Vision Correction Surgery

Illinois Eye & Ear at UI Health transforms vision with state-of-the-art laser vision correction procedures that can eliminate your need for glasses or contact lenses. Also known as refractive eye surgery, laser vision correction surgery is used to address common eye conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Significant advancements in surgical techniques and laser technology have made vision correction surgery more available and effective for patients. Illinois Eye & Ear at UI Health is home to some of the most advanced laser innovations available, including “wavefront” technology which utilizes lasers to guide surgeons in a LASIK technique that is custom to your eyes.

Our world-class ophthalmologists and laser vision correction team will guide you through your vision correction surgery options, so you understand the best treatment that is right for you.

Laser vision correction eye surgeries are performed both at the UI Health Specialty Care Building and at our Millennium Park Eye Center in downtown Chicago.

Get started on your journey to better vision and schedule your consultation now by calling 312-996-EYES (3937).


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Illinois Eye & Ear at UI Health is proud to provide the latest surgical treatment options to eliminate problems related to several common eye conditions. Your unique eye health may qualify you for different kinds of vision correction or refractive eye surgeries. A consultation with one of our expert ophthalmologic surgeons can guide you through your best options.

In general, you are a candidate for refractive eye surgery if:

  • You are age 21 or older,
  • Your vision prescription has not changed in the past year,
  • You have healthy eyes overall, including healthy corneas.

Note that surgical qualifications depend on the specific diagnosis, treatment, and additional factors determined by your specialist.