We found 7 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Beech Street PPO near Hoffman Estates, IL.

Showing 1-7 of 7
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Robert James Mack, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Other
1220 W Higgins Road; Suite 102
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Robert Mack's medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. Dr. Mack (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His areas of expertise consist of LASIK, keratectomy, and dry eyes. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Patients gave Dr. Mack an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mack takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

Read more

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

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Keratectomy, Dry Eyes, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts

Dr. Kimberlee Marie Curnyn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 3150, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Kimberlee Curnyn is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Curnyn's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Curnyn include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Curnyn has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

Read more

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
1585 North Barrington Road; Suite 502, Building 2
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Randy Epstein sees patients in Highland Park, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. Dr. Epstein has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Epstein is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Epstein speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. David Yonan Badawi, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1614 West Central; Suite 107
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. David Badawi is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Badawi (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Badawi has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Naveed Zafar Ansari, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 3150, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Naveed Ansari specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Ansari has a special interest in glasses, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ansari accepts. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ansari trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu.

Read more

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Glasses, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark John Piotrowski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 3150 Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Mark Piotrowski is an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Piotrowski include eyelid surgery, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Piotrowski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Polish. Dr. Piotrowski is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Dr. Kevin L Sullivan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1415 Palatine Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Sullivan is an ophthalmologist. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Sullivan attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Sullivan has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Sullivan average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Vision Problems, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.