Laser Eye Surgery Center

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

Need laser surgery to improve your sight? Don’t limit yourself to a Des Plaines eye care center. For over 30 years, the Kraff Eye Institute has provided patients with excellent care, top-rated technology, and superior results.

Welcome to Kraff Eye Institute - LASIK Center in Des Plaines, IL

Located in the bustling city of Chicago, the Kraff Eye Institute has been pioneering LASER eye surgery since it opened its doors three decades ago. Helmed by Dr. Colman Kraff, the Institute has been a go-to hub for LASIK and PRK surgeries for over three decades - providing a wide range of services to patients from Des Plaines, IL, and Cook County, from zip codes 60016, 60017, 60018, and 60019. Many patients looking for an ophthalmologist in Des Plaines have made the short trip to see Dr. Kraff and are thrilled they did.

LASIK Eye Surgery Near 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 utilize state-of-the-art technology to give patients exceptional best visual outcomes.

Using the iDesign 2.0 technology, we are able to customize each LASIK eye surgery procedure based on a patient's specific visual needs. One of the main benefits of LASIK is how quickly patients can return to most of their normal day-to-day activities.

If considering LASIK eye surgery in Des Plaines, a Des Plaines eye doctor, or an optometrist in Des Plaines, look no further. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Kraff's skill set and expertise are unmatched.

PRK in Des Plaines, Illinois

Much like LASIK, PRK is a LASER procedure that enables 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.

When here for an initial consultation and eye exam, Dr. Kraff will counsel the patient, explaining which of the two surgeries he feels is safest based on their specific measurements and visual needs. If you are 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 you are looking for PRK or LASIK in Des Plaines, remember that the Kraff Eye Institute near Des Plaines eye care center is a full-service ophthalmology clinic handling all aspects of the eye. These include:

Schedule a LASIK Consultation in Des Plaines

Schedule your LASIK appointment today and take the first step towards improved vision.

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Why Choose Kraff Eye Institute for LASIK and PRK 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 eye care treatment options to his patients.

We deliver patients precise 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, and unique prescription requirements.

If you are looking for an Ophthalmologist near Des Plaines, or searching for a 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 in Des Plaines, as we have one on staff.

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



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Meet Our Eye Doctors in Des Plaines

Dr. Kraff works closely with industry manufacturers as a principal 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, photography, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

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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Christopher Pereira
Dr. Christopher Pereira, O.D.

Dr. Christopher Pereira specializes in comprehensive medical optometry, with a focus on vision rehabilitation and geriatric ocular disease.

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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 to Get to Kraff Eye Institute from Des Plaines, IL

It's easy to get to the Kraff Eye Institute from Des Plaines, IL, if you take the following route:

  • Head south on I-294 for 2.3 miles.
  • Take I-90 East and I-94 for 15.7 miles, exiting at 51C.
  • Turn left onto W Washington Blvd, and the Kraff Eye Institute will be on the right.

Schedule a Consultation at Des Plaines Eye Clinic

Ready to meet with a professional and get your vision where you'd like it to be? Reach out to our team and schedule a consultation at our office near Des Plaines to learn more about your laser vision correction options.

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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  most appropriate procedure for you. Dr. Kraff will recommend the procedure that will give you the best possible outcome.