Has your vision become blurry? Are your blurry vision, glare or halos, interfering with your driving? Your hobbies? Your independence? It might be cataracts!

Cataracts are responsible for 50% of blindness worldwide. The National Eye Institute estimates that by the year 2050 50 million Americans will have cataracts!


Let Us Help Restore Eye Sight!


A cataract is the natural lens in the eye that has become cloudy. The natural, clear lens of the eye that most people are born with serves to help focus the light onto the back of the eye. When cataracts develop, as a result of age, light exposure, disease, and some medicines, the cloudy lens scatters the light that enters the eye, and causes blurred vision.

Mild cataracts can sometimes be temporarily treated by changing the eyeglass prescription, but as a cataract progresses and becomes more dense, it blocks more and more of the light that enters the eye from reaching the retina and optic nerve.

Eventually, if left untreated, one can lose vision. Once a cataract becomes dense enough that the vision can no longer be corrected by glasses, and as a result of the cataract the patient cannot see to do what they would like to be able to do on a regular basis, it must be removed surgically.

This is done in an operating room. It is an outpatient surgery in which we employ ultrasound energy, and sometimes laser, to break up and remove the cataract. We replace the lens with an implant that typically stays in the eye permanently. The good news is that once a cataract is successfully removed, in the absence of other significant ocular disease, the vision can be restored!

Let us help restore your sight! The first step is to make an appointment to come into our clinic so we can verify the cause of your blurry vision. If it is, indeed, cataract, we will guide you through the treatment process and tailor a plan to your particular needs. We will discuss, and help you understand, the available options for implant lenses so you can make the choice that best fits your financial, personal, and ocular needs.

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Providing ophthalmology services including treatment for cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy to Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, and the surrounding communities.

How often should I visit my ophthalmologist?

If you have a history of eye disease, we recommend making regular appointments and following up as your ophthalmologist advises. Call now for more information or to schedule an appointment.

How do I know if I should schedule an ophthalmologist appointment?

If you are having eye discomfort or trouble with your vision, schedule an appointment with your ophthalmologist. Health conditions, like high blood pressure or diabetes, increase your risk for certain diseases. If you have questions or think you might need to see an ophthalmologist, call for more information.

Do your ophthalmologists have tips on how I can protect my eyes?

Don’t forget to wear protective eyewear during activities like mowing the grass, doing construction work, or playing sports. If you wear contacts, take steps to prevent eye infections. Wash your hands before handling your contacts or touching your eyes, and be sure to replace them regularly.

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Dr. Kristi Kozlov

Dr. Kozlov is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in Corneal and External Disease, and Comprehensive Eye Care. She has been practicing Ophthalmology for over 20 years and has been practicing in The Northwest Suburbs of Chicago since 2003.

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