Phone: 847-251-7211

Fax: 847-251-9515
After Hours Emergencies:




1515 Sheridan Road

Wilmette, IL 60091



Eye Exams
Full Contact Lens Service
Children's Vision
Treatment & Management of Eye Diseases



Welcome to Plaza del Lago Vision Center

Richard Schrenzel, O.D.




1515 Sheridan Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
Phone: 847-251-7211
Fax: 847-251-9515 

We are located in Plaza del Lago in Wilmette where we have been practicing optometry since 1983. We will take the time and give you the attention you need to handle any vision problems you may have. We specialize in difficult contact lens fitting, including bifocal,astigmatism and keratoconus. We have a complete line of frames for the entire family.
Please give us a call or stop in our office if you have any questions.


I had serious eye injuries as a young man. I went to a myriad of optometrists in my life-time. I am a theoretical scientist, and I know excellence when I encounter excellence. Doc Schrenzel is the very finest eye analyst that I have ever met. He is thorough, has excellent diagnostic tools and outstanding communication skills, and is a highly-experienced expert--he is passionate about vision. He leaves no stone uncovered until he gets the answer correct. He diagnosed my condition, sent me to his affiliated physician expert for confirmation, and the end result is that he restored my vision. His disposition is friendly, his administrator Gail is sweet and professional, there is plenty of free parking by his office, and his office is easy to find. I can't give a higher recommendation for this extraordinary professional.
- Paul - August 8, 2016


 I want to thank you for being my miracle doctor. No matter what happens to me - my eyes get dry, or I stick a shart object in my eye (inadvertently) - you fix it with your magic touch! I am so happy to have you as my doctor that it brings tears of joy to my eyes - but what happens if I cry my eyes out?... Just kidding. Thanks again, miracle doctor!
- Nani Boice - June 18, 2014 

After a terrible experience at a high end vision center in Evanston, I searched for place that would take their time to get it right.  Dr. Schrenzel did exactly that!  He listened to my needs, gave me a thorough exam, and my new glasses were ready two days later.  Many thanks to Gail as well -- she is a pro at picking out frames that will look good on you.  Both of them make you feel as if you are their priority, and when combined with their good humor -- it makes for a thoroughly enjoyable appointment!
- Cheryl Chamberlain, September 19, 2013


I received the best eye care in my life at the Plaza Del Lago Vision Center. They make running errands seem like...Not running errands. Thanks for your help.

- Ryan Kitchie, May 23, 2013


I have never been served by a harder working medical professional than Dr. Schrenzel. He is absolutely committed to giving me the best vision possible and devotes all the time, care, expertise, and personal attention to get me there.  I sense that optometry is a craft as well as a science, and Dr. S. practices it with exceptional passion and thoroughness.

- Alan Fonorow, May 4, 2013


Dr. Schrenzel is the absolute finest Optometrist I have ever come across. Not only has he consistently gotten me the best refraction and the best vision I have ever achieved, but he diagnosed a condition, pigmentary dispersion syndrome, missed by other Optometrists I had seen in the past. My wife also thinks he is the greatest. Dr. Schrenzel diagnosed her "dry eye" syndrome and provided prescriptions that made her condition far more comfortable than other Optometrists and Ophthalmologists she had gone to. And to top it all off, his office has the most extraordinary frames!!
- Jon Gold, July 2012
Hi--I have had Dr. Schrenzel as my optometrist for the past 10 years. He is an excellent practitioner! My family has a history of macular degeneration. He has been helping me with advice on how to hopefully not develop this disease later in life. He is great! I recently purchased a pair of glasses from him. His assistant helped me pick out a frame that suited my face. I have gotten many compliments on my new glasses. He has a great selection of frames. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends.
- Carol, Setpember 3, 2010


Dr Schrenzel is the best Eye Doctor my family has ever come across. He cured my wife's "dry eye" syndrome when no other could. He diagnosed my pigment issues when others missed it; and I see far clearer with his lens prescriptions that with any others. Exceptional is the best for his services. HIGHLY recommended.
- Jon, September 2, 2010


Great Doctor and great service. Dr.Schrenzel has always helped our family- my mother, me, husband and kids. They are so friendly here and are true professionals.
- LAK, May 19, 2010


The optician really knows her stuff. Her absolute honesty is refreshing and reassuring, and I can leave there knowing that I have the perfect glasses for my face and lifestyle. Their selection is outstanding.Highly recommend. Love their service so much that I drive over an hour to get there.
- MJ, August 12, 2009