About Dr. SLUSKY
Dr. Joanna Slusky, OD is excited to offer the most state-of-the-art, patient-centered vision care to people in Chicago's Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Her patients rave about her personalized approach to medicine, patience, friendliness, and ability to improve their vision to a level of clarity and comfort they didn’t know was possible.
She asks every patient "How can I improve your life?" and means it. Dr. Slusky doesn’t settle for anything less than excellence when it comes to her patients' visual clarity and eye comfort. She makes sure every one of her patients has the best solution for them personally—whether they look in the distance at a road for most of the day or spend a lot of time looking at screens.
Dr. Slusky believes that educating people about their eye health is just as important as treating and correcting their vision. Unlike many providers, she takes the time to properly educate her patients about their eye health and any current conditions they may have. She tells her patients what she sees so that if they visit another provider they know what’s going on, and she explains the same things to children so that they understand their eye health, know how to prevent sun damage, and learn the importance of getting annual exams from an early age.
One part of her job that she loves the most is seeing children. Witnessing their faces when they see clearly for the first time and hearing about them excelling in school after their vision is corrected are some of the most rewarding parts of her job.
Rather than jump to prescribing medicines, Dr. Slusky takes a holistic approach to medicine and instead helps her patients achieve the clearest, most comfortable vision with the most appropriate resources available—whether that means switching to more permeable contacts or simply ensuring their glasses fit their face perfectly.
If you need vision care, and you want a doctor who is truly passionate about what they do and will make sure you have nothing less than an excellent experience: make an appointment with Halsted Eye Boutique.
My treatment philosophy is to always be proactive rather than reactive. I don’t like to wait for things to break. I fix them before you realize they’re a problem.
When she's not saving the world one eye at a time, Dr. Slusky loves to travel, dance, cook, help those in need, and in memory of her grandfather, support cancer research.
Dr. SLUSKY offers a full suite of comprehensive EYE CARE services
What People Are saying About Dr. SLUSKY
Dr. Slusky was very nice and very good about explaining each step in the process. I have been going to different eye doctors for 10+ years and this was one of the best experiences I have had.
Very good with kids! She took the time to explain everything to them in an interesting manner. Great selection of eyewear as well.
Dr. Slusky took much longer than is typical to make sure my prescription was the best possible for me. It was not just a numbers game for her.
Education and Experience
Dr. Joanna Slusky received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and attended the nation's first and largest optometry school, Illinois College of Optometry. She is board certified by the American Board of Optometry and remains active in the field through memberships with many professional associations. Dr. Slusky is consistently recognized for her outstanding patient care—she recieved the OpenCare Patient's Choice Award in 2015 and was featured in Women in Optometry and the National Association of Professional Women.
Illinois College of Optometry
Certifications AND MEMBERSHIPS
American Board of Optometry
American Academy of Optometry
American Optometric Association
Illinois Optometric Association
Awards and Recognition
- OpenCare Patient's Choice Award 2015
- Featured in Women in Optometry
- Featured in and a member of National Association of Professional Women