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Doctors For Visual Freedom

Dr. Golden has officially retired. Our office is due to close on Friday, December 9, 2022.


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Few things are more essential to a happy and rich life than optimal vision and eye health. For families in and around the John Hancock building, Michigan Avenue, Rivernorth. neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, ophthalmologist Mark Golden, MD, and the team at Doctors For Visual Freedom are an outstanding resource for the full scope of eye health needs.


Dr. Golden brings nearly three decades of expertise pioneering high-quality eye care as an ophthalmologist. He spends a lot of time with all of his new patients and believes that establishing a relationship of trust with each patient leads to better care and a better overall experience.


From routine eye examinations and prescriptions for new eyeglasses or contact lenses to diagnosing and treating common eye health conditions and even preparing for LASIK surgery, Doctors for Visual Freedom are a trusted and reliable option. Emergency eye care services are available, and the practice also offers pediatric eye care, including exams, to support healthy vision in children of all ages.


State-of-the-art technology guides all services at Doctors for Visual Freedom. From diagnostic and treatment platforms to the software used for scheduling and recordkeeping, only the best technology is brought into the practice.


Continuing education is also a cornerstone of Doctors for Visual Freedom. Providers and support staff routinely attend ongoing educational opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills.


The practice has earned a reputation for excellence in the region. Personalized care is woven into every patient interaction, ensuring that each individual receives the care needed to maintain, restore, or enhance their vision.


Doctors for Visual Freedom is currently accepting new patients. Scheduling an initial appointment is as simple as a phone call or a visit to the online booking page. For Chicago area residents who are searching for outstanding eye health services, the team at Doctors for Visual Freedom is standing by and excited to welcome new families into the practice.


Located on the Magnificent Mile in the heart of Chicago, we are proud to offer convenient and accessible care in a state-of-the-art facility at Doctors for Visual Freedom. Our ophthalmologists are committed to providing the complete package of cosmetic treatments, eye surgery, and general eye care. With world-renowned training and a loyal professional staff, we deliver highly personalized treatment plans and give our patients all the time necessary to address questions and concerns at each appointment. Whether you have an eye emergency or need a routine eye checkup, we want you to be comfortable with and confident in your eye care.


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At Doctors for Visual Freedom, we combine the brightest in the field with an unwavering commitment to personalized care, utilizing the most advanced technologies available. We work together every day towards the common goal of delivering quality, effective eye care for our wide range of patients. We can’t wait to get to know you!


Irene Patient Care Technician



Patient Care Technician

As a child, I was always told, “Take care of your eyes. Your sight is very important.” I always did just that and was always very intrigued by anything that had to do with my eyes. While working at Doctors for Visual Freedom, I have learned so much about the anatomy of the eye and its function. Our eyes are a window to our body, by examining them we can detect any eye diseases and other systemic disorders. At our practice, making sure each patient receives the proper care and treatment is our top priority. With a background in pharmacy and speaking with our pharmaceutical reps, I am able to help patients understand and save on their medications which helps them stay compliant and their eyes healthy.





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Ted Baker
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Jimmy Choo
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Emilio Pucci
Carolina Herrera
Tom Ford
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Lucky Brand
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National Consumer Advisory Board plaque for America's Best Physicians 2021

America's Best Physicians 2021 gold logo

Mark Golden, MD, FACS, FICS Top Ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL

Vitals Patients' Choice Award 2014

National Consumer Advisory Board's America's Best Physicians 2021

National Consumer Advisory Board's award for America's Best Physicians 2021


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Did you know color blindness affects millions of people worldwide? While there’s a variety of classes of color blindness, red-green color blindness is the most common, and a quick and easy online test will help you determine if your vision is impacted. Dr. Mark Golden specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of color-blindness, and can offer relief with a revolutionary solution from EnChroma.

EnChroma glasses are the only specialty eyewear that alleviates red-green color blindness, enhancing colors without compromising the accuracy of your vision. If you’re concerned that you might be living with color blindness, or if you’re just curious, try EnChroma’s free online Color Blindness Test today. It might be your first step to a brighter, clearer future!

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Words from our patients

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    "Excellent customer service and excellent doctor attention to detail."

    John H.
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    "I know my eyes are being given the best of care. He is very easy to talk to and takes the time explain conditions, diagnosis and proposed course of treatment options."

    Michael S.
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    "I visited dr golden today and my experience was wonderful, the staff has wonderful customer service and dr Golden was very attentive and friendly."

    Tasha S.
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    "They answer ALL your questions and take their time to give their personal touch which goes a long way to give you the best treatment. "

    Pamcakes R.
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    "I am very grateful to have found my “golden” ophthalmologist, Dr. Mark Golden of Doctors for Visual Freedom."

    Jacqueline N.
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    "Staff and assistants are very helpful and professional. Friendly and accommodating service."

    Abel B.
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    "While at his office, I was able to obtain a Covid-antibody test - hassle free. I have been his patient for 15 years."

    Marla L.
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    "Dr was very honest with what I needed done. I already see a difference in my forehead lines and I had the Botox done yesterday. I will return!!!"

    Kris H.


Doctors For Visual Freedom
875 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1820

Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 930-205-8598
Fax: 312-291-9957

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