We found 10 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Preferred Plan Inc. near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Kimberlee Marie Curnyn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1855 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kimberlee Curnyn's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Curnyn is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Curnyn's areas of expertise include the following: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her professional training, Dr. Curnyn completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: 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, Strabismus, LASIK, Eye Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Surendra Basti, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
645 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 440
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Surendra Basti is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and dry eyes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Basti honors. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Kasturba Medical College and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Basti has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Basti (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Konkani.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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Dr. Colman Ross Kraff, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
25 E Washington Street; Suite 606
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Colman Kraff sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kraff include dysport injection, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kraff honors. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Kraff attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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Dr. Randy J Epstein, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
1725 W Harrison Street; Suite 928
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Randy Epstein is a corneal and external diseases specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Dr. Epstein is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and St. Alexius Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Epstein attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Patients gave Dr. Epstein an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, 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)

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Dr. Paul J Bryar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Paul Bryar practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Chicago, IL. Dr. Bryar's areas of expertise include the following: LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bryar's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

Dr. Michael A Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Rosenberg works as an ophthalmologist. In Dr. Rosenberg's practice, he is particularly interested in diplopia (double vision), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenberg's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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Dr. Robert Scott Feder, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Feder works as an ophthalmologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Feder include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Feder is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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Dr. Jeanine Alyce Baqai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeanine Baqai's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Baqai's clinical interests: LASIK, cornea transplant (keratoplasty), and cornea problems. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Baqai has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cornea Transplant, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Cornea Problems

Dr. Sanja Dragovic, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
645 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 440
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sanja Dragovic practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Chicago, IL. In her practice, Dr. Dragovic focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and cataracts. Dr. Dragovic's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dragovic completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dragovic accepts. She welcomes new patients.

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

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Dr. Jonathan Rosin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
645 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Rosin is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Northbrook, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Chicago, IL. He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rosin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. Dr. Rosin graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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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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