Located in Chicago, the Kraff Eye Institute offers its patients a full range of vision correction procedures. Our eye doctors are available for both eye disease treatment and regular vision check-ups. Our experienced ophthalmologists will provide a comprehensive eye exam to diagnose your unique eye health or vision issue and tailor a proper treatment plan for your eyes.
The best way to determine if you are a candidate is to schedule a no-cost consultation appointment. At this appointment, we will examine your eyes to determine if you are a candidate and answer all your questions before you make this very personal and important decision. In addition to meeting with one of our Refractive Counselors, you will meet with Dr. Kraff to discuss your individual needs.
There are risks with any medical procedure. Dr. Kraff will discuss, in great detail, the risk factors with each patient when they are here for their initial consultation. If pre-operative measurements show any signs that a patient is not a good candidate for surgery, Dr. Kraff will let you know that you should not move forward.
With LASIK patients, most can resume their normal activities, including going back to work, by the day after their procedure. With PRK, where the recovery process is slightly longer, patients should plan on taking a couple days off of work.
Results vary with each individual. Most patients can expect vision similar to what they have with their glasses or contact lenses. With LASIK, most patients have a highly functioning vision by the day after surgery. Although it is not your final vision, a patient can resume most of their normal activities within 24 hours from their surgery. With PRK, the recovery process is slightly longer and a patient should plan accordingly so that their schedules allow for downtime.
No, the treatment itself is painless. Topical anesthesia (eye drops) are applied throughout the procedure to help minimize discomfort. It is very normal post-operatively to experience some discomfort, but pain medication will be prescribed to help minimize those sensations.
Over 10 million people worldwide have had laser eye surgery to help lessen their dependency on glasses and contact lenses. Laser eye surgery is a safe and effective treatment for those patients who fall within treatable perimeters. Based off measurements done pre-operatively, Dr. Kraff will determine if LASER eye surgery is a safe procedure for you.
Laser vision correction is an outpatient procedure that helps restore natural vision and reduces dependency on glasses and contact lenses. The laser works by using a cool beam of light to gently sculpt the surface of the eye known as the cornea. The light gently pulses to remove a microscopic amount of tissue, changing the curvature of the cornea, allowing images to be more sharply focused on the retina. The Kraff Eye Institute offers the most progressive technology in Refractive Surgery. Dr. Kraff uses the Johnson & Johnson VISX Star S4 IR Laser system to help deliver amazing results! This laser is FDA-approved, which means the technology has undergone rigorous testing to determine safety and effectiveness.