Laser Eye Surgery Center

Discover Premier LASIK Eye Surgery in Chicago from Bronzeville's Trusted Expert

Welcome to Kraff Eye Institute, your premier destination for LASIK eye surgery in the heart of Chicago. Located just a short drive from Bronzeville, we offer a level of expertise and care that's worth the trip. Led by the renowned Dr. Colman Kraff, who is a pioneer in laser vision correction with a history of firsts in the field.

Whether you’re seeking to enhance your vision clarity or interested in the life-changing benefits of LASIK, understand that your journey to perfect vision can be both transformative and straightforward.

At Kraff Eye Institute, we not only serve the community of Chicago but also welcome residents from Bronzeville, who choose us for our advanced technology, vast experience, and a commitment to patient satisfaction and safety that is second to none. Join the thousands who have trusted their eyes to us and see the world through a new lens.

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To schedule a consultation, please call (312) 757-7335. To inquire about other services, please fill out our Vision Correction Consultation form.

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Treatments for Every Eye: Our Range of Services

At Kraff Eye Institute, we specialize in a variety of vision correction treatments designed to meet your unique needs. Our leading service, LASIK eye surgery, utilizes the most advanced VISX laser technology to refine and enhance your vision with precision.  

Additionally, we offer PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), a reliable alternative to LASIK for patients with specific eye conditions, that disquaq2lifies them from having Lasik. Our range of services also includes advanced procedures for cataract removal and the latest in intraocular lens implants.  

Every treatment is tailored to maximize your visual outcomes, ensuring that you receive the best care available right in the heart of Chicago, accessible from Bronzeville. 

Excellence in Every Eye

Kraff Eye Institute stands apart as a leader in eye care and laser vision correction in Chicago. Here’s why many from Bronzeville and beyond choose us:

Each aspect of our service is designed not just to meet but exceed your expectations, making your trip from Bronzeville a worthwhile investment in your vision and quality of life.

Explore Our Surroundings: A Virtual Tour Around Kraff Eye Institute

Nestled in the bustling heart of downtown Chicago at 25 E Washington St, Kraff Eye Institute is surrounded by the vibrant life of the city. As you approach our facility, you’ll find yourself amidst an array of architectural marvels and historic buildings that define the Chicago skyline.

Starting your journey from our front door, you are just steps away from the iconic Chicago Cultural Center, renowned for its stunning stained-glass domes and an array of cultural events. A short walk to the north brings you to Millennium Park, home to the famous Cloud Gate sculpture (affectionately known as "The Bean") and a perfect spot for a relaxing pre-appointment stroll.

For those coming from Bronzeville or other parts of the city, finding a place to park near our institute is straightforward. There are several parking garages within walking distance, including the Grant Park South Garage and Millennium Park Garage, offering convenient access to our location. These spots provide a hassle-free option for your visit, allowing you to focus solely on your eye care needs.

Adjacent to our clinic, you’ll find several well-known hotels that cater to a variety of preferences and budgets. The Palmer House Hilton offers a touch of luxury and historic charm, while the Silversmith Hotel combines modern aesthetics with comfort, ideal for those who might be staying overnight.

Landmarks around our institute not only make it easy to locate us but also enrich your visit with a taste of Chicago’s rich history and modern vitality. The State Street shopping district, just a block away, offers a wide range of retail therapy options if you’re up for some light activity before or after your appointment.

Our location’s central setting in Chicago ensures that whether you’re local or visiting from out of town, you have easy access to the best of what the city has to offer, all while being steps away from leading-edge eye care at Kraff Eye Institute.

Post-Appointment Dining

In downtown Chicago, the dining scene is as vibrant and varied as the city itself. Just a stone's throw from Kraff Eye Institute, you can indulge in the upscale American cuisine at The Gage, located directly across from Millennium Park. This bustling tavern is famed not only for its sophisticated menu but also for its lively atmosphere, making it a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

For a more secluded dining experience, step into the Cherry Circle Room. Tucked away inside the historic Chicago Athletic Association, this hidden gem offers a cozy, old-world charm paired with a modern American menu that’s sure to delight any palate. It's the perfect place for a quieter, more intimate meal.

Another notable spot is the Roanoke Restaurant on Madison Street, where the ambiance is both chic and welcoming. Specializing in classic American dishes, Roanoke provides a spacious setting ideal for both business lunches and casual dining.

If you’re looking for breathtaking views to accompany your meal, Cindy's Rooftop is the place to be. Situated atop the Chicago Athletic Association, it overlooks Millennium Park and Lake Michigan, offering a panorama that complements its vibrant and creative American fare.

Lastly, for those in the mood for Italian, Trattoria No. 10 offers a warm, subdued atmosphere with a focus on homemade pastas. This intimate restaurant, nestled in the Loop, is perfect for those seeking a taste of Italy in the heart of Chicago.

Each of these restaurants provides a unique dining experience, adding to the rich tapestry of downtown Chicago's culinary scene, and they are all conveniently located near the Kraff Eye Institute, making them perfect for a pre- or post-appointment meal.

Driving Directions from the Center of Bronzeville to Kraff Eye Institute

  • Start from the heart of Bronzeville at the intersection of 47th Street and Martin Luther King Drive.
  • Head north on Martin Luther King Drive toward downtown Chicago.
  • Continue on S Michigan Avenue as you pass landmarks such as the Illinois Institute of Technology and McCormick Place.
  • As you approach the Loop, Michigan Avenue will offer views of Millennium Park on your right, a perfect landmark to gauge your proximity to downtown.
  • Turn left on E Washington Street; Kraff Eye Institute is located between Michigan Avenue and Wabash Avenue.

Note: Traffic can be heavier during rush hours (7-9 AM and 4-6 PM) and on weekends due to events in Millennium Park. Consider traveling outside these times for a smoother journey.

Commuter Options

CTA Green Line:

Board at the 47th Street Station, and disembark at Washington/Wabash Station. The clinic is a short walk west from the station.

CTA Red Line:

Board at the 47th Street Station, transfer to the Green Line at Roosevelt Station, then follow the above instructions from Washington/Wabash Station.

Bus Services:

Multiple bus routes such as the #3 King Drive and #4 Cottage Grove offer services from Bronzeville to downtown. Disembark near Michigan Avenue and Washington Street for the shortest walk to the Institute.

Bike Sharing:

Divvy stations are available throughout Bronzeville and near Kraff Eye Institute, providing a healthy and scenic option via Chicago’s bike lanes.

These options provide convenient access to Kraff Eye Institute, ensuring that reaching your appointment is hassle-free, whether you drive or use public transport.

Embrace Clear Vision

Ready to take the next step towards crystal-clear vision? Book your consultation today and discover how LASIK at Kraff Eye Institute can transform your life. Call us now to schedule your appointment or to learn more about our services.

Phone Number: toward
25 E Washington St Ste 606, Chicago, IL 60602
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Your vision is our priority. Contact us to book your consultation and start your journey to a clear vision.  


Why is Chicago Known for LASIK?

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Chicago is renowned for its pioneering role in LASIK eye surgery, largely due to leading institutions like Kraff Eye Institute. The city's medical community is at the forefront of adopting and refining the latest technologies, ensuring that patients receive the most advanced treatments available. The presence of top-tier research facilities and involvement in FDA clinical trials further cements Chicago's reputation as a hub for innovative eye care.

Is LASIK a Safe Choice in Chicago?

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Yes, LASIK is a safe choice in Chicago, especially when performed by the experienced surgeons at Kraff Eye Institute. With state-of-the-art technology and a rigorous focus on patient safety, our clinic maintains an exemplary safety record. Our comprehensive pre-surgical evaluations ensure that LASIK is appropriate for you, minimizing risks and maximizing outcomes.

What is the Best Time of Year to Get LASIK?

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The best time of year to get LASIK in Chicago is typically during the fall or winter. These seasons offer a break from the intense summer allergens and activities that might complicate the recovery process. Additionally, recovering during the cooler months means you'll be ready to enjoy clear vision for outdoor spring activities and beyond.

Browse Other Neighborhoods

Kraff Eye Institute is proud to serve not just those in Bronzeville but also residents from across Chicago. Each neighborhood brings a unique community into our clinic, we are dedicated to providing exceptional eye care to all. Whether you're from the Loop, River North, Lincoln Park, or beyond, you'll find a welcoming team ready to support your vision needs at Kraff Eye Institute.

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