Laser Eye Surgery Center

LASIK Eye Surgery Chicago - Serving O’Hare Neighborhood Residents

At Kraff Eye Institute, we understand that choosing the right LASIK eye surgery provider is crucial. Located just a short drive from O’Hare, Chicago, our clinic is renowned for offering top-tier LASIK eye surgery, ensuring you receive the best care possible.

Led by Dr. Colman Kraff, a pioneer in advanced laser surgery, our institute has performed over 70,000 successful procedures since 1991. Residents near O’Hare, Chicago, trust Kraff Eye Institute for our expertise, state-of-the-art technology, and exceptional patient care, making the trip downtown a worthwhile investment for your vision health.

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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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Eye Care Services Offered to O’Hare Residents

At Kraff Eye Institute, we offer a comprehensive range of vision correction services to meet the diverse needs of our patients from near O’Hare and throughout the greater Chicago area.

Our primary service is LASIK eye surgery, a cutting-edge procedure designed to correct vision issues such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Additionally, we provide PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), an alternative for those who may not be suitable candidates for LASIK.

Our advanced diagnostic services ensure that each patient receives a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, utilizing the latest technology in the field of ophthalmology.

What Makes Kraff Eye Institute the Top Choice

Kraff Eye Institute stands out in several key ways, making us the premier choice for LASIK eye surgery in Chicago. Dr. Colman Kraff, our leading ophthalmologist, was the first in the Chicagoland area to perform the VISX Excimer Laser procedure, bringing decades of experience and expertise to every surgery. Our participation in FDA clinical trials for new laser vision technology places us at the forefront of innovation and patient care.

Our commitment to utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and treatment methods ensures the highest level of precision and safety. Patients from the O’Hare area find it convenient to travel downtown due to easy access via public transportation and major highways. Choosing Kraff Eye Institute means investing in your vision with a trusted leader in the field, providing peace of mind and exceptional results.

Conveniently Located in Downtown Chicago

When you visit Kraff Eye Institute in downtown Chicago, you'll be immersed in a vibrant and bustling area that offers convenience and excitement. Our clinic, located at 25 E Washington St Ste 606, is surrounded by numerous amenities to enhance your experience.

As you approach our office, you'll find yourself near the iconic Millennium Park, home to the famous Cloud Gate sculpture, also known as "The Bean." This landmark is a must-see and a great spot to visit before your appointment. Nearby, the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country, offers a rich cultural experience.

Parking is convenient, with several garages available on Washington Street and the surrounding areas. If you prefer public transportation, the Washington/Wabash 'L' station is just a short walk away, providing easy access to multiple CTA train lines. If you don’t have someone to drive you to your appointment, it is recommended to use the commuter rail to avoid driving after your visit. Several bus routes also run close to our location, making commuting straightforward and hassle-free.

For those traveling from O’Hare or planning an extended stay, there are numerous hotels nearby. The Palmer House Hilton, located just a block away, offers luxurious accommodations, while the Virgin Hotels Chicago on Wabash Avenue provides a modern, stylish option. Both hotels are within walking distance of our office, ensuring a comfortable and convenient stay.

Choosing Kraff Eye Institute means not only receiving top-notch eye care but also experiencing the best of downtown Chicago. Your journey to better vision is made easier with the convenience of our prime location.

Directions to Our Office from O’Hare, Chicago

O’Hare follows an easy route southeast towards downtown Chicago. Depending on traffic conditions, you can expect a commute of between 30 and 45 minutes for the 20-mile stretch. If you are commuting in the mornings, expect heavy traffic on the Kennedy Express, also known as route I-90 east. Leaving earlier than 7am can help you avoid this traffic. Traffic is considerably lighter on the weekends, but festivals and events may cause delays.  

Alternatively, you can take 294 South to 290 East into downtown Chicago.

  • Head southeast on W Irving Park Rd.
  • Merge onto I-90 E via the ramp to Chicago.
  • Continue on I-90 E for about 14 miles, passing through Jefferson Park and Portage Park neighborhoods.
  • Take exit 51C for Washington Blvd/100 N.
  • Keep right at the fork, following signs for Washington Blvd E.
  • Merge onto W Washington Blvd.
  • Continue on W Washington Blvd for approximately 1.5 miles.
  • Kraff Eye Institute will be on your right at 25 E Washington St Ste 606.

Commuter Options

There are several useful commuter options available to O’Hare residents, including Divvy bike shares. While plenty of options exist, the most convenient and realistic options for all commuters include the CTA blue line which departs every 15 minutes, the CTA bus, and the Metra Rail.

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Downtown Stays and Restaurants

For patients traveling from the O'Hare area and other areas within Chicago, staying overnight in downtown Chicago can provide convenience and comfort after your LASIK surgery.  

Several hotels near our office offer excellent accommodations. The Palmer House Hilton, just a block away, combines historic charm with modern amenities. The Virgin Hotels Chicago on Wabash Avenue offers stylish and contemporary lodging, perfect for a restful stay.

When it comes to dining, you'll find a variety of options to suit your tastes. Revival Food Hall on Clark Street features a curated selection of Chicago’s best eateries under one roof. For a more upscale dining experience, visit The Gage on Michigan Avenue, known for its refined American cuisine. These spots offer delicious meals and are conveniently located near Kraff Eye Institute.

Are you ready to take the first step towards clearer vision?

Book your consultation with Kraff Eye Institute and experience the highest level of care and expertise in LASIK eye surgery. Call us now at 312-757-7335 to schedule your appointment or learn more about our services.

Address: 25 E Washington St Ste 606, Chicago, IL 60602
Hours M-F:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Visit the Kraff Eye Institute and see why we are the leading choice for LASIK eye surgery in Chicago.


How many days does it take to recover from LASIK eye surgery?

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Recovery from LASIK eye surgery is typically quick.  Most patients from the O’Hare area can return to their normal activities within a day or two. However, it's important to follow your surgeon's post-operative care instructions closely. You will need to come back for a follow-up visit the day after your surgery to ensure everything is healing properly. It’s recommended to plan for minimal activities and rest your eyes as much as possible during the first 24 hours after surgery.

Does LASIK permanently fix eyes?

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LASIK eye surgery offers a permanent correction for many vision issues such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. However, it's important to note that while the structural changes made to your cornea are permanent, your eyes can still undergo age-related changes over time. Many patients enjoy clear vision for years or even decades without needing glasses or contacts. Regular eye exams with your ophthalmologist are essential to monitor your vision health.

How soon after LASIK can I drive?

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You should not drive immediately after LASIK surgery, as your vision may be blurry, and you might be sensitive to light. Most patients can resume driving the day after their surgery following their first post-operative check-up, provided their vision meets the legal driving requirements. It’s a good idea to arrange for someone to drive you to and from your surgery and your follow-up appointment.

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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