Visits by scheduled appointment only
Steven D. Reinglass, M.D. is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Retina Specialist at Eye Care Center of Lake County, Ltd. with offices in Gurnee and Vernon Hills Illinois. Dr. Reinglass received his Medical Degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine followed by an Internship at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and a Residency in Ophthalmology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. In addition, Dr. Reinglass completed a Fellowship in Retinal and Vitreous Surgery at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago.
Dr. Reinglass sees many types of eye care patients including those in need of general eye examinations, cataract surgery and lens implant evaluations, diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration (ARMD) and the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.i He is committed to helping patients with cataracts to become less dependent of eyeglasses (reading glasses, distant and bifocals) after cataract surgery through his use of correcting lens implants such as the Crystalens ® Lens Implant, the ReZoom™ Lens Implant, the AcrySof® ReSTOR® Lens Implant and the Technis® Multifocal Lens Implant.
He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Illinois State Medical Society and the Lake County Medical Society. In addition he is a member of the Vernon Hills Lions Club and American Diabetes Association where he has been an invited lecturer on various eye care topics.
Dr. Reinglass is affiliated with Advocate Condell Medical Center,-Libertyville, IL., Vista Medical Center East -Waukegan, IL and Vista Lindenhurst Surgical Center in Lindenhurst, IL.
Puja Desai O.D., FAAO grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health information Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Desai is a residency trained and board certified optometrist. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry and received further post-graduate training by completing a prestigious hospital-based residency in ocular disease and low vision at the Jesse Brown VA medical center and Edward Hines jr. VA medical center.
Dr. Desai is also a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and obtained board certification through the American board certification in medical optometry (ABCMO). Dr. Desai provides comprehensive eye exams to individuals ages 3 and older.
In addition to providing routine eye care, Dr. Desai is trained in diagnosing and managing a myriad of ocular diseases, surgical co-management, speciality lens fitting including multifocal, astigmatism and rigid gas permeable lenses.
Dr. Desai is also fluent in Gujarati, Hindi and Spanish.
Dr. Desai is dedicated to patient care and loves building rapport with her patients and their families based on kindness, trust, and compassion.
Outside the office, Dr. Desai enjoys reading, watching sports, and loves spending time with her husband and daughter.