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LASIK & PRK Laser Eye Surgery Center near Evanston, IL

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Kraff Eye Institute has been the most outstanding Evanston eye doctor in the area for over 3 decades. Dr. Colman Kraff has been a driving force of LASIK surgery since its inception and prides himself on being Cook county’s leading ophthalmologist. When looking for an ophthalmologist Evanston IL, remember that our facility is only a quick commute away! Clearer vision is more attainable than ever and patients seeking the best Evanston eye center, should not forget about 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 Evanston, Illinois

LASIK eye surgery is a life changing procedure! In less than 30 minutes, a patient can stop relying on glasses or contact lenses to see the world. LASIK surgery is a 2-step process in which the patient experiences little to no discomfort. The first step uses a LASER to create a thin flap on the surface of the cornea. Once created, the flap is then lifted and another LASER removes a microscopic amount of tissue from the cornea. By removing tissue, the light that passes through the eye can focus correctly on the retina. Once completed, the flap is then realigned back over the surface of the cornea and positioned back into place. The same steps are then repeated for the 2nd eye. Here at our practice, we utilize the most advanced software, the iDesign 2.0, to deliver patient’s their best Custom bladeless LASIK results. Looking for an eye doctor in Evanston, Evanston eye clinic or LASIK near me Evanston? Look no further than the Kraff Eye institute, we're just a phone call away!

PRK in Evanston, Illinois

PRK surgery is a LASER procedure which gives you the same visual outcomes as LASIK. PRK in Illinois is performed almost daily and gives patients a life free from needing corrective lenses. Custom PRK surgery differs from Custom Bladeless LASIK in the sense that we do not create a flap on the surface of the cornea. Instead, the epithelium, the surface layer of the cornea and the fastest regenerative tissue we have in our bodies, is gently brushed away. Once removed, a LASER, guided by the iDesign 2.0 software, removes tissue from the cornea. The removal of this tissue is what improves a patient's vision. A soft bandage contact lens will be placed on the eye temporarily as the epithelium regenerates new surface cells. Once healed, the contact lens will be removed and patients can resume their normal day-to-day activities. When searching for an Evanston eye clinic, remember that the Kraff Eye Institute has been performing PRK laser treatments Evanston since day 1!

Other Evanston Ophthalmology Treatment Services

Performing LASIK in Evanston is not our only concern! The Kraff Eye Institute is a full-service ophthalmology practice able to treat all your eye related issues. Areas include; LASIK, PRK, ICL, RLE, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Corneal Ectasia/Keratoconus, etc. If looking for an Evanston optometrist or Evanston eye care, remember that our practice is located just a short distance to the south!

Why Choose Us For Eye Care in Evanston, Illinois?

If looking for an eye doctor in Evanston, look no further! Dr. Colman Kraff and his highly trained team are the best in the business. Dr. Kraff has devoted his life to delivering the safest and most advanced ways of performing LASER eye surgery. Having been one of the first doctors in the country to perform LASIK and PRK surgeries, you will not find a doctor with more experience. The best Evanston ophthalmologist is just a short commute away!

  • Dr. Kraff was one of the first ophthalmologists to perform vision correction surgery in Illinois. With over 30 years experience, including being an Evanston eye doctor, you will not find a more skilled or qualified surgeon in all of Chicago!
  • Dr.Kraff provides the most up to date technology including Custom Bladeless LASIK procedures, all-laser, wavefront guided procedures utilizing the iDesign 2.0 software.
  • Dr. Kraff has strived to  provide innovation and accuracy while prioritizing safety throughout his entire career.
  • Dr. Kraff is your most sought after ophthalmologist Evanston, Chicago and many surrounding suburbs.



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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 focusing on medical and emergency eye examinations, including glaucoma evaluation and diabetic eye exams.

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How much is lasik surgery in Evanston, Illinois?

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The average cost of an ALL-LASER, bladeless, LASIK procedure utilizing the iDesign 2.0 software ranges between $2200 to $3200 per eye.

How much does PRK cost in Evanston, Il?

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PRK in Evanston can range from $1900 to $2800 per eye. Dr. Kraff will determine the safest and most appropriate procedure for you.

Schedule Consultation

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

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