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

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. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Mack trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for his residency. He is especially interested in LASIK, keratectomy, and dry eyes. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Mack (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Mack is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Keratectomy, Dry Eyes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberlee Marie Curnyn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 3150, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, 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. David Yonan Badawi, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1614 West Central; Suite 107
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. David Badawi's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Badawi include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Badawi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jules Stein Eye Institute's residency program. Dr. Badawi has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Badawi (or staff) is conversant in French and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 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)

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

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). His areas of expertise include glasses, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Ansari is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ansari is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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

Dr. Mark Piotrowski is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Piotrowski's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include eyelid surgery, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Piotrowski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Polish. Dr. Piotrowski is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kevin Sullivan is an ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Sullivan is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sullivan is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (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.