A Letter from Dr. Nishat Alvi

May 7, 2021

Dear Patient,

It has been my pleasure to serve our community for over 20 years.  Now, due to family matters that I must attend to, I will be transitioning my patients to an esteemed group of board-certified ophthalmologists, which includes my current associate, Dr. Oussama Boundaoui, who has been working alongside me in providing excellent patient care for many years both here at the Vision Institute of Illinois and at his other practice Koziol-Thoms-Boundaoui Eye Associates, S.C. in Arlington Heights. Many of you already know Dr. Boundaoui very well.  He is a caring, board-certified ophthalmologist who does cataract surgery and specializes in medical retina.

Additionally, Koziol-Thoms-Boundaoui Eye Associates is staffed by Dr. Monica Thoms, board-certified ophthalmologist with decades of eye surgery experience. Dr. Larry Auerbach, board-certified ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon, Dr. Rasha Ali, board-certified ophthalmologist, cataract surgeon and cornea specialist, as well as three optometrists, Dr. Julie Carlson, Dr. Nicole Kosciuk, and Dr. Lisa Young.  Our partnership with Koziol-Thoms-Boundaoui Eye Associates will be able to provide you with comprehensive eye care, including treatment of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetes as well as in-office laser surgery and an optical shop for glasses.  We are all confident that you will be in great hands.

Please verify with your insurance company that the physicians at Koziol-Thoms-Boundaoui Eye Associates are part of your insurance plan prior to scheduling an appointment.

Koziol-Thoms-Boundaoui Eye Associates is located at: 1211 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005.  The office phone is (847)264-2222. Website: koziolthomseye.com.

If you have any billing questions for services prior to June 9, 2021, please call the billing office for the Vision Institute at 847-888-0111.

Please know that, as of June 9, 2021, your medical records will be at Koziol-Thoms-Boundaoui Eye Associates’ office.  You are free to use another physician.  If you intend to do so, please inform my office by June 9.  After June 9, please contact Koziol-Thoms-Boundaoui Eye Associates directly for a release of records.  A small chart preparation fee may apply.

The transition will be effective as of June 9, 2021.  If I do not have an appointment to see you before then, I wish you good health and will miss you greatly.  I am certain that you will be in good hands after my departure.


Kindest Regards,

Dr. Nishat Alvi

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