Illinois Eye Institute Expands to West Side of Chicago

Updated: Jun 20, 2019

The Illinois Eye Institute has expanded again – this time to the West Side of Chicago. IEI is now on board with Loretto Hospital, which is located in the Austin neighborhood, to help address an unmet community need by providing eye care.


The IEI first started seeing patients on Wednesday, February 11. “Hospital support has been overwhelmingly positive, said Dr. Dominick Opitz. “There is already a one month wait for an appointment.”


The IEI clinic at Loretto Hospital is projected to grow and expand, and the goals are to incorporate students into the site and develop an inter-professional educational experience with the medical students that rotate through Loretto. For now, Dr. Opitz is seeing patients at Loretto on Wednesday afternoons.

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