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

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

Dr. Lisa Rosenberg is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Rosenberg studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Her clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenberg is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Kimberlee Curnyn's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Her clinical interests include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Curnyn is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Curnyn 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. Dr. Curnyn is professionally affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Strabismus Surgery, Eye Muscle Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, LASIK, Eye Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Surendra Basti practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and dry eyes. Dr. Basti takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Basti completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Basti has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Basti (or staff) speaks Hindi and Konkani. He is affiliated with 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: Implant Surgery, Partial-Thickness Corneal Transplant, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Stem ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Colman Kraff works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of dysport injection, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. Dr. Kraff is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kraff has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional 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

All Interests: Dysport Injection, Cataracts, 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 corneal and external diseases specialist in Highland Park, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Chicago, IL. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Epstein include holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Epstein speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

Dr. Robert Feder is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Feder include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Feder's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Feder has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Feder 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, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Bryar is an ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Bryar takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Bryar attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bryar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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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
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Rosenberg is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include diplopia (double vision), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. Dr. Rosenberg's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenberg is open to new patients. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for residency. He 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: Implant Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeanine Alyce Baqai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeanine Baqai's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baqai include LASIK, cornea transplant (keratoplasty), and cornea problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baqai takes. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cornea Transplant, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Cornea Problems

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

Dr. Sanja Dragovic is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dragovic's clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and cataracts. Her 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, TRICARE, and more. She welcomes new patients. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Rosin is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Rosin trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. Dr. Rosin is affiliated with 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, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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

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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.
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