Union Eyes Lemont
UWC — Lemont
The Union Eyes Lemont location serves the members and families of SMART Local 265, Plumbers Local 130, Iron Workers Local 63, Riggers Local 136, Cement Masons Local 502 and Electricians Locals 701 and 176.
Enjoy zero co-pays and no deductibles for all available services performed at this location, minimum wait times, and high-quality vision care. Union Eyes Lemont offers premium, peer-reviewed products, treatments, and technology to benefit our patients’ eye health, vision and appearance.
Call 312.888.9999 to schedule your appointment at the Union Eyes Lemont location today.
Your Care Team
Andrew Morua, O.D.Dr. Andrew Morua was born and raised on the Southeast side of Chicago where he attended Mt. Carmel High School. Dr. Andrew went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois Chicago and then received his Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Andrew has externship experience in treatment and management of glaucoma, posterior segment disease, co-management of pre and post-operative ophthalmic surgical conditions and pediatrics. In his free time, Dr. Andrew enjoys playing soccer and exploring the Chicago’s South loop neighborhood with his dog.
Michael Nelson, O.D.
Dr. Michael Nelson received his Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University before moving back home to Illinois and earning his Doctorate of Optometry from the Chicago College of Optometry. While in optometry school, he was co-founder and Trustee for the American Optometric Student Association, co-founder and Vice-President of the Optometric Private Practice Club, and was one of two students to be nominated and inducted into the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, which is considered to be the highest honor for leadership a student of optometry can achieve. He is experienced working with a diverse patient population, having completed his clinical rotations at various private practices, medical centers, and VA’s. With a strong background in multiple optometric subspecialties like primary care, vision therapy, ocular disease, and low vision allow him to utilize a wide array of expertise in managing a variety of ocular diseases and vision disorders.
In the optometric community, Dr. Nelson is a member of the American Optometric Association, has been featured in the Illinois Optometric Journal, and has presented published research at various national conferences, including the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He also actively volunteers for several organizations, such as the Special Olympics where he assists in vision screenings for local athletes.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and his wife Haley. He spends much of his free time outdoors fishing or water skiing in the summer and snow skiing in the winter.
Robert J. Steinmetz, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Dr. Robert Steinmetz is the director and co-founder of Union Eyes LLC, the owner of SoLo Eye Care in Chicago, and the co-founder and principal of iCare Advisors, LLC which is a firm dedicated to helping doctors around the country open cold start optometric private practices. Dr. Steinmetz graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and earned his Doctorate of Optometry degree as a cum laude graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Bob is the 2006 Illinois Young Optometrist of the Year and the 2015 Illinois Optometrist of the Year.
Dr. Bob is also a former member of Local 134 and prides himself on having built his offices in Chicago with union labor. Dr. Steinmetz is one of only a few optometrists nationwide to be board certified by both the American Board of Optometry and the National Board of Optometric Examiners. Robert is an avid sports fan and co-owner of the now infamous Bearsmobile, the revamped classic Cadillac hearse now devoted to supporting the Chicago Bears. He and his wife Nicole reside in Chicago with their two boys Dempsey and Declan and their English bulldog Mr. Pickles.