Ophthalmology River Forest, IL

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Welcome to Kirk Eye Center

Built on a tradition of service and excellence, Kirk Eye Center has been the premier choice for eye care in the Chicago area for more than 50 years. We pride ourselves on providing friendly, individualized attention and the most technologically advanced vision correction options available today. From general eye exams and a full optical shop to more specialized care, including LASIK and laser-assisted cataract surgery with premium IOL options like Symfony, Multifocal, and Toric, we offer a comprehensive array of services to meet all of your vision needs. We even offer BOTOX services to help you look as good as you see.

Kirk Eye Center’s reputation for excellence has helped us grow consistently over the years to include locations in River Forest, Glen Ellyn, Gurnee, and Chicago in addition to the River Forest Surgery Center, an on-site, AAAHC-accredited, Medicare-certified ambulatory surgical center. Call today to set up an appointment or schedule a LASIK consultation. We proudly welcome patients from Gurnee, Glen Ellyn and other Chicago areas.

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Our Eye Care Services


"Great overall experience with my Lasik procedure for both my eyes. Dr. Kirk & the staff were fantastic throughout the entire process. I'm so pumped that I don't have to wear contacts or glasses ever again!"



"Thank you Kirk. great place super fast"



"This is the second time I’ve been to Kirk Eye Center on Harlem. I could not be more pleased. I’ve never had to wait more than a minute or 2 after I arrive. Everyone is friendly and helpful. I’ve seen the technician Rose and Dr Kirk Jr both times and enjoyed being assisted by both. There is even plenty of parking. Glad to have them caring for my diabetic and other needs"



"This is absolutely no exaggeration. Dr Tyler Kirk saved my right eye. He is the reason I have vision in that eye. I will be a Kirk Eye Center customer for life!"



"I must take a.moment and highlight the ladies at the front desk- Kinga & Vicki. My last visit was an Odyssey getting there. Everything that could go wrong went wrong as I persevered to get to my appt on time. It culminated with me traversing 3 miles on foot to get there. Kindly, throughout my whole stressful adventure, these ladies maintained close phone communication with me. Rather than canceling me, they reworked my appt so that I could still be seen shortly after I arrived. I am so grateful for such grace. Most Dr offices would have callously canceled & rescheduled me for another day despite my traumatic quest. Thank you Kinga & Vicki. You are a blessing. Your front desk position is extremely important. You are the face of RFKEC and you represent them SUPERBLY!!!"




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Vision Center

With an on-site optical center at our main River Forest facility, Kirk Eye Center conveniently meets your vision needs all in one location. Our trained opticians are happy to assist you in choosing from a large selection of the latest optical products to help you see better. We carry a full range of designer and budget-friendly frames, along with many types of lenses, from thin and lightweight to high-index, anti-reflective, blue light blocking, and bifocals. As added benefits, we offer free adjustments and cleanings on all glasses, in addition to a vast array of contact lenses. No appointment is needed to browse our frames so feel free to stop in at your convenience, or visit following your comprehensive eye exam.

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River Forest Location

7427 Lake St

River Forest, IL 60305



Gurnee Location

3477 Grand Ave

Gurnee, IL 60031



Chicago Location

3115 N. Harlem Ave #300

Chicago, IL 60634



Glen Ellyn Location

45 South Park Boulevard #375

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137



Mission Statement

Our mission is to make patients feel welcome, comfortable, and understood while offering state-of-the-art services in a family setting.

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