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About Dr. Alan Y Chow MD
Dr. Alan Y Chow has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Dr. Alan Y Chow has the following 11 expertise
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Lasik Surgery
- Eye Exam
- Vision Issues
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
- Eye Pain
Dr. Alan Y Chow is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Best of the Best!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Alan Y Chow - Posted on September 12th, 2019
Dr. Chow is an outstanding ophthalmologist! He is extremely thorough and committed. Our family has faced some challenging issues, and Dr. Chow has pursued every potential explanation. While we don’t have a definitive diagnosis for our daughter’s progressive visual field deficits, Dr. Chow is monitoring her closely, exploring potential causes and the appropriate course of action moving forward. Both he and Heather have made themselves accessible for consultation with other physicians, as well as keeping us abreast in our continuous quest. We couldn’t ask for a better team, and are extremely grateful to have them in our court.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Alan Y Chow - Posted on August 16th, 2019
Dr. Alan Chow was wonderful! We highly recommend Dr. Chow! His secretary, Heather, is also wonderful! She made the surgery scheduling process with insurance so easy! Our son had bilateral blocked tear ducts and needed surgery. Surgery was a success! We felt confident in his care with his experience and knowledge. He truly cares about his patients.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Alan Y Chow - Posted on May 1st, 2019
After a failed surgery in childhood, I had lost hope in correcting my strabismus until I met Dr. Chow. He was very thorough in examining my eyes, explained my condition in great detail, and walked me through the risks and benefits of surgery. Dr. Chow performed the surgery two weeks ago and I could not be more pleased! The results are excellent so far and the recovery has been very smooth. Dr Chow is an extremely talented, knowledgeable, and caring professional. His assistant, Heather, has been very helpful as well. I am so glad that I found Dr. Chow and would highly recommend him!
DID THE IMPOSSIBLE
Self-verified patient of Dr. Alan Y Chow - Posted on April 26th, 2019
Dr. Chow did strabismus surgery on me recently. It was my 4th surgery & I had lost hope that my eyes would ever be fixed, due to errors made by unqualified doctors. My case was considered very complicated & a number of other doctors wouldn't even operate on me. Following my surgery with Dr. Chow, my eyes are nearly perfect. His receptionist, Heather, is wonderful, as well. She is kind, knowledgable & answers any questions you may have without feeling like a bother. THANK YOU x 10000000 to Dr. Chow for his incredible work.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Alan Y Chow - Posted on April 25th, 2019
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2016, 2017, 2018)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
43 Years Experience
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1976
Loyola University Medical Center
Dr. Alan Y Chow Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- Coventry IL PPO
- Coventry MO HMO POS
- Coventry MO PPO
- Coventry PPO Platinum
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- HealthLink PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Alan Y Chow
Dr. Chow is a Pediatric and General Ophthalmologist specializing in strabismus and eye alignments. He is also a specialist in Retinitis Pigmentosa and is the inventor of the Artificial Silicon Retina. He has received honors and awards from NASA, the Westinghouse Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the NIH and the Tibbets Award at the White House. He was selected as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, a Scientific American 50, and is the recipient of the World Technology Network Award in Health and Medicine. His work has been highlighted by ABC World News, Dateline NBC, Nightline, Good Morning America, the Discovery Channel, USA Today, Scientific American, Time, Newsweek, People, and Fortune. Dr. Chow is an Assistant Professor at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and is a spokesman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a reviewer for multiple journals and is an author of numerous articles and patents.
Locations & DirectionsALAN Y CHOW MD, 386 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 3N, Glen Ellyn, IL
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