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

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Dr. Kimberlee Marie Curnyn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 3150, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Kimberlee Curnyn's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. The average patient rating for Dr. Curnyn is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Curnyn has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Strabismus Surgery, Eye Muscle Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, LASIK, Eye Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Yonan Badawi, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1614 West Central; Suite 107
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. David Badawi is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Badawi's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to 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 sees patients in Highland Park, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. Clinical interests for Dr. Epstein include holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Epstein attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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. Robert J S Mack, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Other, Optometry
1220 W Higgins Road; Suite 102
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Robert Mack is a specialist in corneal and external diseases. On average, patients gave Dr. Mack a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mack include LASIK, keratectomy, and dry eyes. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Mack takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Mack (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Excision, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Keratectomy, Dry Eyes, Pterygium, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark John Piotrowski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 3150 Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Mark Piotrowski is an ophthalmologist in Arlington Heights, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Piotrowski completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, LASIK, and cataract surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Piotrowski is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Piotrowski (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. Dr. Piotrowski's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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) and practices in Arlington Heights, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Ansari has indicated that his clinical interests include glasses, LASIK, and cataract surgery. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Ansari takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi.

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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. Kevin L Sullivan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1415 Palatine Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Sullivan's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Wills Eye Institute. In Dr. Sullivan's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Sullivan average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts, Vision Problems

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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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