Cutting Edge Technology

Cassini technology employs red, green and yellow LEDs that are each positioned in a unique relationship to four of its neighbors, giving each one a 'gps-like' coordinate. Cassini uses the ray-tracing principle to measure the relative position of each point, using the three different colors as 'triangulation' points.

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LASIK Wavescan/Visx

WaveScan-based digital technology identifies and measures imperfections in your eyes 25 times more precisely than standard methods. This technology measures imperfections in the eye never before measured using standard methods for glasses and contact lenses.

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Optical Department


Save time, money, and stress and shop at our in-office optical boutique!
Choosing frames can be a challenging decision, that is why our optical boutique has a certified optician and frame stylist available to help you find a pair to fit your medical and style needs. With great quality frames and lenses and personal consultations you will soon be looking and seeing your best.

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Versace eyewear
Premium Italian made frames for men and woman by world renowned designer Donatella Versace.


coach eyewear
The luxury New York based fashion company now offers designer frames for every woman.


Dr. Jeffrey Mono, a specialist in both oculoplastic and ophthalmologic surgeries offers a range of procedures for both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. From Botox to fillers, lifts to lid repairs you can leave here confident and rejuvenated. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mono to discuss your options today!

presbyopia study

Presbyopia Study
The Midwest Center for Sight participated in a study with Refocus Group - to determine if the VisAbility™ Implant System (VIS) Procedure and the VisAbility™ Implant will eliminate the need for corrective eyewear arising from presbyopia. This System is investigational and is awaiting approval by the FDA. To find more information on Refocus Group click on the link below.

Video Gallery

A highly accomplished surgeon, James Katz M.D, has appeared on television a number of times on behalf of the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness. He has been invited to speak at medical conferences all over the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America.


"All of the doctors and all of the staff at Midwest Center for Sight are fantastic. They are completely up-to-date with the latest equipment, tests, treatments, etc. They truly care about their patients and protecting your precious vision. Every step in the process is explained in detail so no need to be scared. And Dr. Mono volunteered to do eye surgery on a bear at Lincoln Park Zoo!"
Linda S. -Des Plaines
"If you're thinking about getting LASIK, go to Dr. James Katz. He took me from 20/300 to 20/20 in each eye. He's knowledgeable, cautious, and an expert in his field. I interviewed about 10 doctors before finding Dr. Katz and could not be happier with my choice to have him perform my LASIK procedure."
Inna T. -Deerfield, IL
"In my 10 years here in Chicago, I have found some wonderful doctors and Dr. Patil is one more to add to that list.I went for an eye exam and some concerns about my vision. She and her staff treated me with respect and dignity. And gave me a very thorough eye exam.I left there very informed and very well-taken care of. I highly recommend you see Dr. Patil."
Patrick P. -Chicago IL
"I found Dr. Richard Katz due to an emergency. I had sudden vision loss in my right eye around the thanksgiving holiday. I went to the emergency room were I was treated very poorly and was told that I had an ocular migrane (which I knew that wasn't it) I called Dr. Katz's office on Black Friday and he agreed to see my right away on an emergency case."
Alpa P. -Des Plaines, IL
"Get serious about your sight. I trust Dr Katz, especially since I found out I was diabetic. Great staff, very concerned. Really good!"
Mark B. -Chicago, IL


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The Midwest Center for Sight

8901 West Golf Road • Suite 300
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Please park in the back of the building.
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