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We found 7 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Interplan 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 Hoffman Estates, IL physician who specializes in corneal and external diseases. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has a special interest in LASIK, keratectomy, and dry eyes. Patients gave Dr. Mack an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mack is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mack (or staff) speaks 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. 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. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Epstein completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Epstein's areas of expertise include holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Dr. Epstein is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Epstein takes. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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. 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). He works in Arlington Heights, IL. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Badawi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Badawi (or staff) is conversant in French and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. He is 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. Kimberlee Marie Curnyn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 3150, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Kimberlee Curnyn is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. She works in Arlington Heights, IL, Chicago, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Curnyn's areas of expertise include the following: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Curnyn is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Arlington Heights, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ansari include glasses, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Ansari trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for his residency. Dr. Ansari (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Piotrowski include eyelid surgery, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Piotrowski honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Piotrowski (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. He 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Sullivan completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sullivan include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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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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.