Dr. Robert Epstein, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 76

Ophthalmology

Dr. Robert Epstein, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in McHenry, IL and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New England Eye Ctr Tufts U in 1996. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Mchenry Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Robert Epstein, MD

The Center for Corrective Eye Surgery

5400 W Elm St Ste 120 McHenry, IL 60050
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

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What happened to Dr. Epstein?
My father has been trying to make an appointment and no response from emails. Also, unable to leave’s messages.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Apr 03, 2022
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Spends all the time you need to explain whats going on and will answer any question without making you feel like your wasting his time.Bedside manor is better then anything I have seen.Staff is friendly and very polite
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Peter Krawczyk – Mar 24, 2021
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He and his staff intentionally destroyed my eyes. I'll likely never see properly again. The best surgeons in the country are shocked at what Dr. Epstein and his staff did to my eyes. Falsified Records, Destroyed records, Incomplete Records
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 20, 2020
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Very thankful for his excellent work. I could see much better. My prescription keeps decreasing excellent work. Surgeries CXL and Intact!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeanette Pinales – May 06, 2020
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The staff was friendly and the doctor was very nice and took his time. Definitely will recommend Dr. Epstein to friends and family.
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Leslie – Mar 13, 2020
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He made me see better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mallory K. – Jan 28, 2020
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Professional and timely!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Nov 06, 2019
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i love you happy thanksgiving
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathleen K. – Nov 06, 2019
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My 15 year odyssey came to and end with these fine folks, and Dr. Epstein was extremely professional and kind. Thank you for helping me get my vision back.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Matthew W. – Oct 26, 2019
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Dr. Epstein wow what can I say. You improved my life 100% I am a Mail Carrier and glasses were a very big problem. When it is raining, or in the winter when you cover your face your glasses fog up. Try to see out your windows just the elements outside are hard enough to deal with let alone have glasses on. I had my Lasik and PRK done on June 13, 2019 and it is now October 2019 and my eyes are perfect. I am so happy ad can't thank you enough. The whole team in your office are awesome. Just waking up everyday knowing I don't have to wear glasses makes me happy what can I say WOW Dr. E you are amazing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary L. – Oct 22, 2019
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excellent
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia B. – Oct 08, 2019
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Dr. Epstein and his staff have been amazing to work with. Our son was diagnosed with a rare corneal disease, for which Dr. Epstein has extensive experience in treating. I cannot thank Dr. Epstein and his staff enough for their thoughtful care throughout every step of our son's treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lia S. – Oct 03, 2019
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Outstanding Doctor, great attention to detail and explaining options and treatment. Been going here for 20 years!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Russ – Sep 06, 2019
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Dr. Epstein and his staff are amazing. Had cataract surgery and it went so smooth. Anna the eye tech is seriously the sweetest person. Actually looking forward to coming back for my follow ups!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kellye R. – Aug 29, 2019
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Everyone here is the best, great care, we would not go anywhere else. Thank You!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steven H. – Aug 28, 2019
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Always excellent
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Teresa L. – Aug 26, 2019
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very good dr, makes you fell comfortable and staff is very very good,
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dennis B. – Aug 26, 2019
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best money i ever spent!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Aug 23, 2019
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I visited this office to talk about LASIK, after I did the surgery here, I have great vision, better then I expected and hoped for.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Aug 21, 2019
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Overall, I got lasik done here. Because I mainly speak Spanish, I was able to converse with doctor in Spanish. Staff is friendly both Jessica and Ana are really helpful. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cristina B. – Aug 02, 2019
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"I want to improve the quality of life by improving the quality of vision." Robert L. Epstein MD

Dr. Epstein is a board certified, nationally...
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Biography

"I want to improve the quality of life by improving the quality of vision." Robert L. Epstein MD.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
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Board Certifications

Education

1996
New England Eye Ctr Tufts U
Medical School
1990
Institute of Clinical Ophthalmology
Internship Hospital
1989
University of Chicago
Medical School
1989
University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey
Medical School
1983
Instituto Barraquer de America
Internship Hospital
1979
University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
Medical School
1976
Veterans Administration Hosp
Medical School
1968
University Of Maryland
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Robert Epstein, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Epstein frequently treats Astigmatism, Keratoconus, and Macular Hole. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Epstein treats.

Where is Dr. Robert Epstein, MD's office located?

Dr. Epstein's office is located at 5400 W Elm St Ste 120, McHenry, IL 60050. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Robert Epstein, MD speak?

Dr. Epstein speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Robert Epstein, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Epstein has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Epstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Astigmatism
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Astigmatism more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Epstein treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Keratoconus
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Keratoconus more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Epstein treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Macular Hole
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Macular Hole more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Epstein treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Epstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Intacs
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(800) 422-6733

Dr. Epstein accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Choice
Managed Choice PPO
Medicare HMO
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
PPOM
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthSmart
HFN
Community Health Connect
Community Health Connect Elite
Community Health Connect Premier
ECOH ONE
ECOH2
ECOH3
HFN EPO
HFN PPO
HFN-10
HFN-20
HFN-ID
HFN-Platinum
PPO Plus PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Workers Compensation
Humana
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid of Illinois
Meridian Health Plan
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Savility
UnitedHealthCare
Choice
Choice Plus
Choice Plus PPO
Medicare Advantage

Locations

The Center for Corrective Eye Surgery

The Center for Corrective Eye Surgery LLC5400 W Elm St Ste 120 McHenry, IL 60050
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Northwestern Medicine Mchenry Hospital

McHenry, IL

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

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