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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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