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LASIK & PRK Laser Eye Surgery Center near Des Plaines, IL

When looking for an Ophthalmologist in Des Plaines IL, the search results can be overwhelming. With something as precious as your vision, don’t limit yourself only to a Des Plaines eye care center. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Kraff Eye Institute has been providing LASER eye surgery since its inception. Dr. Colman Kraff is a leading authority on LASIK and PRK surgeries and has treated many patients from the Des Plaines, IL and Cook County areas over the past 30 years. Patients from the 60016, 60017, 60018, and 60019 areas are glad they made the short commute to see Dr. Kraff. For excellent patient care, superior results, and top rated technology for lasik surgery in Des Plaines, look no further than Dr. Colman Kraff and The Kraff Eye Institute.

Consultation Appointment

To schedule a PRK consultation, please call (312) 444-1111. To inquire about other services, please fill out our Vision Correction Consultation form.

LASIK Eye Surgery in Des Plaines, Illinois

LASIK eye surgery is a safe and effective treatment option to help patients lessen their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Here at the Kraff Eye Institute, we use state of the art technology to give patients their best visual outcomes. Using the iDesign 2.0 technology, we are able to customize each LASIK procedure based on a patient’s specific visual needs. One of the main benefits of LASIK is how quickly patients can go back to most of their normal day-to-day activities. If considering LASIK eye surgery  Des Plaines, a Des Plaines eye doctor or an optometrist Des Plaines,  look no further. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Kraff’s skill-set and expertise is unmatched.

PRK in Des Plaines, Illinois

Much like LASIK, PRK is a LASER procedure which allows patients to see more clearly without glasses or contact lenses. This procedure uses the same iDesign 2.0 technology to help customize each treatment, resulting in the same visual outcome as a LASIK procedure. With LASIK, most patients can resume most of their normal day to day activities within 24 hours. With PRK, a patient should avoid activities such as working, driving, reading, exercising, or using a computer for 2 to 3 days following surgery. Dr. Kraff will review many factors when determining if LASER eye surgery is a safe and effective treatment option for a patient. When here for an initial consultation, Dr. Kraff will tell the patient which of the two surgeries he feels is safest based on their specific measurements and visual needs. If looking for PRK in Des Plaines, or an eye doctor in Des Plaines, remember that the Kraff Eye Institute is a quick commute away!

Other Des Plaines Ophthalmology Treatment Services

If looking for LASER eye surgery Des Plaines, or a Des Plaines eye care center, remember that the Kraff Eye Institute is a full-service Ophthalmology clinic, handling all aspects of the eye. These include:

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to call our office and speak with any of our patient care coordinates.

Why Choose Us For Eye Care in Des Plaines, Illinois?

With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Colman Kraff has been at the forefront of LASER eye surgery since its inception. Having participated in the 1991 FDA clinical studies which helped get LASIK and PRK approved in this country, Dr. Kraff is committed to bringing safe and effective treatment options to his patients. We deliver patients their best Custom LASIK and Custom PRK results using the iDesign 2.0 technology. This software helps Dr. Kraff customize treatments based on each patient's specific visual needs. If one is looking for an Ophthalmologist near Des Plaines, or searching for Des Plaines eye doctor, remember that Dr. Kraff is located only a quick trip away. The Kraff Eye Institute also can address your search for an optometrist Des Plaines as we also have one on staff.

  • You will not find another Dr. with the amount of experience and expertise as Dr.Colman Kraff. Dr. Kraff and his involvement in the initial FDA clinical trials was instrumental in the approval of both the Lasik and PRK procedures. 
  • The Dr. Kraff uses the most up to date technology that is currently available, which contributes the tremendous success rate our patients achieve. 
  • The Kraff Eye Institute is a full service eye care clinic that can treat a variety of eye illnesses, including an optometrist for contact lenses and glasses.



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Meet Our Doctors

Specializing In Refractive Eye Surgeries For Over 25 Years

Dr. Kraff works closely with industry manufactures as a principle investigator and consultant. As a result, he actively participates in the most recent FDA trials to ensure the best and most precise technology is available to patients.

Dr. Kraff was born and raised in Chicago. He enjoys running and photography, as well as, spending time with his wife, children, and granddaughter.

Dr. Cheryl Kraff-Cooper
Dr. Cheryl Kraff-Cooper, MD

Dr. Cheryl Kraff-Cooper is a specialist in comprehensive ophthalmology.

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Dr. Elizabeth Wickware
Dr. Elizabeth Wickware, O.D.

Dr. Elizabeth Wickware is an optometrist focusing on fitting specialty contact lenses for patients with irregular corneas.

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Dr. Ruchi Shah
Dr. Ruchi Shah, O.D., Dipl. of ABO

Dr. Ruchi Shah is an optometrist focused on medical and emergency eye examinations, including glaucoma evaluation and diabetic eye exams.

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How much is LASIK surgery in Des Plaines, Illinois?

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The average cost of a CustomVue LASIK procedure, using the iDesign 2.0 technology, ranges between $2200 to $3200 per eye

How much does PRK cost in Des Plaines, Il?

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The average cost of PRK in Des Plaines, IL can range from $1900 to $2800 per eye, depending on what procedure is the safest and most appropriate for you. Dr. Kraff will recommend the procedure that will give you the best possible outcome.

Schedule Consultation

You can simply CALL US or make an appointment using the online forms at the links below

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