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

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.


When Are Implantable Contact Lenses Needed?

Scott Kirk, MD | 03/25/2022

Surgical vision correction using Visian ICL (implantable contact lenses) is a safe and effective treatment for patients with myopia.


How Safe Are Implantable Contact Lenses?

Scott Kirk, MD | 03/05/2022

Implantable contact lenses are a safe and effective form of vision correction. Learn about implantable lenses and how they provide results in Chicago.


Are Premium IOLs Worth the Extra Expense After Cataract Surgery?

Scott Kirk, MD | 02/19/2022

Visian ICLs are an excellent alternative to glasses or removable contact lenses, and can be replaced or reversed during future appointments.


How Long Is the Downtime After LASIK Surgery?

Scott Kirk, MD | 02/07/2022

The recovery for the LASIK procedure will vary by patient, so it is important to understand what to expect before undergoing the procedure.


The Benefits of Elective Eye Surgery at Kirk Eye Center

Scott Kirk, MD | 01/28/2022

We proudly offer elective eye surgery services while other health providers in the area have suspended these procedures due to the COVID pandemic.


How Long is Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery?

Scott Kirk, MD | 01/22/2022

Laser-assisted cataract surgery is an innovative procedure performed to more precisely remove cataracts and minimize the risk of complications.


How Long Will My LASIK Results Last?

Scott Kirk, MD | 12/19/2021

LASIK vision correction reshapes the eye to fix refractive disorders for long-lasting results and (potentially) 20/20 vision.


What are the Benefits of Premium Intraocular Lenses?

Scott Kirk, MD | 12/07/2021

During cataract removal, patients can get premium intraocular lenses that help them see better. Learn about your options for IOLs at our eye clinic.


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