James Tuel, O.D.
Dr. Tuel has spent the last 25 years building an independently owned eye care practice that outshines the rest. His mission is to provide outstanding quality of care, service, and state-of-the-art technology to meet the demands of today's patient. In a time when time spent with a doctor is rapidly diminishing, he feels it is vital to spend time with you, discussing health issues, vision and product trends, and addressing your needs.
Dr. Tuel is a native of Joliet. He attended Joliet Central High School and Joliet Jr. College. After receiving an A.S. from JJC, he went to the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biology. He received his Doctor of Optometry Degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, Indiana in 1989.
Dr. Tuel is married with two sons and loves all things sports! His favorites, The Fighting Illini and the Chicago Cubs!
Expertise. Experienced. Trusted.
Comprehensive Vision and Eye Health Examinations
Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without any symptoms, such as pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. The entire exam process can take an hour depending on the complexity of the problem. Each patient will be evaluated with a refraction, slit lamp, intraocular pressure and a retinal exam. We also offer additional specialty imaging of the internal structures of the eye, as well as a screening to inform a patient of their risk of developing Macular Degeneration. We also handle medical emergencies; foreign body removal, corneal ulcers and abrasions, pink eye and other eye complaints.
Diabetic Eye Health Examinations
Pediatric Eye Care
We take pride in maintaining the vision of our younger patients in an environment that is lighthearted and fun. We want to insure the good sight, vision, and eye health for the rest of your child's life and take a preventative approach to his/her general health and eye health. We will work with your child's primary care physician to help keep his/her eyes healthy. It is important that all of our pediatric patients have healthy and efficient visual systems to help make visual demands of learning in school easier and fun.
Contact Lens Exams and Fittings
Thanks to the advances in optical technology, almost everyone is a candidate for contact lens use. This includes patients with astigmatism and also those who prefer multifocal lenses. At our office, we offer a comprehensive array of contact lenses to suit each individual patient's needs. We offer daily disposables, colors, extended wear soft, scleral, and gas permeable contact lenses. We can also, custom-order contacts for those harder to fit patients.
Our approach to eyewear is artisanal and educated. We take the time to ensure an optimum balance of fashion, comfort, and great vision. We carry a fantastic selection of boutique eyewear and designer frames with price points to meet everyone's needs. All the frames we present to you have been hand selected by our Eyewear Artisans. We take great pride in the frames we select and the craftsmanship of our designers.