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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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Basti (or staff) speaks Hindi and Konkani. Dr. Basti's areas of expertise include the following: LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and dry eyes. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at Kasturba Medical College, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Basti has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. 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. Saint Clair; Arkes 1500
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Rosenberg is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosenberg studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Rosenberg has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Robert Scott Feder, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
675 N St Clair Street; Ste 15-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Feder is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Feder include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Feder is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Feder has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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. 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. Dr. Kraff is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Kraff attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Kraff's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Randy Epstein is a cornea specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Dr. Epstein is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Epstein obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Epstein speaks Spanish.

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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. Paul J Bryar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 15-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Paul Bryar specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Chicago, IL. He has a special interest in LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Bryar takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Bryar's training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), 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: Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

Dr. Michael A Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 15-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Rosenberg specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: diplopia (double vision), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg takes. Dr. Rosenberg has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kimberlee Curnyn works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Curnyn's clinical interests: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Curnyn honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

Dr. Jonathan Rosin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
645 N. Michigan Avenue; #210
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Rosin practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Northbrook, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Rosin's areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Rosin trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jeanine Baqai works as an ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include LASIK, external eye diseases, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Dr. Baqai's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baqai has an open panel. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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

Dr. Sanja Dragovic's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Dragovic's clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and LASIK. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dragovic is accepting new patients.

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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.