Our Doctors

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Dr. Norman Blase

Dr. Norman Blase

Dr. Norman Blase is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and co-owner of Chicago Eye Doctors and, with Dr. Vidulich, leads one of the region's most respected teams of optometrists and eye doctors. He is a 1983 graduate of the Illinois College Of Optometry and attended Wayne State University for his undergraduate studies. Dr. Blase also received additional clinical training at the West Side VA center and completed advanced clinical training in ocular disease treatment at the Illinois Eye Institute in 1996.

Dr. Blase has extensive experience in the treatment and management of eye disease, advanced contact lens fitting and in the post surgical care of cataract patients and laser vision correction patients.

Dr. Spencer Vidulich

Dr. Spencer Vidulich

Dr. Spencer Vidulich is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and co-owner of Chicago Eye Doctors and, along with Dr. Blase, leads one of the region's most respected teams of optometrists and eye doctors. He is a 1983 graduate of the Illinois College Of Optometry and received his undergraduate degree from the State University Of New York at Oneonta in 1979. Dr. Vidulich completed advanced clinical training in ocular disease treatment at the Illinois Eye Institute in 1996.

Dr. Vidulich has extensive experience in the treatment and management of eye disease, advanced contact lens fitting, including keratoconus care and in the post surgical care of laser vision correction patients.

Dr. John Lang

Dr. John Lang

Dr. John Lang is a 1988 graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry and received
his undergraduate training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr Lang completed advanced clinical training in ocular disease treatment from the University of Missouri - St. Louis in 1996.

Dr. Lang brings 25 years of experience to Chicago Eye Doctors, with particular expertise in managing irregular corneas from conditions like keratoconus with advanced design gas permeable, hybrid and scleral contact lenses. He is also certified in fitting contact lenses for corneal reshaping (a non-surgical approach to vision correction) and an American Academy of Orthokeratology member.

Dr. Lara Gutierrez

Dr. Lara Gutierrez

Dr. Lara Gutierrez is a 2002 graduate of the Illinois College Of Optometry; she received her undergraduate degree from DePaul University Of Chicago in 1998.

Dr. Gutierrez has extensive clinical experience in primary care optometry, including pediatrics, the treatment of anterior segment eye disease and the design and fitting of specialty contact lenses Dr. Gutierrez is also fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Daniel Contreras

Dr. Daniel Contreras

Dr. Contereas is a 2003 graduate of the Illinois College Of Optometry and received his undergraduate degree in Biology from The University of Illinois, Chicago in 1998.

In his over 12 years in practice Dr. Contreras has significant experience in the design and fitting of all contact lens types including lenses for astigmatism, bifocal contact lenses for presbyopia and in the treatment and management of eye disease. Dr. Contreras' previsous experience as an optician also gives him a superior undertsanding of the final outcome of eyeglass prescriptions from the patients perspective.

Dr. Contreras is also fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Diane Slotemaker

Dr. Diane Slotemaker

Dr. Diane Slotemaker is a 1997 graduate of the Illinois College Of Optometry; she received her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Spanish from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1993.

Dr. Slotemaker offers Chicago Eye Doctors patients extensive clinical expertise in primary care optometry, including pediatrics, the treatment of anterior segment eye disease and the design and fitting of specialty contact lenses. She is an active member of the optometric community and participated in an overseas charitable mission to Guatemala bringing needed health services to a remote population.

Dr. Todd Hungerford

Dr. Todd Hungerford

Dr. Todd Hungerford is a 1994 graduate of the Illinois College Of Optometry and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from Minnesota State University in Mankato.

Dr. Hungerford's expertise and specialty training as an optometrist include the diagnosis, treatment and management of ocular disease, contact lens management and co-management of laser vision patients.

Dr. Ryan Yaffe

Dr. Ryan Yaffe

Dr. Ryan Yaffe attended the Illinois College Of Optometry graduating in 2013, he received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University Of Illinois. Prior to entering our practice Dr. Yaffe completed clinical rotations at the West Palm Beach Florida VA hospital and the Gordon Binder Vision Institute in San Diego Ca.

Dr. Yaffe has experience in pre and post op surgical care of cataract and LASIK patients as well as experience in a wide range of ocular disease conditions.