Dr. Rasa has been treating patients in Chicago for over 15 years. She is passionate about travel, fitness, and eye care. Dr. Rasa holds a degree from Loyola University and is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry.
Throughout her studies and professional career she has received several awards recognizing her academic and clinical excellence along with commitment to community service.
Dr. Yesenia Magallanes grew up in the southwest side of Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University Chicago and her Doctorate in Optometry from Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry.
Dr. Magallanes’ optometric interests include primary eye care, contact lens fittings and treating and managing ocular diseases. She believes patient education is essential in providing and maintaining optimal eye health.
During her free time, Dr. Magallanes enjoys trying different restaurants, hiking, running, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with her fiancé and two dogs, Coco and Teddy.
Dr. Magallanes is fluent in English and Spanish.
Dr. Malishkevich has been caring for patients since 2004. She was accepted to the Illinois College of Optometry where she earned her Doctor of Optometry.
Dr. Malishkevich enjoys practicing full scope optometry, including fitting contact lenses, pediatric exams as well as providing screening for all forms of ocular disease. In addition, she is particularly astute at helping her clients successfully manage common eye conditions, such as seasonal allergies, eye infections, and dry eye.
Dr. Malishkevich is fluent in Russian. With nearly 20 years of experience, the doctor believes the key to providing great patient care is to establish a relationship with each client where communication can be open and educational on all facets of the patients eye health.
Jessica Islam OD, MPH, is excited to join BIG CITY OPTICAL. She graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Science degree in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University in her hometown of Morgantown, WV. She was then accepted to MCPHS University to complete a dual Optometric Doctorate and Masters in Public Health program located in Massachusetts graduating with honors.
Dr. Islam is residency trained in ocular disease from Jesse Brown VA Medical Hospital. This provided extensive training in ocular disease such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retina conditions, cataracts, and corneal disease. It also included managing systemic comorbidities, fitting specialty contact lenses, and conducting low vision exams.
In her spare time, Dr. Islam enjoys spending time with her husband and two fur babies while exploring Chicago, traveling, learning spanish, and discovering new cuisines. Dr. Islam is excited to work with the community of Andersonville and welcomes Spanish speaking clients.
Dr. Richard Schrenzel has been practicing optometry since 1978. He is a second generation optometrist after following in the footsteps of his father. Dr. Schrenzel was the founder of the Plaza Vision Center in Wilmette that opened its doors in 1983. In 2018 the Plaza Vision Center joined the BIG CITY OPTICAL team and now operates out of its new space at the Plaza del Lago. In addition to providing primary eye care, Dr. Schrenzel specializes in specialty contact lens fits including keratoconus and orthokeratology.
During his time off he enjoys spending time with his family, mans best friend "Oscar", and on long bike rides with many of north shores road warriors.