Alan E. Hein, O.D.
Dr. Hein is a licensed optometrist and has been practicing optometry in the Chicago West Suburbs since 1987. In addition to his general family eye care practice, Dr. Hein specializes in complex contact lens, athletic-vision screenings, glaucoma research and treatment, laser vision correction, refractive surgery and routine diabetic examinations.
Dr. Hein is a native of Chicago’s South Side and a graduate of both St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and the Illinois College of Optometry. His education included an externship with the Navy at Great Lakes Naval Hospital.
Dr. Russell is a licensed optometrist and a member of the Illinois Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Russell graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University and earned his Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, graduating magna cum laude. During his time at ICO, Dr. Russell received numerous awards, clinical honors, and scholarships. He was President of the Private Practice Club and a distinguished member of the Gold Key Optometric Honor Society, Tomb & Key Honor Fraternity, and the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society.
Dr. Russell’s clinical interests include a variety of contact lens fittings, including specialty contact lenses for the treatment of myopia, corneal conditions, and ocular surface disease. He also enjoys providing emergency eye care and managing complex ocular disease cases, including glaucoma and dry eye.
In his free time, Dr. Mike manages a competitive amateur men’s baseball team during the summer months and is also an avid Chicago sports fan. He enjoys staying active and has completed several long distance races across the country. Spending quality time with his family and friends is important, and he looks forward to traveling and visiting friends from undergraduate and optometry school. Dr. Russell was born and raised in Wheaton, IL and is very excited to be practicing in the western suburbs at Oswego vision.
After earning her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Pacific Union College, Dr. Cha received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2013. She completed clinical rotations that focused on pediatric, contact lens, low vision and geriatric specialties. Dr. Cha then furthered her training by completing a post-doctoral residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois Eye Institute. During her residency she worked in the urgent care clinic in addition to primary care, retina, and glaucoma specialty clinics.
Dr. Cha is a current member of the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association. When not at work, she enjoys camping, hiking, and traveling with her husband and son.