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July 20, 2020
At Kirk Eye Center, our cataract surgery patients typically enjoy a quick and uneventful recovery. It is normal to experience mild and temporary symptoms following surgery, including tolerable discomfort and blurry vision. It is also possible to have elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). In most... Read Full Post
July 16, 2020
Nearsighted patients looking for a LASIK alternative may find that Visian ICL is an excellent option. The FDA-approved Visian ICL (implantable contact lens) is gently placed inside the eye for optimal comfort and lasting visual improvement. It provides better distance vision without eyeglasses and... Read Full Post
Category: Contact Lenses
June 29, 2020
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a great alternative for people who are not good candidates for LASIK surgery. Both procedures reshape the cornea in order to improve vision. While LASIK involves creating a corneal flap, PRK dissolves epithelial cells on the surface of the cornea (those cells... Read Full Post
June 23, 2020
Your eyes are going to be sensitive after a procedure like PRK. For that reason, you should wait at least 24 hours before watching TV. When it comes to using other devices that require more focus — such as smartphones, tablets, and computers — waiting at least 48 hours is ideal. Taking a short and... Read Full Post
May 18, 2020
You can generally expect a short and easy recovery after your LASIK procedure. However, a few precautions are necessary to ensure proper healing. Our eye doctors will explain what you should and should not do following LASIK. They will provide detailed instructions and guidelines. In the meantime,... Read Full Post
Category: LASIK
May 12, 2020
If you’re interested in better vision but aren’t a candidate for LASIK, then PRK eye surgery may be a good choice for you. PRK is a trusted, safe, and effective LASIK alternative. It takes longer to recover from PRK than from LASIK. Healing is slower and vision may take a month or more to stabilize... Read Full Post
May 06, 2020
Hello, to all of our dear patients and friends! We are happy to announce that both of our office locations are now back in business, with normal business hours. We do advise people to heed local ordinances, and stay at home if possible. But we know the importance of getting needed eye care and... Read Full Post
April 16, 2020
As with any other surgical procedure, you will need to take a few precautions following LASIK or PRK. These simple measures will help protect your eyes, minimize the risk of complications or infection, and promote a swift recovery. Be aware that PRK has a longer recovery time than LASIK and may... Read Full Post
April 13, 2020
Dr. Scott Kirk has been performing surgery on the eyelids for over 30 years. In that time, he has performed thousands of procedures helping our patients. If you have questions about eyelid procedures or other eye care options read our FAQ below or call for a consultation at 708-771-3334 (River... Read Full Post
April 13, 2020
1. What is the cornea? The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped layer on the front of the eye. It consists of 5 layers. It is responsible for most of the eye’s refractive power (focusing light). It needs to remain clear in order to have sharp vision. Scarring or swelling of the cornea limits your... Read Full Post