About Me

Career & Highlights

Dr. Ben Ticho specializes in general and pediatric ophthalmology and has served the Chicago Metropolitan area for more than 30 years. Board-certified, and thrice re-certified, in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology, he is the lead physician of Ticho Eye Associates and was featured in Top Doctor Chicago Magazine 2020 and 2021, as well as West Suburban Living magazine in 2014. In conferences, symposia, and board review courses, Dr. Ticho has taught hundreds of medical students across the country on the latest in ophthalmic care.


Dr. Ticho combines in-depth knowledge of ocular anatomy with skill and over 25 years of experience in providing surgical care to patients with strabismus, cataracts, glaucoma, ptosis, dermatochalasis, and tear duct obstructions. His nonsurgical expertise focuses on both pediatric and comprehensive ophthalmology, including treatment of refractive errors, amblyopia, ocular infections, diabetic retinopathy, and retinopathy of prematurity. He has particular interest in eye care for patients with genetic disorders, Down syndrome, autism, educational challenges, and other forms of special needs.

Educational Background

Ben Ticho graduated from The University of Michigan Medical School. He then completed an integrated surgical-medical internship at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle and a residency in ophthalmology at The University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. After his residency, Dr. Ticho received fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology at Chicago’s Children's Memorial Hospital and adult strabismus at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. He served as Instructor and Associate Professor at Lurie Children’s Hospital for over 20 years.


Top Doctor: Chicago Metro Area by Castle Connolly, 2000 - 2021

Compassionate Doctor Recognition by Vitals: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018

Patients' Choice Award by Vitals: 2008 - 2012, 2014 & 2018-2020

Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award by Vitals: 2012

Patients' Choice Award by MDx Medical: 2010

Honor Roll by Healthgrades

Top Doctor for Kids & Moms

Top Doctor Chicago Magazine 2021 and 2022


American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators

American Academy of Pediatrics

Chicago Medical Society

Chicago Ophthalmological Society

Illinois State Medical Society

Publications & Thought Leadership

Dr. Ticho has contributed much to the field of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus, having published over 100 well-regarded medical articles. He has spoken at important ophthalmic conferences, earning recognition for his work and insight. His patient outcome record has earned him prestigious positions, such as Board of Directors of the Pediatric Eye Disease and Investigator Group and Associate Professor at The University of Illinois.

About Ticho Eye Associates

With three locations in and around Chicago Ridge, Il, Ticho Eye Associates serves a bustling area and many loyal customers. Dr. Ticho has worked hard to ensure that Ticho Eye remains on the cutting edge of ophthalmological research, technology, and practice. With a plethora of advanced clinical tools at their disposal, Ticho Eye Associates team has earned a strong reputation as among the very best in the eye care industry.

List of services provided at Ticho Eye Associates includes, but is not limited to:

Eye Health



Pediatric Ophthalmology




Disorders of the Retina

Disorders of the Eyelids

Aesthetic Care

Patient & Peer Reviews

Dr. Benjamin Ticho is a lead decision-maker and care provider at the Ticho Eye organization. His dedication is evidenced, in part, by encouraging patients and peers to publicly review his work. Out of 220 recent Ticho Eye Associates reviews, many posted by fellow physicians and other care providers, Ben Ticho maintains a strong 4.9-star rating. Dr. Ticho and Ticho Eye Associates continue to garner predominantly outstanding reviews on Google, Yelp, Healthgrades and other online review sites.

Dr. Ticho's Team

Dr. Ben Ticho has worked very hard to curate one of the best ophthalmological care teams the region has to offer. Made up of 9 O.Ds, C.Os, and M.Ds, all with unique post-graduate training, the Ticho Eye care team has all been thoroughly reviewed by both patients and professionals, earning a leading position among regional eyecare organizations.

Dr. Ticho and his associates serve patients of all ages and backgrounds and have become one of the area's most patient-preferred ophthalmology centers in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.

Dr. Ticho's commitment to excellence in both leadership and in direct patient care serves as a key example of how a high-level medical professional should conduct himself. He inspires confidence in his patients and respect among staff, peers, and medical authorities.


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