Laser Eye Surgery Center

Premier LASIK Eye Surgery in Chicago – Serving Streeterville Residents

Welcome to Kraff Eye Institute, your destination for top-tier LASIK eye surgery in the heart of Chicago. While we are centrally located at 25 E Washington St, our services extend far beyond downtown, directly to residents of Streeterville.

Choosing the right facility for your LASIK or PRK surgery is a pivotal decision, and many from your neighborhood have trusted Dr. Colman Kraff, a pioneer in advanced laser technology, to enhance their vision.

Dr. Kraff was the inaugural ophthalmologist in the Chicagoland area to utilize the VISX Excimer Laser, showcasing a commitment to leading-edge solutions in vision correction. With over 70,000 successful procedures to our name and participation in FDA clinical trials for new technologies, we offer unmatched expertise and results.

Our dedication to patient care and satisfaction, utilizing the latest diagnostic equipment, makes the short trip into downtown Chicago a worthwhile investment in your vision.

Consultation Appointment

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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Comprehensive Vision Correction Services Near You

At Kraff Eye Institute, our primary focus is transforming your vision with the precision of LASIK eye surgery, a life-changing procedure designed to correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Beyond LASIK, we offer a range of advanced treatments tailored to meet diverse eye care needs:

Why Choose Kraff Eye Institute? Your Vision in Expert Hands

Kraff Eye Institute stands out in the Chicago eye care landscape for several compelling reasons. Our pioneering use of the VISX Excimer Laser has set new standards in safety and precision, making us a preferred choice for LASIK surgery. Our participation in groundbreaking FDA clinical trials means that our patients benefit from the most innovative and effective techniques before they are widely available.

Streeterville residents will find our location exceptionally convenient, positioned just a short drive away, with ample connectivity via Chicago's efficient transport network. This ease of access, combined with our clinic’s serene environment, ensures that your journey to better vision is as comfortable as it is successful.

We are committed to a patient-first approach, emphasizing personalized care plans and thorough follow-up to ensure optimal outcomes. Our team’s extensive experience and ongoing commitment to education in ophthalmology allow us to provide a level of service that truly sets us apart in the field of vision correction.

Explore the Surroundings of Kraff Eye Institute

Nestled in the vibrant heart of downtown Chicago, Kraff Eye Institute is surrounded by the bustling energy and iconic sights of the city. Our clinic is conveniently located at 25 E Washington St, a prestigious address just steps away from the cultural richness of Millennium Park, where you can enjoy the serene views and the famous Cloud Gate sculpture. Nearby, the Chicago Cultural Center offers exhibitions and live events, providing a perfect leisure activity before or after your appointment.

For those requiring overnight stays, the area boasts several reputable hotels such as the Palmer House Hilton and the Chicago Athletic Association, known for their exemplary service and comfort. The Institute is also close to several major streets including State Street and Michigan Avenue, making it a central point easily reachable from any direction.

How to Reach Us from Streeterville

  • Start on E Grand Ave, heading west toward N Michigan Ave.
  • Turn left onto N Michigan Ave and continue south.
  • Make a right turn onto E Washington St; our institute is on the right, just past Wabash Ave.

Tip: Traffic can be heavier during weekday mornings and late afternoons. Consider traveling outside these peak hours for a smoother drive. Landmarks along the route include the Wrigley Building and the Art Institute of Chicago, which are perfect reference points as you navigate through the city.

Commuter Options for Streeterville Residents


Multiple bus routes serve the area. The #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express provides a direct route to within a block of our location.

Chicago 'L' Train:

The closest 'L' station is the Washington/Wabash Loop Station, serviced by multiple lines including the Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Brown lines, offering easy access from various parts of the city.

Convenient Downtown Stays and Dining Options

After your LASIK surgery at Kraff Eye Institute, consider making the most of your recovery time with a comfortable stay in one of downtown Chicago’s premier hotels. The Palmer House Hilton and the Chicago Athletic Association are excellent choices, offering luxurious accommodation just a short distance from our clinic. These hotels provide a serene environment that is ideal for rest and recuperation following your procedure.

For dining, you won't need to travel far to find exquisite meals. The Gage, located on Michigan Avenue, offers a sophisticated menu that's perfect for a pre-surgery visit or a gentle post-surgery meal. For a more casual dining experience, Cindy's Rooftop Restaurant provides comforting dishes with a panoramic view of the city's skyline, ensuring a relaxing dining experience.

Schedule Your Vision Transformation Today

Ready to see the world through new eyes? Schedule your consultation with Kraff Eye Institute today, and take the first step towards clear, dependable vision. Our team is eager to guide you through each step of the process, ensuring a comfortable and successful experience.

Call Us: 312-757-7335
Visit Us: 25 E Washington St Ste 606, Chicago, IL 60602
Office Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Don't wait to improve your vision and quality of life. Contact us now to book your appointment!


Who is not eligible for LASIK in Chicago?

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LASIK surgery offers incredible benefits, but it's not suitable for everyone. In Chicago, individuals under the age of 18, those with unstable vision prescriptions, or individuals with certain medical conditions such as severe dry eyes, keratoconus, or autoimmune disorders may not be eligible. Pregnant or nursing mothers are also advised to wait. A comprehensive consultation at Kraff Eye Institute can determine if LASIK is the right choice for you, based on your unique ocular health.

Is Chicago Weather Harsh on Eyes Post-Surgery?

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Chicago's weather, characterized by its windy conditions and harsh winters, can pose challenges for anyone, especially after eye surgery. Post-LASIK, it’s crucial to shield your eyes from the wind and cold, which can exacerbate dryness. (1) We recommend wearing protective eyewear and using lubricating eye drops during recovery. Our team provides personalized care instructions to help you navigate the city’s climate while ensuring a smooth recovery.

How Much Does LASIK Cost in Chicago?

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The cost of LASIK in Chicago can vary depending on several factors, including the technology used and the specifics of each patient's needs. At Kraff Eye Institute, we strive to provide transparent pricing tailored to the services you require. While prices can range generally from $2,000 to $3,000 per eye, we offer detailed consultations to provide you with a precise quote. Investing in LASIK with us ensures access to top-tier technology and expert care, making it a valuable long-term investment in your vision.

Serving Communities Throughout Chicago

Kraff Eye Institute is proud to serve not only Streeterville but also a diverse array of Chicago neighborhoods. Each area of our city brings unique perspectives and needs, which we are expertly equipped to meet with our specialized vision correction services. Whether you're from the bustling streets of The Loop, the historic vistas of Old Town, or the vibrant corners of Wicker Park, our doors are open to you. We are dedicated to improving the vision of Chicagoans from all walks of life.

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