Robert Epstein, MD, FACS

Robert Epstein, MD, FACS


Niles Office
8780 West Golf Road, Suite 304
Niles, Illinois 60174


McHenry Office
5400 West Elm Street (Route 120), Suite 120
McHenry, Illinois 60050


(888) 838-1353

Robert Epstein, MD, FACS
Dr. Robert Epstein



Cataract surgery with ReZoom, AcrySof ReSTOR and Crystalens in the Northwestern Suburbs of Chicago, including Crystal Lake, Niles, McHenry and Des Plaines


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Robert Epstein, MD, FACS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Epstein was one of the first surgeons to perform "no-stitch" cataract surgery in the Chicago area. Over the course of his illustrious medical career, he has performed more than 20,000 eye surgeries. Dr. Epstein has also invented several groundbreaking eye surgery technologies that have led to increased levels of patient safety. He introduced the presbyLASIK procedure — which eliminates the need for glasses among those who rely on bifocals — to the U.S. market. The results of his work on presbyLASIK have been published in prominent medical publications such as the Journal of Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Epstein is one of the top providers of cataract surgery to the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. The procedure is performed by making a tiny incision in the eye. Next, Dr. Epstein breaks up the cataract using a technique called phacoemulsification. He then removes it and replaces it with an intraocular lens implant (IOL). Dr. Epstein offers several premium IOLs, including the accommodating Crystalens, which flexes with the eye's muscles and helps patients change focus between near and distant objects, and the multifocal AcrySof ReSTOR and ReZoom IOLs, which can also help patients see at multiple distances. All of these advanced IOLs help patients eliminate their dependence on glasses and contacts.

Dr. Epstein is also known for his work in other subspecialties of ophthalmology. He introduced and is a top practitioner of the CLEARS technique, or corneal lens excimer assisted refractive surgery, which can eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses in people who are not good candidates for LASIK. This technique is reversible and does not require surgery within the eye.

Please contact Dr. Epstein's office at (888) 838-1353 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Epstein and learn more about your cataract surgery options.

To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Epstein and learn more about your cataract surgery options, contact Dr. Epstein's office at (888) 838-1353.

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More About Robert Epstein, MD, FACS

After completing his bachelor and master's degrees in electrical engineering, Dr. Epstein went on to obtain an MBA at the University of Chicago and a medical degree at the New Jersey Medical School in Newark. Following medical school, Dr. Epstein completed an ophthalmology internship and residency at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Over the course of his career Dr. Epstein has also written three eye care books and has received patents for numerous eye surgery technologies.

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