About Dr. Alan Y Chow MD

Dr. Alan Y Chow, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Glen Ellyn, IL. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. He speaks English.

Dr. Chow has received 4 awards.

Rating Overview

73 Ratings with 41 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Alan Y Chow is Excellent. Dr. Alan Y Chow has been rated by 73 patients. From those 73 patients 41 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Alan Y Chow is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.


get directions ALAN Y CHOW MD
386 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 3N
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


Dr. Alan Y Chow has the following 1 specialty

  • 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

Board Certifications

Dr. Alan Y Chow is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Best of the Best!

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.

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Wonderful Experience!

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.

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Highly Recommend!

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!

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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.

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Top notch!

Dr. Chow had been watching my strabismus for several years. The double vision started to hinder my driving and golf game. I finally agreed to surgery. Dr. Chow did an excellent job and I had a quick recovery. I am glad to have my vision back again. I wish I would have done it sooner.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Education

    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
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • 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
    • HealthLink PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • 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.

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ALAN Y CHOW MD, 386 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 3N, Glen Ellyn, IL
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