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LASIK & Cataract Surgeons serving Gurnee, River Forest & Chicago

February 22, 2019
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
January 07, 2019
Here at Kirk Eye Center, in addition to helping you see your best, we also help you look your best. We offer BOTOX™ Cosmetic, an incredibly effective injectable treatment that smooths lines and wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and at the corners of the eyes. Our eye doctors are... Read Full Post
Category: Cosmetic
December 17, 2018
One of the best things about LASIK eye surgery is the rapid recovery time. Typically, it takes just a few days to fully recover, and most patients find that their vision noticeably improves just a few hours after they get home from their LASIK surgery. The fast and relatively comfortable recovery... Read Full Post
Category: LASIK
November 29, 2018
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 experienced eye doctor. AMD symptoms appear only... Read Full Post
November 05, 2018
LASIK eye surgery can correct refractive vision errors, including astigmatism, in the right candidate. Most of our patients with mild to moderate astigmatism are able to achieve 20/20 vision or higher with LASIK surgery. If your astigmatism is particularly severe, you may still be able to have... Read Full Post
Category: LASIK
October 23, 2018
If you suffer from dry, irritated, red, stinging eyes, you’re not alone. Over 3 million people in America suffer from dry eye syndrome, which is a chronic condition in which your eyes don’t produce enough natural lubrication. This condition, if left untreated, can lead to vision problems in the... Read Full Post
Category: Dry Eye
October 04, 2018
LASIK vision correction surgery is extremely effective and popular, but many people are understandably concerned about side effects. Your vision is an important sense, and no one wants to lose it due to side effects of elective eye surgery. Luckily, most potential LASIK side effects are minor and... Read Full Post
Category: LASIK
September 17, 2018
LASIK laser eye surgery is a remarkably fast, efficient, and precise procedure. Typically, while your entire appointment may take an hour, the procedure itself is only 5 to 10 minutes per eye. It is not painful, as numbing drops are applied beforehand. Plus, while you will be conscious through the... Read Full Post
Category: LASIK
September 06, 2018
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 will examine your eyes closely during your... Read Full Post
August 10, 2018
Did you know that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness in America? Around 3 million Americans suffer from glaucoma, with even more projected for the future. Glaucoma is irreversible, but if you catch it early enough, there are effective treatment options to delay... Read Full Post
Category: Glaucoma