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Review our articles for more information on vision care as well as handy post-surgery advice for a speedy recovery.

Vision and Vision Care: Frequently Asked Questions

10/20/2020

Everyone needs regular vision exams. Eye exams are vital to your vision health. Here's why!

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Are Floaters Dangerous?

08/13/2020

Floaters, or those small specks that occasionally float across your vision, are not usually dangerous. However, many new floaters can be a sign.

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PRK Eye Surgery Recovery Tips

05/12/2020

Recovering from PRK takes slightly longer than LASIK, but the end result is the same. Our tips can help everything go smoothly.

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We're Open and We're STILL In This Together!

05/06/2020

Hello, to all of our dear patients and friends! We are happy to announce that both of our office locations are now back in business.

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What Precautions Should Be Taken After Laser Eye Surgery?

04/16/2020

Learn what to do after LASIK or PRK to protect your eyes, minimize the risk of complications or infection, and promote a swift recovery.

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Cornea and External Disease FAQ's

04/13/2020

The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped layer on the front of the eye. It is responsible for most of the eye’s refractive power (focusing light).

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Eyelid Surgery - Blepharoplasty FAQ's

04/13/2020

Dr. Scott Kirk has been performing surgery on the eyelids for over 30 years.

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How Long Does It Take to Recover from LASIK Eye Surgery?

04/07/2020

LASIK is known for its quick and relatively comfortable recovery. Learn what you can expect after your procedure.

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COVID-19 Office Closures & Updates

03/20/2020

Kirk Eye Centers are only open for emergency and essential services, such as glaucoma follow-up visits.

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The Long Term Effects of Drooping Eyelids

03/06/2020

Drooping eyelids can obscure vision and encourage headaches. Blepharoplasty permanently addresses the problem.

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Is Winter the Best Time to Have LASIK?

02/11/2020

Having your LASIK procedure in the winter can be beneficial in several ways.

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LASIK Quick Facts

01/27/2020

Wearing glasses and contacts can get tiresome. If you're ready to ditch corrective lenses and enjoy clear vision, contact Kirk Eye Center about LASIK.

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Treatment for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

11/29/2019

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) does not have a cure, but it can be treated well enough to slow or halt progress of the disease.

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Use your FSA Balance to get Clear Vision for 2020 and Beyond

11/27/2019

Did you know you can use your FSA funds for LASIK?

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How to Stop Dry Eyes

Our Team | 11/14/2019

Dry eyes can be uncomfortable and can affect your vision.

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Do I Need an Eye Exam if I Don’t Need Glasses?

10/02/2019

You may think you can skip out on eye exams if you have clear vision, but there are several important reasons to make it to the eye doctor.

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Common Corrective Eye Procedures

Our Team | 09/06/2019

Learn about the different vision correction procedures available, including LASIK, PRK, and Visian ICL (implantable contact lenses).

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Should I Get Eyelid Surgery?

Our Team | 09/05/2019

If your eyelids impair your vision, you may benefit from eye surgery.

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Who Should be Concerned about Cataracts?

Our Team | 08/19/2019

Medical, biological, and lifestyle factors can increase your risk for cataracts.

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Why Do I See Flashes of Light in the Corner of my Eye?

Our Team | 07/26/2019

If you are concerned about seeing flashes of light in your eyes, contact the Kirk Eye Center.

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