Darin Strako, OD FAAO

Meet Dr. Strako

We are excited to have Dr. Strako on staff. He brings many years of experience in pediatric eye care. He is available to see children of all ages specializing in the diagnosis and management of amblyopia, strabismus, and binocular vision problems.

Dr. Strako also brings expertise in medical optometry with experience in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, pre and post op cataract care and emergency eye care. He is skilled in fitting contact lenses of all types, including multifocal, gas permeable and keratoconus.

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, Dr. Strako continued his studies with Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago in 2000. He completed a pediatrics and binocular vision residency at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2001.

Dr. Strako has gained professional experience at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired in Jacksonville, Illinois as well as the Infant Welfare Clinic in Chicago. He has served as an Instructor at the University of Chicago Medical School and the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Strako has presented numerous professional lectures and poster sessions as well as authoring numerous medical publications. He has received many optometric honors and awards, including serving as both president and secretary of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society.

Dr. Strako is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association.


"I have had both cataracts removed by Dr. Ticho and have had fantastic results..they are very thorough and the Tinleywoods surgical center has also been great...I would recommend Dr. Ticho to anyone...very good office."



"I highly recommend Dr. Ticho for the laser treatments he is very good doctor and he have excellent team working with him."



"My daughter has been seeing Dr. Ticho since kindergarten. We moved away to Texas 4 years ago and moved back to Chicago. Never did I consider finding a new Doctor. He corrected her strabismus without surgery and since then I knew he was a very good doctor. He had always kind and gentle to Trinity. She is 18 now and we are happy to be back."



"Fantastic service ! I was a nervous wreck with my 4 year old who injured his eye and this office got us in right away! Thank you so much Dr Strako for helping us feel better about everything"



"I accompanied my uncle who has Down Syndrome to an appointment at Ticho Eye Associates and was so impressed with the care they provided. Dr. Strako has a great bedside manner and was made my uncle feel very comfortable during his visit. The staff member who really stuck out during the visit was Bella, one of the technicians in the office. She was exceptionally kind and accommodating, treating my uncle with dignity and patience. Thanks Dr. Ticho and Bella for making a visit that might otherwise be difficult and anxiety-ridden, an easy and pleasant experience!"



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