LASIK Eye Surgery in Chicago, IL

Best Laser Eye Surgery Available at Gerstein Eye Institute

Discover the Benefits of LASIK Surgery

LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a state-of-the-art surgical procedure that is designed to reduce your dependency on glasses and contact lenses. By using the latest in laser vision correction technology, our ophthalmologists in Chicago, IL can ensure each patient receives optimal results. Our eye doctors provide professional laser eye surgery so that you can have improved eyesight.

Types of Eyesight Problems Corrected

LASIK surgery treats refractive errors, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism (oval curvature).

The LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure

During the LASIK surgery procedure, an ophthalmologist creates a flap on the surface of the cornea with the IntraLase laser. A computer-controlled excimer laser is then used to remove the proper amount of corneal tissue. In less than one minute, the excimer laser reshapes the internal cornea. The thin flap of corneal tissue is then folded back into its original position. Our eye doctors will provide you with the best eye care available.

Take Advantage of LASIK Eye Surgery

IntraLase FS Laser

The Gerstein Eye Institute is proud to offer our patients the option of all-laser Custom LASIK with our state-of-the-art IntraLase FS laser (femtosecond laser). IntraLase has revolutionized the first stage of Custom LASIK surgery, which up until now has required the use of a mechanical blade called a microkeratome. IntraLase now creates the corneal flap-by replacing that blade with safer, more accurate laser technology. The narrow beam size and rapid pulse of this FDA-approved laser allows Custom LASIK surgeons to target the exact depth and location at which to create the flap, resulting in a precise and predictable flap. In addition, use of this laser in the LASIK surgery procedure to create the flap avoids possible complications from the high eye pressure induced when using the microkeratome blade. The results: precise, predictable openings and greater flap stability following your procedure.


At the Gerstein Eye Institute, our ophthalmologists use the ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Eye-Q for its unsurpassed technological excellence and superior visual results. WaveLight was the first company to introduce high speed laser vision correction in the United States. Now, the ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Eye-Q takes the technology one step further with the fastest excimer laser system available today in the U.S. Operating at 400 HZ while applying 400 treatment pulses per second, many people can receive eyesight correction treatment in as little as 8 seconds, some even less.

PerfectPulse Technology® ensures safe and precise work at a high speed. Each ultra-thin laser pulse is used to sculpt the corneal surface of the eye with the utmost precision. The high-speed eye-tracker follows the eye’s fastest movements, checking the eye’s position 400 times per second while ensuring an accurate placement of each laser pulse on the cornea. An integrated crossline projector provides the ophthalmologist an exact alignment of the eye’s position.

Taking human eyesight beyond 20/20 is possible. The ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Eye-Q brings you closer to achieving your desire for perfect vision. This technology, built by WaveLight, represents a new generation in laser vision technology. From the start, it was designed to provide custom treatments by incorporating wavefront principles into each laser eye surgery procedure while adjusting the eye care treatment to the patient’s unique corneal curvature.

The ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Eye-Q customizes every eye care treatment to the patient’s individual prescription and cornea while aiming to improve what nature originally designed. The Wavefront Optimized™ treatment considers the unique curvature and biomechanics of the eye, preserving quality of vision and addressing the spherical distortions that can induce glare and may affect night vision.

If you would like to learn more about the ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Eye-Q, which makes use of the Wavefront Optimized™ treatment technology, and all-laser LASIK eye surgery with our IntraLase laser, please contact our eye doctors at Gerstein Eye Institute today.

Get Laser Eye Surgery Now

If you have been waiting to have laser eyesight correction, wait no longer. Proven technology is here and now is the time to find out whether you are a candidate. Call our eye doctors at Gerstein Eye Institute today to schedule an evaluation.

Gerstein Eye Institute offers financing for all procedures which may not be covered by your insurance plan. Through Care Credit®, Gerstein Eye Institute can offer convenient, low monthly payments with no upfront cost and no interest with extended payment plans. Apply now and get a decision in seconds!