We are open by appointment only – please go to the appointment tab and select an appointment time. In order to keep the appointment, all patients must complete an intake form sent by email to him/her prior to the appointment. Also, all patients must wear a mask – temperature reading will be done and COVID-19 update questions will be asked before the patient is seen by the doctor – these procedures are being done to protect the health of our patients and staff.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Mt Greenwood Eyecare Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Chicago.

George M. Nista, O.D.

The current practice was established in 1949 by Dr. Ernest Havrilla. I have owned the practice since 2000. Current practice has 5 full-time employees and one part-time employee. I practice full scope Optometry. My externship was at the Chicago Lighthouse and IVHI. I treat keratoconus patients as well as hard to fit contact lens patients. From 1976-1995, I was in solo private practice in Libertyville, Il. I served as the Vision Care provider for Lambs farm for many years. I currently care for special needs residents at Blue Cap in Blue Island, Nucare & Trinity Services. I was president of the Lake McHenry Optometric Society a number of times. I was president of Rotary Club in Lib. Chairman of School Board at St Joseph Catholic Church. I served as Sec/Treasure of IOA from 1988 – 1992. I just received a 40-year plaque from AOA. I have been active and involved in both the IOA & AOA. I also am employed by the Illinois Dept of Corrections. I perform vision exams at prisons throughout the State of Illinois.