Ophthalmology River Forest, IL

New Location Now Open in Glen Ellyn!

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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 and Gurnee 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 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!"



"Wonderful service and I had great results with my LASIK. The staff is all friendly and the doctor (Dr Kirk) is so personable and helpful. Would highly recommend!"



"Friendly staff and Dr. Tyler was amazing. So happy with my results and will return for my next surgery when needed. Highly recommend."



"I had a great experience at Kirk with my Lasik surgery. They were able to schedule me quickly for both the consultation and actual surgery. Joyce was super helpful and very responsive with communication. The actual procedure was quick and they made me feel very comfortable and safe. 1 week out - I'm so glad I did Lasik and and so glad I went to Kirk Eye Center!"



"I’ve been coming here for over 20 years. The doctors, especially Dr Kent Kirk, are just exceptional in their craft, follow through and patient care. I can’t recommend them enough. Truly exceptional!"




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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.