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). He attended Kasturba Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Basti's areas of expertise include the following: LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and dry eyes. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Basti (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Konkani. Dr. Basti's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Basti is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Lisa Rosenberg's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosenberg is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Dr. Rosenberg attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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

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

Dr. Robert Feder is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Feder studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Feder include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Feder is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), 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)

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

Dr. Kimberlee Curnyn's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Curnyn's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Curnyn is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Curnyn 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. Colman R Kraff, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
25 E Washington Street; Suite 606
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Colman Kraff's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Kraff is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Kraff is affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Randy Epstein is a specialist in corneal and external diseases. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Epstein include holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Dr. Epstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Epstein is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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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). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bryar include LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Bryar attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bryar's 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
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Rosenberg's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in diplopia (double vision), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. Dr. Rosenberg is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. 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)

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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 attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: LASIK, external eye diseases, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baqai accepts. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Baqai has an open panel.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosin's clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosin is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Sanja Dragovic is an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dragovic include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and LASIK. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Dragovic attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dragovic is 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: , 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.