Dr. Edward Yavitz, MD
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Ophthalmology | Male

Yavitz Eye Center 4105 N Perryville Rd Loves Park, IL 61111 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

We combine state of the art testing with precision surgery and always lead with compassion.

Our patients are treated like family. Instead of using an answering service, Dr. Yavitz gives every patient 24/7 access to his personal cell phone. We don't overschedule so typical waiting room times are less than 15 minutes.

Dr. Yavitz has been inventing techniques and equipment since his days at Harvard Medical School and now has 37 patents with new ones pending. 

Unlike almost every other eye surgeon in Rockford, he lives here, not in Madison or Chicago, and has committed time and philanthropy to Rockford. Over the years he has served on the Board of Directors of Keith School, the Catholic Family, Protestant and Jewish Community Services Boards as well as the Rockford symphony board. 

He has two grown sons and one grandchild. 

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Biography

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Yavitz knew he wanted to become an eye surgeon from high school on. His father, an insurance broker, had very poor vision and required three different pairs of glasses to function at different tasks. He hoped his son would one day be able to improve his vision. After attending Harvard Medical School and University of California San Francisco Ophthalmology, Dr Yavitz and his wife Adrienne Butler, an oncologist began work at Brookside. They raised two sons in Rockford. And back in 1990 when his father developed cataracts, Dr. Yavitz did indeed keep his promise and performed his cataract surgeries, resulting in his ability to play golf and drive without glasses. His father, now 95 years old continues to do so.

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Dr. Yavitz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yavitz to family and friends
4.4
based on 19 total surveys (6 with reviews)
Dr. Yavitz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in Rockford, IL |
The LASIK procedure was very quick and painless. I drove myself to my follow-up appointment the next morning to learn I now have 20/20 vision in both eyes!
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My experience with Dr. Yavitz and his entire staff was A+ all of the way, from the from desk onward you felt like felt like you being treated by family. Very satisfied with the outcome as well.
Forreston, IL. |
Very satisfied with all aspects of the treatment and Lasik surgery. Outstanding results!
in Vernon Hills, IL |
Professional yet personable, Dr. Yavitz has been caring for my vision needs nearly fifteen years. His attention to your well being and satisfaction is evident every time you see him. In today's hurried world and lack of concern and pride, it is truly refreshing to have someone who cares. I feel wholeheartedly, that Dr. Yavitz can and will satisfy any need you may have, and is highly recommended. Trust and peace of mind is no small matter,... Dr. Yavitz and his staff will provide it!
in Davis Junction, IL |
Dr. Yavitz just completed my cataract surgery on both eyes. Caring and thorough during exams and post-op check-ups. Would highly recommend him.
in Davenport, IA |
From start to finish, my whole experience was efficient, professional, and painless. I had my exam in the morning, and had the surgery about an hour and a half later. After napping for a few hours, I was able to go out to dinner and only had slight blurriness, and it only got better through the next few days. Would recommend going to Dr. Yavitz to all family and friends looking to have the procedure done.
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Dr. Yavitz says...

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr.  Yavitz knew he wanted to become an eye surgeon from high school on. His father, an insurance broker, had very poor vision and required three different pairs of glasses to function at different tasks. He hoped his son would one day be able to improve his vision. After attending Harvard Medical School and University of California San Francisco Ophthalmology, Dr Yavitz and his wife Adrienne Butler, an oncologist began work at Brookside. They raised two sons in Rockford. 

And back in 1990 when his father developed cataracts, Dr. Yavitz did indeed keep his promise and performed his cataract surgeries, resulting in his ability to play golf and drive without glasses. His father, now 95 years old continues to do so. 

Dr. Yavitz's Care Philosophy

We combine state of the art testing with precision surgery and always lead with compassion.

Our patients are treated like family. Instead of using an answering service, Dr. Yavitz gives every patient 24/7 access to his personal cell phone. We don't overschedule so typical waiting room times are less than 15 minutes.

Dr. Yavitz has been inventing techniques and equipment since his days at Harvard Medical School and now has 37 patents with new ones pending. 

Unlike almost every other eye surgeon in Rockford, he lives here, not in Madison or Chicago, and has committed time and philanthropy to Rockford. Over the years he has served on the Board of Directors of Keith School, the Catholic Family, Protestant and Jewish Community Services Boards as well as the Rockford symphony board. 

He has two grown sons and one grandchild. 

Dr. Yavitz says...

Dr. Yavitz introduced bladeless laser CATARACT surgery to Rockford. He was the first to use premium IOLs to replace cataracts to provide the full range of vision from near to far. He is able to correct your ASTIGMATISM on the cornea, saving you thousands of dollars out of pocket on "toric" IOLs.

He created the eye bank in Rockford and continues to perform CORNEAL TRANSPLANTS. 

He has one of the largest GLAUCOMA practices in Illinois and has diagnostic instruments such as the MIcroperimeter, iTrace and visual evoked potential that few other offices offer.

He draws patients from Illinois Wisconsin and Iowa for LASIK and his fees are up to 50% less than most other offices by passing on marketing and advertising savings to patients. Strong word of mouth referrals from 25 years of excellent service and results power this practice. 

Dr. Yavitz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claim

    Dr. Yavitz has 1 malpractice claim

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    • Settlement (6/17/2015)
    • Amount or Range: $150,000.00
    • State: Illinois
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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, C
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Newton Wellesley

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    University Calif

    Completed in 1981

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Calif

    Completed in 1982

  • Undergraduate School
    Haverford College

    Graduated in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy