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

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

Dr. Surendra Basti's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Basti attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and dry eyes. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Basti has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Basti (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Stem ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lisa Rosenberg is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Rosenberg has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, glaucoma, and LASIK. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. 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

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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 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). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Feder attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Feder has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. 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. 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 areas of expertise include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Curnyn has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Strabismus Surgery, Eye Muscle Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, LASIK, Eye Problems, ... (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 specialist in corneal and external diseases. Areas of expertise for Dr. Epstein include holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Epstein is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Epstein studied medicine at Rush Medical College. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Epstein 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 works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Kraff has indicated that his clinical interests include dysport injection, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kraff takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Bryar's practice, he is particularly interested in LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bryar 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. 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
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Rosenberg is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Chicago, IL. In Dr. Rosenberg's practice, he is particularly interested in diplopia (double vision), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Rosenberg has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Jeanine Baqai's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Baqai's clinical interests: LASIK, cornea transplant (keratoplasty), and cornea problems. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rush Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Baqai is accepting 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, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In Dr. Dragovic's practice, she is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dragovic's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Rosin's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rosin graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Rosin trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosin average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. 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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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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