What is PRK?

PRK (Photo Refractive Keratectomy) is a FDA approved laser vision refractive procedure intended to reduce your dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses. Since not everyone is a candidate for LASIK, PRK can often be done instead. PRK uses the same excimer laser technology LASIK does.

The visual outcome for PRK is the same as LASIK once the eye is healed. If you are a PRK candidate, Dr. Kraff will go over the specific healing differences between LASIK and PRK. He will also discuss what your potential outcome will be, as results may vary from patient to patient.


Our PRK surgeons conduct a thorough examination during your complimentary consultation to make sure you are a candidate for the procedure.


The procedure itself takes about 10 minutes to complete and requires no needles or stitches. Our doctors use the safest, most progressive technologies.


Kraff Eye Institute has researched the best credit options and is proud to offer financing for your PRK procedure. We understand that you cannot put a price on your vision.

Schedule Appointment

To schedule a complimentary consultation to see if you would qualify for LASIK, PRK, or a KAMRA Inlay please call (312) 444-1111, or use the button below. Please note, consultations are only complimentary for patients who haven’t had a LASER procedure done before on their eyes. All other appointments are billed to your major medical insurance.

Please check with your insurance provider to see if our doctors are in your network.

Out of great caution and concern over the coronavirus, we have decided to close Kraff Eye Institute end of business March 17th. We will evaluate weekly to determine if we should continue with our closure. As of March 30th, we anticipate being closed until April 10th. We will adjust this message accordingly should that date change. We care too much about the health of our patients and staff to increase any of the “community spread” of COVID-19. The decision was made after many discussions with peers, local and national medical communities, as well as heeding the advice of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) about the severity of the issue.

Our phones will be operational for communication with you our patients. Please continue to call Kraff Eye Institute 312-444-1111. You can contact the office via the patient portal or standard email at Our office hours will be Monday through Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.

We are available to reschedule current appointments and setting up future visits.
The staff will triage questions and prescription refill requests. Please contact the office directly for this.
Contact lens orders will be placed if requested for direct ship to your home. If you are due for your exam, we can extend your prescription until COVID-19 passes. If you need to pick up contacts from our office, please call to arrange at 312-444-1111.

Please also note if we have not yet connected with you to reschedule your appointment for the next two weeks our staff will do so in the next few days. We apologize for any delay as there are many patients to contact currently.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Kraff Eye Institute looks forward to resuming business as usual as soon as possible.

Stay healthy!

The Kraff Eye Institute