Lincoln Square Eyecare

Mariam Ethezaz, OD

Eye Care located in Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL

At Lincoln Square Eyecare, serving the Ravenswood and Lincoln Square neighborhoods of Chicago, Mariam Ethezaz, OD, understands that custom eyeglasses are essential to achieving great vision. Dr. Ethezaz performs advanced eye health exams to ensure that you get the ideal eyeglasses for your needs. Use online booking or call the office for help today.


Eyeglasses Q & A

How do I get my eyeglasses prescription?

Your comprehensive eye exam at Lincoln Square Eyecare includes vision acuity checks using a state-of-the-art digital acuity system. Acuity checks include digital versions of eye charts, along with a number of other specialized vision acuity tests.

Dr. Ethezaz uses an autorefractor to determine your exact prescription. Autorefraction is a quick, easy, and completely painless process in which the autorefraction tool measures the way that light reflects through your eyes. The autorefractor gives Dr. Ethezaz the ideal baseline from which she can find your eyeglasses prescription.

How often do I need eye exams?

It can vary by patient, but most patients should have a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year, or more often if Dr. Ethezaz recommends it. With regular eye exams, you can stay up to date on your prescription so you can have the best possible vision.

Are eyeglasses and contact lenses prescriptions the same?

No, you need two different prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses. Contact lenses have to conform to your eyeballs, so Dr. Ethezaz needs additional eye measurements.

Your contact lens prescription includes a measurement for a base curve, which determines how much the contact lens must curve to fit your cornea properly. It will also include a measurement for the diameter, which is the total size of the lens and plays a significant role in fit.

What kind of special lenses or lens treatments should I get?

When you get your new eyeglasses prescription, Dr. Ethezaz discusses your specific lifestyle and needs with you to determine what kind of lenses will work best for you.

If you have more than one prescription, bifocal or multifocal lenses are often a great option. These types of lenses give you two or three different prescriptions in one place. You’ll quickly adjust to looking up, straight ahead, or down, based on the specific vision needs at the moment.

If you have a very active lifestyle, you might need shatter-resistant lenses or scratch-proof lenses. You can even get impact-resistant frames to go with your extra-tough lenses.

If you spend a lot of time in front of the computer or phone, ask Dr. Ethezaz about blue light protection lenses. You can even get lenses that transition from light to dark for built-in sunglasses when you’re outdoors.

To learn more about all the excellent eyeglasses options at Lincoln Square Eyecare, use online booking or call the office now.


Our Services

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Dry Eyes

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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


Cataracts can give you hazy vision, and they only grow worse over time. It’s essential to get cataract diagnosis and care quickly.

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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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