We found 8 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Hoffman Estates, IL.

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Dr Randy J Epstein MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 502
Hoffman Estates, IL

Dr. Randy Epstein's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Epstein has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery, and external eye diseases. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Epstein has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Epstein accepts. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

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

Dr David Y Badawi MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1588 North Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL

Dr. David Badawi specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Arlington Heights, IL. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Badawi takes. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Badawi has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

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

Dr Parag A Majmudar MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 502
Hoffman Estates, IL

Dr. Parag Majmudar works as an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Majmudar include LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Majmudar accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Majmudar trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency. Dr. Majmudar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

All Interests: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.18 stars out of 5 (26 ratings)
1220 W Higgins Road; Suite 102
Hoffman Estates, IL

Dr. Robert Mack's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Mack average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mack's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1604 W Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL

Dr. Jocelyn Rowe is an ophthalmologist. In her practice, Dr. Rowe focuses on external eye diseases and cornea problems. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. She trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. She is affiliated with Sinai Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 2.88 stars out of 5 (22 ratings)
1602 W Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL

Dr. Lawrence Wolin is an Arlington Heights, IL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wolin has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wolin attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Michael Reese Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
999 N 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 accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aymond graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.3 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
1415 Palatine Road
Hoffman Estates, IL

Dr. Kevin Sullivan is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Sullivan's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sullivan honors. Dr. Sullivan obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, 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.
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