River North


At our River North location, you will be welcomed by a team of friendly, passionate opticians who are excited to help you with all of your eye care needs. Whether you would like to have an eye exam, search for new frames or try out contact lenses — we've got the experience to help you!


Located in the art and design district, just across the bridge from the Loop, our branch is easily accessible by foot or transit.

If you are in or near the River North area of Chicago and require any of our eye care services, please get in touch with us below!



At River North, we see a range of people travelling from different areas of the USA, as well as different countries! The quality frames within our location are greatly influenced by the neighborhood which we are in. Our River North branch carries a range of funky frames so you’ll have a very interesting and unique selection to choose from. The hardest part? Choosing just one!


We carry quality frames from designers such as Anne Et Valentin, Dita, and Thierry Lasry. If you are looking to find a pair of long-lasting, handcrafted frames that will be certain to boost your confidence — look no further than our River North location!


Dr. Julie Klein

Dr. Julie Klein was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She completed her Bachelor’sof Science degree at the University of Manitoba. After her undergrad, she continued her education at the Illinois College of Optometry and has lived in Chicago ever since!


During her time at ICO, Dr. Klein completed her clinical rotations at the IllinoisEye Institute, the West Palm Beach Veterans Hospital and private surgical practices in both Lexington, Kentucky and Oak Park, Illinois.


Dr. Klein has a special interest in contact lenses and ocular disease; she loves taking care of all patients and providing

comprehensive care.


In addition, Dr. Klein enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants in the city, traveling and spending time with family.


Dr. Klein is also located at our Ogilvie location!


Dr. Genna Higbee OD

Dr. Genna Higbee grew up in northeast Ohio and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from John Carroll University. She then went on to earn a Doctor of Optometry degree at Illinois College of Optometry. Following graduation, Dr. Higbee also completed a post-graduate ocular disease residency at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia where she worked in various aspects of the profession including neuro-optometry, glaucoma and retina clinics, paediatrics, developmental disability clinic, and served as a clinical attending for optometry students. In addition to working full-time at Custom Eyes, Dr. Higbee also enjoys doing on-location school examinations in Chicago Public Schools. As a provider, she values staying up-to-date with the latest ocular research and contact lens technology as well as communication and patient education.


In her free time, Genna enjoys exploring the city, outdoor activities, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.


CustomEyes River North

607 N. State St.

Chicago, IL 60654


Opening Hours

Mon - Thurs: 11am - 7pm

Fri: 10am - 6pm

Sat: 10am - 6pm

Sun: 11am - 5pm

Phone: (312) 846-1166

Fax: (312) 929-3815