If you have your choice always go to an opthomologist if you have a choice. An optometrist can do an exam and fit you for glasses but an opthomolagist can do and has much more actual medical doctorin eye surgeryn experiance than a glass fitter.
If you have a choice and in Chicago you will have 1000's of choices take the opthomologist ... I know of a lady with MS that was semi-diagnosed 20+ yrs before she actually started having symptons/issues and the diagnosis was caught by the opthomologist she went to.
My eye Dr is shooter friendly and a great Doc. she has taken care of my wife and myself for many years. Her name is Dr. Lisa Wohl M.D. her office is in Bloomingdale on Army Trail Rd. She is an MD specializing in eye care and she is great 630.351.2030 is the number for her office.
I live in Wheaton and am blessed to have access to one of the top 10 eye-specializing clinics in the country - the Wheaton Eye Clinic. They only do eyes and have several eye specialists to assist you.
They also do glasses and one of their optometrists is a shotgunner and hunter. If you go there, ask for Danny. Visit the website for more info. They also have offices in Naperville and Hinsdale.