Complete Eye Exam, Vision Test in Chicago, IL

The team at Kraff Eye Institute has decades of experience administering comprehensive vision examinations. Regular eye exams from the best Chicago ophthalmologists ensures early detection of possible eye diseases, when treatment options are most effective.

Prevention of vision diseases for both adults and children centers around regular and thorough eye exams. At our ophthalmology office, you can get professional vision check-up carried out by the best eye specialists in Chicago and the surrounding area.

At the Kraff Eye Institute, we fully understand the importance of great vision. Many eye related diseases, if caught early, can be monitored and treated resulting in good eyesight throughout a person’s lifetime. For this very reason, we stress the importance of our patient’s having a complete eye exam every 1 to 2 years.

Routine Eye Exams

At Kraff Eye Institute, we believe routine exams are a critical component of your eye health as it helps to detect any problems or changes at an early stage. We will conduct a series of tests to measure your visual acuity, check for diseases, and determine the cause of any visual changes you may be experiencing. Many eye diseases (such as glaucoma) may not have warning signs and it is important to make visiting your eye doctor an annual event to help maintain your visual health.

If you have glasses or contact lenses, make sure to bring them to the appointment. Our doctors will want to check your current prescription and make sure it is still right for you. You should plan on being at the office for about an hour.

To schedule your annual eye exam call (312) 444-1111 or use our Vision Correction Consultation form.

Eye Exams Near Me? Yes!


At the Kraff Eye Institute, we know that a regular vision check is a part of due eye care. Our Chicago ophthalmologists are always here to provide our patients with the complete eye examination to ensure their vision is not at risk.

Although many people believe a yearly exam is only to get an updated glasses or contact lens prescription, it’s so much more. What most people do not know is that some diseases, glaucoma in particular, may not have any warning signs and can be detected during a routine eye exam.


Patients can rest assured when coming to our practice because our team of ophthalmologists are trained and educated on all areas and types of diseases of the eye.

Our team can help to diagnose:

  • glaucoma,
  • cataracts,
  • macular degeneration,
  • retinal issues,
  • dry eyes,
  • meibomian gland dysfunction,
  • keratoconus to name a few.

We can also exam the cornea and treat issues such as abrasions, erosions, and ulcers.

What happens at our comprehensive eye exams?

During the complete eye exam, we will perform several tests to measure your visual acuity, check for diseases, and determine the cause of any visual changes you may be experiencing. Dilation is an important part of a complete eye exam. It is the only way an ophthalmologist can get a full view of all internal structures of the eye including the retina.

Dilation is just one aspect of helping to ensure a person has healthy eyes. If warranted, Kraff Eye Institute will utilize advanced diagnostic tools to help better assess a patient’s ocular health. The additional tools include visual field, ocular coherence tomography, Lipiscan, Pentacam, corneal topographer, corneal pachymeter, endothelial cell count, and keratometer.

The duration of a visit for a comprehensive exam depends greatly on which measurements need to be done during the exam. Although most exams can take around an hour, the effects of being dilated can last several hours.

Depending on the condition, symptoms can range and vary. If you are experiencing any of the following, please give our office a call so we can help you set up an appointment with one of our ophthalmologists:

  • Sudden or gradual decrease or change in vision
  • Sudden onset of floaters or flashes of light
  • Double vision or shadows
  • Increase sensitivity to glares and/or halos are nighttime 
  • Wavy or distorted lines in your vision 
  • Curtains or veils with your vision
  • Sudden pain and discomfort in the eye

Insurance Coverage and Cost

The providers at Kraff Eye Institute do accept most major medical insurance PPO plans. It is the patient’s responsibility to check with their insurance carriers to see if our ophthalmologists or optometrists are in network and if the deductible has been met for their plan. If the patient is paying out of pocket, they are responsible for payment at the conclusion of the exam.

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FAQ about Eye Exams

How long is a comprehensive eye exam?

For a comprehensive eye exam, you should plan on being in the office for around 1 hour. Depending on the nature of your visit you may be dilated as part of the exam.

Why would I be dilated?

Dilation allows a doctor to get a more thorough look at the internal health of the eye. This will better help in diagnosing many eye conditions and illnesses. The effects of a dilating drop vary from person to person but can last anywhere from 4 to 6 hours.

Do you offer eye exams for people with diabetes?

Yes. It is important for patients with diabetes to have yearly eye exams, if not every 6 months, so that we can monitor and treat your ocular health.

Can I drive after an eye exam?

Most patients feel comfortable to drive following their exam. If you are dilated that will affect your near vision and make you light sensitive, so please plan transportation accordingly.
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