Chicago Cornea Logo

Rachel H. Epstein, M.D.

Rachel H. Epstein, M.D.

Rachel Epstein is a Chicago native. After obtaining her Bachelor of the Arts from the University of California Santa Barbara, graduating magna cum laude and phi beta kappa, she returned to Illinois to pursue a career in medicine.  She completed her medical training at the Chicago Medical School and ophthalmology residency at Rush University Medical Center. After completing advanced training in Cornea, External Diseases and Refractive Surgery with Chicago Cornea Consultants, she will join the practice as a full-time associate Summer 2019.

Dr. Epstein revels in solving the types of challenging clinical cases inherent in the practice of cornea and refractive surgery, as well as forging long-term relationships with patients. Her research is focused on optimizing endothelial keratoplasty surgical techniques as well as topography-guided laser vision correction and cross-linking for corneal ectasia.  She has published several articles in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, has served as a reviewer for prominent peer-review journals and refractive surgery books, has co-authored book chapters, and has presented at major international ophthalmic conferences.

In her spare time, she loves to run, spoil her dog Mason, travel the globe and enjoy life with family and friends in the greatest city, Chicago.

If you want to learn more about ophthalmologist Rachel Epstein, contact us today.

LASIK , or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a surgical procedure that is designed to reduce your dependency on glasses and contact lenses. Here at Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd., our LASIK surgeons use the latest in laser vision correction technology to ensure each patient receives optimal results.
Laser Vision
As leaders in the field of ophthalmology, we were among the first in the area to offer the advanced Alcon LenSx laser platform for cataract surgery. This exciting new technology allows our skilled ophthalmologists to make incredibly precise modifications, enhancing the patient experience.
cataract &
iol surgery
Traditionally, presbyopia, which happens to all of us as we age, has always meant glasses for clear reading vision. It's a condition not even correctable by laser vision correction. Luckily, there is an option. Refractive lens exchange allows patients a clear alternative to reading glasses and is capable of reducing or eliminating presbyopia by using an advanced multifocal intraocular lens.
refractive lens
exchange/phakic iol's
Keratoconus describes a cornea that weakens as collagen fibers deteriorate, causing the cornea to adapt a cone-like shape. Keratoconus can cause blurred vision, light sensitivity, glares, and decreased night vision. In its early stages, keratoconus may be treated with the use of prescription glasses or contact lenses.  Keratoconus is also one of the most common reasons for corneal transplant, and one of the most successful. call any of our offices and ask to speak to the Vision Correction Surgical Coordinator, or use the contact form below.
It's estimated that a million or more Americans have glaucoma and don't even know it.  People with glaucoma often do not experience any symptoms until they begin losing their peripheral vision. One of the scariest things about glaucoma is that it usually has no symptoms in the early stages, earning glaucoma the name "silent thief of sight." Anyone can be at risk, so it's important to have your vision regularly examined.
At Chicago Cornea Consultants, our doctors take great care in maintaining ocular health for our patients. However, a number of our patients voice concerns regarding soft lines and wrinkles around the eyes and other regions of the face. We have responded by introducing cosmetic procedures like BOTOX® Cosmetic through our Chicago practice.
This last decade has brought great advancements in intraocular lens implants. Before only a single vision lens was available after cataract surgery, now there are multiple options allowing people to see clearly without glasses after cataract surgery at all distances! The experienced surgeons at Chicago Cornea have been among the first in the nation to offer many of these lenses. We encourage you to learn more about these advanced options and schedule a consultation to determine which lens is right for you.
older woman smiling
Advanced Technology
Contact lenses are medical devices which interact directly with the ocular surface of the eye. At Chicago Cornea Consultants, we provide exceptional care to ensure that you obtain the best possible vision with contact lenses that fit appropriately and maximize health benefits.