S. Barry Eiden, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Location: Deerfield Office President & Medical Director, Comprehensive Medical Eye Care, Complex Contact Lens Management, Keratoconus Management.
S. Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO, FSLS received his Doctor of Optometry from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry where he also earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Dr. Eiden completed his residency in Ocular Disease Management at the Illinois College of Optometry in affiliation with the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center and the Westside Veterans Administration Medical Center in 1982 and 1983, respectively.
Before he founded North Suburban Vision Consultants in 1990, Dr. Eiden was a full-time assistant clinical professor at the SUNY College of Optometry and Chief of Primary Eye Care Services from 1984 to 1989.
Dr. Eiden specializes in anterior segment disease management with special emphasis in keratoconus and corneal ectasia, advanced contact lens management, and ocular surface disease/dry eye management.
His interest in medical care “focused” into optometry as he came to understand the impact of visual dysfunction and ocular disease on patients. “Seeing how we can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life made the choice to practice optometry an easy one,” says Dr. Eiden. He enjoys having the ability to provide advanced care to patients and impacting their lives in a positive and dramatic way daily.
When he is not treating patients, Dr. Eiden finds great interest in playing golf and the guitar. He is also a wine enthusiast and is a Level One sommelier.
Carol L. Barron, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Location: Deerfield Office Low Vision Rehabilitation: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Glaucoma Management.
Carol Barron, O.D., F.A.A.O. received her Doctor of Optometry from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry in 1981, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Prior to beginning her private practice optometry career, Dr. Barron was full-time in academy as Assistant Professor at the SUNY College of Optometry. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at Northwestern University Medical Center.
Dr. Barron’s mother developed a genetic eye disease that resulted in her legal blindness. From that experience, Dr. Barron decided at a young age that she wanted to make a positive impact in the lives of those who suffer from vision loss. Dr. Barron specializes in low vision rehabilitation, and especially values the positive impact she has on her patients’ quality of life based on the expert and thorough eye care services she provides.
In her free time away from the office, Dr. Barron enjoys cooking, learning about wine appreciation, and exercising, but mostly loves spending quality time with her family.
Megan Allen, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Location: Deerfield OfficeComprehensive Family & Pediatric Eye Care, Vision Therapy/Binocular Vision Services.
Megan Allen, O.D., FAAO received her Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Indiana University.
Specializing in pediatric vision care and binocular vision, Dr. Allen says she became an optometrist because she wanted to be a doctor, care for others and make a difference. She’s loved pediatric optometry since witnessing what a proper correction can do for the development of a young child. She is passionate about the science of the eye and the fact that much can be seen and diagnosed from a simple eye exam that can change a patient’s life.
Dr. Allen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). She educates future optometrists and enjoys working with symptomatic patients to improve their visual function through therapy, which in turn makes their vision better and more comfortable.
In her free time, Dr. Allen is a fitness fanatic and enjoys everything from barre and running to cycling and weights! She refers to her fitness activities as her meditation. She loves the arts, ballet, dance, and theater. Dr. Allen also enjoys traveling and trying new restaurants. She is a wife and mother of three beautiful girls who keep her on her toes.
Raphaella Tran, O.D., M.S.
Location: Deerfield Office
Dr. Raphaella Tran specializes in myopia management, dry eye disease, and specialty contact lens services. She graduated summa cum laude at the University of Houston College of Optometry, where she also completed her Master of Science in Physiological Optics and Vision Science.
Her master’s thesis was concentrated on the effects of lens defocus on myopia management. She is certified to fit myopia management contact lenses such as, but not limited to, MiSight, NaturalVue, and Paragon CRT. She received her certificate for the Keratoconus Essentials Program.
She was awarded the Ebling Award in Medical Contact Lenses and the GP Lens Institute for Clinical Excellence with fitting specialty contact lenses. She has also developed a passion for the treatment and management of dry eye disease.
Michelle K. Man, O.D., FAAO, FSLS
Location: Deerfield Office
Michelle Man, O.D., FAAO, FSLS received her Doctor of Optometry degree with clinical honors from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from UCLA.
Dr. Man further completed a residency in Cornea and Contact Lens Management where she trained at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) and University of Chicago. She was presented with the GP Lens Institute Clinical Excellence Award and the Sheldon Wechsler Contact Lens Residency Award for her expertise in fitting specialty lenses.
Dr. Man specializes in anterior segment and advanced contact lens fitting with a passion for managing keratoconus and corneal ectasia, post-transplant, and ocular surface/dry eye disease. She is certified in myopia management with treatment options such as orthokeratology, soft multifocal contact lenses, and eye drops.
She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society (FSLS). Dr. Man has also held adjunct faculty and assistant professor positions at ICO, with extensive clinical experience teaching students and residents in the Cornea Clinic and the Urgent Eye Care Clinic. She is involved with clinical research and has presented at national meetings.
When Dr. Man is not treating patients, she enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with their dog, Bear.