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 have always had a great experience with Kirk Eye Center. The optical center is wonderful. They have great options and the staff is extremely helpful. I couldn’t find a pair of frames that fit my small face and Mimi recognized immediately the issue. She ordered some frames into the shop and they were a perfect fit. I was thrilled."- J.R. / Google / Mar 26, 2021
"Dr. Kirk and staff are great! The moment you walk in you’re greeted by smiles and a friendly staff. The optical department is great and care on how you like your glasses. They’ll stay with you and give you opinions if you ask for it. Definitely an office worth coming to."- J.T. / Google / Mar 26, 2021
"Kirk Eye Center really is the best. Everyone is so nice and friendly - especially the employees in the Optical Department; never in a hurry and always happy to chat. I got my first pair of contacts at Kirk Center when I was 19 years old (that was well over 30 years ago). I keep going back, because they truly are the best. I live an hour away and it's still worth the trip to go back every year for my eye exam (and contacts)."- S.T. / Google / Mar 26, 2021
"I have been in different clinics and hospitals but I was surprised of the whole staff from the minute I enter the building till I left Every one was so professional and answer all the questions I had the are the best... thank you !!!!"- G.D. / Google / Mar 26, 2021
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.