Exams at Red Eye

Patients love that we offer the latest lens technology and a warm and inviting setting. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible before, during and after your exam. Learn about our exam process below from start to finish.

Planning on using insurance?

We accept EyeMed and VSP insurance policies. We also welcome all reimbursement policies, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Medical Savings Accounts (MSA).

Have another kind of insurance? You can always call or email us to double check!


Check In

Have an online form printed and ready?

If you filled out a paitent history form from our website, hand it to one of our front of house staff and we'll get everything started.

Didn't get a chance? No Problem.

Red Eye uses a custom, digital history form filled out on an iPad to make your visit quick and simple. Our staff will let you fill out the iPad, and then just hand it back to us when you are done.



What is a pre-test?

We provide a pre-test before your full exam to make your visit as fast as possible. During your pre-test, a trained technician will perform several common tests and prepare a report for the doctor so that we can provide you with the very best prescription.



Exam Basics

Comprehensive eye exams are performed by Dr. Matthew W. Gifford, Dr. Andrew Kohn and Dr. Anita Patel. Not only will you be evaluated for current eyeglass and/or contact lens prescriptions, you will also be checked for ocular disease.

What's Included

Retinal photos and dilation are included in the comprehensive exam. Dilation is performed at routine visits in our office in order to get a complete look at the inside of the eyes. Only about 30% of the interior of your eyes can be seen without dilation. With the use of a few eye drops, the doctor can see the inside of the eye in its entirety. If you do elect to be dilated, the effects of the drops last about 2-4 hours after your visit during which time near vision may be impaired as well as a significant sensitivity to light. Most people have no problem driving home afterward with the use of disposable sunglasses we provide. The time the drops take to set in is a great time to shop for frames.

All Done

All Done

Your exam is finished and it's time to select your glasses. One of our floor staff will help you pick out frames that are comfortable and fit your personal style. They will also go over your insurance policy and discuss what lens options would best fit your needs and prerscription. Your glasses will be ordered and ready for you in as little as two weeks. 

Sound good?

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Office Hours

Appointments, pickups and shopping is available during store hours. Please call ahead or schedule an appointment through our Website!

10am to 6pm

10am to 6pm

10am to 6pm

10am to 6pm

10am to 6pm

10am to 4pm


Find Us

We are at the South-West corner of Damen Ave and Webster Ave at 2158 N Damen Ave

Our Bucktown location makes us easy to get to! If you drive, we're right off the expressway, and free street parking is plentiful. If you prefer to take public transit, CTA routes 50, 74, 73 and the Blue Line stop nearby.

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