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We found 11 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Preferred Plan Inc. near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Surendra Basti, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
645 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 440
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Surendra Basti's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Basti include LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and dry eyes. Dr. Basti accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending Kasturba Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Basti (or staff) speaks Hindi and Konkani. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Implant Surgery, Partial-Thickness Corneal Transplant, Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Fran Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
676 N St Clair; #1500
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Rosenberg's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. Dr. Rosenberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Scott Feder, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Feder is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Feder is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Feder honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Implant Surgery, Partial-Thickness Corneal Transplant, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Randy J Epstein, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
1725 W Harrison Street; Suite 928
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Randy Epstein is a corneal and external diseases specialist in Highland Park, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Chicago, IL. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Epstein completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Epstein's areas of expertise include holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Dr. Epstein is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Epstein takes. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Colman R Kraff, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
25 E Washington Street; Suite 606
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Colman Kraff is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kraff include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and anterior segment diseases. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kraff is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kraff trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul J Bryar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Paul Bryar's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bryar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bryar has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

Dr. Kimberlee Marie Curnyn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1855 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kimberlee Curnyn is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. She works in Arlington Heights, IL, Chicago, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Curnyn's areas of expertise include the following: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Curnyn is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Strabismus Surgery, Eye Muscle Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Strabismus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Rosenberg is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Rosenberg is especially interested in diplopia (double vision), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Rosenberg attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Rosenberg is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Implant Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeanine Alyce Baqai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
645 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 440
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeanine Baqai's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Baqai's areas of clinical interest consist of LASIK, external eye diseases, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Baqai's training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Transplant, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Cornea Problems

Dr. Jonathan Rosin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
645 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Rosin is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Northbrook, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Chicago, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rosin's areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosin honors. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Rosin attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Implant Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanja Dragovic, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
645 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 440
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sanja Dragovic is an ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and LASIK. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Dragovic attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dragovic accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery, LASIK

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What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive errors are problems in the shape of the eye that prevent light from being focused as it should. Small changes to the shape of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped layer covering the front of the eye) and length of the eyeball can make vision blurry. Refractive surgery is any surgery on the eye that corrects a refractive error, improving vision and reducing the need for glasses and contacts. The most well-known refractive surgery is LASIK surgery, but there are several kinds.

LASIK surgery uses lasers to reshape the cornea. It can be used to treat most cases of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist cuts away a flap of tissue covering the cornea, then guides a laser to lower or raise the curve of the cornea or to smooth out the surface of one with irregularities. It only takes 10 - 15 minutes per eye, and it is permanent.

LASEK is a very similar procedure that involves a thinner ‘flap’ under which the ophthalmologist operates. It may take slightly longer to heal, but it is a better choice for people with thin corneas.

There are several other kinds of surgery that reshape the cornea, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conductive keratoplasty (CK), and laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK). While these procedures are not always as effective at vision correction as LASIK, they are also not as invasive. Unlike LASIK, they do not involve cutting open the flap of corneal tissue at the beginning of the procedure. PRK trims only the top layer of the cornea, while CK and LTK use heat to create precise scarring that will reshape it. There also may be less risk of side effects.

For severe cases of myopia, or nearsightedness, a procedure called phakic intraocular lenses may be used. These are like an implantable contact lens that is permanently inserted into the eye, in front of the natural lens.

Although an optician can refer patients to a surgeon, refractive surgery can only be performed by an ophthalmologist. A complete eye exam and consultation should always be performed. While recovery may take a few days of discomfort and blurry vision, it can lead to a lifetime free of glasses and contacts.