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
Are you at risk for cataracts? Certain medical conditions and lifestyle choices can increase your risk for developing this ocular condition that clouds the lens of your eye. Cataract surgery may be required to preserve your vision.
The doctors at the Kirk Eye Center are trained to diagnose and... Read Full Post
Your eyes play a major role in connecting you to the world around you and the people you love. When you experience vision disturbances like flashers or floaters, it is natural to worry. An eye exam with one of Kirk Eye Center’s experienced doctors is the best way to find out if your concern is... Read Full Post
LASIK and PRK are two of the most common laser vision correction procedures. Many patients ask about the difference, especially when they first see the less commonly known PRK surgery.
Our eye surgeons have extensive experience performing laser vision correction for patients throughout the Chicago... Read Full Post
Visian ICL is a vision correction method that utilizes an implantable lens to give you clear vision without glasses or contacts. This procedure is a great option for many people, including patients who do not qualify for LASIK.
Visian ICL differs from LASIK in a few important ways, most notably... Read Full Post
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a vision correction method that has been used successfully for decades. This refractive surgery can reduce or eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses in patients with hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism.
There are multiple refractive surgeries that can... Read Full Post
The surgeons at Kirk Eye are pleased to offer the latest in cataract surgery technology to aide in our patients obtaining the lifestyle they desire. We serve patients from all around the Chicago area and have some of the most experienced cataract surgeons in the region. Here we will discuss two... Read Full Post
Most patients know that the ultimate goal of LASIK surgery is 20/20 (or better!) vision. But, if you’re considering LASIK, it’s important to know what happens leading up to the optimal vision correction.
At Kirk Eye Center, we have helped thousands of patients achieve vision correction with LASIK... Read Full Post
Cataracts and glaucoma are both eye diseases that become more prevalent as you get older, and many men and women over the age of 60 have both. Cataract surgery may in some cases help to lower intraocular pressure from glaucoma, but it is not a treatment for glaucoma on its own. The best thing to do... Read Full Post
Hundreds of thousands of Americans get LASIK every year to overcome the daily hassles of wearing glasses and contacts. Dr. Kent Kirk and his team at the Kirk Eye Center have performed thousands of LASIK surgeries. The procedure has become an incredibly popular method of long-term vision correction... Read Full Post
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