Plaza del Lago Vision Center and Big City Optical

Serving Wilmette and the neighboring communities since 1983.

Dr. Richard Schrenzel and the Plaza del Lago Vision Center team are excited to announce that they are joining forces with Big City Optical.  Big City Optical is a neighborhood optical boutique based in Chicago that prides itself on having an amazing assortment of glasses and doctors that care about making the best recommendations for their clients.

Since 1983 clients have been treated to the best eye doctor experience in the Chicagoland area.  Dr. Schrenzel and his assistant Gail have grown with the community and are the Plaza del Lago's most established tenants.  In early 2019 it will get even better for the residents of Wilmette when the new State of the Art  Big City Optical store is opened in the Plaza del Lago across the parking lot with Dr. Schrenzel, Gail, and others ready to serve the needs of the community for another 35 years in this new space.  There will be more frame and sunglass options along with a full assortment of contact lenses.  Our equipment is going digital along with the lenses prescribed to clients, 

Plaza del Lago Vision Center and Big City Optical are OPEN for business providing the same great service and selection you have come to know and love for the past 35 years.  Take some time to visit Big City Opticals website or read some reviews from past clients.  Our combined team is ready to impress!

Our Approach to Optometry and Dr. Schrenzel a Trusted Advisor for your Eye Health

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Schrenzel and the Plaza del Lago Vision Center staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Wilmette area. Our Wilmette 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 Wilmette office at 847-251-7211.

At Plaza del Lago Vision Center, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment. Call us at 847-251-7211 or schedule an appointment today online.

Dr. Richard Schrenzel
Wilmette Optometrist | Plaza del Lago Vision Center | 847-251-7211

1515 Sheridan Road Suite 7
Wilmette, IL 60091


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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "Dr. Richard Schrenzel is a wonderful optometrist--thorough, knowledgeable, caring, and patient. Highly recommended!!"
  • "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 B