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Welcome to Kraff Eye Institute

The Kraff Eye Institute is one of the leading laser vision correction centers in Chicago, Illinois including the surrounding suburban areas. With decades of experience and a commitment to utilizing the best ophthalmological advances, the Kraff Eye Institute has set the gold standard in eye care.

Dr. Colman Kraff is a pioneer in LASIK eye surgery and specializes in a range of other vision correction procedures including PRK and corneal cross-linking. We also offer our patients the most comprehensive eye exams available, all at our convenient state-of-the-art Chicago office. Whether your eye care needs include LASIK eye surgery or a general eye exam, we are a full-service eye clinic providing best-in-class care.

When it comes to something as important as your eyes, the Kraff Eye Institute knows that experience and safety are what every Chicago LASIK patient looks for. Dr. Colman Kraff has performed tens of thousands of Laser Vision Correction procedures with the highest levels of precision, safety, and patient satisfaction. We utilize only the latest and most sophisticated instruments and techniques at the Kraff Eye Institute resulting in the best probability of clear vision.

At the Kraff Eye Institute, we understand that each individual case is unique, and our personalized approach ensures that every Chicago LASIK patient's comfort and progress are managed with care. Dr. Colman Kraff is committed to your Laser Vision Correction procedure from start to finish.

We offer a free consultation appointment to determine if you are a candidate for Laser Vision Correction surgery. Our Chicago LASIK professionals give you the opportunity to have all of your questions answered before you make this very personal and important decision.

You may either schedule a LASIK consultation or call (312) 444-1111.

Colman R. Kraff, MD
Colman R. Kraff, MD
Meet Dr. Kraff

Innovative Laser Vision Correction

Dr. Colman Kraff is a member of AAO, ASCRS, OIS and ACOS organizations; fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology; on the Editorial Advisory Board for CRST magazine, International Medical Advisor for Optical Express Europe (Europe's #1 Laser Eye Surgery Provider) and attending physician at Northwestern Medical Hospital.

Ophthalmology Treatments We Offer

Located in Chicago, the Kraff Eye Institute offers its patients a full range of vision correction procedures including LASIK and PRK surgery, corneal cross-linking, lipiflow, cataract, and glaucoma treatment, to name just a few. Refractive Lens Exchange and Visian ICL implants are also among our eye center's latest vision improvement solutions.

Our eye doctors are available for both eye disease treatment and regular vision check-ups. Our experienced ophthalmologists and eye surgeons will perform a comprehensive eye exam to diagnose your unique eye health concerns, or vision issues, and tailor a proper treatment plan for your eyes.


Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, or LASIK, is an FDA-approved refractive LASER procedure designed to lessen a patient's dependence on glasses and contact lenses. LASIK is commonly used to treat Myopia (nearsighted), Hyperopia (farsighted), and Astigmatism. At the Kraff Eye Institute, we utilize the iDesign 2.0 wavefront guided software which helps Dr. Kraff achieve highly accurate results. Trust Kraff Eye for the best LASIK in Chicago.

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Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
Photo Refractive Keratectomy (PRK)


Photorefractive Keratectomy, or PRK, is a FDA-approved LASER procedure that treats Myopia (nearsightedness), Hyperopia (farsightedness), and Astigmatism. Just like with LASIK, the goal of PRK surgery is to help the patient lessen their dependence on glasses or contact lenses. At the Kraff Eye Institute, we first determine if LASER eye surgery is an option for you and then determine, based on each patient's unique structural characteristics, which procedure is safest for them, LASIK or PRK.

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Reviews About Kraff Eye Institute

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Couldn't have asked for a better Lasik experience. Professional staff, excellent post-op care with the surgeon present at every appointment. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking about Lasik!

S Clark
October 15, 2020

I had LASIK with Dr. Colman Kraff over 10 years ago. Just went in for my check-up and still perfect vision. I do not know why I waited so long to have LASIK. It is the best money I have ever spent.

Mark Bryant
January 15, 2021

My experience at Kraff Eye was wonderful! I've been there 3 times in the last week for my PRK surgery and follow up appointments. They are patient kind and want to give you the best experience possible. Dr. Kraff is calm and helps you stay relaxed before, during and after your surgery. I'm happy with my experience and would highly recommend them for your vision correction surgery.

Sarah Lill
January 15, 2020

I loved working with the Kraff Eye Institute for my Lasik surgery. I had horrible eye-sight. I went from a -8 and -7 contact prescription to perfect vision! I can't believe it. Highly recommend them.

Courtney Rioux
February 1, 2019

Dr. Kraff was awesome. The staff walked me through my LASIK procedure and made me feel at ease. It’s been one day with perfect vision and I’m very happy with the results!

Mary Krzyzanowski
March 9, 2018

Schedule a Consultation at Kraff Eye Institute in Chicago

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25 E. Washington, Suite 606
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 444-1111

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the initial consultation?

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We offer a no-charge, no-obligation, PRK and LASIK consultation to see if you’re a candidate for laser eye surgery.

Am I a candidate for vision correction?

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Generally speaking, a good candidate for vision correction should be over 18 and generally be in good health. Certain health conditions may present complications, so be sure to disclose any preexisting medical conditions to Dr. Kraff or his team during your consultation. Most patients find that they are indeed suitable candidates for LASIK, PRK, or other laser procedures.

Contact us to schedule a professional consultation and we will explore your options for restoring your vision and quality of life through PRK or LASIK surgery. You can also take our LASIK self-test to see if you qualify for the LASIK or PRK procedure.

Where is your office located and which areas do you serve?

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The Kraff Eye Institute is conveniently located in the heart of Chicago at 25 E Washington St. Suite 606. We proudly serve the entire Chicagoland area, but we’re here to help patients across the state of Illinois, and beyond, achieve the best PRK and LASIK experience possible.

As a world-renowned ophthalmologist and pioneer in the field of laser eye surgery, many of our patients travel from across the U.S. to have their laser eye surgery performed by Dr. Kraff.

Which insurance plans do you accept?

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For general ophthalmology services, we accept most major medical insurances, with the exception of HMO plans. The patient is responsible to check with their insurances directly to see if our doctors are within their network.

Why choose Kraff Eye Institute for your vision correction surgery in Illinois?

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Your vision is precious, for that reason, when considering laser corrective surgery, it is of the utmost importance to entrust your eyes to the most qualified ophthalmologists. The Kraff Eye Institute is a state-of-the-art, world-renowned facility located in the heart of Chicago. Dr. Kraff has been successfully restoring the vision of his patients for 35 years and counting.

Here are some reasons for you to choose the Kraff Eye Institute for your laser vision correction procedure:

  • KEI is comprised of a team of experienced eye health professionals led by Dr. Kraff, a pioneer in the field of advanced laser surgery. In fact, Dr. Kraff was the first ophthalmologist in the Chicagoland area to perform the VISX Excimer Laser procedure and has more than 35 years of ophthalmological experience.
  • Over 70,000 Laser Vision Correction procedures using the state-of-the-art VISX laser have been performed at KEI since 1991.
  • KEI is  one of ten eye care centers in the U.S. to be part of the FDA’s clinical trials for new laser vision technology.
  • Dr. Kraff is recognized nationally for his expertise and success in performing hundreds of advanced laser correction procedures each year.
  • Dr. Kraff is a member of a number of ophthalmological societies and associations including American Board of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons, and Ophthalmology Innovation Summit.
  • KEI enjoys the highest level of patient satisfaction due to our unparalleled level of patient care using the latest, most sophisticated treatment methods available to date.