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Dr. Andrea Grider, O.D.

Board Certified Optometrist practicing full-scope optometry with a range of specialties with a special interest in contact lenses and medical based practice.

Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Dr. Andrea Grider earned her undergraduate degree from Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana. She earned her medical degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois, where she was a member of  the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society and the Tomb and Key Honor Fraternity. 

Dr. Andrea Grider’s special interest in practicing full-scope optometry has granted her her extensive experience, including post-operative care, basic and complex contact lens fits, cataract consultation, emergency care, disease/glaucoma management, and dry eye treatment. Dr. Grider’s top priority is patient satisfaction, which drives her to create meaningful relationships with her patients in order to provide the best quality care. 

  • Northwestern University

    BS, cum laude

  • University of Illinois


  • University of Chicago Hospitals

    Weiss Hospital, Internal Medicine Internship

  • Henry Ford Hospital

    Corneal and External Disease & Refractive Surgery Fellowship

Professional Credentials
  • Board Certified
  • State of Illinois Medical & Controlled Substance Licensure
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Cornea Society
Professional Interests
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology & Surgery
  • Glaucoma Management & Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Lasik Surgery