Quality Eye Health

Maintaining good eye health means more than just getting new glasses or contacts lenses.

A Complete Diagnosis To Improve Your Eye Health

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Our specialized team performs a complete revision to detect AMD. This is an eye disease that blurs the sharp central vision you use for reading and driving.


We also look for conditions like Glaucoma, which damage the optic nerve which connects your eyes to the brain.

Diabetic Eye Disease

It usually affects people with diabetes, diabetes with time might damage your eyes affecting your vision and in some cases leading to blindness.

Meet Dr. Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D.

Dr. Rutkowski is the founder and lead optometrist at Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates, He is well known for putting his patients’ needs first and for providing top quality eye care services that include eye exams, glasses, contact lenses, dry & red eye treatment. He serves at two locations in Frankfort & Bourbonnais, IL.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often do I need exams to check my eye health?

In most cases, children and adults need a yearly eye exam or eye doctor visit. The Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D., and Associates team can recommend an eye exam schedule that’s right for you based on your current issues, health, and eye health history.

What are the most common eye diseases?

Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates check all aspects of your eye health to look for common eye diseases, including:

Age-related macular degeneration

This disease affects a small portion of your retina, the macula. Age-related macular degeneration causes central vision deterioration and usually strikes men and women over the age of 50.


Glaucoma is a disease that damages your optic nerve. Often, it occurs when your intraocular pressure, or eye pressure, grows too high. Glaucoma can cause profound vision loss, including blindness, if untreated.

Diabetic eye disease

Diabetic eye disease includes any eye disease caused by diabetes. Consistent high blood glucose caused by uncontrolled diabetes can lead to diseases like diabetic retinopathy. The tiny blood vessels in your retina grow damaged and cause vision problems.

Eye disease related to high blood pressure

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to eye diseases like hypertensive retinopathy. If you have hypertensive retinopathy, your retinal blood vessels grow damaged to cause vision problems and headaches.