Welcome to Best Vision Optometry.
Your Optometrist in Des Plaines, IL
Call us at (847) 437-1005 today.
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Best Vision Optometry has been delivering clarity and value with care to the good people of Des Plaines since 2002.

Welcome to Best Vision Optometry in Des Plaines. Dr. Shelley Kim and the Best Vision Optometry team strive to provide the best in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Des Plaines office.

Best Vision Optometry is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Des Plaines area come to Best Vision Optometry because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Kim and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Best Vision Optometry, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at Best Vision Optometry, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Kim and the Best Vision Optometry staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Des Plaines area. Our Des Plaines optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Des Plaines office at (847) 437-1005.

At Best Vision Optometry, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment.Call us at (847) 437-1005 or schedule an appointment today online.

Dr. Shelley Kim
Des Plaines Optometrist | Best Vision Optometry | (847) 437-1005
865 Elmhurst Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016

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Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Shelley Kim

    Dr. Kim has 20 yearsexperience in the optical profession as both an optometrist and anoptician. She earned her Doctor Optometry Degree from the Illinois Collegeof Optometry in Chicago. She finished her high school in Orange County,California and received her Bachelor in Biology from University ofCalifornia, Irvine. She loves the challenge of children with learningdifficulties, attentions problems and specialty contact lens fitting,including asigmatism correction. Assisting patients makes her day excitingand fulfilling. She loves cooking for her four boys. She has specialinterest in healthy food and healing herbs.


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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "It is refreshing to find an optometrist who supports vision improvement instead of overprescribing and having to get a stronger prescription each year. She is holistic and encourages nutrition and lifestyle changes before medications. My prescription has reduced over the past 2 years."
    Kristen F.
  • "Dr Kim was amazing 😉 knowledgeable friendly and accommodating I called for a same day appt bc I was have eye redness and she saw me in a few hours Plus it’s local Very happy"
    Deedee G.
  • "Dr. Kim was awesome! Super friendly and professional. Staff was polite and helpful. Waiting room was elegant and comfortable. Bonus: cinnamon latte was delicious"
    Timothy M.