Lincoln Square Eyecare

Mariam Ethezaz, OD

Eye Care located in Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL

Contact lenses can be comfortable, convenient, and easy to wear, but you need an expert’s assistance to select the right lenses for you. Mariam Ethezaz, OD, at Lincoln Square Eyecare serving the Ravenswood and Lincoln Square neighborhoods of Chicago, performs eye exams using advanced equipment. She prescribes the perfect contact lenses for your needs and makes sure they fit you well. Use the online appointment scheduler or call the office to book a consultation today.


Contact Lenses Q & A

How do I get my contact lenses prescription?

Comprehensive eye exams at Lincoln Square Eyecare include vision acuity tests with a highly advanced digital acuity system. Dr. Ethezaz uses an autorefractor to determine your exact prescription.

An autorefractor is a computerized tool that precisely measures how your eyes process light. Dr. Ethezaz uses autorefraction to help determine your exact contact lenses prescription. Dr. Ethezaz uses a variety of measurements to determine what type of contact lenses you need, including the curve and diameter of your cornea.

What kinds of contact lenses are available?

Lincoln Square Eyecare offers contact lenses to suit virtually any need. You can typically choose from daily disposables, biweekly contacts, monthly contacts, and even yearly lenses.

Additionally, there is a huge range of specialized lenses for unique needs. You can now buy contact lenses made specifically for astigmatism, dry eyes, keratoconus, and other vision conditions.

If you have myopia as well as hyperopia, or if you need to correct your vision at two or more distances, bifocal contact lenses or multifocal lenses can be the perfect choice. Bifocal lenses have two different prescriptions and are typically bisected in the middle of the lens just as bifocal eyeglasses are. Multifocal lenses usually have a set of concentric circles with alternating powers.

Dr. Ethezaz can help you choose the contact lens type that’s ideal for your lifestyle and needs.

What is the right age to start wearing contacts?

If your child is eager to get contacts, it’s a sign that they might be ready. Motivation helps a great deal when it comes to being responsible about contact wear and care. In general, many optometrists are comfortable prescribing contact lenses for children at around age 10-12. But, Dr. Ethezaz always evaluates children individually before prescribing contact lenses.

When your child demonstrates interest in contacts, or if they need to wear contacts for sports or other reasons, talk to Dr. Ethezaz about how to get started.

Because your contacts are in your eye all the time, it’s especially important that you keep them clean and attend regularly scheduled eye exams. Dr. Ethezaz is here to help, so call Lincoln Square Eyecare or use online scheduling for your contact lenses appointment now.


Our Services

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Dry Eyes

Dry eyes is a chronic eye condition that occurs if you don't make enough natural tears, or if you have poor-quality tears.

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Contact Lens Fitting

Lasik Consultation

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Urgent Eye Care

Eye Glasses

When you get your new eyeglasses prescription, Dr. Ethezaz discusses your specific lifestyle.

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Dry eye syndrome

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can be comfortable, convenient, and easy to wear, but you need an expert’s assistance.

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Myopia Management

Eye Exams

At Lincoln Square Eyecare, Dr. Ethezaz offers both routine comprehensive eye exams and urgent care exams.

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Laser Surgery


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Laser Surgery


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Laser Surgery


Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, affects about 40% of Americans today. Whether your myopia is mild or severe, proper vision correction.

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