Our Doctors

It is Hinsdale Eye Center’s professional commitment and personal goal to see that you and your family receive the highest quality eye care possible. Our physicians are board-certified and have received the highest quality training in eye care. Many of them are sub-specialists that have received additional fellowship training making them experts in their individual specialties.

Neha Iyengar, MDNEHA IYENGAR, M.D.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Cataract Surgery

Neha Iyengar, MD is a board certified, comprehensive ophthalmologist who diagnoses and treats medical diseases of the eye and specializes in small incision cataract surgery. Dr. Iyengar prides herself on thoroughly educating and talking with her patients to provide the best possible care. Her patients appreciate her warm, caring personality, and dedication to their best interests. She spent her childhood and college years in the Washington DC area.  She received her medical degree from New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY in 2000.  She completed her Internship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX and her Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Chicago, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science in 2004. Dr. Iyengar has been in private practice since 2004. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and a member of the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.  She attends several yearly meetings to keep herself up to date on new advancements in technology and treatment protocols. When she is not working, she is busy with her husband and two school-aged children.  During her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, skiing and spending time with family and friends.


Dr. Kathleen BlakeKATHLEEN BLAKE, M.D. *
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Oculoplastics Specialist

Dr. Kathleen Blake received her medical degree from the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL in 1981. She then performed her Internship and Ophthalmology Residency at the Loyola University Medical Center. Dr. Blake completed a one-year Fellowship in Oculoplastics and Oncology at Baylor Medical Center, Houston, TX. She served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Loyola Medical Center for 10 years before entering into private practice at Larson Eye Center, Ltd. in 1997. Dr. Kathleen Blake is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist with a special interest in plastic surgery of the eye, BOTOX, Xeomin, Restylane, and Latisse. When Dr. Blake is not in the clinic she enjoys spending time with her husband Marshall, and their 2 daughters, Marissa, who is an interior designer and Kristiana, who is in film. Dr. Blake’s favorite past time is knitting, you will never catch Dr. Blake without something to knit in her briefcase. She loves to spin, dye and weave her own yarn and attends classes whenever possible to further her craft.


Dr. Lauren Saxe

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Lauren Saxe received her medical degree from Boston University Medical School in 1987. She performed her Internship at Framingham Union Hospital in Framingham, MA and completed her Ophthalmology Residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Saxe is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist in private practice since 1992. In her free time, Dr. Saxe enjoys quite the active lifestyle, including yoga, tennis, and skiing.  She and her family enjoy traveling.  Dr. Saxe and her husband, who works at Dell  Computers, are proud parents to daughter, Arielle, who is a college graduate and has recently moved to Philadelphia to work and explore her options in the world of museums. Their son, Jacob, is currently a student at the University of Chicago. Both of their children also lead quite the active lifestyle and even on occasion will join Dr. Saxe for a Yoga class.


Dr. Daniel Owens

Diseases and Surgery of the Retina

Dr. Daniel Owens received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, MI in 2005. He completed his Internship at Michigan State University and performed his Residency at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL. Dr. Owens then completed a two-year Vitreo-Retinal Surgical Fellowship at Northwestern-McGraw Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Owens is an attending physician at Edward Hines VA Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Loyola University Department of Ophthalmology, Maywood, IL. Dr. Owens is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in medical and surgical treatments for diseases affecting the retina, macula and vitreous. When not in the office, Dr. Owens loves spending time with his wife, Leslie and their two children. He has a passion for golf, and all things related.


Contact Lens Specialist

Dr. Allison Morales completed her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University. She then graduated cum laude at the Illinois College of Optometry where she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa, Tomb and Key, and Gold Key honor societies. She received her clinical training in contact lenses and pediatrics at the Illinois Eye Institute, ocular disease at the Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute in California, and low vision rehabilitation at the West Haven VA Hospital in Connecticut. Dr. Morales is an active member of the American Optometric Association and Illinois Optometric Association.

This native Chicago suburbanite currently lives in her hometown. However, in her spare time, Dr. Morales enjoys traveling and intends on finishing her quest to visit all fifty states within the next few years.

*Independent contractor providing services at the offices of Hinsdale Eye Center.