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
What is the PRK procedure?
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.
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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
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
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
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
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