Meet the Optometrist

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Dr. Steve Wexler received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry/Illinois Eye Institute.  His Externship training involved complex examination, studies and treatment of children and teens who had multifaceted visual-cognitive disabilities at the Marchman Rehabilitation Center in Chicago. Also, Dr. Wexler completed a secondary Externship at the Minneapolis Society for the Blind where comprehensive assessments of patients with partial sight were performed and optical devices were prescribed to suit their needs, lifestyles and daily living activities.

Field Experience

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  • Sports vision assessment for Junior Olympic Teams through with AOA doctors
  • Served on Board of optometric advisors for laser vision company
  • Served as Examiner for National Board of Examiners in Optometry
  • Associate doctor for refractive surgeon
  • Private practice associate
  • Provider for the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board
  • Examined and treated over 140,000 patients

Volunteer Experience

  • Started eye care mission program to Duchity Haiti 2003
  • Eye care mission team member to Ponte Sonde Haiti 2003
  • Served local shelters for eye examinations and fitting glasses


  • American Optometric Association
  • Illinois Optometric Association
  • National Military Family Association

Hobbies and Interests

  • Running-5Ks, 10Ks, Six time marathoner
  • Trail hiking-Cold, warm, snow or dry
  • Trail biking-Hybrid/cross bike
  • Camping-Self contained trailer
  • Percussion-Roland V-Drums 5 piece
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Music interests: Jazz-vocal and instrumental, soul, blues (and combinations),  60s-90s rock, house, new wave, techno, easy listening,  Indie
  • Travel-Smokey's, southern and northern states, national forests, site-seeing, cruises
  • Learning Spanish (Complete exams done in only Spanish)
  • Landscaping-endless work during the summers
  • Home repair and projects
  • Favorite cuisines: Indian, Italian, seafood and never-tried-before ethnic flavors

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