(847) 475-8470


Dr. Randall is available for exams by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Your exam will check for conditions such as dry eyes, allergies, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.  If present it will also detect eye problems related to diabetes or high blood pressure.  After a complete eye examination Dr. Randall will determine the appropriate prescription for your glasses or contact lenses.



From children's eye wear to the most complicated prescription, rest assured our dedicated staff will provide you with the highest level of quality and service.  Your experience will be a pleasurable one and you will see the difference.


Eye care services include:

Comprehensive medical eye examinations.

School Eye Exams

Disease treatment and management of eye conditions caused by Diabetes, Allergy and Dry Eye.

Contact lens fittings and glasses.

Co-manage cataract surgery and lasik surgery.



Dr. Kristen  G. Randall OD:

A dedicated eye care provider; specializing in comprehensive eye exams,

treatment of eye diseases, contact lens fittings and co-management of

cataract surgery and lasik surgery.


Dr. Randall is an experienced optometrist who specializes in primary eye

care and contact lenses and has practicing for over 20 years. She received

her undergraduate degree in 1989 from Colby College in Maine and

graduated with honors from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1993.

Dr. Randall is licensed to practice optometry in Illinois,  and is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Illinois Optometric Association, and the Contact Lens Society.


Curriculum Vitae:  Kristen G. Randall, O.D.


EDUCATION: Illinois College of Optometry 1989-1993 Chicago, IL.  Olympia Fields Osteopathic Medical Center 1992-1993 Chicago, IL.  Colby College 1985-1989 Waterville, ME.


HONORS: Award of Distinction in Advanced Ophthalmic care - Illinois College of Optometry.  Award of Distinction in Primary Care Optometry.  Illinois College of OptometryAward of Distinction in Binocular Vision.  Illinois College of Optometry Award of Distinction in Pediatric Optometry.  Dean's List - Colby College.


MEDICAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS: American Optometric Association, Illinois Optometric Association, Contact Lens Section


LICENSURE: Illinois, TPA and DPA Certified, #046-008715


CERTIFICATION: the American Board of Optometry

Diplomat ID# 005885 2014 - 2023






Check with your insurance provider to confirm we are in your network.  Not every provider is in every network.



Managed vision insurance is confusing and complicated.  Most cover basic eye exams with co-pay and often prescription glasses and contact lenses are discounted with co-pays.


If a medical condition is identified in the course of an exam, the visit will be filed with standard health insurance (your major medical carrier)



We work with most major medical carriers.  If you are diagnosed with eye issues that may be medical in nature and require further examination to determine the cause. We will bill your medical insurance rather than your vision plan.  These may include:

• New or sudden blurry vision • Flashes or floaters • Dry or itchy eyes • Eyestrain or double vision • Eye Pain or Redness • Headaches Loss of vision.


There are several systemic medical conditions that may effect and permanently damage a patients vision.  These conditions may require testing, follow up visits and reports to your primary care physician.  This type of examination is covered by MEDICAL insurance as opposed to vision care.  These may include:

• Diabetes • Hypertension • Thyroid disease • Lupus or autoimmune disease • Diseases resulting in high risk medications like Placquenil


If you have been previously diagnosed with eye conditions that require medical treatment or management, we will bill your medical insurance.  These may include:

• Cataracts • Amblyopic / lazy eye • Glaucoma / previous diagnosis of high eye pressure • Macular or retinal disease • History of eye surgery



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2500 Ridge Ave #2, Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: 847-475-8470