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

What Are the Signs You Have Double Vision?

Scott Kirk, MD | 05/19/2023

The primary symptom of double vision, or diplopia, is seeing two images of the same subject at the same time.

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When Can Patients Drive After LASIK?

Scott Kirk, MD | 05/12/2023

You may be able to drive within a few days of your LASIK vision correction surgery, though everyone’s timeline is patient-specific.

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How to Choose which Premium IOL is Best for You

Scott Kirk, MD | 04/24/2023

We offer our patients an extensive selection of IOLs (intraocular lenses) to help meet their needs and correct various eye and visual disorders.

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Learn the Dos and Don'ts After Cataract Surgery

Scott Kirk, MD | 04/08/2023

Learn the dos and don'ts of laser cataract surgery to enjoy optimal results and clear, life-changing vision.

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What is Recovery Like After Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery?

Scott Kirk, MD | 03/28/2023

Laser-assisted cataract surgery produces immediate improved vision, and the healing period may take 1 – 2 months. Learn more about the recovery here.

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How LASIK Surgery Can Improve Your Vision and Change Your Life

Scott Kirk, MD | 03/17/2023

LASIK can clear your vision and change your life by resolving refractive disorders, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

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What are the Best Premium IOLs for Night Vision While Driving?

Scott Kirk, MD | 02/28/2023

TECNIS® Eyhance™ Toric IOLs and TECNIS Multifocal IOLs help meet our Chicago-area patients' needs, including improved night vision while driving.

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Will Refractive Lens Exchange Address My Myopia?

Scott Kirk, MD | 02/11/2023

Refractive lens exchange (RLE) can resolve multiple refractive disorders, including myopia, also known as nearsightedness.

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Who are the Best Candidates for PRK?

Scott Kirk, MD | 01/22/2023

PRK can offer perfect vision to patients with thin corneas, ocular disorders, higher prescriptions, or active or hazardous lifestyles.

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Which Premium IOL is Best for Astigmatism?

Scott Kirk, MD | 01/14/2023

Toric premium IOLs (intraocular lenses) use a double-convex design to resolve astigmatism while providing clear vision after cataract surgery.

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The Multifunctional TECNIS® Symfony IOL Can Address Many Vision Issues

Scott Kirk, MD | 12/29/2022

TECNIS Symfony premium IOLs can improve your vision at multiple ranges while resolving cataracts, astigmatism, and presbyopia.

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Is LASIK Safe for Seniors?

Scott Kirk, MD | 12/11/2022

Our LASIK laser-based vision correction system offers wonderfully safe and effective results for patients of all ages.

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Will Cataract Surgery Improve Vision Range?

Scott Kirk, MD | 11/25/2022

Cataract surgery can remove cataracts clouding your vision and dramatically improve your visual range and acuity.

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Should Patients Continue Driving With Cataracts?

Scott Kirk, MD | 11/18/2022

Some patients with cataracts can continue driving if their cataracts are in the early stages, but it’s vital to seek a professional evaluation first.

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Should Cataract Patients Smoke?

Scott Kirk, MD | 10/27/2022

Smoking cigarettes doubles or triples one’s risk of developing cataracts and accelerates vision loss in patients who already have cataracts.

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What Vision Complications Could I Experience After LASIK?

Scott Kirk, MD | 10/22/2022

Over the few days following LASIK, patients may experience blurriness, glare, halos, and ocular discomfort as the eyes heal.

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Can Too Much Sunlight Speed up Cataract Development?

Scott Kirk, MD | 09/24/2022

The UV radiation from the sun can damage the proteins in the eye's lens, contributing to the formation of cataracts.

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Can Cataracts Cause Nearsighted Vision?

Scott Kirk, MD | 09/09/2022

In some cases, cataracts can cause nearsighted vision, but if left untreated, they can lead to further vision loss and, eventually, blindness.

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Should You Fast Before Cataract Surgery?

Scott Kirk, MD | 08/19/2022

It may be necessary to fast for a certain period prior to cataract surgery, though we can offer more specific details after your consultation.

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Can I Get LASIK Surgery While Pregnant?

Scott Kirk, MD | 08/11/2022

Correct your vision without the hassle of glasses or contacts with LASIK surgery. Find out if you are a candidate for this laser treatment in Chicago.

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