Low Vision Service


Joan Stelmack

Joan Stelmack, OD,




Clinic Information

Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary

Clinic Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (M-F)
Clinic Phone: (312) 355-5220
Fax Number: (312) 996-1259
Address: 1855 W. Taylor, Suite 1.059


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  • In this clinic, a low vision optometrist and a certified low vision therapist work together as a team to provide a clinical examination and visual skills assessment. Patients with low vision are introduced to technology and techniques to enhance their remaining sight and facilitate their independence. Therapy may employ the use of special optical and electronic devices, ergonomic equipment and new visual skills to address routine daily tasks such as reading, writing, managing medication, cooking, locating and reading signs. Referrals are made to other specialists or community organizations to address patient needs.

Dr. Joan Stelmack assists a low vision patient