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
"Thank you Kirk. great place super fast"- A.T. / Google / Feb 16, 2024
"This is the second time I’ve been to Kirk Eye Center on Harlem. I could not be more pleased. I’ve never had to wait more than a minute or 2 after I arrive. Everyone is friendly and helpful. I’ve seen the technician Rose and Dr Kirk Jr both times and enjoyed being assisted by both. There is even plenty of parking. Glad to have them caring for my diabetic and other needs"- E.T. / Google / Feb 08, 2024
"This is absolutely no exaggeration. Dr Tyler Kirk saved my right eye. He is the reason I have vision in that eye. I will be a Kirk Eye Center customer for life!"- S.H. / Google / Jan 25, 2024
"I must take a.moment and highlight the ladies at the front desk- Kinga & Vicki. My last visit was an Odyssey getting there. Everything that could go wrong went wrong as I persevered to get to my appt on time. It culminated with me traversing 3 miles on foot to get there. Kindly, throughout my whole stressful adventure, these ladies maintained close phone communication with me. Rather than canceling me, they reworked my appt so that I could still be seen shortly after I arrived. I am so grateful for such grace. Most Dr offices would have callously canceled & rescheduled me for another day despite my traumatic quest. Thank you Kinga & Vicki. You are a blessing. Your front desk position is extremely important. You are the face of RFKEC and you represent them SUPERBLY!!!"- M.G. / Google / Jan 03, 2024
What Are the Benefits of Multifocal Lenses?
Multifocal lenses, available at Kirk Eye Center, are a sophisticated solution for individuals with vision impairments like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or age-related vision loss. These lenses are designed to correct multiple vision issues simultaneously, offering a seamless visual experience. Here are some key benefits:
- Enhanced vision clarity: Multifocal lenses provide clear vision at all distances, eliminating the need for separate glasses for reading, computer use, or driving.
- Convenience: With these lenses, there's no need to switch between different pairs of glasses, simplifying daily activities.
- Customizable: They can be tailored to individual vision needs, ensuring optimal vision correction.
- Aesthetic appeal: Multifocal lenses in contact form allow for a glasses-free look, while in eyeglasses, they avoid the visible lines of traditional bifocals.
- Advanced technology: These lenses use a sophisticated design to transition smoothly between different visual zones.
At Kirk Eye Center, our team is dedicated to helping you find the perfect multifocal lenses, whether in contacts or eyeglasses, to suit your lifestyle and vision needs. Trust in our expertise to enhance your visual comfort and convenience.
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.