Our Blog

LASIK & Cataract Surgeons serving Gurnee, River Forest & Chicago

March 20, 2020
As some Illinois cities prepare for a lockdown, Kirk Eye Center has elected to follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and immediately cease all non-essential services. Please note that we are still open for existing patients who need to see us for post-op exams,... Read Full Post
Category: Eye Care
March 06, 2020
Drooping eyelids (blepharoptosis) can produce a sleepy, disinterested, and lazy appearance. Impacting one or both eyes, this condition obscures vision by partially lidding the pupil, which is problem enough in itself, but in compensation, many people tilt their heads to look off the bridge of their... Read Full Post
Category: Cosmetic
February 11, 2020
If you are wondering when to schedule your LASIK procedure, you probably already know that LASIK can put an end to blurry mornings, fumbling around for your glasses, and the other inconveniences you endure when you rely on corrective lenses for clear vision. Though every patient has a unique set of... Read Full Post
Category: LASIK
January 27, 2020
Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) has changed the lives of millions of patients. This vision correction method can eliminate your dependence on glasses and contact lenses in as little as a few days. If you are tired of blurry vision, wearing glasses, or using contact lenses, consider... Read Full Post
November 29, 2019
How is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treated? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the more common eye diseases in older men and women and is a top cause of blindness in those over 60 years old. If you are over the age of 50, it is important to have your eyes checked often by an... Read Full Post
November 27, 2019
If you have a flexible spending account (FSA) through your employer’s health insurance, you are on the clock to use the money you’ve contributed to your FSA this year. FSA accounts are subject to a “use it or lose it” rule that results in millions of dollars forfeited each year, but there’s still... Read Full Post
Category: LASIK
November 14, 2019
Environmental adjustments, eye drops, punctal plugs, and Lipiflow® are all viable treatments for dry eyes. The severity of your condition and the cause will be factored in to your treatment plan. In your consultation, a caring and knowledgeable doctor at Kirk Eye Center will discuss your options... Read Full Post
Category: Eye Care, Dry Eye
October 02, 2019
Perfect vision may seem like the perfect reason to skip your annual eye exam, but doing so leaves a serious gap in your preventative health plan. A look into your eyes can reveal quite a bit about your overall health. In fact, your eyes can show signs of serious illness before other symptoms can be... Read Full Post
September 06, 2019
What Is The Most Common Corrective Eye Surgery? Although LASIK laser vision correction is the most commonly known procedure to fix your eyesight, there are other procedures available if you are not a LASIK candidate for any reason. Among these are PRK and Visian ICL. Our experienced eye doctors... Read Full Post
September 05, 2019
Patients elect to have eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, for medical reasons, cosmetic reasons, or a combination of the two. Eyelid surgery ranks among the top five most common cosmetic surgeries and may involve the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both. The eye surgeons at Kirk Eye Center have the... Read Full Post
Category: Eye Care, Cosmetic