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 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!"



"My successful cataract surgery gave me great vision and increased abilities. The doctor and staff gave expert care during prep and surgery. Post-surgery follow-ups were clearly detailed. I recommend Kirk Eye Center for all-optical and surgery needs. Thank you for all your services, care, and concerns."


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"I had a great experience. Dr. Carter Kirk and the rest of the team were thorough, professional, and personable"



"I am typically not the type of person who posts a review, but I have been a patient at Kirk Eye Center for the past 25 years and I cannot emphasize enough how amazing this practice is at helping people achieve wonderful vision! The doctors at Kirk Eye Center have guided me towards perfect eyesight from the time I wore glasses, followed by contact lenses for many years, and most recently the Lasik vision corrective surgery. Each doctor is extremely knowledgeable, polite, and caring. The staff at Kirk Eye Center is warm and friendly, and my entire experience has been nothing but positive. I have already insisted to my younger brother that he schedule a Lasik consultation as soon as possible so that he can receive the same magnificent care and results that were provided to me! I would recommend Kirk Eye Center to any person in search of top-notch vision correction as well as fantastic overall service."



"This is the first anniversary of my laser cataract surgery with Kirk Eye Center and I just wanted to say my vision has never been better. I'm 20/20 for distance and only need standard 2.5 power reading glasses for reading. I am very grateful to Drs. Scott and Carter Kirk for the great job they did. Everyone in the office is very courteous and professional and my wife and I will always go to them in the future for all our vision needs."




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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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The experienced specialists at Kirk Eye Center provide many advanced services to help patients attain optimal eye health and clearer vision. To provide ease of access for individuals throughout Chicago, we have office locations in both River Forest and Gurnee, IL. Our team is happy to help you set up an appointment or answer any questions you may have so contact us today.

River Forest Location

7427 Lake St

River Forest, IL 60305


Gurnee Location

3477 Grand Ave

Gurnee, IL 60031


Mission Statement

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