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

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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. Dr. Mack (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His areas of clinical interest consist of LASIK, keratectomy, and dry eyes. Dr. Mack is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Mack performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Patients rated Dr. Curnyn highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Curnyn attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is conversant in 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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). 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 honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Badawi attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Badawi has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Badawi (or staff) is conversant in 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's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Patients rated Dr. Epstein highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Epstein attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Epstein has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Epstein 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. 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). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glasses, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. Dr. Ansari attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. Dr. Ansari (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Ansari 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Arlington Heights, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Piotrowski is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Piotrowski include eyelid surgery, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Piotrowski (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Sullivan's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sullivan obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He 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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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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