Union Eyes Bellwood

Union Eyes Bellwood

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Union Eyes Bellwood
2400 Madison Street
Suite 102B
Bellwood, IL 60104
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Vision Center

Phone: 312.888.9999
Monday: 10 A.M. – 7 P.M.
(Closed for lunch 1 P.M. - 2 P.M.)
Wednesday: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.
(Closed for lunch 12 P.M. - 1 P.M.)
Thursday: 10 A.M. - 7 P.M.
(Closed for lunch 1 P.M. - 2 P.M.)
4th Sat. of the month: 8 A.M. - 2 P.M.
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Wellness Center

Phone: 312.421.1016
Mon. & Wed.: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Tues. & Thurs.: 9 A.M. - 7 P.M.
Fri.: 8 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
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    Union Eyes — Bellwood

    The Union Eyes Bellwood location serves the members and families of SMART Local 265, Plumbers Local 130, Iron Workers Local 63, Heat & Frost Insulators Local 17, Iron Workers Local 395, 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 Bellwood 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 Bellwood location today.

    Your Care Team

    Andrew Morua Headshot

    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.
    Robert Steinmetz Headshot

    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.

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    Eric A. Baas, O.D., F.A.A.O.

    Dr. Eric Baas is the co-founder and principal of Union Eyes, LLC and the owner of Marketplace Vision in Chicago. He is also co-founder and principal of iCare Advisors, LLC.  Dr. Baas graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in biological sciences. He then earned his Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry and went on to complete a residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease. Upon finishing residency, Dr. Baas continued to work as a clinical instructor at the Illinois College of Optometry while simultaneously opening a private practice cold in a busy metropolitan area of Chicago. Dr. Baas teaches practice management at the Illinois College of Optometry and is actively involved with the Private Practice Club as well as the Sports Vision Club, serving as the team optometrist for the University of Illinois-Chicago. He is also the 2016 Young Alumnus of the Year at the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Eric’s outside interests include physical fitness, supporting the Wisconsin Badgers, Chicago Bears and hanging out with his Boston terrier Snoop.
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    Jennifer Pankow, Vice President

    Ms. Pankow has over 30 years of experience in the eye care industry. Jen grew up on the south side of Chicago and earned her degree in Medical Assisting from Robert Morris College. She then went on to complete her Paraoptometric Certification with Indiana University. She has assisted in opening over 200 optometric practices around the country. Jen also has served as an office manager and specializes in patient care, medical billing and credentialing. She currently lives In Joliet with her husband. Jen comes from a family of proud union members including her father who was a member of IBEW Local 134. Jen is a huge Star Wars fan, has a yellow lab named Obi-Wan, and has attend many Star Wars conventions.
    Leigh Cosgrove Headshot

    Leigh Cosgrove, Director of Operations

    Leigh has over 25 years of customer service experience. Over the last decade, she has found her niche in patient care and office operations. Growing up with her father in the Army, Leigh lived in multiple locations across the United States from New York to California. She currently resides in Channahon surrounded by her friends and family. Leigh enjoys gardening, playing pickleball, and spending time with her three children and her grandson. Serving union members and their families is important to Leigh as many people in her life are hardworking union members including her son who is in the Carpenter’s Union Local 174.

    Your Vision Is Our Passion

    Serving members and families with comprehensive care

    Comprehensive Eye Examinations

    Professional care from providers who know and understand you

    Children's Contact Lenses

    Children can now enjoy safe, comfortable, clear vision with the latest in daily disposable technology

    Orthokeratology & CRT

    Technologically advanced, non-invasive, contact lenses which reshape the cornea while you sleep

    Scleral Lenses

    The latest in contact lens technology to accommodate any corneal irregularity


    Choose the latest American made style to define your image and frame your face

    Soft Contact Lenses

    Custom designed soft contacts for nearsighted, farsighted, adults and children including lenses for astigmatism

    Bifocal Lenses

    The latest in digitally surfaced no-line bifocal technology

    Health Care for Your Family

    All your primary health care needs are met by our neighbor, Union Wellness Centers

    Diagnosis And Treatment Of Keratoconus

    The latest in diagnostic technology to make a proper early diagnosis of this condition