Welcome to the website of Chicago LASIK and cataract surgeon Stuart Sondheimer, MD. This is a website about modern-day eye care delivered by a highly experienced Chicago eye surgeon. While LASIK and cataract eye surgery are a large part of Dr. Sondheimer's practice, with locations in Skokie, Deerfield and Park Ridge, IL, many patients he sees do not require surgery. In cases when eye surgery is recommended, patients in the Chicago area can be sure they are receiving the diagnosis, opinion and surgical skills of a surgeon who has performed tens of thousands of successful procedures and whose seasoned approach to eye care provides them with accurate information and remarkable vision correction results.
We offer services such as LASIK eye surgery in Chicago, contact lens fittings, glaucoma treatments, Crystalens® lens implants, ReSTOR Multifocal lens implants, toric lens implants to treat astigmatism and cataract surgery in Illinois. Our vision correction solutions include the latest refractive technologies and techniques, such as laser cataract surgery, Wavescan LASIK and PRK.
As a leading Chicago LASIK and cataract surgeon, Dr. Sondheimer has corrected the vision of many thousands of patients. His dedication to patient safety and commitment to helping each and every patient with his or her vision correction are not the only reasons that patients trust Dr. Sondheimer with their eyes; others include:
Personalized Patient Care – Prior to surgery, such as LASIK or cataract surgery, Dr. Sondheimer personally meets with and carefully evaluates his Chicago laser eye surgery and cataracts patients to answer any questions and offer his expert opinion regarding which procedure is the best for them. This personalized care is continued throughout the procedure and follow-up visits, as Dr. Sondheimer conducts all post-surgical evaluations himself.
State-of-the-Art Technology – Dr. Sondheimer, a leading Chicago laser eye surgery specialist, is pleased to provide the most advanced LASIK and cataract surgery in Chicago. He offers the safest LASIK technology of the IntraLase Blade-Free laser and customized Wavefront LASIK, which treats each patient's unique optical system, resulting in optimal vision correction results. LASIK Chicago patients in their 40s and 50s are often treated by Dr. Sondheimer with Monovision LASIK to enjoy excellent distance and reading vision free of glasses. Dr. Sondheimer also performs advanced cataract surgery that treats pre-existing astigmatism and/or presbyopia (difficulty reading without glasses) so that many patients can enjoy their freedom from glasses and contact lenses following cataract surgery.
Education and Training – Dr. Sondheimer's experience, training and education are three contributors to his skill as a leading Chicago ophthalmologist. He has performed many thousands of refractive (LASIK, PRK, etc.) and cataract surgeries since 1981. He has trained with some of the top ophthalmologists in the world and has also helped numerous surgeons-in-training learn the intricacies of refractive and cataract surgery. His formal education consists of a bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis, a medical degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago, a flexible internship at Northwestern University/Evanston Hospital, an ophthalmology residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and an ophthalmic basic science course at the University of Texas in Houston. Dr. Sondheimer is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has continuously learned, mastered and taught the latest and most advanced techniques in refractive and cataract surgery.
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Choosing a Chicago LASIK surgeon can be rather confusing. We hope that our website will help you understand the important aspects of selecting a qualified Chicago laser eye surgeon. Not only is Dr. Sondheimer an experienced and accomplished surgeon, but he also understands the importance of making LASIK in Chicago affordable. This is exactly the reason why we offer our laser eye surgery Chicago patients various payment plans and LASIK financing with a 0% program.
Before you make any decisions about LASIK, make sure you have all of the facts. Click here to learn about potential LASIK risks. Dr. Sondheimer can also discuss this information during your surgical consultation.