It is with deep regret that I must inform you of the passing of a tenacious and inspiring soul,
Dr Andrea Joy Stein.
A fellow colleague who was taken way too soon after a tough fight with cancer.
She was an ex-marine, deployed during Desert Storm, who even then had a passion for eye care as she came up with a way to have soldiers wear goggles under their helmets. Prior to her, no eye protection was used during the war. She was awarded two bronze medals, which none of her friends or family knew about, because she was so humble.
She loved to cook, loved her cats, could talk to anybody and get them to open up to her.
Since opening Eye See Ravenswood in 2007, caring for all of you brought her joy. As an active member of the Ravenswood community, she joined the Board of Directors of Ravenswood, Lincoln Square & Uptown Chamber of Commerce, and made lifelong friends by supporting many local businesses.
She was persistent in her perseverance through life's obstacles, through building her business, and through fighting her cancer. She was taken too soon by this horrendous disease. She will truly be missed.
In her memory, I encourage you to donate to...
American Cancer Society
My team and I are here for you should you have any further questions.
Dr. Joanna Slusky
Dr. Joanna Slusky is an Integrative Optometrist, "Dry Eye Expert" and a "Contact Lens Specialist" with over a decade of experience caring for Chicagoland's eyes from her Lakeview private practice, Halsted Eye Boutique, since 2007.
In addition to providing comprehensive annual & wellness eye examinations, her holistic approach includes:
Dr. Slusky incorporates nutrition, nutraceuticals, as well as safe skincare and makeup recommendations to assist her patients with all their needs. Her patients rave about her personalized approach to medicine, patience, friendliness, and ability to improve their vision to a level of clarity and comfort they didn’t know was possible. She takes a holistic approach to medicine & helps her patients achieve the clearest, most comfortable vision with the most appropriate resources available.
Dr. Ranju Ganesh is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. As a true midwesterner, she came to Chicago to pursue her optometric education at Illinois College of Optometry and graduated as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Society and with clinical honors. While in school, Dr. Ganesh gained extensive training in her specialty dry eye and cornea clinic, and has a passion for helping those suffering with Dry Eye Disease through the latest advances in eye care technology. She has been serving patients in the Chicagoland area ever since!
Dr. Ganesh is a member of the American Optometric Association & Illinois Optometric Association, and especially enjoys mentoring students at Illinois College of Optometry as an ambassador as well as through the Chicago Scholars organization. She enjoys her mentorship programs and giving back to the community by helping first generation college students apply to medical programs.
If you're not seeing Dr. Ganesh in the office, you'll likely find her exploring Chicago's neighboorhoods and trying local cafes and restaurants. Dr. Ganesh resides in the Lincoln Park area with her husband and two rescue pups, Franklin and Arthur.
She looks forward to caring for all of your eye care needs!
A thorough and comprehensive eye doctor does more than examine your eyes and write prescriptions for glasses and contacts. Dr. Andrea J. Stein can prevent, diagnose, and treat all eye and vision conditions and is trained to recognize other eye and health issues. An optometrist at Eye See Ravenswood, Dr. Stein offers a range of eye health and vision services in the Ravenswood area of Chicago.
Through her private practice, Dr. Stein uses traditional optometry practices in combination with innovative techniques to address eye issues. From improving the condition of dry eyes to corrective sunglasses, she promotes eye health and improves vision with the latest advances by regularly attending training courses and optometry seminars.
Dr. Stein began her education at Drake University. With an early admission into the Illinois College of Optometry, she earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in visual science and Doctor of Optometry degree. After graduation, Dr. Stein served eight years in the Navy and was a member of the Armed Forces Optometric Society. Currently, she belongs to:
With a friendly staff and welcoming office vibe, Dr. Stein treats both pediatric and adult patients and offers a variety of contact lenses and frames in her Ravenswood office.
"Dr. Stein is amazing! She provides a very comfortable and friendly environment and discovered I had a retinal detachment before I experienced any symptoms."
"Freindly staff, great selection of frames and very helpful with all of my questions regarding my astigmatism and contacts."
"I will definitely be coming back and recommending them to anyone I know. They are kind, intelligent, helpful, and really great about explaining everything."
"I went to Eye See Ravenswood for the first time yesterday and enjoyed the best experience I've ever had at an optometrist."
"I am so thankful for the service I received and would recommend this office to anyone looking for a more personal touch from their optometrist."
"I enjoyed being treated as an informed client with a stake in my own eye care rather than being hurried through as though my appointment were some inconvenience."