Dr. Randy Epstein, MD

Dr. Randy Epstein, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
63 y/o

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Dr. Randy Epstein, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Highland Park, IL and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in ophthalmology and cornea & refractive surgery.Read his story

Chicago Cornea Consultants

806 Central Ave Ste 300

Highland Park, IL 60035
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Corneal Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
Cornea Transplant
more than 82% of peers

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Dr. Epstein's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Epstein "Randy Epstein, M.D., is the Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Cornea Consultants. A Chicago native, Dr. Epstein grew up in West Rogers Park and earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana. He received his Medical Degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed his ophthalmology residency at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center. Following his residency, Dr. Epstein completed fellowships in both ocular immunology and cornea-external diseases and refractive surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, where he was the recipient of the highly-regarded National Research Service Award. In 1986, Dr. Epstein returned to his Chicago roots to join Dr. Richard Dennis in practice and was soon appointed to the faculty of Rush Medical College. His areas of medical specialty include refractive lens and corneal surgery and the management of complications resulting from these procedures. In addition, Dr. Randy Epstein is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and numerous ophthalmologists, both nationally and internationally. In addition to being listed numerous times as one of Chicago’s “top doctors” by Chicago Magazine, he has received the Honor Award and, in 2004, the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Emory University Distinguished Alumnus Award. Dr. Randy Epstein is a Professor of ophthalmology at Rush University and is a prominent member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Society (Ophthalmology Risk Management Sub-Committee Chairman), Chicago Medical Society, Lake County Medical Society, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, International Society of Refractive Surgery (former Committee Chairman), and Illinois Association of Ophthalmology/Chicago Ophthalmological Society (former Annual Program Director). Dr. Randy Epstein also serves as a consultant to numerous corporations and medical advisory boards, committing his time and efforts to helping shape the evolving world of refractive surgery. Dr. Epstein also serves on the Midwest Eye-Bank's "Illinois Advisory Council", which raises funds for eye research, and for patients needing corneal transplants."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Epstein "Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd. is one of the Midwest's leading practices dedicated to surgical vision correction procedures (laser surgery), as well as cornea and external disease consultation. Our goal is to provide our patients with the highest quality, state-of-the-art eye care. Whether it is LASIK laser surgery or a general eye exam, you can count on our doctors to provide the best care available."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

28  Conditions Treated

19  Procedures

  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Iridotomy
  • KAMRA™ Inlay Procedure
  • Photo Therapeutic Keratectomy
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

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.


  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Rush Presby/St Lukes
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Rush Presbyterian St Luke'S Med Center Chicago Il
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Epstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Randy Epstein, MD
Dr.Epstein did RK surgery for me in 1996. Over 20 years later I am still happy with the results. I have recommended him to several friends over the years and they were just as happy with him.
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Lisa Casey – Mar 15, 2017
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Terrible heartless dr ever. Long waiting time. It took me average of 3 hours waiting every time I came, just to be seen by him for 15m. Then he does not care what your problem is, just want to get you out as quick as he can so he can start another patient (making more money but giving no...Read More
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Chicago, IL – Feb 18, 2017
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I never write review before, but I really need to write this. He is terrible to be honest, discrimination, careless! Never ever choose him if you have another choice, if you dont, i feel so sorry for that. The reason I said that is because, whenever I let him know what happened to me, he said its...Read More
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Chicago, IL – Feb 17, 2017
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Dr. Epstein is a doctor who cares about his patient's well being. I recently had the LASIK procedure done and it was honestly life changing. Dr. Epstein explained the procedure & everything else so well and helps you understand. He was also checking up on me after the procedure. I'm beyond happy...Read More
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Ruth Dismeiry Tavizon in Melrose Park, IL – Dec 04, 2016
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Wow, I can see again and my trust level with Dr Epstein was off the charts. Sometimes you need to wait a long time to see him, but well worth it. So proud of myself for being smart enough to have Dr Epstein work out my sight surgery I would not trust my eyes to anyone else
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Steven Hoffman in Lake Zurich, IL – Oct 06, 2016
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