LASIK & Cataract Surgeons serving Gurnee, River Forest & Chicago

At Kirk Eye Center, our experienced team of doctors and staff provide a comprehensive range of services designed to help you achieve and maintain clear vision and optimal eye health. Our commitment to individualized care means that you will receive customized treatments that are tailored to your unique and specific needs. Whether you need general eye care services, laser treatment or a surgical procedure, our experienced team of highly-trained and skilled doctors can help.

If you live in the Chicago area and would like to learn more about the eye care services we offer, please contact us today to schedule a consultation. To contact our River Forest facility, please call 708-771-3334. Our Gurnee location can be reached at 847-249-4660. You can also contact us by completing the form on this page.

General Eye Care Services

Girl looking at Snellen chart for eye exam | Regular exams help catch serious eye diseasesFrom routine eye care to advanced treatments, our eye doctors offer both preventative and corrective procedures to help you achieve your vision-related goals. Our advanced diagnostic equipment enables us to determine exactly what needs to be done to improve your vision and ocular health.

In addition to routine exams, we provide comprehensive general eye care services including the diagnosis and treatment of:

Our full-service optical department can assist you with all of your contact lens and eyeglass needs. With options to fit every type of lifestyle and budget, we pride ourselves on providing a world-class eyewear experience. We offer free adjustments and cleanings, a variety of designer and non-designer eyeglass frames and personal instruction on how to correctly insert and remove contact lenses.

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Cataract Surgery

Cataracts occur after excess protein inside the eye collects in cloudy masses, fogging the lens of the eye and inhibiting vision. We proudly offer both laser and traditional cataract surgery. Once the affected natural eye lens is removed, it is replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL). Cataract surgery is a very quick and comfortable procedure and allows many of our patients to see without glasses after treatment.


If you are ready to free yourself from glasses or contacts, LASIK may be an ideal solution. LASIK is one of the most advanced forms of laser vision correction and has helped millions of people improve their vision, reducing their dependence on glasses and contacts.

For patients who are not good candidates for LASIK surgery, we proudly offer implantable contact lenses by Visian. These lenses can remain in your eye without maintenance and can be removed by one of our eye surgeons if your vision needs change.

Cosmetic Services

We understand that our patients have diverse needs, and we strive to help all of our patients achieve their goals. In addition to a wide range of services that improve ocular health, Kirk Eye Center proudly offers cosmetic services to help you look and feel your best, including:

  • BOTOX®: Botox injections help address unwanted wrinkles and fine lines on the face and forehead.
  • Eyelid surgery: Blepharoplasty is a popular cosmetic facial procedure for correcting eyelids that droop, sag and make you appear tired, angry or older than you feel.

The Surgery Center of River Forest

In 1986, Kirk Eye Center opened the Surgery Center of River Forest, a fully-equipped ambulatory surgical center located within the same building as our main eye care facility. One of the first facilities of its kind in Illinois, our on-site surgical center is state licensed, Medicare certified and AAAHC accredited, meaning it meets the highest standards of safety and comfort.

Contact Kirk Eye Center Today

Don’t put off the clear vision you deserve. Kirk Eye Center has two convenient locations to help our Chicago-area patients. Please call 708-771-3334 to contact our River Forest facility, or 847-249-4660 for our Gurnee office.