Dr. Heeyoon Kim
Dr. Uyeda has passed the torch to Dr. Heeyoon Kim, so please warmly welcome the new owner of Skokie Eye Group! Dr. Kim is so excited to continue Dr. Uyeda’s legacy in quality eye care and personal relationships with each and every patient!
Dr. Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea and spent most of her childhood in the northern suburbs of Chicago. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her Doctor of Optometry degree from University of California-Berkeley. Dr. Kim values providing care for non-English speaking patients. She is fluent in Korean and conversational in Spanish.
With comprehensive knowledge and experience in general eye exam, contact lens fitting (including specialty contact lenses), dry eye treatment, and other ocular disease treatment, Dr. Kim also has special interest in myopia control. Dr. Kim is certified to fit MiSight 1-day lens that has been clinically proven to slow the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children.
Dr. Kim enjoys bouldering and watching movies during her free time. She currently lives in the West Loop with her husband, Steve, who practices dentistry in Logan Square and Streeterville.
Dr. Radhika B. Patel
Dr. Patel grew up in Indianapolis and then attended Loyola University Chicago for her undergraduate studies. She graduated cum laude from Illinois College of Optometry with a Bachelor’s Degree in Vision Science along with her Doctorate of Optometry in 2013. Along with comprehensive eye care, she specializes in pediatric examinations, treatment and management of ocular disease and specialty contact lens fittings.
I first met Dr. Uyeda through the Illinois Optometric Association where I served as the president for the North Suburban Society. Later, I found out that we also happen to be neighbors! I started at his practice in July 2017 and being the huge ‘foodie’ I am, I knew that an office with restaurant menus as wall decor was one of the clues that this practice would be the perfect fit for me.
I grew up in an all natural, Ayurvedic-inflenced lifestyle so I often integrate that approach when treating my patient’s eye and whole body wellness. I am a firm advocate that lifestyle changes stem from proper patient education and therefore feel strongly about preventative health care versus reactive.
I currently reside in Skokie with my husband, Kunal. We enjoy traveling together and trying new restaurants. I love to cook (when I actually have the time and ingredients), and hope to create my own food blog one day. Hiking and biking are newly founded passions of mine, and we try to spend as much time outdoors as possible.
Dr. Joe Uyeda
Dear Skokie Eye Group Patients,
Thank you for the more than 30 years of trusting me with your eye care. I have enjoyed our relationship and have appreciated your support. I have enjoyed our visits together and never imagined the day that I would be writing to inform you that I am retiring from a very full and fun career. I am entrusting you into the capable care of Dr. Heeyoon Kim and our wonderful and caring staff. Dr. Kim will lead Dr. Patel and the team into a new level of patient care and I’m certain that you will benefit and enjoy the continued excellence in eye care that they will provide. I will miss caring for you.
God Bless You,
Dr. Joe Uyeda
Dr. Uyeda will be working a limited schedule through June 2022. If you have an appointment already scheduled with him after June, your appointment will remain with the same date and time, but you will be seeing Dr. Kim.