Dr. Salvador Gonzalez, OD specializes in general optometry, laser vision correction, contact lens fittings including specialty contact lenses, such as scleral contact lenses and eye exams. He is also experienced in pre and post op management of cataract, refractive surgery, glaucoma, and corneal surgery patients. Dr. Gonzalez is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Gonzalez earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL. He continued his education at the Illinois College of Optometry where he earned his Doctor of Optometry in 2021. During the course of his studies Dr. Gonzalez completed numerous externships including an externship with the Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Illinois Eye Institute and Vance Thompson Vision. He gained valuable experience in the management and treatment of ocular disease including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Gonzalez completed his residency with Vance Thompson Vision where he specialized in Anterior-Segment Ocular Disease and Ocular Surgery, such as Cataract, Cornea, Glaucoma and Refractive Surgery. He learned to manage advanced IOL Implants and worked with refractive surgery patients in LASIK, PRK, SMILE, and ICLs.
Dr. Salvador Gonzalez was born and raised on the southside of Chicago. He is a dedicated Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls fan. In his free time, Dr. Gonzalez enjoys long distance running and going to concerts.