Laser Eye Surgery Center

Experience Premier LASIK Eye Surgery in Chicago's Southside

Living on the Southside of Chicago and thinking about LASIK? Consider the short drive to downtown Chicago to visit us at Kraff Eye Institute. Here, you're not just getting a routine procedure; you're getting a transformative experience. Led by Dr. Colman Kraff, a trailblazer in laser vision technology, we offer unmatched expertise and a track record of more than 70,000 successful procedures. Opt for a life where glasses and contacts no longer stand in your way—choose the clarity and precision that only Kraff Eye Institute can provide.

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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 Services in the Heart of Chicago

At Kraff Eye Institute, we specialize in a range of vision correction treatments designed to meet diverse needs. Our primary focus is on LASIK eye surgery, a procedure famous for its efficiency and effectiveness in correcting various vision impairments. Additionally, we offer PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), a great alternative for those who may not be ideal candidates for LASIK. Each treatment at our facility utilizes the latest in laser technology, ensuring precise results, a swift recovery, and unparallel safety.

Why Choose Kraff Eye Institute for Your LASIK Surgery

Kraff Eye Institute stands out in the bustling Chicago landscape for several key reasons. First, our facility is spearheaded by Dr. Colman Kraff, one of the first ophthalmologists in Chicago to perform advanced LASIK procedures. His pioneering approach and extensive experience offer a level of trust and reliability that is hard to match.

Furthermore, our downtown location is strategically placed to be easily accessible for patients traveling from any part of Chicago, including the Southside. Whether you're driving or using public transportation, reaching us is hassle-free. This convenience, combined with our commitment to using state-of-the-art technology and maintaining the highest patient satisfaction rates, makes Kraff Eye Institute your premier choice for LASIK eye surgery in Chicago.

Explore the Surroundings of Kraff Eye Institute

Nestled in the vibrant heart of downtown Chicago, Kraff Eye Institute is surrounded by the city's dynamic pulse. Located on East Washington Street, the institute is a stone's throw away from some of Chicago’s most iconic landmarks and commercial hubs, making it more than just a destination for eye care but also a gateway to experience the essence of the city.

As you step out of the institute, you'll find yourself within walking distance to Millennium Park, a perfect spot to relax and enjoy nature amidst the urban environment. The famous Cloud Gate sculpture, affectionately known as "The Bean," provides a unique backdrop for photos and leisurely strolls. Nearby, the Chicago Cultural Center offers a feast of art and culture, hosting free events, galleries, and performances throughout the year.

For those seeking accommodation close to the institute, a variety of hotels cater to every preference and budget. The area boasts some of Chicago's premier hotels, offering luxurious stays with impressive city views. For more budget-friendly options, several mid-range hotels are available, providing comfortable and convenient lodging without the premium price tag.

Parking is readily available around the institute with multiple parking garages and street parking options. These facilities ensure that your visit is hassle-free, whether you're coming in for a quick consultation or a detailed procedure.

The Chicago Theater, a landmark of entertainment and architecture, is also in close proximity. This historic theater not only hosts Broadway shows and concerts but serves as a beautiful historical site that enriches your visit with a touch of Chicago's artistic heritage.

In the immediate vicinity, you’ll find a blend of coffee shops, bookstores, and small boutiques, each adding to the charm of the neighborhood. Whether you're in the mood for a quick espresso before your appointment or a leisurely browse through local shops after, everything you need is just a walk away.

Navigate to Kraff Eye Institute from Gage Park

Driving Directions:

  • Start from the center of Southside, near the intersection of S. Halsted St and W. 63rd St.
  • Head north on S. Halsted St toward downtown Chicago, passing through the historic Englewood neighborhood.
  • Continue on S. Halsted and merge onto I-90 W/I-94 W via the ramp to Wisconsin—this is usually faster outside of peak morning and evening rush hours.
  • Take exit 51C for East Washington Blvd; turn left onto W. Washington Blvd.
  • Proceed east on W. Washington Blvd, driving past Willis Tower and other downtown landmarks.
  • Turn right onto N. Wabash Ave, then take the first left onto E. Washington St.
  • Kraff Eye Institute will be on your right, between N. Wabash Ave and N. Michigan Ave.

Commuter Options:

CTA Buses:

Numerous bus routes run from Southside to downtown. Routes 3, 4, and 12 offer direct rides to within blocks of the institute.

Green and Red Line Trains:

Board the Green or Red Line from 63rd Street Station. Disembark at Washington/Wabash Station, which is a short walk to the institute.

Catch a Metra train from any major Southside station heading towards Millennium Station. From there, it’s a brief walk northwest to the institute.

Bike Share

Divvy stations are located throughout Southside and downtown. Grab a bike and use the dedicated bike lanes for a scenic and eco-friendly route to your appointment.

Don't wait to achieve the clear vision you've always wanted. Book your consultation today and take the first step towards a life free from glasses and contact lenses. Our team at Kraff Eye Institute is ready to guide you through every step of the process with care and expertise.

Phone: Call us at 312-757-7335 to schedule your appointment or to speak with one of our eye care specialists.
Visit Us: Kraff Eye Institute, 25 E Washington St Ste 606, Chicago, IL 60602
Hours of Operation: We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Take the first step towards a brighter, clearer tomorrow—contact us today!



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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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.