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, 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!"



"Wonderful Doctor Very professional and very nice guy"



"Thank you! to the office manager at GE for getting my prescription refilled (with additional refills!). Moved to California last spring & had a prescription snafu last month. I appreciate your help and kindness. 👏🏼"



"Easy parking and an accomadating Friendly staff. I was fully informed of what was being done . I have complete confidence in the staff and the physician . I trust Dr Kent Kirk with my eyes . I had lasik more than 20 years ago with Dr Kent Kirk and I could not be more pleased . I didn’t look forward to cataracts . It stinks getting old but I’m glad I have such good people to take care of me . I had cataract surgery October 18th 2023 It was so easy I’m mad I didn’t do it sooner. It’s one week and vision is 20/20 . No pain Eye drops but no oral medication."



"Friendly and quick service, and a reliable eye exam each year. Thanks!"




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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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