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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 cornea specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mack's areas of clinical interest consist of LASIK, keratectomy, and dry eyes. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mack accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Mack (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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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. 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 cornea specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Dr. Epstein is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Epstein obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Epstein speaks 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. David Yonan Badawi, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1614 West Central; Suite 107
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. David Badawi practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Badawi (or staff) speaks French and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Badawi is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Badawi trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for his residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Curnyn's clinical interests: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Curnyn honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she 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. 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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ansari include glasses, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Ansari is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Ansari's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. 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 is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Majmudar's areas of expertise consist of LASIK, cataract surgery, and external eye diseases. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Majmudar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Piotrowski attended Rush Medical College for medical school. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. Dr. Piotrowski has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Piotrowski (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. Dr. Piotrowski is professionally 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 works as an ophthalmologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Sullivan average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Aymond has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 an ophthalmologist. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Wolin accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency.

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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.