Why choose Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd.?

Established in 1986 and serving Chicago, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, and Highland Park, Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd. is a trusted, gold-standard eye care practice that utilizes among the most advanced technology currently on the market to provide clear, consistent, reliable vision to countless patients.

We understand that seeing well is not just about being able to accomplish life’s basic tasks. It is about the possibility of creating meaningful memories with friends, family, and loved ones, and savoring every day to its fullest, enjoying all your favorite hobbies, travel, sports, and events.

Our six board-certified ophthalmologists act as global trainers, educating the brightest minds of tomorrow in their innovative approach. They are regularly featured in the industry’s most trusted journals, podcasts, and magazines and have consistently been named Chicago Magazine’s “Top Doctors in Chicago.”

Utilizing the latest contact lens technology to elevate your quality of life

Whether contact lenses are medically necessary or just an alternative form of vision correction, our optometrists use the latest technology, materials, and designs to meet your visual and ocular health needs.

Our expansive portfolio of contact lenses corrects standard refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism in addition to conditions such as keratoconus and post-surgical or irregular corneas. Many of the contact lens designs are available in a multifocal version as well to improve vision at both distance and up close, decreasing the dependency on reading glasses. Custom cosmetic contact lenses are available for patients with asymmetrical or damaged eyes. In addition to soft contact lenses, alternative contact lens designs available include:

  • Scleral
  • Hybrid
  • Gas Permeable
  • Custom Soft
  • Multifocal
  • EyePrint PRO™
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Contact lenses for keratoconus

Keratoconus can be managed with eyeglasses or standard soft contact lenses in the early stages, but as the disease progresses, special contact lenses may be required to maintain clear vision. These specialty lenses "mask" the irregularity of the cornea and create a smooth surface for light to focus through, improving vision quality. Hard contact lenses were once the only option, but advancements in technology have led to specialized gas permeable, soft, hybrid, and scleral lenses that provide improved vision and comfort.

Our skilled team of board-certified specialists will determine which contact lens option is right for each patient. Hybrid contact lenses combine the crisp optics of a rigid gas permeable lens with the comfort and positioning of a soft contact lens. The Synergeyes company specializes in hybrid contact lens development, and our eye doctors have had success using this technology to help patients achieve clear vision, including those with keratoconus.

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Scleral contact lenses

Scleral lenses are large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses that rest on the sclera instead of the cornea, making them more comfortable to wear. They are customized for each patient's visual needs and provide extra moisture for healthy eyes. Irregularly shaped corneas can prohibit good vision with glasses or disposable soft contact lenses, but scleral lenses create a fluid-filled chamber between the irregular corneal surface and the back surface of the lens, optimizing eyesight. Scleral lenses are less prone to shifting or popping out of place when compared to standard small gas permeable lenses.

EyePrintPRO™ contact lenses

Unlike other contact lenses, the EyePrintPRO™ is a transparent prosthetic scleral device that can match the exact contour of any eye, even in difficult conditions where other options have failed. Its purpose is to improve the quality of life for visually impaired patients with corneal disease and irregularities. The EyePrintPRO™ is suitable for various eye conditions, including keratoconus, ocular surface disease, trauma, deformed eyes, and post-surgical corneas, among others. It provides better vision and comfort for those who desire it.

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