!
Dr. Gelb was very nice, very helpful and even recommended a prescription that was a lower strength than I currently was prescribed for. I've had the prescription for 6 months now and my vision with my contacts is clear! Thanks Doc!!!
The doctor and staff was friendly, fast and professional. The staff worked to help me find affordable frames through my insurance, and carefully explained all upgrades and charges that were necessary because I am crazy blind and have a high prescription. I love my new glasses
Best medical experience of my life!!! Clean, comfortable, office with great selection of products and lots of knowledgable staff with your best interest in mind! The entire staff was professional, warm, friendly, and they provide you with all the information and hands on instruction to insure your comfort and satisfaction with whatever eye care they prescribe.Complete exam was comfortable, informative, and compassionate. She listened to all my questions and answered them completely. They worked with my specific insurance to help me achieve the best possible results. This doctor and her entire staff should be rewarded!!! The example of what we all wish all healthcare could be!
Excellent service, friendly staff, doctor seems to know her job very well.
It was very helpfull
I was very impressed with my entire visit. The front desk staff were pleasant and extremely efficient. Dr Gelb was fantastic. She was knowledgable, thorough, and helpful in addressing my specific concerns. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
I'm very pleased with the results of Doctor Shira consultation and the way she examined my eye issues. I will highly recommend her to all my friends and colleagues .
Very friendly and welcome staff. Quick action, carefully explain.
Excellent!! That's the only way to describe the visit. The staff was very attentive, warm and helping. The doctor did an amazing job, answered all my questions did a thorough checkup. Highly recommended.
had an eye emergency on a sunday and did not want to go to ER wanted to see an actual eye doctor, was so glad to have found her in my area and open on a sunday and able to see me that day. she was very nice and personable, her staff was also very nice , I found my new eye doctor!~
I like the way they welcome us. Doctor Shira Gleb and her staff very friendly and take action very quickly.
They treated my husband and I fantastically. All of their staff are very nice and super helpful. They have a great selection of frames. They let you know what all your options are without just trying to up-sell you. Shortest time I've ever spent getting glasses. Very highly recommend.
I kept procrastinating about getting glasses. I am glad I didn't wait any longer. Dr. Gelb is professional without being stiff or a bore. Her staff is very knowledgeable. They made sure I was comfortable while taking the tests and explained everything to me clearly. Yet they were still expedient in moving the process along, The best part . . . I was in and out within 35 minutes. Excellent! One of the staff ladies was kind of enough to assist me in choosing a frame. She did a good job. I am recommending Dr. Gelb to everyone.
Dr. Gelb was so nice and thorough. She was warm and welcoming. Definitely recommend her.
Dr. Gelb was very pleasant and professional during my visit. Without asking, she fully explained how my insurance and benefits worked. Her staff was just as much of a joy to work with and takes the time necessary to explain pricing and options. Will definitely recommend her.
Excellent service(Dr Shira plus the staff)
Wonderful experience. It was only the second time in my life, receiving an eye exam, so i was pretty nervous. The process was a lot quicker and simpler than I had anticipated, the appointment started right on time as well. Dr. Gelb was very accommodating, professional, and honest. My mother even set up an appointment after my visit. Would definitely recommend.
The Dr. is very professional. Well-dressed, punctual and concerned, she took her time during the examination and even took the extra time to discuss different points or other treatment I may may need/had ?'s about (actual concern and no sales pitch). The Front Office staff is pleasant and informed. The only caveat: not a large selection of frames from which to choose.
It went very well!
It was great.. No long wait and very professional will definitely come back.
The visit was amazing. The staff was professional, yet warm and friendly. The doctor was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain. Great patient manner. The offices were very clean. This visit was a 10 +
Outstanding doctor! I definitely will recommend Dr.Gelb to all my friends and family!
best eye exam i ever had, very nice staff everybody was smiling and i felt welcome. they have state of art equipment
Dr. Gelb was great with my 5year old son! She quickly identified an issue which may be the cause of his decreased attention when reading. We are so grateful this was discovered before starting school.
Friendly staff and flexible working schedule. Nice!
Friendly staff and flexible working schedule. Nice!
Nice. Friendly staff and work very flexible.
Amazing visit! Dr. Gleb exam was very thorough and informative. The entire staff was helpful and very friendly!! The hardest part about the exam was picking the glasses that fit me best. Thanks for the wonderful experience Dr. Gelb and entire staff.
i was very pleased with my visit ...
Very nice, professional and thorough!
They were so nice and attentive. She personally helped me find a pair of glasses. Told me everything that she found about my eyes. Kinda wish they had more glasses selection. But overall it was an amazing experience!!
I went in for an annual exam after reading so many positive reviews, and it lived up to expectations. The only thing I didn't like was the pressure to get a dialated exam, which I wasn't very comfortable with. I ended up almost passing out, but then Dr. Gelb was very caring and helped me feel better. The rest of the staff was very helpful as well.
I was disappointed that she didn't speak Spanish and that I wasn't told pre-approval was necessary for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Gelb and staff are very friendly.
Everyone in Dr. Gelb's office was most hospitable and professional. I highly recommend them.
Very friendly and professional staff. Clean, relaxing environment and top of the line testing. I highly recommend Dr. Gelb and her staff.
Professional and knowledgeable
Really great quality service. Doctor and staff were kind and helpful.
I would recommend all my friends.
Very happy with my appointment today. There was no wait and I was helped right away!
Trust worthy doctor who talks you through what's happening. Friendly yet professional staff. Pretty office. Easy parking. And next to a great little grocery store and bakery, too!
She was very polite and so where the employees, she gave me very useful information that I really knew nothing about and the office is beautiful I felt very glad that I made my appointment for her office.
She clearly explained to me what she saw during the exam and investigated all concerns I had. She simply had good communication skills which showed in how she conducted the eye exam (I was never wondering where to look or what was going to happen or what she was looking for in each step of the visit). She was also very friendly and understanding, still quite logical and methodical but capable and willing to explain things to patients. I highly reccomend her! I hadn't had an eye exam in years and went in very anxious; Dr. Gelb and other staff members made me feel at ease and gave a lot of helpful feedback while I was choosing my frames.
I really enjoyed my visit with Shira Gelb,OD and the rest of the staff members there at the eye clinic..They really made my day.Thank You
Clean place, friendly and patient staff. Dr. Gelb is knowledgeable and her staff is committed to helping you find the right pair of glasses.
Dr. Gelb's office runs like a well-oiled machine and I never felt rushed. I was greeted immediately upon arrival and treated very well by all of the staff. Thorough and none of the upselling pressure I've experienced at the chains I've been to in the past.
It was pleasant. Hoping the glasses pick up goes well too.
Very easy and pleasant experience with Dr. Gelb and her staff!
Excellent service !!! Feels so friendly and lovely. They provide a big choice of glasses and lenses. I would definitely recommend this place!!!
I love Dr. Shira Gelb. She is very professional and experienced. She is also very helpful with any questions that I may have.
Shira was excellent as was her whole staff! I was new to glasses and they were extremely patient with me! There was no pressure to buy glasses there but they do have a great selection.
She was attentive.
Very child friendly and professional!
Dr. Gelb was very nice. She explained everything and spoke to me as an intelligent person. Her staff was also kind and considerate. Her office is wonderfully decorated and comfortable. Everything was taken care of quickly. I would highly recommend her.
Great place and helped with frame selection with how the insurance would be handled.
Very professional and made me understand the results of my complete eye exam results. Everyone was very professional in the office
Very genuine and willing to help
She is professional, accurate and good personality, we been there last year too and she cared professionally.
They were awesome! Dr. Gelb and her office staff were really helpful in sorting out an insurance issue, and I had a great experience working with everyone. Dr. Gelb herself was friendly, informative, and thorough with her exam. I will definitely be back!
I received excellent care. I highly recommend her
I love the variety of different frames that are available. Their secretary is so nice and helpful. She gave me different frames to try on and helped me decide. I will definitely come back.
She helped fulfill an emergency contact lens very quickly. Found out my prescription needed a slight adjustment. Very happy.
Dr. Grin was very informative and professional. I would highly recommend her.
Warm, professional, and efficient; very nice staff too.
I was having problems with a previous prescription from another doctor. Though Dr. Gelb couldn't see anything wrong with the original prescription she was very thorough in her examination and made suggestions for improvements. Her staff was very attentive too. Overall a great practice- will most definitely recommend.
Great! Very satisfied. I also appreciated the convenience of zocdoc.
Excellent. Very clear about procedures and helpful with deciphering my insurance coverage. And parking! Will visit again.
She was very informative and listened to what I had to say. I never felt rushed or like a number. She asked me a lot of questions and helped uncover a couple of vision issues that I hadn't even considered as a possible problem. I will definitely go back and would highly recommend her to my family and friends. She never tried to sell me the most expensive option, but pointed out the merits and differences of various products.
Excellent! She even fixed a prior incorrect eye glass prescription from another dr. Thanks Dr. Gelb!
She is absolutely wonderful!!
She was excellent. Paid close attention to my medical needs.
I'm very satisfied and surely recommended Dr. Gelb with my friends.
Amazing and insightful experience, highly recommended!
I had a great optometrist, then I moved. I was very happy to see that Dr Gleb has all the new technology just like I was used to! Both Dr Gleb and the staff are very pleasant to interact with and I got a follow-up call a couple days later to make sure everything was ok. Highly recommended!
Great frames advice, nice selection of women's frames, and stunning office.
Shira was very nice and professional and explained each step in the exam process (a few of the tests were new to me) and the exam went quickly and pleasantly. Highly recommended!
Great!! She's a fabulous doctor
It was a great comfortable visit. I highly recommend Dr. Shira Gelb to anyone. Great work from her and the assistant.
Was perfect ! She was nice and very patient! Great equipment very very very clean ! Loved it and she prescribed exactly what I needed ! Just perfect overal! Very happy !
Very nice, very professional. A very good experience with this doctor. I would recommend a visit.
I liked her very much
Very professional and thorough exam. Would definitely recommend to others.
My visit was a great experience and Dr Gelb was able to explain all of my vision issues to me very clearly! I was treated very kindly by the staff and the Dr. herself and felt very comfortable. the office was super clean and modern, a breath of freah air compared to your typical eye store I picked out a beautiful pair of ray ban frames and the selection here was great, especially for designer brands. Overall a terrific and positive experience and I will definitely go back!
Dr. Gelb was very professional and explained everything to me. I really appreciated their modern equipment and large selection of frames. Office looked really nice as well. My appointment was great and I will definately be bringing my family here for our eye checkups.