I’ve been curious about how healthcare practitioner business owners outside of the frontline essential workers have been faring during the pandemic. I was glad that in her My Chicago Podcast episode, Katherine Ngyuen from Building Blocks nominated Dr. Stacy Beute from Wink Optical at 2736 N. Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park.  Stacy was a pleasure to get to know and her optometry business was really interesting to learn about. Wink Optical offers a few different services over and above the standard eye exam/glasses/contacts offerings that most people are familiar with. In this interview, she also dives into a bit about adapting to the pandemic with patient’s safety and comfort in mind.

In Dr. Stacy Beute interview, we discuss:

  • Bringing the dream of Wink Optical to fruition in 2009
  • The challenges of being a business owner and a little more about Wink Optical and the unique services they offer
  • Pivoting operating procedures and scheduling to remain open during the pandemic safely
  • Accommodating patients and their comfort level with coming into the office
  • All about visual therapy services and myopia management and who can benefit from it

Stacy’s nominations:

Wink Optical
2736 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 348-9465