Laser Eye Surgery Center

Experience Premier LASIK Eye Surgery in Chicago – Now Serving Logan Square

Welcome to Kraff Eye Institute, your gateway to cutting-edge LASIK eye surgery right in the heart of Chicago, easily accessible from Logan Square.  

At Kraff Eye Institute, led by the renowned Dr. Colman Kraff, we specialize in providing transformative vision correction procedures that empower you to experience the world with newfound clarity.  

Situated just a short drive from Logan Square, our facility has been a cornerstone of exceptional eye care in Chicago for over three decades. Whether you're considering LASIK for a lifestyle free from glasses or seeking advanced PRK techniques, discover why individuals from Logan Square and beyond choose us for their vision needs.  

Our commitment to employing the latest technology and achieving high patient satisfaction makes the trip into downtown Chicago not just necessary, but life-changing.

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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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Advanced Vision Correction at Your Doorstep

At Kraff Eye Institute, our primary focus is to enhance your vision and quality of life through state-of-the-art treatments. Our flagship service, LASIK eye surgery, utilizes the most advanced VISX Excimer Laser technology to correct your vision with precision and care.  

In addition to LASIK, we offer a range of specialized treatments including PRK, a suitable alternative for patients whose eye conditions make them less ideal candidates for LASIK. We also provide comprehensive eye examinations, cataract surgery using the latest intraocular lenses, and corneal cross-linking to treat keratoconus.

Each service is tailored to meet the unique needs of our patients, ensuring optimal results with the highest safety standards.

Unmatched Excellence in Eye Care

What sets Kraff Eye Institute apart is not just our extensive experience and pioneering contributions to the field of ophthalmology, but our relentless dedication to patient care and satisfaction. As the first clinic in Chicagoland to perform advanced LASIK procedures, we bring a level of expertise and trust that is unmatched in the region. (1)

For residents of Logan Square, our downtown Chicago location is not just convenient; it’s a beacon of hope for anyone seeking the best in eye care. Our clinic is easily accessible via major transit routes, making it a hassle-free journey for those travelling from Logan Square. At Kraff Eye Institute, we not only provide exceptional treatment outcomes but also ensure a seamless and comfortable experience for all our patients, making each visit well worth the trip.

Discover Our Downtown Chicago Location – A Hub of Convenience and Comfort

Nestled in the bustling heart of downtown Chicago at 25 E Washington St, Kraff Eye Institute is surrounded by the city's vibrant energy and rich architectural heritage. As you approach our clinic, you'll find yourself on a street lined with a blend of historic and modern buildings, each telling its own story of Chicago's dynamic urban landscape.

Just steps away from our doors, you'll encounter the renowned Chicago Cultural Center, a landmark that offers a plethora of artistic and cultural events throughout the year. For those coming from Logan Square, this provides a serene place to relax and immerse in cultural activities before or after your appointment.

Around the corner, you'll find Millennium Park, a perfect landmark for first-time visitors to orient themselves within the city. The park’s famous Cloud Gate sculpture ("The Bean") is not only a must-see attraction but also serves as a great meeting or starting point before heading to your appointment. This area is teeming with cafes and eateries, allowing you to grab a coffee or a bite easily, making your visit to Kraff Eye Institute as pleasant and stress-free as possible.

At Kraff Eye Institute, we are proud to be situated in an area that not only caters to the logistical needs of our patients but also enriches their experience with everything that downtown Chicago has to offer.

Driving Directions from Logan Square to Kraff Eye Institute:

  • Start at the Illinois Centennial Monument at Logan Square.
  • Head east on W Logan Blvd toward N Milwaukee Ave.
  • Continue on W Logan Blvd and merge onto W Fullerton Ave via the ramp to Lake Shore Dr.
  • Turn left onto N Halsted St.
  • Turn right onto W Washington Blvd; you will pass by the bustling neighborhoods of West Town and the Near West Side.
  • Continue on W Washington Blvd until you reach 25 E Washington St. The institute is located between N Wabash Ave and N State St.
  • Note: Traffic can be heavier during weekday mornings and late afternoons. Consider planning your drive outside of peak hours to ensure a smoother journey. Street parking is available, and several parking garages are nearby.

Commuter Options from Logan Square to Kraff Eye Institute:

Each of these routes provides efficient and varied options for reaching Kraff Eye Institute, ensuring that regardless of your mode of transportation, accessing top-tier eye care is straightforward and stress-free.

Stay in Comfort and Style

After your LASIK surgery at Kraff Eye Institute, consider extending your visit to downtown Chicago to ensure a restful recovery and convenient follow-up care. We recommend staying at one of the nearby hotels, each offering comfort and excellent amenities to help you relax after your procedure:

  • Palmer House Hilton: Just a few blocks from our clinic, this historic hotel provides a luxurious and tranquil environment, ideal for post-surgery rest.
  • Chicago Athletic Association: Known for its unique, boutique-style rooms and central location, this hotel is another excellent choice for patients needing immediate rest with easy access to our facility for next-day follow-up.

For dining, while your immediate post-surgery meal might be more about convenience than culinary exploration, Chicago’s downtown offers an array of gentle on the stomach, easy dining options:

  • The Gage: Located on Michigan Avenue, this upscale tavern offers a calm, dimly lit atmosphere perfect for a post-surgery meal, with dishes that are easy on the palate.
  • Revival Food Hall: For those accompanied by family or friends, this food hall provides a variety of choices, allowing everyone to find something they enjoy without needing to travel far.

Each of these options is located within a comfortable distance from Kraff Eye Institute, making it easy to navigate back for your follow-up appointment while enjoying the best of downtown Chicago’s hospitality and cuisine.

Ready to Transform Your Vision?

Don't wait to take the first step towards clear, improved vision. Book your consultation with Kraff Eye Institute today and experience the life-changing benefits of LASIK eye surgery. Our team, led by Dr. Colman Kraff, is ready to guide you through every step of the process with care and expertise.

Contact us now to schedule your appointment. We're here to answer any questions and help you embark on the journey to clear vision.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I still need glasses after LASIK?

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While LASIK significantly reduces the need for glasses or contact lenses, the results can vary based on individual factors such as the age at which you undergo the procedure and your specific vision issues. Most of our patients from Logan Square and throughout Chicagoland enjoy 20/20 vision or better after LASIK, but some may still require glasses for activities like reading or driving at night as they age. We offer a comprehensive consultation at our downtown Chicago location to discuss your specific needs, lifestyle demands, and expected outcomes.

What age is best for LASIK?

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The ideal age for LASIK is typically between 20 and 40 years old. This range ensures that your eyes have likely stopped changing and you’re young enough to enjoy many years of reduced dependency on glasses or contacts. However, age should not be the only factor in deciding whether to proceed with LASIK. At Kraff Eye Institute, we assess the overall health of your eyes and consider all aspects of your lifestyle during your consultation to determine if LASIK is right for you.

What are the side effects of LASIK eye surgery?

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Most side effects from LASIK are minor and temporary. Common side effects include dry eyes, which can be managed with eye drops, and temporary visual disturbances such as glare or halos around lights, particularly at night. These symptoms will typically resolve within a few weeks to a month after surgery. At Kraff Eye Institute, we use the latest technology and techniques to minimize side effects and maximize comfort and outcomes for our patients. We provide detailed post-operative care instructions and are conveniently located in downtown Chicago, making it easy for Logan Square residents to return for follow-up care as needed.

Serving Chicagoland’s Diverse Communities

At Kraff Eye Institute, we are proud to extend our expert LASIK and vision correction services beyond downtown Chicago to various neighborhoods throughout the city.  

Whether you're from the bustling streets of the Loop, the historic homes of Lincoln Park, or the vibrant arts scene in Wicker Park, we understand the importance of clear vision in enjoying all that Chicago has to offer.  

Our central location makes it convenient for residents across Chicago to access world-class eye care right in their backyard. Stay tuned for more details on the specific neighborhoods we serve, ensuring everyone in Chicagoland has the opportunity to experience life with optimal vision.

Find us from Chicago Neighborhoods

Located in the heart of Chicago, IL, the Kraff Eye Institute is ideally situated to serve residents across the Chicagoland area. Our Chicago Neighborhoods institute is accessible from the following locations:

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