Dr. Colman Kraff
Meet Dr. Colman Kraff
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.
Dr. Colman Kraff also performed:
- the 1st Laser Vision Correction procedure in Chicago post FDA approval;
- the 1st Wavefront guided treatment in the United States;
- the 1st farsighted procedure in the USA on the Visx Laser;
- the 1st iDesign treatment in the United States.
In a world where technology is constantly changing, there has been 1 consistent force behind the advancement of LASER eye surgery. That force is Dr. Kraff.
"Ultimately the LASIK procedure gives our patients more freedom within their lifestyle."
— Dr. Colman Kraff
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.