Whether you need advanced medical optometry to treat a progressive eye disorder or you just want to make sure your little ones are seeing the world correctly, you’ve come to the right place when you pay a visit to Compass Eye Care. Our Oak Park optometrist, Dr. Alex Tan, can make sure you get the high quality of medical optometry, corrective lenses and primary care.

Our new patient appointments always begin with a comprehensive eye exam. If you are unsure of your family’s eye health history, it’s helpful to research beforehand, so we can better evaluate your own eye health. If you have never had a comprehensive exam, don’t worry! All the tests and exercises are simple and painless.

Comprehensive eye exams may include:

  • Testing visual acuity or refractive error
  • Pupil evaluation with or without dilation
  • Examination of peripheral visual field
  • Color vision testing
  • Analysis of the visual systems
  • Examination of the external parts of the eye
  • Intraocular pressure measurement
  • Examination of the health of the entire eye

We can answer your questions about optometry services, our eye care practice, eye health products, and more.

Schedule your eye exam today by requesting an appointment online, or by calling our office.

Our Optometric Services:

Eye Function Testing

We can observe how well your eyes work, both individually and together, in cooperation with the brain to process and interpret images. Our examination methods can identify strabismus, “lazy eye” (amblyopia), convergence, focus and eye teaming issues that might require corrective lenses or vision therapy.

Digital Retinal Screening – An improved technology in which your doctor can take high resolution digital photographs of the interior portion of your eye called the retina. This new technology can greatly aid your doctor’s ability to accurately diagnose and document many diseases. The key benefit of a digital retina screening is no more invasive stinging dilation drops.

Wellness OCT Scan – A high resolution OCT (optical Coherence Tomography) scanner. This equipment gives us the ability to perform testing that allows us to see potential problems years before a standard exam would allow. A series of scans will enable us to see beyond traditional equipment or the human eye can detect

Zeiss Clarus Retinal Exam

Tired of those annoying dilating drops? Here at Compass Eyecare we use the latest technology to provide our patients the highest level of care. The Zeiss Clarus Retinal Exam is designed for the early detection of diseases that can affect not only eye health, but overall health as well. The system provides an ultra-wide field view of the retina. The retina is one of the first places to show signs of hypertension, diabetes, and other systemic diseases. Even cancer can be detected through analysis of the retina. Furthermore, the early detection of macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and other conditions, means the appropriate treatment or treatments can be sought early. As part of your regular eye exam at our practice, this sophisticated system generates a permanent record of year-to-year eye health, and allows our experienced eye care provider to quickly analyze changes in the eye

Eye Health Evaluations

We strongly recommend annual eye health evaluations so any diseases or disorders can be detected as early as possible. Slit lamp testing enables us to view the front of the eye under magnification, while retinal examination through dilated pupils lets us view the the inner eye in detail.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Diseases

Our Oak Park optometrist can detect eye diseases in their early stages, allowing for the soonest possible treatment. We can diagnose glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and a wide range of retinal disorders. Treatment recommendations may include oral or injected medications, lifestyle counseling and referrals for eye surgery.

Diabetic Eye Exams

Diabetes can damage the blood vessels in the eye, producing permanent vision loss. The good news is that regular diabetic eye exams can monitor your condition you can keep it under control.

Pediatric Eye Care

Children as young as 6 months of age can and should have their eye health and function evaluated. Any problems need to be resolved early so the eyes and brain can develop together to provide normal vision. School-age children need testing for refractive errors that might impair their ability to learn and excel.

Visual Acuity Testing

Eye charts allow us to determine how accurately you can see without strain at various distances. If you have a refractive error such as hyperopia or myopia, we can use a device called a phoropter to calculate your exact vision correction prescription.

Contact Lens Exams and Fittings

Contact lenses require additional measurement techniques such as corneal topography. This ensures a comfortable fit and the best possible results.

Scleral Lenses

We can provide fitting for Scleral lenses, which fit over irregular corneas due to diseases like kerataconus, or other problems like dry eye. To learn more, schedule an appointment with Dr. Tan.

LASIK Pre-operative & Post-operative Care

If you opt for LASIK refractive eye surgery, our Oak Park optometry center can provide referrals to excellent surgeons, pre-operative preparations and post-operative follow-up care.

Call us today or visit our appointment request page to find a time that is convenient for you to see us.

Our Products

We offer a wide selection of brand name eyewear and eye care products at great prices. Some of the brands we carry are:

SALT Optics

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SALT. Optics is an independent lifestyle company that creates premium handcrafted eyewear for individuals with a unique sense of style and a fresh outlook on life.


SALT. Optics is about simple, timeless design; impeccable quality; useful technology; hand-craftsmanship and a pure fit. The designs are modern, yet honor the past, and are driven by a minimalist sensibility in all things. Less is, in fact, more.

Salt.Optics approach to eye wear is to combine high style, top quality hand craftsmanship, and simple design concepts.

Salt.Optics is truly classic style with intricate color patterns from chic to masculine frames with a timeless elegance with a modern perspective, which honors the present and respects the past.

Salt.Optics eyewear appeals to all ages, bringing together style with an emphasis on both fashion and function by using polarized sun lenses on most sunglass styles.

Built on the guiding principles of independence, timeless design, impeccable quality, and the purest fit; SALT. believes it is only as good as the product it creates.



It is all about challenging your creativity to create the perfect frame every time. Prodesign strives to create designs which create a synergy with the face. It is important that whoever wears a prodesign style, becomes a more beautiful person wearing the new frame, not just a person with a beautiful new frame. Prodesign meets the challenge of creating “Face Jewelry”.


The design philosophy behind each line.

The frame and the face must interact to obtain a beautiful and harmonic look. We never strive for creating a design object that demands all the attention but rather a piece of eyewear that completes and enhances the lines of the face.

Our largest collection is designed for the largest customer segment – those who follow fashion and want to be part of the fashion scene without standing out from it. Featuring frames in titanium, metal and acetate, this collection captures the essential spirit of Danish design, modelled to ensure the comfort that the customer seeks.

The right interaction between colors and details generate frames with a more chic, urban and sporty look. We believe that time in general allows each person to mix and match trends, colors and shapes as they please to obtain a truly individual style.

This collection is aimed at those who surf on the wave of fashion, individuals who want their eyewear to be noticed. The collection puts the accent on striking designs, innovative materials and vibrant colours, with an expression value to match. Featuring frames in titanium, metal and acetate, the collection brings out the daring in Danish design, for customers who want to see and be seen.

We believe in understated glamour as well as aesthetic details and consider female values a strong point. Fondness of finery rather than technical solutions best describes this collection – the female touch is simply unmistakeable.

This new feminine line from ProDesign is designed uniquely for women by a woman. Aesthetic details weigh more than technical solutions and functionality, but quality is not compromised to obtain the right look. All products are designed for the woman who is not intimidated by her femininity, who seeks it and develops it. Female values are seen as a strong point and vanity is ok when it comes to creating the perfect look. We are not talking about values of women’s libber when characterizing her – she is more compatible with divas and glamorous role models. Modern womanhood, self-consciousness and exclusivity better describes the woman who wears this collection.

It is all about challenging your creativity to create the perfect frame every time.
The simplicity of colors combined with technical details results in a more classic, elegant and exclusive look.

This is our premium collection, targeted towards those who view their eyewear as an affordable luxury. The collection reflects their taste for fine quality and stylish design, with a rich palette of colours and touches of the unconventional in material combinations. The expression value is always visible yet never overstated. The collection combines the clean lines and classic lightness of Danish design to ensure unsurpassed wearer comfort.

This is our playground for external designers. This is where we get impulses from the world outside and incorporate them into our world of eyewear.

The American born Danish jeweler and designer Gail Spence has designed the unique hinge concept for this new ProDesign collection. The hinge breaks with conventional eyewear thinking – maybe the most simplified hinge ever developed for an optical frame. The visible opening in the front where the temples fit perfectly does not only create a hinge, but also a delicate union between solid titanium and the transparent high performance organic material.

The hinge concept makes the temples interchangeable. The concept consists of 6 fronts and 28 different temples that are easily mounted and exchanged due to a simple “click on – click off” system. By designing a hinge that allows the temples to be changed very easily the need to renew your look without having to buy two frames at the same time is fulfilled in a very functional way.

There is no reason why high-quality lenses and fashionable design should not be united into one exclusive product.

This collection of ProDesign sunglasses, will appeal to the consumer that asides being quality-conscious appreciates fashionable design.

We believe that the design lies within the scope of the spirit of the time right now. The end users are increasingly requiring unique individual well-designed sunglasses in preference to brand names. It’s all about daring to be different and show individuality.




Fukui, Japan is one of the three largest production regions for optical frames in the world, along with China and Italy. 97% of Japanese-made optical frames are manufactured in Fukui.


Masunaga Optical premiered the production of eyeglasses in Fukui in 1905. The company founder Gozaemon Masunaga brought in skilled craftsmen from Osaka and Tokyo with the ambition of setting the optical industry solidly in place in Fukui.

He entered into the industry the hard way, and at first the eyeglasses manufactured in Fukui were regarded to be third-rate in the world. In order to raise the quality standards of the products, Gozaemon established a guild like system where full-fledged craftsmen could create their own businesses.

Owing to this system, the number of eyeglass craftsmen increased gradually, and the optical industry spread all over Fukui.There are as many as 200 manual processes involved in making an optical frame. Generally, productivity is low when one company is in charge of all the processes.

However, Masunaga Optical is the only company in Japan that has a factory in charge of all processes from raw materials to production and finish in an integrated way. The integrated production system improves the detail and quality.

For example, when Masunaga Optical develops a new model, the molds are always built in-house. If there is a problem in the wear comfort that can be felt only after completing one pair of glasses, it will be corrected in the previous process’ promptly.

The company’s mission statement since the establishment is “We manufacture excellent eyeglasses. We want to make a profit if we can, but we don’t hesitate to take a loss. It is always in our thoughts to manufacture excellent eyeglasses.” These words are still the basis of the conduct code of employees even more than 100 years after its establishment.


MYKITA – Handmade designer optical eyewear and vintage glasses.


MYKITA’s in-house workshop in Berlin has been supplying handmade designer optical eyewear and vintage glasses for the high-end segment since 2003.

The creative core behind the brand are its four founders Moritz Krüger, Philipp Haffmans, Daniel Haffmans and Harald Gottschling.

A clear design signature coupled with excellent product quality and a huge potential for innovation have helped make MYKITA a major name on the international eyewear market. The sunglasses and Spectacles are made out of stainless steel and acetate.

MYKITA’s patented hinge concepts have given the brand a unique identity. The frame designs are avant-garde, individual and unmistakable thanks to their clear handwriting.

A key factor in the company’s success is its integrated business philosophy, which is lived and fostered in all areas.

All steps are united under a single roof at the MYKITA Headquarter in the heart of Berlin: from original design to production and marketing.

The dedicated workshop combines cutting-edge materials with high-tech component production and traditional hand assembly.

All glasses and spectacles of this Designer Eyewear are made in Germany.
The Name
The name MYKITA is derived from “Kita” (a common abbreviation for Kindertagesstätte) and is a reference to the firm’s first premises in a former day nursery.

The Story
MYKITA made its debut on the eyewear market in 2004 with COLLECTION NO1.

This metal frame collection metal frame collection boasts not only innovative and functional design, but also MYKITA’s patented hinge that removes the need for awk- ward screws and soldering. The individual frame elements are cut out of thin stainless sheet steel before being manually shaped in a series of separate steps.

Ultra light weight and an array of configuration options enabling adaptation to individual face forms ensure a superior standard of comfort and wearability.

The Collections
For lovers of classic retro forms there followed the DECADES collection. The LITE collection comprises MYKITA’s lightest models to date. The extremely refined design of this series adds an extra touch of class to the MYKITA product family.

COLLECTION NO2 is a collection made from voluminous acetate with a newly developed and patented hinge concept based on the innovative Metal In-jection Molding process.

The sophisticated look resulting from this new technique comprises the signature identity of MYKITA: a symbiosis of perfected form and functionality.

LUXE is MYKITA’s collection for the connoisseur, embodying the highest standards in terms of design, comfort and quality. Selected, naturally sourced materials such as buffalo horn are combined with platinum, white gold and other high-end material coatings to satisfy the discriminating wearer’s desire for something special.

J.F. Rey


Fashion Designer- Considered among the world’s top eyewear designers, Jean- Francois Rey is a creator without peer, who for more than a decade has displayed an inventiveness so marked that he has managed to introduce new fashions…without ever following them.


Inspired as much by the art as the technical world, J. F. Rey creations have inscribed themselves within a deliberately contemporary register: top of the line, in which creativity and technological innovation play determinant roles. The result is a strong, exuberant, collection that appeals to an urbane, hip clientele seeking to avoid classification.

Technique & Creativity- You’ll never see oversized logos hanging from the temples of J.F. Rey eyewear, because creativity serves as its own trademark. Far removed from standard eyewear that serves to correct vision, J.F. Rey’s creations display a baffling originality arrived at through a canny combination of design and technology.

In this venture, aimed at freeing creative potential, limits of manufacturing techniques are constantly pushed in order to surpass the constraints imposed by machines. All this, in the belief the Jean-Francois Rey can achieve at will.

Eyewear Design- It’s not that Jean-Francois Rey creates such wildly original eyewear that his styles are reserved for a coterie of initiates, alone. His eyewear appeals to a universe of users: contemporary, industrial and urbane. Men and women anchored to this world and given to top-drawer products are understandably the collection’s market.

Based in the South of France, Jean-Francois Rey is one of the world’s top eyewear designers specializing in the avant-garde and unique styles that are visible on your face from far away, and is known for innovative glamour, sleek lines and eye-catching details. J.F. Rey draws inspiration from modern architecture and a broad range of artistic styles.

All J.F. Rey Eyewear is handcrafted in the South of France from the highest quality materials. Innovative and often edgy, the brand attracts those unique individuals with discerning, fashion-forward tastes.


LaFont Eyeglasses is not a typical, simple brand. Known for their luxury detailing and beautiful intricacies, LaFont offers something unique for any eyewear buyer today. This brand offers funky colors, bright patterns, and vintage styles for buyers to select from.


The LaFont name brand is also known for its high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. It claims it offers the true “spirit of Paris” in each of its pieces. An excellent choice for those who want to make a statement, LaFont is a standout choice.

Iyoko Inyake

Discover the world…of Iyoko Inyaké.
Many years ago, Eye Specials Worldwide acquired the world wide license to design, manufacture en distribute eyewear under the name of Iyoko Inyaké.

Since then, Henricus Dujardin, with 20 years of experience, designed more than 800 models that have been sold all over the world.

Together with his team of professionals he always comes up with the most creative frames in the industry.

Iyoko Inyake eyewear has become known for its inventive and trend setting designs in which various colors and materials are carefully mixed to form exceptional frames.

This unique collection is not only comfortable to wear but perfectly compliments the wardrobes of stylish men and women.

Anne et Valentin

A State of Mind
A Living and Thinking Spirit
This frame line not only brings out the inner you, you actually will feel better.

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Anne et Valentin’s designer eyewear frames are playful, bright, and whimsical.

Handcrafted in France, Anne et Valentin’s frames are rich in color and easy to wear. They are designed to underscore the wearer’s unique personality.

Colors are created from a chromatic and Mediterranean palette. The roguish Anne et Valentin look has won the hearts of well know personalities such as Spanish actress Victoria Abril and Japanese couturier Yohji Yamamoto.

Anne et Valentin opened her first eyeglass store in France, which explains the stylish French influence that is evident in every pair.

Despite European beginnings, this company gathers colors, styles and trends from all over the globe and brings them to you through a wide array of fashion-forward frames. Whether edgy and chunky or sleek and colorful, every pair of glasses radiates cool, confident chic.

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GUNNAR i-AMP™ lens technology is the result of intensive study and research on the human optical system and its interaction with digital devices.


Based on optometric principals developed over years, and fused with the most recent in technological advances from the GUNNAR tech labs, i-AMP lens technology works with and enhances the properties of the human eye.

Comprised of a proprietary lens material in an advanced geometry and finished with custom tuned lens tint and coatings, i-AMP lens technology can deliver an immediate and noticeable visual advantage in the short term, and provide both performance and protection in the long term.

GUNNAR i-AMP lens technology is patent pending covered by multiple patents with over 200 claims GUNNAR i-AMP lens technology has been independently studied in laboratories

Lucky Brand

Fun and full of color, the Lucky eyewear line is an exceptional option. With options available for most ages, and a full line of children’s eyewear, this is the brand many people turn to. Designed to have a fun and lighthearted look, Lucky is also an exceptional option for its durability. It can take the beating most kids put them through. Nevertheless, these are easy-to-wear glasses, with fun shapes, lots of colors, and a whimsical look and feel to them.


Scott Harris

This diverse collection features both traditional, unisex styling and the ultimate in high fashion designs for those seeking a unique look.

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All Scott Harris models are constructed from the finest components available, including spring hinges from Germany and Japan, and a wide array of base metals from Japan.

Within the Scott Harris collection are styles made of stainless steel, cobalt, and titanium.

All three of these materials have various features and benefits, which gives you the opportunity to select not only the fashion you want, but the material that best fits your needs.

Whether the Scott Harris style you choose is traditional or on the cutting edge of fashion, quality is guaranteed and backed up with a lifetime warranty against manufacturer’s defects.

Eye Bobs


EyeBobs offers a unique design and look to each of the eyeglasses created here. Traditional looks are available, but so are some fun shapes and colors. These eyeglasses aim to be practical, but still more modern and fun to wear than typical products on the market. High-quality eyeglasses are always a must in this line.




Vuarnet is Back!
After an extended absence in the states, the iconic sunglasses have returned. Since 1957, Vuarnet has brought high quality and high fashion together with styles ranging from simple and classic, to fun and sporty, but the lenses are the pride of the line. The technical quality and excellence of Vuarnet mineral lenses have been achieved for decades through the selection of high quality raw materials, unique treatments, and strict controls at each stage of the manufacturing process. Vuarnet offers quality to suit your sight with single vision and digital free form progressive lenses.



mira flex

These frames are made in Italy. They are very flexible which is what makes them great for kids! They are plastic frames without metal parts, making it the safest option for your little ones. All their frames are BPA free, latex free, hypo-allergenic free, and are anti bacterial. They have an anatomically designed bridge so there is no need for nose pads. They also come with an elastic band to wrap around your child’s head so they stay put.

Tomato Glasses

TOMATO GLASSES – 2016 Award Winner for Kids Eyewear
Designed glasses for babies and kids. Every parents who has children wearing glasses may feel the same way and have the same needs. My child wears glasses too and my aim is give the kids confidence and put a smile on their face when they are wearing glasses.

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  • Lightness
  • Adjustable
  • Strength
  • Shape Intelligence
  • No Slip
  • CE Certification & FDA Registration
Michael Ryen

European style at its best, the Michael Ryan brand of eyeglasses is just what you need when you want a smart, sophisticated look. Designed to be durable and available in a wide range of metals and plastics, the Michael Ryan brand is a must-have for those who want a smart pair of glasses.




When the founders of 141… In early summer 2009, while discussing eyewear and the possibility of
starting their own company, they decided that they would change the optical industry by the way they do business. They were on a mission to share their passions for eyewear and giving by creating a for-profit company with a
non-profit soul. For every pair of glasses they sell, they would give a pair to a person in need. Plain and simple.

Imagine what the world would look like if every one of us took a portion of what we know and what we’re passionate about, and gave it to someone else in need. We would collectively change the world. It is that vision which inspires their design, mission, and movement.

It’s not every day that the choices you make can immediately change someone’s life. For every 141 Eyewear purchase, they give a new pair of prescription glasses to a person in need. No portions of proceeds. No percentages. You buy, we give. 141

Stepper Eyewear - Rimless

STEPPER EYEWEAR-RIMLESS: STEPPER EYEWEAR is the brand in the world of optics that has achieved its merits by its dedication to the creation of outstanding glasses and to the close professional relationship with opticians. 1970 the company was founded in Germany as a joint venture between an expert in plastic molding technology and Hans Stepper a graduated optician.

Hans Stepper was born in December 1935. His father was an optician with a small shop in Stuttgart, Germany. He became an apprentice as a dispensing optician. During this time he showed a keen interest and passion for design and craftsmanship with optical frames, in 1958 he was invited to design and craft bespoke spectacles in Helsinki, Finland.

In 1961 he returned to Germany and successfully completed his professional training with a final graduation as Master Optician. His mission – instead of following his father’s recommendation – was to manufacture plastic frames by injection molding and not using the traditional method of cutting from Acetate sheets.

His unique frames were ahead of the times. They were sculptured around the face rather than showing the conventional flat appearance. However plastic frames were not enough to satisfy the global market – metal was the trend from 1993 onwards.

Nano Vista Eyewear

NANO VISTA EYEWEAR: All NANO frames can be adapted to all uses with temples or switched to wear as a headband: From a quiet class room to a rugged playground.

Two frames in one:

  • Fixing by temples:New rubber soft temples that allow easy adjustment simply by pressing (no supplements).
  • Fixing by elastic head band:Fixing by adjustable elastic head band With the elastic head band, kids get a firm holding on their heads when they need to -get on the move at playground time, during sport activities, or just being kids!!
Todd Rogers Eyewear

Todd Rogers Eyewear- Call us retro, modern, preppy, or practical.

Wear us daily, nightly, dressed to the nines, or wearing nothing at all. Our collections are bound by a common thread… you’ll look a little better in one of ours.

I went here for my first time this January(2018) after moving to the Oak Park area. My wife did some research and found Compass Eye Care to be highly recommended. It's safe to say that she was 100% correct. The staff and optometrist I had the opportunity to interact with were very prompt, diligent, and professional. My exam was thorough and the results from each part were explained to me in a way I could understand. I highly recommend having your next eye appointment here and you won't want to go anywhere else.
Aaron B.