How long does my appointment take?
Established patients—your appointment may take up to 1 hour with testing and half an hour without testing.
Do I have to arrive earlier than my scheduled appointment time?
Does Dr. Dhaliwal take my insurance?
Please see our list of insurances on our website. If you have any questions, call the number on the back of your insurance card.
Do you sell glasses?
What eye insurance do you take?
What type of surgeries do Chicago Eye Surgeons perform?
We perform various surgeries, including LASIK, cataract surgery, corneal cross-linking, and more. See our comprehensive list of treatments offered at Chicago Eye Surgeons.
How much time in advance do I have to reschedule my appointment?
Is the Chicago location located inside the hospital?
Is Dr. Dhaliwal an ophthalmologist or optometrist?
Do you treat for a stye?
Do you offer home visits?
Where will my cataract surgery be performed?
Does Dr. Dhaliwal perform corneal cross-linking?
Does Dr. Dhaliwal perform LASIK surgery, and can you bill my insurance?
May I pay my bill over the phone or online?
Yes, you may pay your bill over the phone by calling 773-775-9755, or you may pay your bill online at www.Chicago-Eye.com.
I am having issues paying my bill online because I don’t have an invoice number and keep getting a “captcha” error.
Is the customer number the same as the invoice number?
Why do I owe $50?
Why didn’t my insurance cover it?
Why wasn’t I told about this fee at the time of my appointment?
Why didn’t you send this to my vision plan?
Do I need a referral if it is an HMO?
When seeing Dr. Dhaliwal with HMO Insurance, do I always need a referral?
Do I need a referral before I can schedule an appointment with HMO insurance?
How long does cataract surgery take?
What's the recovery time after cataract surgery?
Are there risks involved with cataract surgery?
In approximately 1 in 2000 to 1 in 5000 cases, the following vision-threatening complications may occur:
- Severe inflammation
- Retinal detachment
Can cataract surgery be performed on both eyes at the same time?
What happens during cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery involves a few basic steps:
- Your eye gets numbed with ophthalmic eye drops and a lidocaine block. The anesthetist places an IV with medication to relax you.
- The surgeon makes a tiny, 2.4 mm incision in your cornea.
- The surgeon uses painless, low-intensity ultrasound energy and other tools to break up the natural cloudy lens.
- The surgeon removes the lens from your eye.
- The surgeon places a new intraocular (or artificial) lens in your eye.
Will I feel pain after surgery?
Can I drive myself home after cataract surgery?
How long do the results of cataract surgery last?
What is the success rate of cataract surgery?
Will I need to wear glasses after cataract surgery?
You may consider premium lenses that can reduce refractive error and presbyopia. You may still need to wear glasses for small print and seeing road signs.
Can I watch TV after cataract surgery?
How do I sleep after cataract surgery?
Can I travel after cataract surgery?
How much does cataract surgery cost?
Does insurance pay for cataract surgery?
You should be able to receive cost estimates to submit to your insurance company to find out how much they’ll pay and your portion of the expense. Premium lenses are often not covered by insurance.