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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Multifocal Lens Can Correct Multiple Vision Problems

Scott Kirk, MD | 07/29/2022

Multifocal lenses, or premium IOLs, can give you clear vision after cataracts and fix multiple other visual problems as well.


When is Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery Needed?

Scott Kirk, MD | 07/16/2022

When cataracts have reached a certain level of maturity, they must be removed via laser-assisted cataract surgery to restore vision and eye health.


How Soon After Cataract Surgery Can I Drive?

Scott Kirk, MD | 06/20/2022

Cataract surgery offers quick improvements and a short downtime, with many patients resuming daily activities such as driving, within 24 hours.


Will LASIK Give me 20/20 Vision?

Scott Kirk, MD | 06/10/2022

It's impossible to predict your overall outcome, though most patients enjoy dramatically improved eyesight, including 20/20 vision.


How Can Symfony Lens Improve My Vision?

Scott Kirk, MD | 05/31/2022

Unlike the monofocal lenses of old, TECNIS Symfony provides clear, continuous vision at all ranges, very few risks, and minimal downtime.


How to Know if Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery is Right for You

Scott Kirk, MD | 05/14/2022

Numerous factors decide one's best option for cataract treatment, so it's essential to see us for a comprehensive consultation.


What Will My Vision be Like the Day After LASIK Surgery?

Scott Kirk, MD | 04/30/2022

It’s normal to experience blurriness, glare, or other visual distortions the day after your LASIK vision correction procedure.


Five Things You Need To Know About Cataract Surgery Recovery

Scott Kirk, MD | 04/11/2022

Learn the 5 crucial things to know after cataract surgery to help speed your recovery and achieve healthier, clearer vision in Chicago, IL.


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