Alan Y Chow, MD Ophthalmology

Dr. Alan Y Chow, MD

Glen Ellyn, IL

About Dr. Alan Y Chow MD

Dr. Alan Y Chow, MD is a doctor primarily located in Glen Ellyn, IL. His specialties include Ophthalmology.

Dr. Chow has received 5 awards.


Alan Y Chow MD 386 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 3N Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


Dr. Alan Y Chow has the following 1 SPECIALTIES

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.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Alan Y Chow has the following 11 expertise

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Eye Exam
  • Vision Issues
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Pain
  • Pediatrics
  • Blindness


5 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020)

    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, 2020)

    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, 2020)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2020)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.


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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.

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