About Us

Opening our doors to the Des Plaines community decades ago, Des Plaines Eye Physicians was established under the notion that quality care should be at a level of excellence unparalleled in the area. Dr. Warren Kreft, who founded the practice, believed in this philosophy and it carries on today with each member of our staff.

Dr. John W. Winkler, MD

Dr. John Winkler received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Indiana University College of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is board certified in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Winkler has been in practice for over 30 years and brings his clinical and surgical expertise to treat a wide range of ophthalmic conditions. He is an expert in complex and refractive cataract surgeries, utilizing the latest technology to perfect your vision. He additionally manages and treats conditions such as glaucoma, dry eye, age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and ophthalmologic emergencies. He provides comprehensive eye wellness care and surgical options.

He enjoys traveling, gardening, and going to the theater in his spare time. He has traveled to Les Cayes Haiti regularly to provide cataract surgery and ophthalmic care to the underserved community and instructional teaching to the surgeons there.