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

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

Dr. Kimberlee Curnyn works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Curnyn's clinical interests: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Curnyn speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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. David Yonan Badawi, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1614 West Central; Suite 107
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. David Badawi is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Badawi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Badawi's training includes a residency program at Jules Stein Eye Institute. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Badawi has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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 is a corneal and external diseases specialist in Highland Park, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Chicago, IL. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Epstein attended Rush Medical College for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Epstein at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Epstein takes. Dr. Epstein has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Epstein's professional affiliations include 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 James Mack, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Other
1220 W Higgins Road; Suite 102
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Robert Mack is a cornea specialist. Dr. Mack (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Mack has a special interest in LASIK, keratectomy, and dry eyes. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mack completed a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mack honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Excision, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Keratectomy, Dry Eyes, Pterygium, Cornea ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Piotrowski specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Piotrowski completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, LASIK, and cataract surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Piotrowski is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Piotrowski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Polish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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

Dr. Naveed Ansari's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Ansari has indicated that his clinical interests include glasses, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delphi, and more. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Ansari trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

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

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

Dr. Kevin Sullivan sees patients in Chicago, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Sullivan focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Sullivan is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sullivan obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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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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