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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.

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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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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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