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Welcome to University Ophthalmology

At our state-of-the-art ophthalmology practice, our mission is to preserve, restore and enhance the vision of every member in our practice. For more than two decades, Dr. Veena Arun has been committed to providing compassionate and personalized eye care to the Hyde Park community.

We pride ourselves on taking the time to explain your condition and treatment options. We will guide you through the entire treatment process and answer any questions that you may have.

Dr. Venna Arun & Dr. Varun Kartan Pawer are looking forward to getting to know you and your family and taking care of your eye and vision needs. If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions, please call us at the number listed above.

Some of the services that we provide include:

  • Comprehensive Eye Examinations
  • General Eye Care
  • Glaucoma Work Up
  • Standard and Premium Refractive Cataract Sugery
  • Management of Eye Diseases related to Diabetes or Hypertension
  • Laser Treatment for Cataracts and Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration Treatment
  • Emergency Eye Care

As dedicated eye care professionals, we recognize the trust our patients place in us and it is our mission to meet and exceed those expectations. We invite you to come to our practice and receive the quality attention that you deserve.

We also order and sell contact lenses at competitive pricing to online retailers, and outside prescriptions are accepted. Contact us for more information.

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Meet Our Doctors

Veena Arun, MD

Dr. Veena Arun, M.D. earned her medical degree from The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine in June of 1995. She received the Excellence in Ophthalmology Award as a graduating senior medical student for her outstanding performance. She completed her residency training in General Ophthalmology at the University Of Chicago Medical Center in June of 1999 and was selected by the faculty to serve as Chief resident for a year. She received the Harvey Klein award for exemplary patient care in 1999. Upon completing her training, Dr. Veena Arun was offered a position to serve as a faculty member of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Chicago. During this time, she enjoyed working within the department to recruit and train new residents in Ophthalmology as well as with the Pritzker School of Medicine as an ombudsman for the medical school and as a member of the Admissions committee to review and select candidates for admission to the medical school. In 2008 she ventured out to start her own private practice - University Ophthalmology in the Hyde Park neighborhood and has continued a standard of Excellence.

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Varun Kartan Pawar, MD

Varun Kartan Pawar, M.D. is a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist and Uveitis specialist at University Ophthalmology in Hyde Park, Chicago.

He was raised in Mansfield, Ohio. In undergrad he majored in anthropology and graduated summa cum laude, where he was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He completed his medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine through their Dual Admissions (BA/MD) Program.

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