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
"I had a great experience. Dr. Carter Kirk and the rest of the team were thorough, professional, and personable"- M.H. / Google / Jun 22, 2020
"I am typically not the type of person who posts a review, but I have been a patient at Kirk Eye Center for the past 25 years and I cannot emphasize enough how amazing this practice is at helping people achieve wonderful vision! The doctors at Kirk Eye Center have guided me towards perfect eyesight from the time I wore glasses, followed by contact lenses for many years, and most recently the Lasik vision corrective surgery. Each doctor is extremely knowledgeable, polite, and caring. The staff at Kirk Eye Center is warm and friendly, and my entire experience has been nothing but positive. I have already insisted to my younger brother that he schedule a Lasik consultation as soon as possible so that he can receive the same magnificent care and results that were provided to me! I would recommend Kirk Eye Center to any person in search of top-notch vision correction as well as fantastic overall service."- M.K. / Google / Jun 11, 2020
"This is the first anniversary of my laser cataract surgery with Kirk Eye Center and I just wanted to say my vision has never been better. I'm 20/20 for distance and only need standard 2.5 power reading glasses for reading. I am very grateful to Drs. Scott and Carter Kirk for the great job they did. Everyone in the office is very courteous and professional and my wife and I will always go to them in the future for all our vision needs."- R.F. / Google / Jun 11, 2020
"Hello, I would like to give praise to Sarah E. For her attention and care for my mom. During this horrible pandemic my mom got a small infection in her eye, and rest assured it’s back to normal days later, due to Sarah and Kirk’s wonderful team. Their follow up and knowledge made the whole process peaceful. Thank you so much!"- C.R. / Yelp / Apr 23, 2020
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.