Laser Eye Surgery Center

Discover Leading LASIK Eye Surgery in Chicago at Kraff Eye Institute, Serving Gage Park

Welcome to Kraff Eye Institute, your premier destination for LASIK eye surgery in the heart of Chicago. Located just a short drive from Gage Park, we offer world-class ophthalmological care spearheaded by Dr. Colman Kraff, a pioneer in laser vision technology. For those of you in Gage Park considering LASIK or PRK surgery, choosing KEI means opting for a facility with over three decades of specialized experience.

Why consider traveling to downtown Chicago for your eye surgery? At Kraff Eye Institute, we not only bring advanced laser surgery procedures to our patients but also a commitment to personalized care that leads to exceptional outcomes. Our involvement in ongoing FDA clinical trials allows us to implement the latest advancements in vision correction, ensuring you receive the most effective treatment available.

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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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Transform Your Vision with Our Comprehensive Eye Care Solutions

At Kraff Eye Institute, we specialize in transforming your vision with a suite of advanced eye care services. Our primary treatment, LASIK eye surgery, is renowned across Chicago for its precision and effectiveness. In addition to LASIK, we offer PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), a similar procedure designed for patients who may not be ideal candidates for LASIK.

We provide advanced Surface Ablation for those seeking alternatives to traditional methods, cataract Surgery utilizing cutting-edge lens implants, and many other procedures, such as corneal Collagen Cross-Linking to treat keratoconus and other corneal issues. Each treatment incorporates the latest technology and techniques, ensuring you receive the highest standard of care along with unparallel safety, right here in Chicago.

By choosing Kraff Eye Institute, you’re not just selecting an eye care provider; you’re choosing a partner in your vision health journey.

Virtual Tour: Explore the Vibrant Vicinity of Kraff Eye Institute

Nestled in the bustling heart of downtown Chicago, Kraff Eye Institute is surrounded by a dynamic blend of cultural landmarks, commercial hubs, and serene green spaces. As you approach our facility at 25 E Washington St, you'll be greeted by the architectural splendor that defines the area.

Adjacent to our clinic, the iconic Chicago Cultural Center presents a stunning backdrop with its eye-catching exhibitions and events. A short walk away, Millennium Park offers a lush retreat with its famous Cloud Gate sculpture (the Bean) and picturesque gardens. For those interested in shopping or dining, State Street's vibrant retail corridor is just a block away, offering a variety of shops and eateries.

For your convenience, several parking options are available near the institute. There are multiple parking garages, including the Millennium Park Garage, which provides ample space and a secure spot for your vehicle. Additionally, the area is well-served by numerous hotels, ranging from luxurious accommodations at The Palmer House Hilton to the more budget-friendly options like the Silversmith Hotel, ensuring a comfortable stay during your visit.

Navigate to Kraff Eye Institute from Gage Park

Driving Directions:

  • Start your journey at the heart of Gage Park, at the intersection of W Garfield Blvd and S Kedzie Ave.
  • Head north on S Kedzie Ave, driving past the green expanse of Gage Park. Feel the neighborhood's pulse as you make your way towards W 55th St.
  • Turn left onto W Ogden Ave, and you'll soon find yourself cruising through Little Village. Notice the lively storefronts and local eateries that add flavor to this vibrant area.
  • Merge onto I-55 N/Stevenson Expy, setting your sights towards the towering skyline of downtown Chicago—a clear beacon as you approach the city center.
  • Take exit 292A to join I-90 W/I-94 W, then quickly keep left to continue on I-90 E/I-94 E. As you travel, the neighborhoods of Pilsen and Chinatown flank the expressway, each brimming with cultural charm and colorful murals.
  • Exit at 51C for East Washington Blvd, diving into the commercial heart of downtown Chicago. This area buzzes with energy, so keep an eye on the flow of traffic.
  • Merge onto W Washington Blvd, and as you move forward, glance left to see the imposing Willis Tower standing proudly against the cityscape.
  • Turn left onto N State St, a historic avenue lined with iconic sites like the Chicago Theatre. The architecture here tells stories of eras past.
  • Make a right onto E Washington St, and you're almost there. Kraff Eye Institute is on your left, just past N Wabash Ave, near the esteemed Chicago Cultural Center.

Note: Downtown traffic can get quite busy, especially during weekday rush hours. Planning your trip with a little extra time in mind can make your drive more enjoyable, letting you take in the scenic views along the way.

Public Transit to Kraff Eye Institute from Gage Park

Bus Service:

Catch the #55 Garfield bus heading east and transfer to the Red Line at Garfield Station. Take the Red Line north towards Howard and disembark at Monroe Station. A short walk will bring you to our doorstep.

Train Options:

Utilize the Orange Line from Western Ave Station. Transfer to the Blue Line at Harold Washington Library and exit at Washington Station, just a few blocks from the institute.

These routes provide efficient and convenient access to our facilities without the need for a personal vehicle, ensuring you can reach us with ease from Gage Park.

Take the Next Step Towards Clear Vision

Ready to transform your vision? Book a consultation with Kraff Eye Institute today and experience the best in LASIK eye surgery. Call us now to schedule your appointment or visit our office to learn more about how we can help you achieve clear, crisp vision.

Phone Number: 312-757-7335
25 E Washington St, Ste 606, Chicago, IL 60602
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM          
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed


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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