Our Doctors

Meet Our Doctors

Colman R. Kraff, MD
Best LASIK Surgeon

Specializing in Refractive Eye Surgeries for over 25 years

Committed to advancing new technologies in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Colman Kraff helped to pioneer laser vision correction. In February of 1991, as part of a five-site, U.S., FDA clinical trial team, Dr. Kraff successfully performed the first excimer laser procedures in the Chicagoland area using the VISX Excimer Laser.

Since that time, Dr. Kraff and the Kraff Eye Institute have devoted their practice to specializing in laser vision correction. The Kraff Eye Institute has been and continues to be the lead U.S. investigative site for all VISX LASIK FDA clinical trials, performing the very first hyperopic LASIK and Wavefront-guided custom treatments in this country.

Dr. Kraff actively lectures and teaches doctors throughout the world and is one of three primary physician excimer laser trainers in the United States.

Dr. Kraff also has a teaching appointment at Northwestern University Medical School and is an attending physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His personal time is spent with his family and enjoying distance running and skiing.

Clinical Trials Conducted

  • Principal Investigator Clinical Investigation of the Presbyia Flexivue Microlens for the Improvement of Near Vision in Emmetropic Presbyopes
    May 2015 to completion
  • Principal Investigator Prospective evaluation of Wavefront guided Lasik with advanced iDesign Studio Excimer laser system for Mixed Astigmatism refractive errors. December 2012 to completion
  • Principal Investigator Prospective evaluation of Wavefront guided Lasik with advanced iDesign Studio Excimer laser system for Hyperopic refractive errors. December 2012 to completion
  • Principal Investigator Prospective evaluation of Wavefront guided LASIK with advanced iDesign Studio Excimer laser system for Myopic refractive errors. August 2012 to completion
  • Principal Investigator Angle –Supported Phakic Refractive IOL, Nov. 2011 to completion. Alcon Research, Ltd
  • Principal Investigator AcuFocus Corneal Inlay for Presbyopia. Multicenter FDA clinical tiral. October 2009 to completion.
  • Principal Investigator Alcon Phakic Anterior Chamber IOL. Multiple center FDA clinical trial. June 2006 to completion.
  • Principal Investigator Visx Star S4 VSS Wavefront Guided Treatment of Presbyopia, Single US site FDA Clinical Trial, Fall 2004 to completion.
  • Principal Investigator Visx Star S4 VSS Wavefront Guided treatment for Monovision/Myopia FDA clinical trial, summer 2004 to completion.
  • Principal Investigstor Visx Star S4 VSS Wavefront Guided treatment of Hyperopia and Mixed Astigmatism FDA Clinical Trial, Fall 2003 to completion.
  • Principal Investigator Visx Star S3 / S4 Wavefront Guided
    Treatments for Myopic Astigmatism FDA Clinical Trial, April 2001 to completion
  • Principal Investigator Visx Star S2 LASIK Mixed Astigmatism FDA Clinical Trial, June 2000 to completion
  • Principal Investigator Visx Star S2 LASIK Hyperopic Astigmatism FDA Clinical Trial, July 1999 to completion
  • Principal Investigator Visx Star PRK Hyperopic Astigmatism FDA Clinical Trial, June 1998 to completion
  • Principal Investigator Visx Star PRK Hyperopia Trial
    February 1997 to completion
  • Co-Investigator Visx 20/20 Excimer Laser
    Phototherapeutic Keratectomy FDA Phase III Trial
    Photorefractive Keratectomy FDA Phase III Trial
    February 1991 to completion
  • Co-Investigator Novatec Light Blade
    Photorefractive Refractive Keratectomy
    Correction of Myopia Phase IIA
    June 1995
  • Co-Investigator Sunrise Technology
    Thermal Keratoplasty for Refractive Procedures
  • Correction of Hyperopia Phase II-b Study
    December 1996
  • Co-Investigator Autonomous Technology
    Correction of Myopia, Astigmatism, and Hyperopia
    July 1996
William Lissner, MD
Dr. William Lisner

Serving the Chicagoland community with comprehensive ophthalmology

Dr. William Lissner, serving the growing Chicagoland community since 1976 with comprehensive ophthalmology, is on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and on the faculty of Northwestern University Medical School.

Graduating from Northwestern University Medical School where he received the Upjohn Achievement Award, Dr. Lissner completed his internship and residency at Northwestern University Medical Center. His Fellowship in diseases of the cornea was done at Moorsfield Eye Hospital in London, and he served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Kenner Army Hospital in Virginia.

Dr. Lissner is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Illinois Association of Ophthalmology, Chicago Ophthalmologic Society, American Medical Society, Illinois Medical Society, and Chicago Medical Society.

Cheryl Kraff-Cooper, MD

Specializing in comprehensive ophthalmology

Dr. Cheryl Kraff-Cooper is a specialist in comprehensive ophthalmology.

She obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois and her Medical Degree from Chicago Medical School where she was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society and received the Top Student in Basic Sciences Award. Following her internship at Evanston Hospital, she served her residency at the University of Illinois.

A Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Kraff-Cooper's professional affiliations include the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Women's Association, and Chicago Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Kraff-Cooper is also a member of the Associate Board of the Chicago Lighthouse, an organization that serves blind and visually impaired people of all ages and walks of life.

Caryn Orlin-Kraff, MD
Dr. Caryn Kraff

Specializing in surgery and diseases of the retina

Dr. Caryn Orlin-Kraff is one of a small, select group of female retinal surgeons in the US, specializing in diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachments, eye tumors, and eye trauma.

She received her undergraduate degree, Cum Laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in the top ten percent of her class from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Orlin-Kraff interned at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center and completed her residency and a Fellowship in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous at Northwestern University Medical Center.

Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Orlin-Kraff is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Associate of Research in Vision in Ophthalmology, Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society, American Medical Association, Chicago Medical Society, Chicago Ophthalmological Society, and the Vitreous Society.

Elizabeth Wickware, O.D.
Dr. Elizabeth Wickware

Specializing in contact lenses for abnormal and diseased corneas

Dr. Elizabeth Wickware is an optometrist focusing on fitting specialty contact lenses for patients with irregular corneas. She is experienced with fitting scleral lenses, hybrid lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses including torics and multifocals, and reverse geometry lenses. She fits contact lens patients who have keratoconus, post-corneal transplant irregularities, post-surgical ectasia, corneal degenerations and scars, large amounts of astigmatism, and severe dry eye conditions such as Sjogren's syndrome.

She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and graduated from SUNY College of Optometry in New York City. She graduated with both her doctorate degree and a master's degree in vision science, focusing on computer vision syndrome. She also completed a fellowship with the Scleral Lens Education Society. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association.

Having grown up in the Chicago area, Dr. Wickware enjoys raising her two young boys here now, and loves to take them on local adventures.

Steven Huynh, O.D.
Steven Huynh

Specializing in medical and emergency eye examinations

Dr. Steven Huynh is an optometrist focusing on medical and emergency eye examinations, including glaucoma evaluation and diabetic eye examinations. In addition, he is experienced with fitting specialty contact lenses for patients with irregular corneal conditions such as keratoconus and post corneal grafts. Specialty lenses include custom soft lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, and scleral lenses.

Dr. Huynh was raised in Orange County, California, where he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Afterward, he went to do a research internship at the University of California, Berkeley in visual processing prior to coming to the University of Houston, College of Optometry to pursue his Doctor of Optometry degree. Because of his passion for ocular disease, after completing the doctorate program, he accepted the Primary Care and Ocular Disease residency position at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, where he gained additional experience working with various optometrists and ophthalmologists specializing in glaucoma, retina, uveitis, cataract evaluations, and neuro-ophthalmic conditions.

Dr. Huynh is an active member of the American Academy of Optometry and the Illinois Optometric Association. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor recreational activities, traveling, and be active in various non-profit community organizations.

Affiliate Doctors

Southern Illinois

Dr. Jodi Albert & Associates

Main Street Optical

  • 135 W. River Street, Bourbonnais, IL 60914 – 815-939-2222

Illinois Valley Eye Care

  • 215 Richard A Mautino Drive, Spring Valley, IL 61362 – 815-664-5331


Dr. Jorge Benavente - Benavente Eye Care

Dr. John Czaja - Eye Designs

Dr. Jill Davids & Dr. Paul Veld – Illiana Eye Care

  • 13115 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, IN 46303 – 219-374-7800
  • 1001 Main Street, Suite 1 West, Dyer, IN 46311 – 219-322-7800
  • Also seeing patients at Veld Vision, 1080 East Exchange St., Crete, IL 708-672-1910

Dr. James Ferguson - Family Eyecare Center

Dr. Heather Jozwiak

Dr. Alexander Kouklakis & Dr. Lisa Saks – Vision Quest Eye Clinics

Dr. Douglas Zale – Zale Eye Center

Dr. Louis Bejec – Bejec Eye Clinic


Drs. Steven & Brenda Smoke – Dr. Bradley Mundy – Dr. Adam Urbanski – Smoke Vision Care

  • 18301 W US Highway 12, New Buffalo, MI 49117 – 269-469-6331
  • 400 E Front Street, Ste A, Buchanan, MI 49107 - 269-695-3434
  • 105 Pennsylvania Ave, Dowagiac, MI 49047 – 269-782-7141


Dr. Peter Kalinka – Salem Vision Center


Dr. James Doherty – Dr. Don Helms – Dr. Evan Hapner - AccuVision - www.accuvision.com

  • 321 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601 – 312-641-2020

Dr. Michael Sculley - Dr. Casey Crumbliss - Dr. Jennifer Cameron - Dr. Grant Goble - Dr. Almas Haq – Dr. Genna Higbee - Custom Eyes - www.customeyes2020.com

Dr. Jordan Jones & Dr. Elizabeth Wozny – Wear Eyewear - www.weareyewear.com

  • 750 North Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60654 – 312-255-1212
  • 14215 S. Lagrange Ave., Orland Park, IL 60462 - 708-349-9327

Dr. Stacy Beute & Dr. Caitlyn McHugh – Wink Optical – www.winkchicago.com

Dr. Joanna Slusky – Halsted Eye Boutique – www.drjoannaslusky.com

  • 2852 North Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60657 – 773-549-1111

Dr. Norman Blasé & Dr. Spencer Vidulich & Associates – Pearle Vision - www.chicago-eyedoctors.com

  • Riverpoint Center 1730 N. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614 - 773-327-3000
  • Old Town Square – 400 West Division St., Chicago, IL 60610 – 312-274-1212
  • Six Corners – 4017 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60641 – 773-545-2660

Dr. Michael Ciszek & Dr. Joseph Warner & Dr. Jamie Johnson – Visionary Eye Care Professionals

  • Andersonville – 5222 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640 – 773-275-2538
  • Loop – 181 West Madison St., Suite 125, Chicago, IL 60602 - 312-201-8989

Dr. Dennis Delee & Dr. Lance Olson & Dr. Michael Meifert - Dean Optical - www.deanoptical.net

  • 209 South LaSalle Street, Suite 120, Chicago, IL 60604 – 312-332-4461

Dr. Sylwia Szewczyk – Ideal Family Eye Care – www.ifeyecare.com

  • 5526”B” N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60630 - 773-774-2200

Dr. Stephanie Lyons & Dr. Kelsey Frederick – Lyons Family Eye - www.lyonsfamilyeyecare.com

Dr. Helen Tzanaetakos & Dr. Neil Boldus & Dr. Malgorzata Kiwacz - Vision Boutique – www.vision-boutique.com

  • 948 West Madison St., Chicago, IL - 312-829-6800
  • 3053 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL - 773-360-8900
  • 1224 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL – 312-643-2499
  • Also seeing patients at West Loop Eye Care – 940 W. Adams St., Suite 302, Chicago, IL 60607- 312-432-0080

Dr. Frederic Banser & Dr. Merry Gindorf – Lincoln Park Eyes – www.lincolnparkeyes.com

Dr. Travis Park – D/Vision Optical – www.dvoptical.com

Dr. Matthew Gifford & Dr. Andrew Kohn & Dr. Anita Patel – Red Eye Eyewear - www.redeyeoptical.com

Dr. Stevie Young – Sight Optical Co. - www.sightopticalco.com

  • 1800 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 – 773-904-8395

Dr. Magdalena Adas & Dr. Crystal Strickler – Target Optical

Dr. Ronni Lee – Stone Eye Center – www.midnortheyecenter.com

  • 4640 North Marine Drive, Suite A 5200, Chicago, IL 60640 – 773-561-4545

Spex/MyEyeDr – www.spexoptical.com

Dr. Ami Patel – Pearle Vision Hyde Park

Dr. Seth Sarai & Dr. Mona Sood & Dr. Kassie Koutnik & Dr. Kristin Mathson - Village Eyecare - www.villageeyecare.net

Dr. Randy Ricketts – Eye Mechanix – www.eyemechanix.com

Dr. Chet Steinmetz – Visual Effects Optical – www.visualeffectsoptical.com

  • 1013 West Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 – 773-281-0200

Dr. Liz Saxton-Williams & Dr. Barry Siegel - Northcenter Eye Care – www.northcentereyecare.com

  • 1926 West Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60613 – 773-525-0952

Dr. Tanvi Mago – Eye Society – www.eyesoc.com

  • 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 120, Chicago, IL 60611 – 312-640-2405

Dr. Angelica Perez & Dr. Patricia Perez & Dr. Emily Davis – Perez Eye Care - www.perezeyecare.com

  • 25 East Washington St. Suite 820, Chicago, IL 60602- 312-332-0921
  • 2252 West Cermak Rd., Chicago, IL 60608 – 773-847-1581

Dr. Kaori Asano – Eyes on Fulton – www.eyesonfulton.com

  • 1011 West Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 – 312-226-2020

Dr. Simona Toader – Marketplace Vision – www.marketplacevision.com

  • 1306 South Halsted Street, Chiago, IL 60607 – 312-455-1306

Dr. Andrew Paik & Dr. Raechelle Espiritu Paik– The Art of Vision - www.aoveyecare.com

  • 1101 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607 (inside Target Optical) – 312-243-6628
  • 1200 N. Larabee St., Chicago, IL 60610 (inside Target Optical) - 312-649-9220

Dr. Angelina Popovic - Vision Works

  • 1101 South Canal Street, Suite 108, Chicago, IL 60607 - 312-588-0159

Dr. Robert Steinmetz & Dr. Kasia Aleszczyk – Solo Eye Care – www.soloeyecare.com

  • 1444 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605 – 312-588-5999

Dr. Thomas Benthein – EyeLines – www.eyelines.com

  • 112 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603 – 312-236-6460

Northwest Suburbs

Dr. Michael Robinson & Dr. Matthew Bluemlein - Coventry Eye Care Associates - www.coventryeyecareassociates.com

  • 500 West Coventry Lane #200, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 – 815-459-5433

Dr. Kent Aide – Illinois Eye Care Center - www.imageoptics.net

  • 2441 West Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60194 - 847-301-2727

Dr. Thomas Kemparas – Kemparas Eyecare

  • 1289 W. Spring Street, South Elgin, IL 60177 – 847-742-8742

Dr. Mindy Nguyen – Huntley Eye Care – www.huntley-eyecare.com

Dr. Leonard Randazzo – For Eyes-Norridge

Dr. Janet Tseng – Clear Vision Eyecare – www.eyeseeclear.com

Western Suburbs

Dr. Charles Philippou – Clarendon Eye Associates

  • 403 E. Ogdon Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 – 630-887-7797
  • Pearle Vision 7222 W. Cermak Rd., North Riverside, IL 60546 – 708-447-1494

Dr. Alan Hein - Oswego Vision - www.oswegovision.com

Dr. Bradley Kampschroeder – Naper Grove Vision Care – www.napergrove.com

  • 29 S. Webster Street, Suite 200, Naperville, IL 60540 – 630-357-3511
  • 5018 Fairview Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515 – 630-969-3268

Dr. Joseph Franceschini – Oakbrook Optical Eyecare – www.oakbrookoptical.com

  • 1600 W. 16th Street, Suite 10, Oak Brook, IL 60523 – 630-571-0399

Dr. Lisa Wohl – Wohl Eye Center – www.wohleyecenter.com

  • 303 East Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale, IL 60108 – 630-351-2030

Dr. Lenard Schwartz

South Suburbs

Dr. Julie Beard - B&B Shelle Optical - www.shelleoptical.com

  • 170 West Sauk Trail, South Chicago Heights, IL 60411 - 708-754-7111
  • 22200 Wolf Rd., Frankfort, IL 60423 - 815-534-5102

Dr. Lonnie Williams – South Holland Vision Center – www.southhollandvisioncenter.com

  • 353 East 162nd Street, South Holland, IL 60473 – 708-331-3553
  • Also sees patients at American Vision Center 9617 S. Western Ave., Evergreen Park, IL 60643 - 708-425-4350

Dr. Effie Lilas - For Eyes-Orland Park

  • 14706 S. Lagrange Rd., Orland Park, IL 60462 – 708-403-7895

Dr. Gloria Docherty - Orland Eye – www.orlandeye.com

Dr. Elizabeth Hanno & Dr. Louis Lipschultz - Southland Eye – www.southlandeye.com

  • 19950 S. Governors Highway, Olympia Fields, IL 60461 – 708-481-4600

Dr. Irving Zagorin

Dr. Joseph Zaker & Dr. Theresa Zaker – Zaker Family Vision – www.zakerfamilyvision.com

  • 9602 South Roberts Road, Hickory Hills, IL – 708-237-2020

Dr. Casey Hogan – Advanced Eye Care Professionals – www.aepeye.com

Dr. Patricia Simpson

Dr. Angelo Marino & Dr. Timothy Ortiz – Ortiz Eye – www.ortizeye.com

Dr. John Gardner- Gardner Eye Care

  • 9400 S. Roberts Rd, Hickory Hills, IL 60457 – 708-598-1322

Dr. Jack Guenther – In Focus Guenther Eyecare – www.guenthereyecare.com

Dr. Robert Gehrke – Walmart Vision Center

Dr. Steve Guzik – Primary Eyecare Professionals – www.primaryeyedocs.com

  • 10379 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, IL 60423 – 815-469-7240

North Suburbs

Dr. Ronald Henderson & Dr. Russell Brody – Optometrists of the North Shore - www.theoptometrists.com

Dr. Gene Grinman – Grinman Eye Care Associates – www.grinmaneyecare.com

Dr. Michael Harms – Optique - www.optiquenorthshore.com

Dr. Bruce Goldstick – Eye Physicians

  • 4709 W. Golf Rd. Suite07, Skokie, IL 60076 – 847-674-4363

Dr. Emily Velotta – Northern Illinois Eye Clinic – www.northernillinoiseyeclinic.com

  • 333 E. IL Route 83, Suite 106, Mundelein, IL 60060 – 847-566-5300

Dr. Jodi Ricketts & Dr. Angela Pak-Oh & Dr. Meghan Walsh – 730 North Optometry – www.730northoptometry.com

  • 730 North Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 – 847-362-9900

Dr. Todd Cohan - Forsight Vision – www.forsightvisioncare.com

  • 4160 IL Route 83 Suite 107, Long Grove, IL 60047- 847-955-9393

Dr. Ken Lossman & Dr. Thomas Balda – Lossman Eye Care Associates – www.lossmaneyecare.com

Dr. Jeff Swafford & Dr. Brent Gandolfi – My Eye Xpert

  • 1475 N. Dilleys Rd., #4, Gurnee, IL 60031 – 847-856-3939
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