North Chicago Ophthalmologist Robert Epstein MD | Eye Doctor IL

Mercy Center For Corrective Eye Surgery and LASIK in Chicago



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 5400 West Elm St, Suite 120, McHenry, Il 60050
8780 West Golf Rd., Suite 304, Niles, IL 60174

Chicago Area LASIK Experts

Meet Dr. Epstein

Robert L. Epstein, MD is the Director of The Center for Corrective Eye Surgery. A nationally recognized expert in vision corrective procedures for freedom from glasses and contact lenses, he has a number of notable achievements that relate to the work of getting you free or less dependent on glasses or contact lenses.

Notable Achievements:

*First Midwest surgeon and third American performing LASIK (1991).

*One of only five Americans who brought to the U.S.(1983) and successfully practiced the procedure keratomileusis. LASIK is a simplified form of keratomileusis.

*First Midwest surgeon performing surgery for eyeglass freedom (1980)
*First Chicagoland area surgeon performing “no-stitch” cataract surgery
*First Midwest surgeon performing surgery to reverse presbyopia (the middle-age loss of ability to change focus) (1997).

*Third U.S. surgeon performing scleral expansion procedure for presybopia reversal

*First Midwest surgeon performing and co-developer of multifocal LASIK (2003) for freedom from bifocals and reading glasses. Multifocal LASIK is not generally available as of 2006

*Originator of several U.S. patents in eye surgical machine technology including two for increasing LASIK laser safety awarded in 2003 and 2005.

*Longest active U.S. experience in scleral reinforcement for the prevention of blindness due to extreme myopia. (If your prescription is worse than -10, do ask about this one).

*Author of three books involving treatments to attain freedom from glasses, contacts, bifocals.

*Creator, manager of general medical column in the suburban Northwest Herald since 2002.

*Tens of thousands of LASIK procedures and many thousands of other procedures for freedom from glasses, thousands of cataract surgeries.

Professional credentials: BS, MS in electrical engineering. Worked for three years at Bell Laboratories prior to medical school. MD from New Jersey Medical School. Internship and ophthalmology residency completed at the University of Illinois. Board certified in ophthalmology. Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. MBA from the University of Chicago.