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July 11, 2018
Summer is a great season here in Chicago. Go boating on the lake, take a stroll along the river, go hiking, swimming, biking... the possibilities are endless! If you wear glasses or contacts, though, you may not be able to enjoy summer to its fullest. Glasses can make swimming and exercising... Read Full Post
Category: LASIK
June 21, 2018
If you are interested in better vision but are not a candidate for LASIK, then PRK eye surgery may be a good choice for you. PRK is an established, safe, and effective LASIK alternative that can help you get to 20/20 vision or better. Recovery from PRK takes a bit longer than recovery from LASIK.... Read Full Post
May 30, 2018
If you wear glasses or contacts, there have probably been times where you found them cumbersome or annoying. Especially if you lead an active lifestyle, glasses and contacts can be a massive annoyance. Luckily, modern technology has provided the means for you to be able to ditch your glasses for... Read Full Post
Category: LASIK
May 08, 2018
While LASIK is the most well-known treatment for nearsightedness, not everyone is a candidate for it. Visian ICL is an equally effective treatment that can provide the convenience of a glasses-free life to patients who are not LASIK candidates. Learn more about Visian ICL and see if it would be a... Read Full Post
Category: LASIK, Contact Lenses
April 04, 2018
Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, most often as a result of age. When left untreated, cataracts may become progressively worse, eventually even leading to blindness. The only true cure for cataracts is surgery, in which the clouded lens is removed and replaced with a clear... Read Full Post
Category: Cataract Surgery
March 12, 2018
Here at Kirk Eye Center, we pride ourselves on offering the latest, most advanced treatment options that have been proven effective and safe. For our cataracts patients, this means laser cataract surgery with the option for premium IOL placement. Laser cataract surgery is more precise and requires... Read Full Post
Category: Cataract Surgery
February 16, 2018
If you have glasses or contacts, there have probably been times where you've become frustrated with them. Glasses slipping down your nose while trying to run, hike, or exercise; contacts falling out at inopportune moments, or forgetting to bring fresh contacts and solution on a trip; waking up and... Read Full Post
February 07, 2018
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. If your eyes are vibrant and youthful, it can brighten your entire face. Unfortunately, the eye area is one of the first to show signs of aging. Drooping eyelids and puffy eye bags can make you look tired, worn-down, and older than you actually feel.... Read Full Post
Category: Cosmetic
January 08, 2018
Almost everyone has seen little specks floating across their vision from time to time. If you get them frequently, you may wonder if they are signaling a potential problem with your vision or eye health. Luckily, in most cases eye floaters are not dangerous. However, if you suddenly experience a... Read Full Post
Category: Optical
December 18, 2017
A common concern among men and women who have been diagnosed with macular degeneration, also known as AMD, is whether the disease can cause full blindness. Unfortunately, the answer is yes. While you may retain some peripheral vision, macular degeneration can cause functional and legal blindness,... Read Full Post