Dr. Bradley Ruff, MD

Dr. Bradley Ruff, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
65 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Bradley Ruff, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Lake Forest, IL and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.

Northwestern Medical Group

900 N Westmoreland Rd Ste LL84

Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ruff performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Corneal Erosion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Contusion of the Eyeball
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetic Cataracts
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Ruff's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ruff "Over the past 20 years in practice, I’ve been blessed with the privilege of participating in the miracle of ever improving technology. It’s mind boggling to contemplate the enormous impact in the quality of life that has occurred because of how these advances have allowed us to care for ocular disease. However, it is never far from my thoughts that in the end, medicine is about human tissue, being taken care of by human beings, with equipment designed by humans. Therefore, those of us capable of using these miraculous tools must consistently meld the talents of our hearts, our minds and our hands in order to achieve the best results possible. As with Horowitz on the piano, Roger Federer with his racquet or Dr. King giving a speech, medicine ultimately is a personal expression that goes so much beyond just the literature, and the technology. Continually contemplating the beauty of the process along with knowing the beauty of the tissue creates the joy when you know you’ve made a difference in the life of a patient. I have always felt it to be an honor that each patient comes to see me, or allows me to perform surgery. You will find this feeling permeating each Envision Eye Center, dedicated to providing you with a truly heartfelt experience."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

78  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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15  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ruff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ruff's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruff to family and friends
20 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ruff's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr. Ruff’s bedside manner left much to be desired. He was rather dismissive of my condition and my eye has gotten worse since I’ve seen him. He put me on a medication that my internist thought was not a good choice given its many side effects and the questionable impact it would effect. I’m seeing...more
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Stay away from this Doctor. I was in the process of moving to a small town without any ophthalmologists and made an appointment with Dr. Ruff before moving to see if I needed cataract surgery. Dr. Ruff was like a car salesman telling me that I should have cataract surgery now. He promised my...more
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I have been Dr Ruff's patient for over 20 years. My husband and 3 sons are too. We have all had excellent care and understanding from him and his staff. We are thankful to be in his capable hands.
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I felt he gave me a fair amt of time and explained everything. I hesitate to return because of his office staff. They were incredibly rude and unprofessional from the start. The staff made the ov that more stressful. I was quoted one price over the phone and it doubled at ov. I was in shock since...more
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I scheduled an appointment after a car accident. I was concerned about my eye health after a blow from the airbags left me with two black eyes. Dr Ruff was very kind and professional as was his staff and even with the construction at the hospital his office was easily accessible.
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