Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses
If patients have certain kinds of vision impairments, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or age-related vision loss, getting the problem diagnosed and treated at one time makes the process quite simple. The on-site optical shop at Kirk Eye Center boasts the latest optical and vision technology where we are pleased to offer patients a fantastic selection of budget-friendly frames and several types of common and specialty contacts. To ensure minimal wait times, we work with a nearby optics lab that keeps an ample stock of the most common diameters and prescriptions. Our optical team in River Forest, IL is here to help you choose the appropriate frames or contact lenses for the proper fit and style.
We offer the following frame manufacturers:
- Kate Spade
- John Varvatos
- Mini Cooper
- Scott Zelda
- Maui Jim
- Jeffry Beene
- Gwen Stafani
- Scott Harris
- Ted Baker
- Trina Turk
"Great overall experience with my Lasik procedure for both my eyes. Dr. Kirk & the staff were fantastic throughout the entire process. I'm so pumped that I don't have to wear contacts or glasses ever again!"- B.M. / Google / Jun 19, 2020
"Great doctor and excellent staff. This is truly a professional operation and you feel that you’re in good hands throughout the procedure. Highly recommend!"- D.D. / Google / Oct 21, 2022
"I came here because of rapidly declining vision in my right eye. I was assigned to Dr. Kent Kirk (one of several of the family of Dr. Kirks in this practice) and was absolutely amazed at the quality of the care I received here! Dr. Kent spent nearly an hour (!) with me carefully examining my eyes, asking questions about my health history, diagnosing my condition (which fortunately was treatable), answered ALL my questions and fears, and made real sure I left with the eyedrops and Rx for supplements I needed to care for my condition. When is the last time a doctor spent an hour with you?! He has a kind, gentle chairside manner, reassuring me in no uncertain terms that my vision was 100% fine and just needed some TLC. I returned today for my follow-up and got the green light to resume using my contact lenses, and I couldn't be happier! His treatment worked beautifully! I strongly recommend this caring and highly professional family-owned practice to everybody. And they even took my insurance! How sweet is that!"- S.H. / Google / Sep 30, 2022
"Great experience. Office staff highly professional and make you feel that you are the most important person. They are great listenets."- F.P. / Google / Sep 29, 2022
"I received wonderful, COVID-safe customer service. Dr. Kathleen Scarpulla assisted me. She is patient, efficient, and knowledgeable. When in Chicago, I wouldn't go anywhere else!"- C.B. / Google / Sep 28, 2022
Best Candidates for Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses
As soon as we've finished a complete eye evaluation, we will determine whether contact lenses or eyeglasses are the appropriate treatment for your vision needs. For some adults and teens, contacts are the most convenient option to get clear vision. A few of the most familiar types of lenses we provide include daily wear, single-use, multifocal, and HD contact lenses. For those who might not be prepared to wear contact lenses, prescription eyeglasses boast a number of advantages, including the potential to filter harmful blue light.
What To Expect During Your fitting
While you're here for your eye exam and lens consultation, our optometrist and opticians will guide you through making the most effective decision for both your lifestyle and budget. At Kirk Eye Center, we proudly direct a great deal of time and attention to ensuring you end up with the ideal pair of glasses or the best contact lens fit and type. If you choose to get contact lenses, our expert team will teach you how to insert and remove your lenses. We are also proud to offer free adjustments and cleaning for your glasses.
The majority of patients shouldn't need to schedule a follow-up visit if they just opted for glasses. For those who receive contacts, we may ask for a follow-up in 1 – 2 months to ensure that the contacts are comfortable and are improving acuity appropriately. Please note, however, that these appointments never take the place of regular comprehensive eye exams, which should happen at least every two years.
Dependable, Clear Vision
Sharp vision is only one visit away. Vision issues, like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and age-related vision loss, can lead to a lot of frustration, but thankfully, each of them is very treatable. At Kirk Eye Center, our optical specialists are ready to help you obtain your best vision. We invite you to make an appointment to visit our main facility and on-site optical shop in River Forest, IL.