Stephen Winkler, MD

Dr. Stephen Winkler is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist. After completing a Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Krieger Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland he stayed there continued for an additional five years to practice and teach.

Dr. Winkler did his undergraduate work at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, followed by attending the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in Rockford, Illinois for his doctorate degree. Post-graduation, he participated in a surgical internship at Northwestern University/ McGaw Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, an oculoplastic externship in Vernon Hills, Illinois at Ritacca Laser Center, and an ophthalmology residency at Krieger Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

Treating diseases and lesions in the eyelid and orbital regions, as well as orbital facial reconstruction, are among Dr. Winkler’s passions. He also enjoys helping individuals feel their best with eye and forehead aesthetic surgery.

Outside of the office, Dr. Winkler cherishes family time with his wife and son, and can often be found composing music, cycling, and snowboarding. He resides in the suburban Chicago-area with his family, where he was recognized in the June, 2023, issue of Chicago Magazine as one of Chicago’s Top Doctors.

Oculofacial Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery

B.A.: Washington University; St. Louis, MO

Doctorate of Medicine: University of Illinois College of Medicine; Rockford, IL


Surgical Internship: Northwestern University/ McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, IL


Ophthalmology Residency: Krieger Eye Institute, Baltimore MD


ASOPRS Oculoplastics Fellowship, Krieger Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD


American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Medical Association

American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery



American Board of Ophthalmology

Board Certified

American Board Of Ophthalmology

American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Schedule Change - Pekin Clinic

 Illinois Eye Center office in Pekin will be closed during the 12:00pm-1:00pm hour on Wednesday, June 19. This includes the Optical Department. Our Peoria and Washington clinic locations are open for walk-in optical services during this period. EyeCareTODAY is also available at our Peoria location for walk-in exams and urgent eye care.

4th of July Hours

Services at Illinois Eye Center on July 4th will be available by appointment only. Illinois Eye Center wishes you a happy and safe Independence Day holiday.