Dr. Daniel Tepper – Ophthalmologist and CEO

Meet Dr. Tepper

Dr. Daniel Tepper is a board-certified ophthalmologist and the CEO of our practice. Dr. Tepper completed his medical training at Tulane Medical School. He graduated with honors and received recognition for his contributions to the field of ophthalmology. Dr. Tepper completed his ophthalmology residency at Tulane and was invited to join the school's staff. He taught ophthalmology residents at Tulane before returning to his hometown of Chicago to open his practice. Dr. Tepper is also a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a clinical professor at the University of Illinois.

Training and Experience

Dr. Tepper is a board-certified ophthalmologist and practices comprehensive ophthalmology with a focus on advanced cataract surgery and the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. He received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in the biological sciences at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Dr. Tepper went on to complete his medical training in 1991 at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, where he graduated with honors and was recognized for his clinical research in ophthalmology. After completing his ophthalmology residency at Tulane, he was invited to join the school’s medical staff where he taught surgical skills to the ophthalmology residents. In 1997, he returned to practice in his hometown of Chicago.

Dr. Tepper is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and an adjunct clinical professor at the University of Illinois. He actively supports the Blind Service Association as a prior board member. His society memberships include the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology, and the Chicago Ophthalmological Society. In October 1999, Dr. Tepper joined a group of doctors who conduct medical missions throughout the world. He has provided charitable surgery to people in the Philippines and Panama.

Dr. Tepper, who is proficient in Spanish, has been practicing ophthalmology since 1993 and is on staff at multiple Chicago area hospitals. Since his teenage years, Dr. Tepper has been an avid proponent of utilizing proper nutrition and fitness in the prevention of disease, and he frequently integrates nutritional information into the care of his patients. In 2009, he received nutritional certification from the prestigious Columbia Teachers College in New York. In 2010, he moved his office from the Southside of Chicago to Wicker Park.


"I scheduled an appointment because a minor vision issue had me scared and I was looking for some reassurance and peace of mind.  Dr. Tepper’s team was very professional, efficient, and explained what was wrong with my vision, and why it was occurring in layman’s terms. I was able to completely understand the severity of my issue and what my options were moving forward. Dr. Tepper spent additional time with me to make sure all of my questions were answered even though he was extremely busy. I highly recommend."



"Everyone was so professional and considerate. The Doctor is very professional and compassionate, I highly recommend this eye center.  The office is immaculate."



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"I had an excellent experience at Wicker Park Eye Center.  As a medical student who has spent time at a number of different clinics, I would recommend this office.  The staff was courteous and capable.  The office was clean and recently renovated.  Of course, there was a slight wait for the doctor, but the office manager was actively moving things along and I never felt ignored or forgotten.  When the doctor arrived I felt like he cared about my problem, understood what I was trying to relate, and then was communicative about forming a plan for my treatment.  A couple side-notes: I was impressed with the level of Spanish that I overheard the doctor and his staff speaking in the room next to me.  Also, the doctor was well-informed about holistic/organic options in my treatment plan.  Parking is easy and the clinic location is ideal if you live or work anywhere near Wicker Park.  Totes awesome! Go here!"



"Called in Tuesday morning due to a speck of metal which was lodged on my pupil. Reception got me on the schedule for the afternoon. In and out in decent time, Dr Tepper was very patient with me and was able to remove the piece of metal with little fuss. This is the second time in 3 years I’ve had to get a piece of metal removed from my eye. In the previous occurrence the ophthalmologist who removed the foreign body prescribed me very expensive eye drops for the weeks following. At Wicker Park Eye Center Dr. T gave me similar/same eye drops from his cabinet which was unexpected and a huge relief for my wallet."



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