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We found 10 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 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 medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Mack's training includes a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mack include LASIK, keratectomy, and dry eyes. Patient ratings for Dr. Mack average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mack (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He 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 is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Arlington Heights, IL, Chicago, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Curnyn's clinical interests include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). 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 a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Badawi include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Badawi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Badawi has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Badawi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic.

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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 practices corneal and external diseases in Highland Park, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Epstein include holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Epstein takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Epstein attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Epstein has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Epstein is 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. Naveed Zafar Ansari, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 3150, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Naveed Ansari is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Ansari include glasses, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Ansari is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. 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. Parag A Majmudar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 502
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Parag Majmudar's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Majmudar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. He has a special interest in LASIK, cataract surgery, and external eye diseases. Dr. Majmudar's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Majmudar attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, 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) and practices in Arlington Heights, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of eyelid surgery, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. Dr. Piotrowski takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Piotrowski attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Piotrowski (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. He 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sullivan accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Sullivan is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
999 Plaza Drive; Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. David Aymond is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Aymond focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1602 W Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Wolin is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Wolin honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Wolin completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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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.