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About Dr. GOLDEN

Dr. Mark Golden has 28 years of experience pioneering high-quality eye care as an ophthalmologist. At Doctors for Visual Freedom, he practices medicine in the way he knows best—with lots of personalized attention, plenty of time with each patient, and the best technology to help patients see and look their best.

Dr. Golden spends a lot of time with all of his new patients. He knows gathering a thorough patient history and establishing a relationship of trust with each patient will lead to better care and a better overall experience.

With the freedom to run his own practice, Dr. Golden is proud to practice medicine with patient satisfaction as a top priority. Among his values are no waiting time for patients, creating a comfortable and welcoming office, offering convenient hours at an easily accessible location, and serving patients who need emergency vision or eye care help by being available almost 24/7.

Beyond eye care, vision correction, and lens fittings, Dr. Golden offers a suite of services to help patients look and feel their best. He’s been administering BOTOX® and fillers since 2003 and is both creative and talented when it comes to improving patients’ facial aesthetics. He is now just as well known for this specialty as he is for vision care.

I like being creative and helping people look their best.

Personal Interests

Outside of work, Dr. Golden loves spending time with his wife and trying to be the world’s best dad to his incredible 16-year-old son. He shared his love of cooking with his son and now they cook dinner together almost every night. Dr. Golden also loves entertaining family and friends and traveling around the world. Together as a family, the Golden’s try to visit a new country every year.

Mark Golden's family

Dr. GOLDEN offers a full suite of comprehensive EYE SPECIALTY services

LASIK surgery

Freeing patients from contact lenses and glasses is something that Dr. Golden and Dr. Foulkes truly love.

Cosmetic Treatments

We are all interested in improving and maintaining an attractive appearance.

Routine Eye Care

Patients come to Doctors For Visual Freedom for routine eye care as well as specialized care.

Dry Eye

The most common complaint of patients in an eye doctor’s practice is that of dry eyes.

What People Are saying About Dr. GOLDEN

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    I'm so glad I found Dr. Golden because he is the gentlest, kindest, most knowledgeable provider I've interacted with in a long time.

    Maryam B.

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    Doctor Golden and staff were one of the most knowledgeable and caring eye specialists I've encountered in my life. I highly recommend.

    Timothy C.

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    Dr. Golden is awesome! It's a great feeling to be treated by a doctor who you can tell genuinely cares for your well-being.

    Tim J.

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    I wouldn't have anyone touch my eyes but Dr. Golden. He performed LASIK surgery on both eyes, and it is so great not to have to wear glasses.

    Debbie E.

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    All three children, my husband, and I all enjoy coming here. Dr. Golden is very friendly, and very comforting. Her really cares about his job.

    Amanda S.

Education and Experience

Dr. Golden attended the University of Chicago as an undergraduate and received a degree in biology before continuing on to get the first-ever, pre-doctoral Master’s Degree in Ophthalmology. He then attended medical school at Saint Louis University, where he also completed his internship and residency.

  • 1977

    University of Chicago


  • 1978
    Graduate School

    University of Chicago

    MS in Ophthalmology

  • 1984
    Medical School

    Saint Louis University

  • 1985

    St. John's Mercy Medical Center

  • 1988

    Saint Louis University

    Residency in Ophthalmology

Doctors for Visual Freedom

875 North Michigan Avenue The John Hancock Center Suite 1820
Chicago, IL 60611
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 2pm
Saturday 9am – 12pm
Sunday Emergencies by appointment only

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American Board of Ophthalmology
Board Certified

Chicago Medical Society

International College of Surgeons

American Medical Association

American College of Surgeons

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery