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Dr. Shira Gelb, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • Advantica

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Illinois College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry
  • Illinois Eye Institute (Externship)
  • Saint James Hospital (Externship)
  • Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Externship)

Professional memberships

  • American Optometric Association
  • Illinois Optometric Association
  • College of Optometrists in Vision Development

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1427148915

Office locations

Chicago Eye Care Center

3104 W Devon Ave

Chicago, IL 60659

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Great experience!
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I love this office! I don’t feel like I have to worry about my wallet when I’m here. Dr Gelb fixed my extremely overcorrected vision after 10 years of the wrong prescription, thanks to multiple other eye doctors. I just wentback for a lasik evaluation today. Dr. Gelb was honest with me and told me I didn’t need another evaluation this year. That way, I didn’t have to pay for an evaluation, because my insurance didn’t cover two exams within a year. She’s the best. I would, and do recommend her to everyone I know. I’d also like to add that I was accidentally overcharged about a year ago and they called me a million times to make sure I knew of their mistake and that I received my refund. Really honorable of them. They have the most comfortable Bausch and Lomb contacts, and a great selection of glasses, too! I refuse to go elsewhere. Thank you, Dr, Gelb!
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Great experience. Dr. Gelb was comprehensive and patient. Her staff is very professional, and treated me kindly.
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She is awesome
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Shira Gelb was great; her office/staff are highly efficient and technologically savvy.
Less than 3 months ago
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It was great! Very professional and very quick. Extremely thorough and explained everything very well.
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Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!
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Very professional, super friendly make you feel comfortable and feel like you’re at home
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Dr and staff are always helpful, knowledgeable, and caring. Highly recommend!
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Shira Gelb and her entire staff were so nice that I feel like I’m visiting with friends! They do a wonderful job and were very patient teaching me how put my contact lenses for first time. I highly recommend them
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Very good!
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Dr. Shira Gelb very nice and the staff very friendly.
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Pretty stellar experience at Chicago Eye Center, will absolutely return.
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Dr. Gelb and her staff promote a high standard and quality service. I came in with my parents initially and on their separate visits I was convinced that they do their very best to provide quality service and more importantly medicalstandards to their practice. They are experts at dealing with insurance options and take care of you as soon as possible.
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Very friendly and professional office. I would recommend her to anyone!!
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I decided to try Chicago Care Eye Center based on the 5 star Google and Yelp reviews. Previously I'd been going to For Eyes in Evanston. I have to say this was one of the best eye appointments I've had. Everyonewas so pleasant and efficient. Dr. Gelb was very thorough with my eye exam and very nice overall. They placed my contact order and gave me the option to have it shipped to my home which is very convenient. I definitely recommend Dr Gelb and Chicago Eye Care Center. This is now my go to eye doctor.
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The appointment was quick and to the point. She was nice and didn't push anything that I didn't need.
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What I like about my visit is it was fast and in and out with great results!and she take her time to answer your questions she shows that she care about her patients.
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First of all parking was available and the waiting time was quick and reasonable doctor Shira was very professional and explained everything step-by-step she answered all my questions and I left very pleased with the service.
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She's amazing! Excellent staff too
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Dr Gelb was very thorough and quick. Takes you on time. Knowledgeable and I would recommend her.
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Love this office! Always super sweet and efficient.
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Chicago Eye Care Center is a clean, quiet facility with a really stylish selection of glasses. Dr. Gelb is pretty much right there to greet you at the door. She has really friendly people working alongside her too.
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I am thrilled with Dr Gelb. Prompl, courteous, efficient and so knowledgeable about everything having to do with my eye needs -both eyeglasses and contact lenses. I am a very happy patient.
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We are big fans of Dr. Gelb. She is thorough, prompt, has a great "bedside manner", and is just a pleasure to have as an eye Doctor. We recommend her to anyone that is looking for a quality Dr.
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Dr. Gelb and all her staff are always very friendly, efficient and they take their time with each patient.
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Super professional doctor and staff. I had an exam and selected a beautiful set of glasses and sunglasses. I really appreciated the caring help of the doctor and staff here. They truly gave me a service I have never received atthe corporate stores I used to visit. I will bring the rest of my family when they are due for checkups. BTW, really modern and clean vibe at this place! Thanks again!!!
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The office was grimy and the equipment seemed outdated.
Less than 1 year ago
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I was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff and of Dr. Gelb. She was very pleasant and efficient.
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She was really good. Thank you.
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Went there once for new contact lenses and once to get eye drops for an eye infection. Very pleasant experience both times. Will definitely return.
Less than 1 year ago
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The entire staff was more than amazing. Love the place! Definitely going back.
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I went in for a comprehensive eye exam and to pick out new glasses. Dr. Gelb's staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They made sure I knew exactly what my insurance would cover and explained all costs associated with my lenses.Dr. Gelb was professional, efficient, and explained each part of the exam and what it was for. I can't recommend Dr. Gelb and her team enough.
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I think I interacted with the whole staff and everyone was professional, friendly and answered all of my questions/concerns.
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Great visit! The office is very nice, has parking, and everyone there was very professional and kind.
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Everyone in the office has a genuine and nice manner about them. I was seen right away and was explained everything I didn't understand. It took me way too long to pick out frames but they all stuck with me through every pair until I found the perfect ones.
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Dr. Gelb was great. Very attentive listened to the issues I have had and a brief explanation of my history. I never felt rushed. I look forward to coming back for my follow up and possibly making changes to my contacts.Staff in the office were all pleasant to deal with as well.
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I was seen right away ,less than fifteen minutes. Her attidue was pleasant and peaceful. The assistants we're a pleasure to meet as well.
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I chose this place from good online ratings, but pulling into the small strip mall on Devon made me hesitate. I shouldn't have. I was ten minutes late and the office didn't blink an eye. Instantly greeted, ZocDoc digital forms wereeffortlessly loaded in their system and I signed a HIPPA agreement on an iPad. Dr Shira Gelb was warm, professional, confident, listened and most importantly was quick to explain everything she did and why. After they dilated my eyes, they had me talk to an assistant who was researching whether my health discount card or one of their in-store promotions would be the *cheaper* option for me. She was completely straight forward about pricing. Super helpful. Things felt friendly, effortless, and competent the entire time. Probably one of the best optometrist appointments I've had, and I've worn contacts for 20 years.
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Very professional and makes you feel at ease
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Beautiful office, very polite and super helpful associates. Came in for my annual exam and needed glasses. The associate whom helped me (did not get her name) stood by my side the entire time with suggestions on frames, which I highlyappreciate. Definitely will be back for myself and my family.
More than 1 year ago
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very good eye dr Highly Recommended!
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I had a great experience visit Dr.Gelb for my routine eye checkup. I would definitely recommend her for everyone.
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Everything was PERFECT!
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Dr. Gelb and her staff were very professional and thorough. Dr Gelb is very friendly and took the time to answer all my questions and explain what she was doing. The office was clean and nice, and the wait time was minimal (<5 min). I highly recommend her!
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Dr. Gelb and other staff were friendly professional, who were attentive to my questions and Dr. Gelb advised me regarding her findings.
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Dr Gelb is the best friendly and helps keep cost down.
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Such a caring group of professionals there!
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The staff was very professional. The appointment was kept on time.
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This was my first time seeing Dr. Gelb, but I’ll certainly be back. Pros: I arrived a little early but was seen right away, and the doctor and her staff were warm, thorough, and efficient. Cons: Honestly? None. I had a very pleasant experience and am quite satisfied.
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