The Doctor

Dr. Thomas Ruiz

Chicago born and raised, Dr. Thomas Ruiz grew up in a small area of the city known as Jefferson Park Illinois. He kept his education local and received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the Honors College at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2015. Shortly after, he was accepted and attended the Illinois College of Optometry where he graduated in 2019. The externship rotations that were focused on while at ICO revolved around primary care, ocular disease, and specialty contact lenses. These areas of education are reflected within Mint Vision by providing the community of Woodridge as well as surrounding suburbs with myopia management for children/adolescents, a dry eye clinic, speciality contact fittings, and medical optometry. Not only is Dr. Ruiz an advocate for modern and comprehensive eye care, but is a part of the alumni association at ICO as well as a member of the American Optometric Association and Illinois Optometric Association.

Outside of work, Dr. Ruiz likes to spend his spare time with his family and getting to know the community better. Family has always been an integral part of his life as well as academic success. He moved out of the city a few years ago and now resides in Darien with his wife as well as two cats. He is an avid football and soccer fan, whether its watching or playing in his free time. In addition to having a passion for sports, He has a strong passion for music and has been playing the guitar since early childhood. Do not hesitate to talk about music during the exam or any topic! He is very excited to provide the best eye care for the residents of his surrounding are and getting to know the community better.