SIMONA M. TOADER OD

Dr. Toader grew up in Romania and moved to Chicago when she was 8 years old. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She then attended the Illinois College of Optometry and graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Doctorate in Optometry, earning honors in all of her clinical rotations.

Dr. Toader has practiced in a wide range of settings including the Illinois Eye Institute, Sidney Hillman Health Center, and The Pangere Center at The Chicago Lighthouse alongside nationally-renowned ophthalmologists. She has experience working with patients in various clinical settings and is dedicated to providing comprehensive eye care for the entire family.

Dr. Toader’s clinical interests include sports vision, pediatric eye care, vision therapy, and refractive surgery. At Marketplace Vision Dr. Toader serves with Dr. Eric Baas as the team optometrists for the UIC Flames where they work with the trainers and coaches in providing care to over 200 athletes. In her free time, Dr. Toader likes to travel and spend time with her husband Marius and their two Dachshunds, Bob and Bill.


ERIC A. BAAS OD, FAAO

Dr. Baas, a native of Wisconsin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Biology. He moved to Chicago where he received his doctorate at the Illinois College of Optometry.

Dr. Baas received a number of prestigious awards while at ICO including the Lawrence P. Feigenbaum Scholarship for clinical excellence and the Richard J. O’Brian award for top residential candidate. Upon graduation he completed a one-year residency at the Illinois Eye Institute (IEI).

Since completing his residency, Dr. Baas has stayed on at IEI as a Clinical Instructor of Optometry working with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year optometry students. He is also active with the IEI Sports Vision Service conducting and participating in vision screenings for collegiate and professional athletes in the Chicago area.

Dr. Baas recently received his Fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry and is on the board of directors for the Illinois Guild for the Blind. He has special interest in sports vision, low vision, and refractive surgery, having had LASIK himself in 2007.