Bertram Kraft, MD

With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Kraft and his dedicated staff at Total Eye Care are committed to providing individualized eye care of the highest quality to patients in the Chicagoland area.

Dr. Kraft stands behind his surgical results. He conducts his own preoperative exams and is with each patient at every stage of the treatment process. He believes that each patient should be treated specially and as an individual.

To this end he is committed to conducting an in-depth, candid dialog with each patient to review their expectations and visual needs - and describe any recommended procedure in complete detail before treatment.

You can feel confident that by choosing Dr. Kraft you have chosen a physician skilled in the latest technologies and procedures to provide eye care at the highest level. In short, you have chosen wisely.


All patients are personally seen by me. After a thorough eye exam, I discuss the findings with specific attention to the following: cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, high blood pressure, dry eyes and allergies. I take an individualized approach to each patient, keeping in mind their age, visual needs, and expectations. I talk to my patients about their general overall health, with particular focus on actual or potential eye problems. If a patient expresses concerns about a family history of a specific eye disease, we thoroughly discuss that as well. I engage patients in a lifestyle discussion with special emphasis on work, sports and other activities. I then make recommendations appropriate to the patient’s needs and prescription on the best optical correction: whether glasses, contact lenses or surgery involving LASIK or intraocular implants.

Dr. Kraft’s CV

  • Chief of the Eye Clinic, US Army, Fort Knox, KY 1973 - 1975
  • Board Certified in 1975
  • Private practice in downtown Chicago and Buffalo Grove, IL, from 1975 to present
  • Diplomate: American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow: American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologist

Darry G. Sommer, OD

Dr. Darry G. Sommer received his Doctor of Optometry degree With Distinction from Indiana University in 1980. He has over 30 years of experience caring for patients of all ages with a wide variety of visual and medical conditions. Dr. Sommer specializes in contacts lenses and utilizes the latest technology to fit patients including those with astigmatism and the need for bifocal and specialty correction. He treats eye infections, dry eyes, eye allergies as well as glaucoma.

Cataract evaluation and a thorough knowledge of state of the art techniques for corrective surgery is one of his specialties. He also is able to determine your candidacy for Laser Vision Correction – Lasik.

Dr. Sommer has participated in the “Gift of Sight” charitable organization on both a local and international level, including spending 2 weeks in El Salvador providing eye care to many needy recipients. He was featured on WGN-TV Health Beat news segment regarding the importance of routine eye examinations. This was a result of Dr. Sommer detecting a brain tumor during an eye examination which saved the patient’s life.

As an integral part of our practice he will continue to provide the highest quality of personalized and compassionate care, recognizing that every patient is a unique individual. His addition to our practice augments our basic philosophy of eye care. In his spare time, Dr. Sommer enjoys traveling, cooking, tennis and spending time with his family.


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