Unger Eye Care

Your Edwardsville Eye Doctor

449 S. State Route 157, Suite 2020, Edwardsville, IL

About Us

Quality local eye care services and vision care products in Troy & Edwardsville; providing local vision care to all family members. Unger Eye Care stocks Designer Eye Frames and Sunglasses, Contact lenses, and we offer Eye Exams, Emergency Treatment as well as the Management of Ocular Diseases.

 

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Dry Eyes
  • Emergency Eye Care
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Myopia Management
  • Sport Vision
  • Vision Therapy
  • Neuro Optometry
  • Amblyopia Treatment
  • Strabismus Treatment
  • Emergency Eye Care Services
  • Glaucoma Testing and Treatment

Location & Hours

Access

  • Onsite Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Reviews

  • Top Rated
  • Very Popular

Our Team

Dr. Alice E. Unger O.D.

Dr. Alice E. Unger, O.D.

Dr. Alice has earned a reputation for friendly professional eye care. She practices full-scope optometry including primary eye care of all ages. She is happy to take the time to help her patients understand their vision and eye health conditions and... Show More

Dr. Alice has earned a reputation for friendly professional eye care. She practices full-scope optometry including primary eye care of all ages. She is happy to take the time to help her patients understand their vision and eye health conditions and their choices of treatment, including glasses, contact lenses, corrective surgery, such as LASIK, and cataract surgery. Her clinical interests also include dry eye syndrome, ocular disease, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. She works closely with area specialists when her patients need surgery or advanced care. As the field of optometry has evolved and expanded over the last 20 to 30 years, Dr. Alice has actively maintained and progressed her optometric expertise. She finds it very rewarding when she is able to apply what she is learning to the care of her patients.


Originally from Prairie Village, Kansas, she received her undergraduate degree in Human Biology from the University of Kansas-Lawrence in 1987. She went on to earn her doctorate in Optometry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry in 1991. When she is not serving her patients, Dr. Alice enjoys spending time with her husband, Tom, her son Kurt and his wife, Caitlin, her son Drew and his wife Taylor, and her son Grant. They take pleasure in trying new restaurants, exploring the Missouri Botanical Garden, and attending art fairs together.


In 2003, Drs. Unger joined Vision Source, the largest network of independent optometrists in the country. Dr. Alice continues to be a supporting member of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

  • Family Friendly
Dr. Thomas K. Unger O.D.

Dr. Thomas K. Unger, O.D.

As an independent, private practitioner, Dr. Tom follows his passion to find the best solution for his patients’ vision challenges using the latest technology, innovative eye care products, and talented staff.His special interest in vision therapy attracts patients from hours... Show More

As an independent, private practitioner, Dr. Tom follows his passion to find the best solution for his patients’ vision challenges using the latest technology, innovative eye care products, and talented staff.


His special interest in vision therapy attracts patients from hours away. He experiences great satisfaction in being part of a team that helps students who struggle with learning related vision problems, works with patients with vision challenges due to stroke, or trains athletes to maximize their visual skills for their sport. Dr. Tom also enjoys the challenge of managing patients who have complex dry eye disease. By utilizing advanced technology to discover the underlying causes of dry eye disease, he finds successful outcomes that improve quality of life and limit potential damage to the eyes. Similarly, Dr. Tom has developed protocols to minimize the risk of macular degeneration, a major cause of vision loss. Since there is no current treatment to recover vision loss due to macular degeneration, he strives to educate his patients and proactively limit their potential loss of vision.


Dr. Tom graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. In 1988, he received his doctorate in Optometry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry where he met his future wife Dr. Alice Unger. Together they established Unger Eye Care in Dr. Tom’s hometown of Troy, Illinois in 1991. Outside the office, he enjoys any activities that involve his family. From a simple dinner conversation to a spontaneous trip across town to a local event, Dr. Tom enjoys his time with Alice and their three boys Grant, Drew and his wife Taylor, and Kurt and his wife Caitlin. He also looks forward to exploring architecture and history, the Missouri Botanical Garden, good healthy food, and specialty pour over coffee.


Currently, Dr. Tom is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Illinois Optometric Association, the Southwestern Illinois Optometric Association, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Vision Source, COVD, and Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce. He is also currently an elder at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Over the years he has served on the St. Paul’s Lutheran School board, has been secretary for the Goshen Rotary, and has been president of the Troy Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Tom continues to be a supporting member of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

  • Family Friendly

Medical and Vision Insurance plans

Have another plan? Benefit questions? Paying out of pocket?
Call us at 618-655-3937, We are happy to help.

Medicare
Medicare
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Healthcare
United Healthcare
Aetna
Aetna
Cigna
Cigna
Essence Healthcare
Essence Healthcare
Humana
Humana
Tricare
Tricare
Eyemed Vision Care
Eyemed Vision Care
VSP
VSP
Spectera
Spectera
Davis Vision
Davis Vision
National Vision Administration (NVA)
National Vision Administration (NVA)
AARP
AARP
AARP Medicare Complete
AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Medicare
Aetna Medicare
Aetna Better Health
Aetna Better Health
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue View Vision
Blue View Vision
Anthem
Anthem
Eye Med
Eye Med
FEP Blue Vision
FEP Blue Vision
Golden Rule
Golden Rule
March Vision Care
March Vision Care
Meritain Health
Meritain Health
Optum
Optum
Railroad Medicare Beneficiaries
Railroad Medicare Beneficiaries
Unger eye care has very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Would recommend highly.
- Karen W. 23 hours ago
I have no idea what the other reviews are talking about. I was taken back almost immediately for my exam, and they were very thorough and explained everything they did.... Show More
I have no idea what the other reviews are talking about. I was taken back almost immediately for my exam, and they were very thorough and explained everything they did. All of the staff were very professional and kind. They did not pressure me into extra exams/tests, and did not pressure me when I mentioned I didn’t have enough money to purchase glasses same-day. So, either some of these reviews are just crazy, or they have made gracious efforts to improve their business, which is very admirable and deserves recognition!
- Madison K. 2 days ago
Professional and courteous staff every step of the process
- Don M. 2 days ago
Absolutely great and easy optical exam, nothing but the best given.
- Dennis G. 4 days ago
Super nice staff. This was my 1st exam and they really explained things to me and answered all my questions. I'd recommend unger to everyone.
- Tracy P. 5 days ago
Very caring and knowledgable team.
- Cindy M. 1 week ago
Most thorough eye exam I ever had.
- Michelle L. 1 week ago
Unger Eye Care has been my provider for many years now. They always take the time to listen to my concerns and provide great care.
- Denise D. 2 weeks ago
The tech was very knowledgeable and polite. I think she did a good job and appreciate it. Thank you.
- Martha H. 3 weeks ago
I like that they are very thorough and explain everything they are doing.
- Jean S. 3 weeks ago