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
Dr. Tom and the team at Unger eye care are fantastic! Always kind, professional, and thorough with the care they provide.
- lucas S. 2 days ago
Unger eye care is absolutely amazing. They do a very thorough exam. The doctor and staff are helpful and friendly.
- David S. 1 week ago
This place rocks everybody is wonderful very helpful very caring I could say no more
- Diane P. 1 week ago
I walked in with no appointment, but had some very significant issues happening. The staff went out of their way to make sure i could be seen. The level of... Show More
I walked in with no appointment, but had some very significant issues happening. The staff went out of their way to make sure i could be seen. The level of detail that they go to to check every possible thing going on with your eyes was something i had never encountered before. All of the staff and doctors are super knowledgeable and i left there with an understanding of how your eye works and the level of detail in their imagery equipment blew my mind. I was able to get everything taken care of including my testing and ordering of glasses all in one spot, in an extremely timely manner especially for a walk in with no appointment. I would highly reccomend Unger to anyone, their level of expertise and professionalism is unmatched.
- Jeffery M. 2 weeks ago
It went well. The young lady that contacted the tests was so nice and friendly and knew how to do those tests!!! Thanks
- Virginia B. 1 month ago
One of the most thorough and best eye examination I have ever had anda complete explanation of my eye problems. thank you again Dr Alice Unger and her stall
- Frank F. 1 month ago
Great experience! Fantastic people!
- Kevin E. 1 month ago
Friendly accommodating staff! Wonderful care provided by Dr Alice!
- Patti V. 1 month ago
Great service and staff! Patricia Fuhler
- David F. 1 month ago
Great service
- Sarah T. 1 month ago