Address: 5125 S. Princeton Ave.Chicago, IL 60609
Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Eye care hours:
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 4:40 PM
Friday, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
(afternoon visits by appointment only)
Walk-ins are welcome between 8:30 and 9:30 AM during the school year.
During the summer months, walk-ins are welcome between 8:30 and 10:00 AM.
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
The IEI at Princeton is the largest school-based vision clinic in the nation, with 13 examination lanes. A partnership with Chicago Public Schools, this clinic–located inside Princeton Elementary School, which was closed by CPS in 2009–opened in 2011 and provides needed eye health and vision care to thousands of underserved CPS students. Services the clinic provides include eye exams, vision therapy, visual information processing testing, optical coherence tomography, and anterior and posterior segment photos, and eye-movement testing.
The clinic is staffed by a medical director, attending doctors, three customer service associates, four opticians, and between 55-65 Illinois College of Optometry students performing clinical care each academic quarter. ICO optometrists and residents precept the ICO students.
CPS provides liaisons who work with the clinic to coordinate participating school visits and to improve follow-up care. Two AmeriCorp members also work in the clinic from September through August.