Dr. Richard Sofinski is an optometrist practicing in Elgin, IL. Dr. Sofinski specializing in providing eye care services to patients. As an optometrist, Dr. Sofinski performs eye exams, tests vision, corrects vision by prescribing eye glasses or contacts, detects certain eye disorders and manages and treats vision problems. Optometrists often work closely with ophthalmologists who may need to further treat patients with surgical procedures.
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