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7 Reasons Why There’s Pain Behind Your Eye 

At one time or another, each of us has likely experienced some type of eye pain. It can range from dull to intense and can be sometimes be accompanied by fever, tearing, redness, light sensitivity, sinus pressure, double vision, and numbness. Most often, pain behind your eye isn’t a serious condition, but in some instances, it can be. That’s why it’s important […]


Eye Surgeon Joins With NU Students to Help the World to See Better

By Matt Simonette Skokie-based ophthalmologist Stuart Sondheimer is one of many eye surgeons who travel the world helping underserved populations to see better, and he has asked some Northwestern engineering students to help lighten their loads. Dr. Sondheimer has for five years been traveling on medical missions with the Santa Barbara, Cal.,-based organization Surgical Eye […]


Northwestern students help lighten Skokie doctor’s load

by Brian L. Cox Pioneer Press June 20, 2016 If long lines at airport security checkpoints are a headache for travelers imagine trying to get past TSA agents while carrying a 70-pound operating microscope. Skokie ophthalmologist, Dr. Stuart Sondheimer, runs into that problem every time he travels to do pro bono cataract surgery on people […]


North Shore Doctor Performs Life-Changing Surgeries for $2

makeitbetter.net February 23, 2016 by Gabrielle Tasiopoulos While many North Shore professionals and their families are preparing to enjoy relaxing spring break escapes from the cold and their daily grinds, North Shore ophthalmologist Dr. Stuart Sondheimer has just returned from his seventh trip abroad with Eye Care International, performing eye surgeries and providing eye care […]


Sondheimer On Sight: Advances in Cataract Surgery

BY DR. STUART SONDHEIMER, MD Special Columnist Forty years ago, it was considered successful when patients could see clearly following cataract surgery. Cataracts are a cloudiness of the lens of the eye that causes a decrease in vision. When the loss of vision from a cataract interferes with important visual tasks such as driving or […]


Sondheimer On Sight: What In The World Is Keratoconus?

BY DR. STUART SONDHEIMER, MD Special Columnist Keratoconus is a progressive disease that causes the outermost layer of the eye, known as the cornea, to become steeper, thinner, cone shaped, and distorted. The name “Keratoconus” is derived from the Greek words “Kerato” meaning cornea and “Conus” meaning cone shaped. Keratoconus usually affects both eyes but […]



Dr. Stuart Sondheimer Discusses Advances in Eye Care on Comcast Show Contempo

Wilmette resident and ophthalmologist Dr. Stuart Sondheimer was the featured guest on a recent episode of Comcast Cable TV’s Contempo show. Sondheimer was interviewed by host Roberta Markbreit about the advances in diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, LASIK surgery, and the importance of regular eye exams. Sondheimer also discussed his charitable missions to Vietnam […]


Chicago Astigmatism Correction with Cataract Surgery, LASIK, and Contact Lenses

Patients who see an Ophthalmologist for Vision Improvement with Lasik, Cataract Surgery, or Contact Lenses have many possibilities to correct Astigmatism, usually caused by the cornea or the windshield of the eye being shaped like a football rather than a basketball in Lasik is corrected by precisely sculpting the cornea with the Excimer Laser. With […]


Ophthalmologists in Chicago use Monovision to treat need for reading Glasses with Lasik, Cataract Surgery, and Contact Lenses.

Patients over 45 usually need reading glasses to see computers, cell phones, or reading material, such as newsprint or books. Ophthalmologists can use Monovision, where one eye is corrected to see in the distance and one eye is corrected to read in Lasik Laser Vision Correction, Cataract Surgery, or with Contact Lenses. If you are […]


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