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LASIK & PRK Laser Eye Surgery Center Near Evanston, IL

If you're searching for the best Evanston eye doctor to assist you with LASIK and PRK laser surgery, our team at Kraff Eye Institute can help you achieve clear vision. Conveniently located in the heart of the Chicago Loop, The Kraff Eye Institute is proud to care for the communities of the northern suburbs, and serve as your Evanston eye doctor. We offer top-quality eye care procedures for our patients in a professional and comfortable setting.

Welcome to Kraff Eye Institute - Eye Clinic Near Evanston, IL

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, The Kraff Eye Institute is the leading location for eye surgery in Evanston. Dr.Colman Kraff has been a driving force of LASIK eye surgery since its inception and prides himself on being the midwest's leading ophthalmologist. With a commitment to advanced technology, Dr.Kraff provides his patients with the highest level of safety, and superior results. Clearer vision is more attainable than ever and patients seeking the best Evanston eye center, should look no further than The Kraff Eye Institute.

Schedule a Consultation Appointment with Our Optometrists in Evanston

To schedule a consultation appointment with optometrists or surgeons and to learn more about our laser treatments in Evanston, please call (312) 757-7335. To inquire about other services, please fill out our Vision Correction Consultation form.

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LASIK Eye Surgery in Evanston, Illinois

Kraff Eye Institute is a leading provider of LASIK eye surgery near Evanston. Whether you have myopia, hyperopia or an astigmatism, we provide LASIK surgery that is customized precisely to your eyes. LASIK eye surgery is a life-changing procedure and can help you achieve clear vision in a short amount of time. Utilizing the most advanced iDesign 2.0 technology available, we can provide a treatment plan that provides phenomenal results. By creating a thin flap on the front surface of the cornea, lifting the flap, and shaping the underlying corneal tissue using a laser, we can provide life changing improvements in your vision.

PRK in Evanston, Illinois

The goal of PRK is to provide precise, quality vision by correcting the refractive errors of the eyes. PRK is suitable for individuals that are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. With PRK, instead of creating a flap on the surface of the cornea, Dr. Kraff will use an instrument to gently brush off the surface cells of the cornea. Once the cells are removed, Dr. Kraff will then use the laser to reshape the cornea to improve your vision. Bandage contact lenses will be placed on the eyes to aid in healing and provide comfort while the surface cells regenerate. Once you've healed from PRK healed, patients can resume their normal day-to-day activities. Rest assured that Dr. Kraff always discusses the procedure and aftercare with his patients and is always happy to answer questions about post-op eye care. When searching for an Evanston eye clinic, remember that the Kraff Eye Institute has been performing PRK eye treatments in Evanston since day 1!

Other Eye Care Services We Offer in Evanston, IL

The Kraff Eye Institute is a full service ophthalmology practice able to treat all your eye related issues. No matter what type of ophthalmology treatment you may need, the experienced doctors and staff at the Kraff Eye Institute are here to provide you with the highest level of care. If looking for an Evanston optometrist or Evanston eye care, remember that our practice is located just a short distance to the south!

Get a Consultation at Laser Eye Surgery Center Near Evanston

To schedule a consultation appointment with optometrists or surgeons and to learn more about our laser treatments in Evanston, please call (312) 757-7335. To inquire about other services, please fill out our Vision Correction Consultation form.

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Why Choose Kraff Eye For Eye Care Near Evanston, Illinois?

You will not find another doctor with more experience or expertise than Dr. Colman Kraff. As a primary investigator in the initial FDA clinical trials, Dr. Kraff was instrumental in the approval of both PRK and LASIK eye surgery. Dr. Kraff is committed to the use of advanced technology in the treatment of eye conditions and disease. The Kraff Eye Institute is a full service eye care clinic, including an optometrist for contact lenses and glasses.

  • 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 Evanston Eye Doctors

Dr. Kraff is an Evanston optometrist who 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. He is known as one of the most sought-after eye doctor in Evanston.

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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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 Evanston, IL?

Kraff Eye Institute is located in Chicago, IL, approximately 15 miles south of Evanston, IL. To get there from Evanston, IL, follow these directions:

  • Head south on Sheridan Rd towards Chicago Ave.
  • Turn left onto Chicago Ave.
  • Turn right onto Lake Shore Dr.
  • Merge onto I-55 N/Stevenson Expy via the ramp to Chicago.
  • Take exit 292A for I-90/94 W towards Wisconsin.
  • Keep left at the fork to continue onto I-90 W/I-94 W.
  • Take exit 51D for Washington Blvd.
  • Turn right onto Washington Blvd.
  • Turn left onto N May St.
  • Turn right onto W Monroe St.
  • Turn left onto N Ashland Ave.
  • Kraff Eye Institute will be on your right.

Total travel time is approximately 40 minutes, but may vary depending on traffic conditions.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Evanston Eye Doctor Today

The Kraff Eye Institute is proud to provide quality eye care to the community of Evanston, and the entire Chicagoland area. We pride ourselves with a commitment to superior patient care, the use of advanced technology, and helping our patients achieve quality vision for years to come. If you live in Evanston, IL or nearby, and are interested in laser vision correction, we are here to serve you.

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How much is lasik surgery in Evanston, Illinois?

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LASIK surgery in Evanston can range in cost from $3200 per eye to $2800 per eye depending on the procedure the doctor recommends for you.

How much does PRK cost in Evanston, Il?

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PRK surgery in Evanston can range from $2800 per eye to $1900 per eye depending on the procedure that is most appropriate for you.

How far is Kraff Eye Institute from Evanston, IL?

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The Kraff Eye Institute is located at 25 E. Washington St. suite #606 Chicago, Illinois. This is approximately 30 minutes from Evanston, Illinois.