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.


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"Having cataract surgery has changed my life tremendously! I feel younger and I am not insecure when I am walking or excercising. Since I have had eye surgery I have gained confidence to start my own business. This surgery is completely life changing for me! I thank God; I thank Dr. Ticho and his staff for the professionalism that they have shown me. Most of all I have 20/20 vision without glasses!"



"First I want to thank god for allowing my surgery and recovery to go smoothly, and without any complications. And secondly a huge thank you to Dr. Ticho, a month ago I was pretty much blind in both my eyes due to cataracts. Dr. Ticho answered all of my questions and made me feel extremely comfortable throughout my entire experience. I went in confident that he was more than capable of performing my surgery due to his constant reassurance and extensive explanation of what to expect. I am forever grateful to him and his stuff, whom were also very kind. They reached out to me both times after my surgery to see how I was doing and I am thankful. I would highly recommend Dr. Ticho if you’re looking for a physician to help with your optical needs."



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"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."



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