Dr. Mark I. Golden M.D., Ophthalmologist

Dr. Mark I. Golden M.D.


875 North Michigan Avenue Suite 1550 Chicago Illinois, 60611



Mark I. Golden, MD, FACS, FICS, is the founder of Doctors for Visual Freedom in Chicago, Illinois.  Prior to the foundation of his practice, Dr. Golden studied under the legendary Dr. Frank Newell at the University of Chicago.  It was there he earned the first ever pre-doctoral MS in Ophthalmology given in the United States.  Dr. Golden performs surgeries from Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty, to glaucoma in diabetic patients, to laser surgery.  He was the first surgeon in the Midwest to do the ALK procedure (a precursor to LASIK), and is always looking for new advances in technology, while being aware not to get too ahead of it.  One of the greatest joys in his life is seeing how patients are affected after laser surgery; he has performed over 20,000 procedures on many types of individuals.  Dr. Golden also has a small catering company and likes to travel every year with his wife and son, in addition to being an active blogger. 

Education and Training

St. Louis University

St Louis Univ Sch of Med, St Louis Mo Medicine 1984

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology- Ophthalmology

OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyABO

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 44 years of experience

Areas of expertise and specialization

Refractive Surgical Procedures


  • Lasik
  • Eye Exams
  • Prk


  • Anheuser-Busch Eye Inst, Ophthalmology; St Johns Mercy Med Ctr, Flexible Or Transitional Year Ophthalmology  1988
  • St. Louis University


  • St. John's Mercy Medical Center

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Medical Association, American Association of Ophthalmologists, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Chicago Medical Society, International College of Surgeons

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Passion for the industry, Excellent patient care

Hobbies / Sports

  • Cooking, Travel, Reading

Dr. Mark I. Golden M.D.'s Practice location

875 North Michigan Avenue Suite 1550 -
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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New patients: 312-291-9680, 847-995-9944
Fax: 847-995-1558, 312-291-9957

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