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Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation: Ophthalmology Department - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation: Ophthalmology Department
675 North St. Clair, #15-150
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 695-8150 (Local)
(312) 695-3652 (Fax)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Staff description: Optometrist, optician, ophthalmologists
Geographic area served: Unlimited.
Publications: Health newsletter


North Suburban Vision Consultants
360 S. Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Carol Barron, Director, Low Vision, Department of Ophthalmology,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals for mobility, computer training, counseling, social work, medical services, independent living skills training, vocational training.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Evaluates and prescribes appropriate optical devices, provides support and follow-up, and makes referrals to agencies and other professionals. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides assistance and consultative support to local school systems, teaching of visually impaired students.
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