Solo Eye Care is celebrating their 10 year anniversary in the Sloop! SoLo Eye Care & Eyewear Gallery was founded in 2005 as the first full service eye care practice in Chicago’s then new South Loop Community. SoLo Eye Care was developed as a fusion of medicine and fashion. They offer medical eye care services in a boutique environment featuring personalized customer service with a focus on the art and science of eyewear selection. SoLo Eye Care is the former home of the first Ford Motor Company outside the city of Detroit and is a designated landmark building by the city of Chicago. Great care was taken in the renovation process to reveal a chic art gallery feel while preserving the character of the space.
This past weekend Dr. Bob Steinmetz, the owner of SoLo Eye Care, was honored as the 2015 Illinois Optometrist of Year. This award is the highest honor bestowed on an optometrist in Illinois. The award recognizes outstanding service and dedication to the principles of professional optometry and service to his or her patients and community.
Dr. Steinmetz is a member of several concussion study teams at the Illinois Eye Institute in Bronzeville. He is actively involved in concussion research and the impact of traumatic brain injury on the ocular structure and function of professional boxers and NFL players.
Five years ago, Dr. Bob founded the Southside Scholarship Foundation to provide scholarships to needy student athletes that wish to attend private grammar schools and high schools on the south side of Chicago.
Last year, Dr. Steinmetz and his wife Nicole (the managing partner of Kroll’s South Loop) were honored with the Good Neighbor Award for their volunteer work and support of Old St. Mary’s Church and School.
Thanks for all you do for the Sloop!