Reviews for Kirk Eye Center

The team at Kirk Eye Center is dedicated to providing a wide range of eye care services to meet your unique vision needs. We are a family-owned practice founded more than 50 years ago, currently spanning three generations of doctors. Over the years, many patients have trusted us to provide high-quality ophthalmology care in a safe and attentive environment. We invite you to take a look at our patient feedback to learn more about what you can expect when you visit us in River Forest or Gurnee, IL.

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Review from B.M.  |  Source: Google  |  Jun 19, 2020

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! More

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Review from M.H.  |  Source: Google  |  Jun 22, 2020

I had a great experience. Dr. Carter Kirk and the rest of the team were thorough, professional, and personable More

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Review from M.K.  |  Source: Google  |  Jun 11, 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. More

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Review from R.F.  |  Source: 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. More

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Review from C.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 23, 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! More

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Review from N.B.  |  Source: Google  |  Mar 28, 2020

Dr Kent Kirk is very knowledgeable. Kirk Eye Center respects your time and gets the job done. I had my eye surgery done and was home 2 hours later. The following day I have 20/20 vision. It was pain free. I can’t wait to get my other eye done. More

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Review from R.F.  |  Source: Google  |  Feb 28, 2020

This is on behalf of my wife Sandy. She had a very good appointment with Dr. Scott Kirk and was very pleased. Dr. Kirk treated her with courtesy and respect, as well as the other members of the staff. We look forward to visiting Kirk eye Center for all our future vision needs. More

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Review from S.L.  |  Source: Google  |  Feb 28, 2020

Alert diagnosis, skillful surgery, attentive caregivers. All good! More

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Review from N.K.  |  Source: Google  |  Feb 28, 2020

Could not be happier with the results of my procedure. Dr Kent Kirk is amazing More

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Review from C.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 14, 2020

I have undergone three procedures at the Kirk Eye Center over the last 15 years. You will never find a more professional operation than at Kirk Eye. Dr. Kent, Dr. Scott and now Dr. Carter Kirk are not only professional but also compassionate. They go above and beyond for the needs of the patient. All three of my procedures were handled professionally and expertly. All three procedures ended up with the intended results. I cannot recommend them more strongly. More

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Review from S.V.  |  Source: Google  |  Jan 28, 2020

My father first met Dr. Kent Kirt I would say 17yrs to 18yrs ago. Dr.Kent did lyser eye surgery, and had a beautiful experience. A few weeks ago Dr.Kent Kirt had the privilege of doing catucus surgery on my father's left eye. My Dad had a excellent recovery and a beautiful surgery. Thanks to Dr. Kirt Kent and his whole staff. I have nothing, but nice things to say about him and his staff. They were all so wonderful and so attentive. It's so nice to come to a place where they make you feel comfortable, especially in a situation like this. Dr. Kent did a remarkable job, I would trust noone else with my father's eyes then him. My father doesn't speak English that well but then again...Dr.Kent and his staff made sure my father felt comfortable and at peace throughout the whole process. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you!!! Dr.Kent for all of your hard work, I see the love you have for what you do. Thank you. More

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Review from D.B.  |  Source: Google  |  Dec 28, 2019

I had cataract surgery by Dr. Scott Kirk in November. The procedure was quick and painless as promised. Everything was explained to me in detail prior to and after the surgery in a plain-spoken compassionate manner. The staff the day of the surgery was extremely pleasant and calming. The healing process was very quick and I now have 20/20 vision! The follow up appointments were thorough and professional. If you need cataract surgery I cannot reccomend the Kirk Eye Centers enough! Dave Oak Park More

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Review from D.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Carter Kirk is a lifesaver!!!  After seeing six doctors in other practices and being misdiagnosed for over 2 weeks with a viral infection I was sent to Kirk Eye Center to see him. He was the only one who diagnosed me correctly with a very rare bacterial infection. He immediately changed my course of action. He took the time to explain what was going on and what needed to be done. He is gracious, patient, super intelligent and you can tell he does his research. He also recommended that I go and get a confocal scan at Rush  hospital. He was able to immediately get me in there and it confirmed his findings. Dr. Carter Kirk was absolutely AMAZING and I don't know what I would have done without him!!!  Had it not been for his expert experience and catching this, my outcome could have been very grim. If I could give him 10 stars I would!!!!  Not only is he an outstanding doctor but their facilities are beautiful as well. I felt like I was in great hands the whole time! I highly, highly recommend him!!!!! More

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Review from D.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Carter Kirk is a lifesaver!!!  After seeing six doctors in other practices and being misdiagnosed for over 2 weeks with a viral infection I was sent to Kirk Eye Center to see him. He was the only one who diagnosed me correctly with a very rare bacterial infection. He immediately changed my course of action. He took the time to explain what was going on and what needed to be done. He is gracious, patient, super intelligent and you can tell he does his research. He also recommended that I go and get a confocal scan at Rush  hospital. He was able to immediately get me in there and it confirmed his findings. Dr. Carter Kirk was absolutely AMAZING and I don’t know what I would have done without him!!!  Had it not been for his expert experience and catching this, my outcome could have been very grim. If I could give him 10 stars I would!!!!  Not only is he an outstanding doctor but their facilities are beautiful as well. I felt like I was in great hands the whole time! I highly, highly recommend him!!!!! More

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Review from D.R.  |  Source: Google  |  Nov 28, 2019

I have been a patient for years Excellent care by a caring team More

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Review from S.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Nov 28, 2019

I had an ICL procedure done in October. And oh my gosh! Kirk Eye Center gave me my vision back! I went in for a LASIK consultation and it turned out my eyes weren't a good candidate, but they recommended an ICL instead and now I'll have perfect vision (until cataracts--but that's decades away!). After 22 years in prescription glasses, the only kind I'll need is regular old sunglasses-- a luxury I haven't had since I was 6. From start to finish, the associates at Kirk Eye Center have been polite, professional, and just absolutely FANTASTIC! Words cannot express my gratitude for giving me back my vision! More

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Review from S.M.  |  Source: Google  |  Nov 28, 2019

I have been seeing the Kirk family for eye care since the early 1960s, when Dr. Harold Kirk was my opthalmologist! Now, his sons, Drs. Kent and Scott Kirk, are my eye doctors. My family has always entrusted our eye care to them! We're fortunate to have them in the community! More

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Review from B.M.  |  Source: Google  |  Nov 28, 2019

I was referred to Kirk Eye Center by my ophthalmologist. After my initial consultation, it was determined that I needed eye surgery and I was immediately apprehensive...okay I was really, really scared and didn’t know what to expect! The moment I decided to proceed with the surgery, everyone at the River Forest office was simply spectacular! From the wonderful ladies at the front desk, to Joyce the Refractive Manager, the wonderful caring staff preparing me for pre-surgery and finally Dr. Scott Kirk, my positive experience far exceeded my fears! I can’t say or write enough about what a wonderful job the staff did to put me at ease from beginning to end! That was 3 weeks ago and now I’m scheduling my second surgery this week and I am looking forward to having the vision I had when I was in my 20’s! Thank you River Forest staff at the Kirk Eye Center and I will definitely tell everyone I know to look into Kirk Eye Center for the very best experience in eye care! Bernard Murray More

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Review from R.M.  |  Source: Google  |  Nov 28, 2019

I have been a Kirk patient for 15 years. This was my second operation with Dr. Scott Kirk. The cataract removal and laser vision correction was painless and efficiently performed. All personnel were courteous and careful. I recommend Kirk Eye Center to all of my friends. More

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Review from B.M.  |  Source: Google  |  Nov 13, 2019

I was referred to Kirk Eye Center by my ophthalmologist. After my initial consultation, it was determined that I needed eye surgery and I was immediately apprehensive...okay I was really, really scared and didn’t know what to expect! The moment I decided to proceed with the surgery, everyone at the River Forest office was simply spectacular! From the wonderful ladies at the front desk, to Joyce the Refractive Manager, the wonderful caring staff preparing me for pre-surgery and finally Dr. Scott Kirk, my positive experience far exceeded my fears! I can’t say or write enough about what a wonderful job the staff did to put me at ease from beginning to end! That was 3 weeks ago and now I’m scheduling my second surgery this week and I am looking forward to having the vision I had when I was in my 20’s! Thank you River Forest staff at the Kirk Eye Center and I will definitely tell everyone I know to look into Kirk Eye Center for the very best experience in eye care! Bernard Murray More

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Review from M.A.  |  Source: Google  |  Sep 28, 2019

I have been going to Kirk Eye for years and years. My Medicare insurance made me go to a different eye doctor. I finally convinced my doctor to send me back to Kirk. I trust them with my eyes. Everyone there is extremely friendly and competent. More

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Review from D.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 01, 2019

I love my new Silhouette Eyeglasses, and my new Maui Jim prescription sunglasses.  They make me feel like a million bucks.  The optical manager, Robin, was very helpful in helping me with my selection, measuring, and follow up.  Kirk Eye Center used a prescription I received from a different optical center.  I'll be going straight to Kirk Eye Center next year. More

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Review from D.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 01, 2019

I love my new Silhouette Eyeglasses, and my new Maui Jim prescription sunglasses.  They make me feel like a million bucks.  The optical manager, Robin, was very helpful in helping me with my selection, measuring, and follow up.  Kirk Eye Center used a prescription I received from a different optical center.  I’ll be going straight to Kirk Eye Center next year. More

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Review from J.S.  |  Source: Google  |  Jun 28, 2019

Everyone here is so nice and considerate. I am thrilled with my cataract surgery. Everything went well and my vision is amazing! More

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Review from M.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 18, 2019

First time at the Kirk Eye Center. Staff is very attentive and professional. Two thumbs up for Robin and Mimi. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Jun 06, 2019

Its always an easy pleasant experience with Dr. Bauer and the staff at Kirk Eye Center. read more More

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Review from K.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Jun 06, 2019

Great appointment, very professional read more More

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Review from C.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Jun 06, 2019

Excellent as always read more More

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Review from S.B.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

I have been a patient of Dr. Scott Kirk since 1990. He is an exceptional physician, and has always given me the best care. The entire staff is kind and thoroughly professional. The office operation runs perfectly and could teach a lesson or two to many other practitioners. More

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Review from M.G.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

Top notch care. Totally painless. Amazing results. Now have 20/20 vision in eye operated on. Couldn't ask for more! More

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Review from L.M.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

I had my first cataract surgery 1 week ago and I am totally amazed. how different my vision is.Dr Kent Kirk and his staff made me feel so comfortable.I was a little nervous about the procedure but Dr Kirk was amazing explaining everything he was going to do.I am looking forward to doing the other eye in about 2 weeks.I would recommend Kirk Eye Center to anyone who needs Cataract Surgery.Dr Kent you and your staff are the best .Thank you so much for everything. More

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Review from C.M.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

I had the LASIK procedure done two days ago and I have been so pleased with my experience. Everybody that I encountered at Kirk Eye Center from the initial surgical consultation to the day of surgery was friendly, helpful and professional. The day of surgery went very smoothly and I felt at ease the entire time. I have already recommended many people to Kirk Eye Center for their LASIK procedures! More

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Review from C.B.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

The Kirk family has taken care of me for my entire life, starting with the father of Scott and Kent, and continuing with their sons. They are excellent doctors and people. Hands down, I recommend them to all, regardless of age, health, and eye condition. More

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Review from W.D.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

Fantastic staff, excellent experience with Lasik. Good follow up, I definitely felt well taken care of. Great financing options also. More

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Review from K.D.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

I recently had LASIK Surgery at Kirk Eye Center in River Forest. I was incredibly happy with the experience during the entire process. From the initial exams to the actual surgery to the follow up appointment, the entire staff was very professional, helpful and caring. The LASIK surgery itself was very quick. I felt very well prepped Dr. Kirk and the staff. The first couple hours post surgery were uncomfortable, which was expected, but after that it was pain free. A few hours after surgery I received a personal call from Dr. Kirk following up to see how I was doing....which meant a lot. The next day my vision was great and has been since I had the surgery. I would highly recommend Kirk Eye Center if you are thinking about LASIK Surgery. More

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Review from D.H.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

The best overall service I have ever had! I highly recommend them. From the front desk receptionists to the medical assistants and the doctor! Great!! More

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Review from C.R.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

My experiences at the Kirk Eye Center are always positive ones. The staff and doctors are compassionate, understanding, and helpful! More

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Review from K.M.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

The surgery was painless both emotionally and physically. I have recommended Kirk Eye Center to all my family and friends. Truly kind and patient doctors and employees including the nurses which were terrific in calming your nerves. I am thoroughly pleased with the continued correspondence checking my welfare and the follow up appointments to assure that the road to recovery is smooth. I am thrilled to be able to comment on the care given by Kirk Eye Center. More

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Review from B.P.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

I cannot express in words how they changes my life for the better but I will do my best. I went there after having issues with my eyes no longer tolerating me wearing contacts. This was a major issues because my vision was so bad that with glasses I was around 40/20 in one eye and 50/20 in the other. This made it hard to drive at night and even dealing with everyday tasks. Contact improved that to about 30/20 and 40/20. I have always been very near sighted so much that most doctors had only seen a couple patients worse then me. I decided contact implants was the only option I had. Since I maxed out the power of the contact implants I also would need lasik too! It was a long process with many surgeries. I found through the process the Dr Kent Kirk would not settle for good he was determined to make sure everything was done to be the best for me. After it was all done I am seeing at 25/20 better then I have ever have before. No glasses, no contacts, no fear of not seeing ever again! The nursing staff treated me like family and I still visit them when doing follow ups. I would not trust my eyes, my families and friends eyes to anyone else. It was not a easy or cheap road but I am so thankful I did it! Priceless and life changing. I was the blind man they made see. They truly treat you like family and care so much! More

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Review from J.S.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

Great experience with the folks at Kirk Eye. Lasik can be a very anxiety provoking procedure but the staff made me very at ease and I had no issues and now my vision is fantastic. More

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Review from B.L.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

The staff was super friendly and made sure that I felt comfortable going into the surgery. Dr. Kirk explained the entire procedure in depth before which made me feel at ease and prepared. The surgery was completely painless and quick. Right after the surgery, the nurses and Dr. Kirk explained everything perfectly for the after care. I can see perfectly and I feel awesome! Great place and would definitely reccomend them to anyone looking to get Lasik done. Thank you Kirk Eye Center! More

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Review from K.S.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

Great experience! I would recommend Dr. Kirk to anyone looking to get Lasik. More

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Review from M.C.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

Staff very accommodating. Procedures and pricing explained well. Walked away knowing what to expect, which is important when making important decisions about care. More

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Review from S.C.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

I am glad to have chosen Kirk Eye Center to get my Lasik surgery done. From start to finish the experience could not have gone better. I went in for my free consultation where my eyes were thoroughly examined and I was told I was a candidate. Dr. Kent Kirk thoroughly explained the procedure to me and what I could expect afterward as well as the timeline of how my vision would progress. He took the time to answer all of my questions, and I did not feel rushed at all, which I have experienced quite a bit with other doctors and what I gleaned from other people's reviews of some of the "cattle call" Lasik centers in the area. The day of the procedure, I was at the surgery center for less than an hour and a half. I didn't have to wait at all, and the process was streamlined but again, I did not feel rushed. The staff was so nice and seemed genuinely concerned that everything went well. Dr. Kirk explained the process and it went exactly as he said it would go. It was about 30 seconds of total time under the lasers for each eye and the process was nowhere near as uncomfortable as I had imagined. Dr. Kirk gives you his cell phone number to call if you need anything or have any issues. I went home and took a nap, and Dr. Kirk called me that night to make sure everything was okay which is a nice touch. By the next day my vision was restored to a level it hasn't been since I was 20 years old! It has been 4 days and so far so good. Just like you always hear, my only regret is that I didn't do this sooner! Great experience, great staff, great doctor, I highly recommend Kirk Eye Center. More

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Review from M.A.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

Very good More

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Review from G.H.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

The staff is amazing and helpful! Dr. Kirk spent time with me explaining the process and answering all of my questions. The entire process and procedure I felt safe and supported. Very Grateful for Kirk Eye Center! More

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Review from T.S.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

Dr. Kirk did a great job on my LASIK procedure. I'm so happy with how my LASIK procedure turned out since I now have 20/20 vision. The procedure was quick and the surgical staff as well as Dr. Kirk made me feel comfortable, making the experience as enjoyable as it could be. More

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Review from C.S.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

Went in for lasik this week and I am so glad I chose Dr. Kirk for my procedure! The staff was beyond accommodating and did everything in their power to make me comfortable on the day of. Dr Kirk explained everything to me and the procedure was surprisingly pain free and fast! I am now at 20/20 vision and couldnt be happier with my decision! I came here on a recommendation from a friend of mine and this place has great reviews for a reason. More

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Review from B.M.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

Easy parking and an accomadating Friendly staff. I was fully informed of what was being done . I have complete confidence in the staff and the physician . I trust Dr Kent Kirk with my eyes . I had lasik more than 20 years ago with Dr Kent Kirk and I could not be more pleased . I don’t look forward to cataracts . It stinks getting old but I’m glad I have such good people to take care of me . More

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Review from E.M.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

I had a very pleasant experience at the Kirk Eye Center. I had LASIK to correct very poor vision in both eyes and an astigmatism. Dr. Kirk was professional and did not push me into the surgery before he thought I was ready and a viable candidate. As a diabetic, there were further concerns/considerations with the procedure that Dr. Kirk was very aware of. I saw him over the course of a year before he decided it was the right time to do the surgery. Over that year, the office staff regularly checked in with me. My recovery from the surgery was easy and painless. Definitely recommend visiting the Kirk Eye Center if you are considering LASIK! More

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Review from M.T.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

I am so excited with the result of my Lasik operation at Kirk Eye Center. Since I am so pleased with how the operation went and the result. Here is the overall experience of my procedure. 1. Free consultation / follow up questions I had a Mini-Monovision or Laser Blended Vision as you will find on the internet. Yes, I was scared of having each eye with different visions. Dr. Kent Kirk along with Ms. Joyce Walter covered all questions and concerns I had prior to the operation. 2. Pre-op preparation Usual blood pressure check, eye drops, choice to take sedative pill…I wouldn’t go without it. Nurses were professional and courteous, Dr. Kent also took time to answer additional questions. 3. Creating cornea flap operation Kirk utilize laser cutting method, this is safer than manual cutting method, which I liked. Only thing is that it is a bit awkward, since you will feel heavy pressure and lose sight on that eye temporary. All I did was just focus on center light and being steady as much as possible as Dr. Kent encouraged me to do so by saying “Doing great, perfect and etc etc” for less than 30 seconds each eyes. 4. Lasik operation Allegretto WAVE Eye-Q Excimer Laser System. This machine automatically trace your natural eye movements to eliminate miss firing of laser and it stops, if you move your eye out of the machine’s tolerance. All I did was to keep my eye steadily on green flickering light as Dr. Kent also encouraged me to do. During the procedure, green light do move around and the light become fuzzy. What I did is to chase the green light as much as possible and also try to focus on the center of the fuzzy green light. No worries, I did have a few moments I could not locate the green light, if then, I just focused my eye on where the green light was until see it again. 5. Recovery, day of the operation You will feel sedated from sedative and you will not be able to open your eyes well enough to see. So, when I got home, I immediately wore protective goggles and went to sleep for 3~4 hours, this is easy since you feel sedated. Your eyes will be extra sensitive, so make sure room is pitch black. Don’t worry about eye drops, just sleep it away. I woke up with decent eye sight, enough to function around the house, I still kept wearing sunglasses around the house in dark setting with no TV nor electric devices to soften my eyes hoping for faster healing. 6. Follow up appointment and 1st day I found my eyes already recovered enough to drive. Feeling is very similar to after swam in a pool full of chlorine... Dr. Kent confirmed my combined vision is 20/20, then Dr. tap on my elbow and said “you god 20/20 vision!”…My eyes were still fuzz, so I was still a bit skeptic... I drove to work after the appointment and followed recommended eye drop routines, I even used more tear eye drop (every 30 min) as I found that eyes need moisture to heal. My eyes did not show improvements throughout the day, but they were good enough for me to drive home at night in rain. No depth perception nor weird feeling issue due to Mini-monovision… 8. 2nd day after the surgery I woke up with almost 90% of the fuzziness gone…I found myself totally amazed/shocked by the clarity of my vision… There is a tree in front of our balcony which is about 30 feet away 3 story height. I can even see crease and dark spot on a leaf almost to the top of the tree 30 feet away. If this is the result from Mini-Monovision / Laser Blended Vision (one for nearsighted, another for farsighted correction). I am now a true believer and I am sure my eyes were never this good in my life…what an amazing result this is…I drove to work still wearing sunglasses and tear eye drop every 30 min as thinking of the last 10% clarity… I am still a bit light sensitiveness, but I am so sure it will subside as it progress, I cannot even wait for next few days of improvements to come… More

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Review from M.W.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

Hello, I am going to share my whole experience from start to finish on my LASIK journey with Kirk Eye Center. (To get the overall review if you don’t care to read the whole story, skip to last paragraph) I found them online and read some reviews and saw they had FREE LASIK consultations, so I decided to enter in my information and see where that takes me. A few days later I received an email about a setting up an appointment for the consultation. I got quick email replies which was nice and set up my appointment. A week later it was time for my appointment, I get in and got checked in quickly! They brought me in the back and began by asking questions on my health background. Then they proceeded to check my eye sight. After that they put in some numbing drops and used a pen to check my eye pressure. The numbing drops worked amazing but it did feel very weird, normal though. After that I was seated back in the waiting room for about 10 minutes. I was then ask to come into another room where they did a scan of my eyes, this was very cool and interesting to me. After that I was put into a room to wait to see the Dr. I only waited about 5 minutes until he came in. He checked my eyes and went over all of my information to discuss if I was a good candidate for LASIK or not which I was. I did have a dry spot on my eye which he figured was just temporary and gave me a few eyedrops and if I did go ahead with the procedure he wanted to have me come back in to check to see if it had cleared up. After that I was placed back into the waiting room until I think her name was Joyce came and brought me back to talk about the numbers part. She was very helpful and answered all of my questions and didn’t pressure me into anything and I went on my way for the day with my information. I decided to go ahead and do the procedure so I emailed them and filled out my paperwork and got a date. My date was only a week away which was crazy fast and I had a lot of mixed feeling at this point since I was honestly nervous. I got back in to get my eye checked before hand and everything went well with that. Surgery day I got there, they took me back and took vitals and explained what was going to happen and gave me something to help relax me since I was basically having a panic attack at this point. The procedure was extremely fast. I would say I was only a total of maybe 2 min of being worked on, minus the prep time and such, but that wasn’t a big deal. After I was done my eyes were very sensitive and tired so someone read me my after care instructions. I then was ready to go. I was only there for about 1 hour to an hour and 15. I got home and I attempted to nap like I was recommended. I laid down but my eyes started to spasm intensely and I tossed and turned for about 45 minutes in extreme pain just trying to get the spasming to stop. I could barely open my eyes at this point and got ahold of the Dr. he instructed me on what to do and within about 15 min they stopped spasming and I was able to rest a few hours with my eyes closed. Later that night I was watching TV and had basically perfect vision minus the slight blurriness. My next day checkup went as smoothly and my consultation. At this point I had 20/20 vision and my eyes felt great, no pain or anything. It is a week later as I am writing this and I have done all my eyedrops and aftercare as I was instructed and I haven’t had any problems. If you stuck it out through this experience, I would definitely say if you are considering getting LASIK, do it with Kirk Eye Center. They have gone above and beyond my expectations! I even went back and purchased a nice pair of sunglasses with their great optical team to protect my new eyes. More

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Review from T.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  May 28, 2019

Its always an easy pleasant experience with Dr. Bauer and the staff at Kirk Eye Center. More

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Review from E.A.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2019

What can I say, Dr. Scott Kirk and the team at Kirk eye center are simply amazing. I developed a cataract in one eye about a year ago and he fixed that one and I had my other eye done a few days ago. From the initial exam, then the surgery, and the follow ups afterward, everything is done perfect here! Their staff is so professional and courteous and they really care! I am truly blown away on how awesome the Kirk Eye Center is, keep up the great work, you have a patient and customer for life! More

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Review from C.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  May 28, 2019

Excellent as always More

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Review from K.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  May 28, 2019

Great appointment, very professional More

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Review from V.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  May 27, 2019

Everything was fine. More

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Review from L.S.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  May 27, 2019

Every staff member was friendly, and professional. They were attentive to our questions, and it was a pleasure to be in a facility that had beautiful paintings and spacious office and waiting areas. I will recommend them to family and friends. More

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Review from Y.L.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  May 27, 2019

Dr. Kirk and his staff were highly professional and very courteous. I was seen within minutes of my appointment start time, which is rare for most other doctors I've been to. I will definitely return to Dr. Kirk. More

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Review from C.D.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  May 27, 2019

No problems. Thank you. More

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Review from C.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  May 27, 2019

I have always been satisfied. More

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Review from T.D.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  May 27, 2019

I felt Doctor Kirk was kind, caring, understanding, and competent.I would highly Recommend Doctor Kirk, a matter of fact my wife willbe making an appointment to see him.With Kindest RegardsTom D More

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Review from B.S.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  May 27, 2019

Direct, professional, and thorough. More

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Review from R.W.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  May 27, 2019

Excellent treatment. Promptness a all stations - reception, nurses, and Doctor. More

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Review from A.C.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  May 27, 2019

Excellent. Very quick and made me feel comfortable, from the front desk to the staff to Dr. Kirk himself. What a pleasant experience! More

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Review from J.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 27, 2019

My family has known the Kirks for many years and Dr. Kent Kirk has been my ophthalmologist for a while now as well and we are very fond of them all.  Dr. Kirk recently did my Lasik and it was completely painless and I see like a hawk now. He checked in with me personally at home after I went home the day of the procedure.   The Kirk Eye Center is great and it's just around the corner from my house and we will keep following up there indefinitely. More

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Review from J.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 27, 2019

My family has known the Kirks for many years and Dr. Kent Kirk has been my ophthalmologist for a while now as well and we are very fond of them all.  Dr. Kirk recently did my Lasik and it was completely painless and I see like a hawk now. He checked in with me personally at home after I went home the day of the procedure.   The Kirk Eye Center is great and it’s just around the corner from my house and we will keep following up there indefinitely. More

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Review from V.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 13, 2019

Dr. Scott Kirk did a wonderful job and is very professional. I had laser eye surgery about a week ago and they made me feel at ease and comfortable through the whole process. The whole experience between the exam and procedure was professional and amazing with how quick and efficient they are! I would highly recommend for an eye doctor or surgery procedure in the future. They truly care about their patients and make them feel comfortable and at ease with the whole process. -John Mavigliano More

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Review from V.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 13, 2019

Dr. Scott Kirk did a wonderful job and is very professional. I had laser eye surgery about a week ago and they made me feel at ease and comfortable through the whole process. The whole experience between the exam and procedure was professional and amazing with how quick and efficient they are! I would highly recommend for an eye doctor or surgery procedure in the future. They truly care about their patients and make them feel comfortable and at ease with the whole process.-John Mavigliano More

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Review from S.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 06, 2019

I have been a patient at Kirk Eye Center for 25 years. Each time I visit, I receive the same courteous treatment and respect that makes me want to return and also to recommend the Drs Kirk to friends of mine.  I have had cataract surgery there, get routine tests such as visual fields and get my pressure checked.  From surgery to emergency appointments I have never doubted that I was I the best of hands for every situation.The staff is patient and kind and the doctors make sure to inquire about how you are feeling and ask about things you have been up to.  I can’t say enough. A wonderful, welcoming and top notch practice. More

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Review from S.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 06, 2019

I have been a patient at Kirk Eye Center for 25 years. Each time I visit, I receive the same courteous treatment and respect that makes me want to return and also to recommend the Drs Kirk to friends of mine.   I have had cataract surgery there, get routine tests such as visual fields and get my pressure checked.  From surgery to emergency appointments I have never doubted that I was I the best of hands for every situation. The staff is patient and kind and the doctors make sure to inquire about how you are feeling and ask about things you have been up to.  I can't say enough. A wonderful, welcoming and top notch practice. More

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Review from D.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 02, 2019

Highly recommend Dr. Kirk and his team. Very nice, very professional, and I'm ecstatic I finally made the decision to get LASIK. The procedure is quick and painless. Dr. Kirk and his team walked me through every step so there were no surprises. Dr. Kirk also called me the night of my surgery to personally check in on me to see how I was doing and if there were any questions he could answer for me. More

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Review from D.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 02, 2019

Highly recommend Dr. Kirk and his team. Very nice, very professional, and I’m ecstatic I finally made the decision to get LASIK.The procedure is quick and painless. Dr. Kirk and his team walked me through every step so there were no surprises. Dr. Kirk also called me the night of my surgery to personally check in on me to see how I was doing and if there were any questions he could answer for me. More

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Review from K.C.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 27, 2018

Dr. Kirk and his team were amazing! I had LASIK done and the experience was life changing. Everyone explained every last detail about the procedure to make sure I understood what was happening. The procedure was very quick and easy. I was able to go home and rest after without any pain. Dr. Kirk called me after the procedure to follow-up and make sure I was still feeling okay. He really cares about the well-being of his patients. I would recommend getting LASIK done by Dr. Kirk to everyone. Dr. Kirk and his team are top-notch! More

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Review from K.C.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 27, 2018

Dr. Kirk and his team were amazing! I had LASIK done and the experience was life changing. Everyone explained every last detail about the procedure to make sure I understood what was happening. The procedure was very quick and easy. I was able to go home and rest after without any pain.Dr. Kirk called me after the procedure to follow-up and make sure I was still feeling okay. He really cares about the well-being of his patients. I would recommend getting LASIK done by Dr. Kirk to everyone. Dr. Kirk and his team are top-notch! More

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Review from M.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 10, 2018

I am so excited with the result of my Lasik operation at Kirk Eye Center.  Since I am so pleased with how the operation went and the result.  Here is the overall experience of my procedure.1. Free consultation / follow up questionsI had a Mini-Monovision or Laser Blended Vision as you will find on the internet.  Yes, I was scared of having each eye with different visions.Dr. Kent Kirk along with Ms. Joyce Walter covered all questions and concerns I had prior to the operation.2. Pre-op preparationUsual blood pressure check, eye drops, choice to take sedative pill...I wouldn’t go without it. Nurses were professional and courteous, Dr. Kent also took time to answer additional questions.3. Creating cornea flap operationKirk utilize laser cutting method, this is safer than manual cutting method, which I liked.  Only thing is that it is a bit awkward, since you will feel heavy pressure and lose sight on that eye temporary.  All I did was just focus on center light and being steady as much as possible as Dr. Kent encouraged me to do so by saying "Doing great, perfect and etc etc" for less than 30 seconds each eyes.4. Lasik operationAllegretto WAVE Eye-Q Excimer Laser System.  This machine automatically trace your natural eye movements to eliminate miss firing of laser and it stops, if you move your eye out of the machine’s tolerance.  All I did was to keep my eye steadily on green flickering light as Dr. Kent also encouraged me to do.  During the procedure, green light do move around and the light become fuzzy.  What I did is to chase the green light as much as possible and also try to focus on the center of the fuzzy green light.  No worries, I did have a few moments I could not locate the green light, if then, I just focused my eye on where the green light was until see it again.5. Recovery, day of the operationYou will feel sedated from sedative and you will not be able to open your eyes well enough to see.  So, when I got home, I immediately wore protective goggles and went to sleep for 3~4 hours, this is easy since you feel sedated.  Your eyes will be extra sensitive, so make sure room is pitch black.  Don’t worry about eye drops, just sleep it away.  I woke up with decent eye sight, enough to function around the house, I still kept wearing sunglasses around the house in dark setting with no TV nor electric devices to soften my eyes hoping for faster healing.6. Follow up appointment and 1st dayI found my eyes already recovered enough to drive.  Feeling is very similar to after swam in a pool full of chlorine...  Dr. Kent confirmed my combined vision is 20/20, then Dr. tap on my elbow and said "you god 20/20 vision!"...My eyes were still fuzz, so I was still a bit skeptic...  I drove to work after the appointment and followed recommended eye drop routines, I even used more tear eye drop (every 30 min) as I found that eyes need moisture to heal.  My eyes did not show improvements throughout the day, but they were good enough for me to drive home at night in rain.  No depth perception nor weird feeling issue due to Mini-monovision...8. 2nd day after the surgeryI woke up with almost 90% of the fuzziness gone...I found myself totally amazed/shocked by the clarity of my vision...  There is a tree in front of our balcony which is about 30 feet away 3 story height.  I can even see crease and dark spot on a leaf almost to the top of the tree 30 feet away.  If this is the result from Mini-Monovision / Laser Blended Vision (one for nearsighted, another for farsighted correction).  I am now a true believer and I am sure my eyes were never this good in my life...what an amazing result this is...I drove to work still wearing sunglasses and tear eye drop every 30 min as thinking of the last 10% clarity...  I am still a bit light sensitiveness, but I am so sure it will subside as it progress, I cannot even wait for next few days of improvements to come... More

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Review from M.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 10, 2018

I am so excited with the result of my Lasik operation at Kirk Eye Center.  Since I am so pleased with how the operation went and the result.  Here is the overall experience of my procedure. 1. Free consultation / follow up questions I had a Mini-Monovision or Laser Blended Vision as you will find on the internet.  Yes, I was scared of having each eye with different visions. Dr. Kent Kirk along with Ms. Joyce Walter covered all questions and concerns I had prior to the operation. 2. Pre-op preparation Usual blood pressure check, eye drops, choice to take sedative pill...I wouldn't go without it. Nurses were professional and courteous, Dr. Kent also took time to answer additional questions. 3. Creating cornea flap operation Kirk utilize laser cutting method, this is safer than manual cutting method, which I liked.  Only thing is that it is a bit awkward, since you will feel heavy pressure and lose sight on that eye temporary.  All I did was just focus on center light and being steady as much as possible as Dr. Kent encouraged me to do so by saying "Doing great, perfect and etc etc" for less than 30 seconds each eyes. 4. Lasik operation Allegretto WAVE Eye-Q Excimer Laser System.  This machine automatically trace your natural eye movements to eliminate miss firing of laser and it stops, if you move your eye out of the machine's tolerance.  All I did was to keep my eye steadily on green flickering light as Dr. Kent also encouraged me to do.  During the procedure, green light do move around and the light become fuzzy.  What I did is to chase the green light as much as possible and also try to focus on the center of the fuzzy green light.  No worries, I did have a few moments I could not locate the green light, if then, I just focused my eye on where the green light was until see it again. 5. Recovery, day of the operation You will feel sedated from sedative and you will not be able to open your eyes well enough to see.  So, when I got home, I immediately wore protective goggles and went to sleep for 3~4 hours, this is easy since you feel sedated.  Your eyes will be extra sensitive, so make sure room is pitch black.  Don't worry about eye drops, just sleep it away.  I woke up with decent eye sight, enough to function around the house, I still kept wearing sunglasses around the house in dark setting with no TV nor electric devices to soften my eyes hoping for faster healing. 6. Follow up appointment and 1st day I found my eyes already recovered enough to drive.  Feeling is very similar to after swam in a pool full of chlorine...  Dr. Kent confirmed my combined vision is 20/20, then Dr. tap on my elbow and said "you god 20/20 vision!"...My eyes were still fuzz, so I was still a bit skeptic...  I drove to work after the appointment and followed recommended eye drop routines, I even used more tear eye drop (every 30 min) as I found that eyes need moisture to heal.  My eyes did not show improvements throughout the day, but they were good enough for me to drive home at night in rain.  No depth perception nor weird feeling issue due to Mini-monovision... 8. 2nd day after the surgery I woke up with almost 90% of the fuzziness gone...I found myself totally amazed/shocked by the clarity of my vision...  There is a tree in front of our balcony which is about 30 feet away 3 story height.  I can even see crease and dark spot on a leaf almost to the top of the tree 30 feet away.  If this is the result from Mini-Monovision / Laser Blended Vision (one for nearsighted, another for farsighted correction).  I am now a true believer and I am sure my eyes were never this good in my life...what an amazing result this is...I drove to work still wearing sunglasses and tear eye drop every 30 min as thinking of the last 10% clarity...  I am still a bit light sensitiveness, but I am so sure it will subside as it progress, I cannot even wait for next few days of improvements to come... More

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Review from J.H.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

Dr. Kent Kirk and his team did an exceptional job of explaining the procedure before, during and after my Lasik procedure. I am very happy with the results and still can't believe I can see 20/20 now after 18 years of relying on contacts and glasses! More

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Review from D.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

Had a great experience at Kirk Eye Center,the staff made me feel very comfortable,I had the Laser it was nothing to go through.Then Dr.Carter Kirk put in my new lens didn't feel a thing,after that I could not believe my sight crystal clear perfect. Dr.Carter Kirk has great bed side manners,very intelligent and professional,there wasn't a thing he couldn't answer of my questions. I will recommend Kirk to everyone I meet that needs a eye proceedure. My mother 10 years ago had both eyes done she said you have to go to Kirk I figured they do so many they have to be good I figured right. The Kirk's bring a whole new world to you with perfect sight,it gives to a very positive attitude when going from trying to see to perfect. Thank you Kirk Eye Center. David Salverson. More

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Review from B.B.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

I just had cataract surgery. I highly recommend Kirk Eye Center! I cant praise Kirk Eye Center in Gurnee and NovaMed Center in River Forest enough!. Both are professional and do an amazing job at keeping you informed and relaxed regarding the procedure. They have the process down to a choreographed science.Every dept. and every person is professional, can answer any question, they take their time with you, but they don't waste it either. Dr. Scott Kirk is wonderful as well as Michelle in the Gurnee office. If you have been told you need cataract surgery took up Dr. Scott Kirk in Gurnee and River Forest- you wont be sorry. The day after my surgery my vision was 20-25 in my left eye- everything was bright and clear. Remarkable since the day before surgery, my left eye, I could barely see,everything was cloudy, like being in a fog. Yes....5 stars to Kirk Eye Center and Dr. Scott Kirk and team!!!! More

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Review from C.Q.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

Fantastic lasik experience. Dr. Kirk and the team managed a very simple and easy-to-understand surgery (~60 minutes in and out). Dr. Kirk was available by cell phone to answer my minor post-surgery questions: it was quite shocking to have a doctor return a voicemail within the hour! I can't recommend them enough. More

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Review from D.P.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

My husband, Mario, had cataract surgery on both eyes. the staff at the surgery center were great. they checked in with him often, and kept him informed as to the next step. He was apprehensive at first but seeing how smoothly it went eased his concerns. The staff was great, the doctors are very knowledgeable and confident in what they do. I would recommend them to anyone. Several members of our family are happy with the service the provide. More

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Review from H.A.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

First time here for second opinion. Very thorough, not rushed, answered all my questions. I will definitely stay here as a patient! More

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Review from M.W.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

I had Lasik a few days ago and am so happy I chose Kirk Eye Center for my procedure! Dr. Kent Kirk was so friendly and reassured me throughout. His staff were equally compassionate. I felt so comfortable placing my eyes in their hands. More

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Review from B.M.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

I have nothing to but good things to say after having LASIK surgery. From scheduling, to the nurses, to both Dr. Kirk's and the procedure itself through post-ops I felt well taken care of at every step. My vision couldn't be better and I am extremely happy with the results. Would recommend Kirk Eye Center to anyone looking for eye care. More

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Review from L.N.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

I had the pleasure of interacting with Dr. Scott Kirk, Dr. Kent Kirk, and Dr. Carter Kirk while having cataract surgery and lens replacement. The result is down right exciting. After wearing glasses for decades, the “Kirks” sent me away with no glasses and excellent eyesight: near and far. The entire experience was professional, friendly, and well informed at each stage. The staff operated with calm competent reassurance. Trusting one’s eyesight to anyone is a big deal. The Kirks have my appreciation and trust. More

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Review from M.C.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

I had LASIK at Kirk Eye Center last week and couldn't have had a better experience. Dr. Kent Kirk was awesome and I felt like he really cared about my eye health. I had previously gone for a consultation at LasikPlus and felt a little uneasy there. It felt like they were trying to get me scheduled for the procedure as fast as possible and spent more time talking about payment than looking at my eyes. I made the appointment at Kirk just to see if it was any different. Dr. Kirk had some concerns about a few things, scheduled me for some extra tests, and I felt so much more taken care of there. It felt like he actually cared about my long term wellness vs just wanting to schedule me for an expensive procedure and get me out the door. Everyone at Kirk was professional, accommodating, and friendly. The LASIK itself was so incredibly fast and painless that I could hardly believe it. Dr. Kirk and the nurses there all prepared me really well for the whole procedure and what would happen after. I'm normally very nervous for medical procedures, but I found the LASIK to be no big deal. It was certainly uncomfortable in the few hours following, but I knew it was normal and got through it with no problems. The next day, I was seeing 20/20 and I have had zero issues in the week since. I keep thinking that I'll try to take my contacts out before I go to sleep because my vision is so good. I would highly recommend going to Kirk to anyone who has been thinking about LASIK. It will change your life! More

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Review from R.M.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

Staff and Doctors are outstanding. More

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Review from D.E.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

I came in as a first time patient and felt immediately welcome and comfortable with the staff and facility. They were informative and supportive through the entire Lasik process. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in Lasik! More

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Review from D.K.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

Kirk Eye Center provides caring, thoughtful, and skilled eye care for patients of all ages. The convenience of having the doctor's office, the surgery center, and the optical shop in one location is priceless. I have personally been a patient for over 50 years and would highly recommend this practice! More

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Review from N.F.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

I had a wonderful experience at the River Forest Kirk Eye Center. I had the ICL procedure done and was very nervous going into the surgery center being what the procedure entails. The nurses were very comforting seeing that I was nervous and the doctor was very professional. I was informed of every occurrence and how I should be feeling which put me at ease. They catered to my every comfort in making sure i was warm and comfortable on the operating bed. I will definitely be recommending them to anyone who is interested in the services they provide. More

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Review from L.G.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

I had my cataract surgery and it went very well. Dr. KIRK and his entire staff were professional and caring. I highly recommend this clinic . More

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Review from B.C.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

Amazing experience. I would recommend Dr. Kirk and his staff to anyone considering LASIK. More

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Review from A.L.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

I had Lasik on 10/18 and while my eyes are still adjusting, I had a really great experience that I don't know why I was nervous to begin with. During my consultation, my options were explained to me, I was explained how the surgery would go and my financing and post surgery care instructions. The day of the surgery, all my questions were answered, everyone was very kind to me, and I felt very calm. During the surgery, the Doctor was explaining everything to me and was being super encouraging with his words and letting me know everything was going great (which was incredibly reassuring). I could not have asked for a better experience and I would highly recommend Kirk to those seeking out Lasik. More

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Review from M.M.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

The staff is great and extremely nice. They went above and beyond when I was having issues with my medical flex spending. More

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Review from A.C.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

This experience was positive from the moment of first contact. Joyce Wolter, who scheduled surgeries was prompt at replying to my initial query. Then the evaluation was thorough (and free). Dr. Kent Kirk explained my three options, answered questions, and I never felt I was being persuaded to have LASIK surgery. I mulled over it for a week, communicating frequently with Joyce about additional questions I had. Then I had the surgery and could not be more pleased! Dr. Kirk explained the procedure before and during, and a nurse held my hand while it was happening! It was quick and painless, and recovery is too. I have 20/20 distance vision for the first time in my life! The follow up visit was quick but thorough. Kirk Eye Center was recommended to me by a friend who had LASIK here and I would make the same recommendation without hesitation. More

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Review from H.M.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2018

Dr. Kent Kirk did a surgery for replacing a lense - sight is restored and process was amazingly non intrusive. CLEARLY - seeing better and happy to do the other eye next month! More

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Review from C.C.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 27, 2018

I was extremely nervous about having cataract surgery. The staff at Kirk made the entire process...from initial exam, through the actual procedure, to the follow up exams a very positive experience. All appointments were completed on time.  Every staff member I encountered was very professional and made sure that all of my questions were answered. Drs.  Kirk, Carter, and Scott Kent were extremely skilled, patient and positive. When it came time to order glasses, the optical arm of the practice was very helpful in navigating the Medicare paperwork. Great job, Kirk! More

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Review from C.C.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 27, 2018

I was extremely nervous about having cataract surgery.The staff at Kirk made the entire process...from initial exam, through the actual procedure, to the follow up exams a very positive experience.All appointments were completed on time.  Every staff member I encountered was very professional and made sure that all of my questions were answered.Drs.  Kirk, Carter, and Scott Kent were extremely skilled, patient and positive.When it came time to order glasses, the optical arm of the practice was very helpful in navigating the Medicare paperwork.Great job, Kirk! More

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Review from Y.X.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 19, 2018

I had my ICL surgery on Wed 3/14 and while my vision is still adjusting, I had a great experience. 10-20 minutes surgery is Pain free and Dr Kent did a great job.The next day after my ICL  surgery, Dr. checked my eye pressure and vision recovery. make sure everything was right. and make clear instruction on which eye drop I need. I would definitely recommend to those considering ICL to go here. Your eyes aren’t something to mess around with, so I really trusted them with this whole thing and I was not disappointed. More

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Review from Y.X.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 19, 2018

I had my ICL surgery on Wed 3/14 and while my vision is still adjusting, I had a great experience. 10-20 minutes surgery is Pain free and Dr Kent did a great job. The next day after my ICL  surgery, Dr. checked my eye pressure and vision recovery. make sure everything was right. and make clear instruction on which eye drop I need. I would definitely recommend to those considering ICL to go here. Your eyes aren't something to mess around with, so I really trusted them with this whole thing and I was not disappointed. More

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Review from J.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 02, 2018

I have been seeing Dr. Dean Bauer at Kirk Eye Center for years; he is a wonderful and thorough professional. A few months ago, I had cataract surgery in both eyes done by Dr. Tyler Kirk. The outcome has been great; both eyes healed quickly and completely and I am almost used to my new-found vision! My follow-up has been mostly with Dr. Scott Kirk. I've seen some reviews critical of this practice for rescheduling people with a different doctor than they expected to see. In my experience, this has not been a problem. All of the doctors are highly professional and take the time to review my chart and answer all my questions. The staff is also very efficient and professional. I highly recommend the Kirk Eye Center! More

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Review from J.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 02, 2018

I have been seeing Dr. Dean Bauer at Kirk Eye Center for years; he is a wonderful and thorough professional. A few months ago, I had cataract surgery in both eyes done by Dr. Tyler Kirk. The outcome has been great; both eyes healed quickly and completely and I am almost used to my new-found vision! My follow-up has been mostly with Dr. Scott Kirk. I’ve seen some reviews critical of this practice for rescheduling people with a different doctor than they expected to see. In my experience, this has not been a problem. All of the doctors are highly professional and take the time to review my chart and answer all my questions. The staff is also very efficient and professional. I highly recommend the Kirk Eye Center! More

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Review from M.W.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 30, 2018

I had LASIK at Kirk Eye Center last week and couldn’t have had a better experience. Dr. Kent Kirk was awesome and I felt like he really cared about my eye health. I had previously gone for a consultation at LasikPlus and felt a little uneasy there. It felt like they were trying to get me scheduled for the procedure as fast as possible and spent more time talking about payment than looking at my eyes. I made the appointment at Kirk just to see if it was any different. Dr. Kirk had some concerns about a few things, scheduled me for some extra tests, and I felt so much more taken care of there. It felt like he actually cared about my long term wellness vs just wanting to schedule me for an expensive procedure and get me out the door. Everyone at Kirk was professional, accommodating, and friendly. The LASIK itself was so incredibly fast and painless that I could hardly believe it. Dr. Kirk and the nurses there all prepared me really well for the whole procedure and what would happen after. I’m normally very nervous for medical procedures, but I found the LASIK to be no big deal. It was certainly uncomfortable in the few hours following, but I knew it was normal and got through it with no problems. The next day, I was seeing 20/20 and I have had zero issues in the week since. I keep thinking that I’ll try to take my contacts out before I go to sleep because my vision is so good.I would highly recommend going to Kirk to anyone who has been thinking about LASIK. It will change your life! More

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Review from M.W.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 30, 2018

I had LASIK at Kirk Eye Center last week and couldn't have had a better experience. Dr. Kent Kirk was awesome and I felt like he really cared about my eye health. I had previously gone for a consultation at LasikPlus and felt a little uneasy there. It felt like they were trying to get me scheduled for the procedure as fast as possible and spent more time talking about payment than looking at my eyes. I made the appointment at Kirk just to see if it was any different. Dr. Kirk had some concerns about a few things, scheduled me for some extra tests, and I felt so much more taken care of there. It felt like he actually cared about my long term wellness vs just wanting to schedule me for an expensive procedure and get me out the door. Everyone at Kirk was professional, accommodating, and friendly. The LASIK itself was so incredibly fast and painless that I could hardly believe it. Dr. Kirk and the nurses there all prepared me really well for the whole procedure and what would happen after. I'm normally very nervous for medical procedures, but I found the LASIK to be no big deal. It was certainly uncomfortable in the few hours following, but I knew it was normal and got through it with no problems. The next day, I was seeing 20/20 and I have had zero issues in the week since. I keep thinking that I'll try to take my contacts out before I go to sleep because my vision is so good. I would highly recommend going to Kirk to anyone who has been thinking about LASIK. It will change your life! More

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Review from C.T.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Dec 29, 2017

I went to 4 different places for Lasik consults because I wanted to make sure that I found a doctor who genuinely cared about me as a patient.  Kirk Eye Center and Dr. Kirk were a no brainer.  I had my Lasik surgery 10 days ago and could not be happier!  The day of the surgery after I went home and took my prescribed nap, I woke up to a voicemail from Dr. Kirk checking in.  I was so impressed that he took the time to call after the procedure.  The entire office staff has been amazing too! More

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Review from G.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 19, 2017

I've been a patient here since the 90's and have always been pleased with the care I received. I just had my annual appointment with Dr.Carter Kirk, the third generation of Kirks. Dr. Carter is exceptionally well trained and his communication style is instills confidence that he understands exactly what you are saying and describing. As a communicator, his listening skills are exceptional. Highly recommend Dr. Carter Kirk. More

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Review from G.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 19, 2017

I’ve been a patient here since the 90’s and have always been pleased with the care I received. I just had my annual appointment with Dr.Carter Kirk, the third generation of Kirks. Dr. Carter is exceptionally well trained and his communication style is instills confidence that he understands exactly what you are saying and describing. As a communicator, his listening skills are exceptional. Highly recommend Dr. Carter Kirk. More

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Review from A.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 23, 2017

I had my Lasik surgery on Wed 10/18 and while my vision is still adjusting, I had a really great experience. My consultation was really thorough and I was explained all my options. They take the time to go over with you what the surgery will be like, the financing/payment options and your post surgery care. I was very nervous, but everyone made me feel very calm the day of the surgery. They explained to me everything that was going to happen and everything they were doing. They answered all my questions and made me feel as comfortable as possible. The surgery itself was so quick and it was very encouraging while the surgery was happening, the Doctor was saying things like, "You’re doing great, just a few more seconds" stuff along those lines because it kept you aware of what was happening and in my mind I was thinking, "I can do this." I would definitely recommend to those considering Lasik to go here. Your eyes aren’t something to mess around with, so I really trusted them with this whole thing and I was not disappointed. More

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Review from A.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 23, 2017

I had my Lasik surgery on Wed 10/18 and while my vision is still adjusting, I had a really great experience. My consultation was really thorough and I was explained all my options. They take the time to go over with you what the surgery will be like, the financing/payment options and your post surgery care. I was very nervous, but everyone made me feel very calm the day of the surgery. They explained to me everything that was going to happen and everything they were doing. They answered all my questions and made me feel as comfortable as possible. The surgery itself was so quick and it was very encouraging while the surgery was happening, the Doctor was saying things like, "You're doing great, just a few more seconds" stuff along those lines because it kept you aware of what was happening and in my mind I was thinking, "I can do this." I would definitely recommend to those considering Lasik to go here. Your eyes aren't something to mess around with, so I really trusted them with this whole thing and I was not disappointed. More

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Review from M.I.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 17, 2017

I transferred to this practice a year ago to have my regular eye exams for a medical reason I had a long time ago. After having a horrible experience at my previous clinic, Chicago Eye Institute, I was really impressed by the efficient and friendly service ar the Kirk eye clinic. I've been seeing only Dr. Scott Kirk, who comes across as an intelligent, considerate, and a friendly physician. I would definitely recommend this place to future patients. More

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Review from M.I.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 17, 2017

I transferred to this practice a year ago to have my regular eye exams for a medical reason I had a long time ago. After having a horrible experience at my previous clinic, Chicago Eye Institute, I was really impressed by the efficient and friendly service ar the Kirk eye clinic. I’ve been seeing only Dr. Scott Kirk, who comes across as an intelligent, considerate, and a friendly physician. I would definitely recommend this place to future patients. More

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Review from S.G.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 22, 2017

I had Lasik last week, and I’m so happy. Dr. Kirk was awesome. Friendly, explained everything to me. The procedure was so quick. I was in the office for only about an hour. I had soreness in my eyes that day, but it was gone by the next day and now I can see!!!! So glad I finally did it! More

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Review from S.G.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Aug 22, 2017

I had Lasik last week, and I'm so happy. Dr. Kirk was awesome. Friendly, explained everything to me. The procedure was so quick. I was in the office for only about an hour. I had soreness in my eyes that day, but it was gone by the next day and now I can see!!!! So glad I finally did it! More

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Review from M.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 25, 2017

Dr. Kent Kirk performed cataract surgery in both of my eyes within the past 6 weeks.  My eyes were so bad before that I don't think my prescription could have gotten much stronger.  Now, after the surgeries, I have 20/20 vision!  It is a miracle!  I can see everything without my glasses for the first time in my entire life!  The surgery was very fast and easy.  I never had any pain of any kind.  I was driving by the day following surgery, and a week later it's like it never happened - except that I can see!  I did get something in my eye a couple hours after my surgery and when I went back to the office they were closed.  Dr. Tyler Kirk was still in the surgery center and he came over and cleaned my eye and got whatever it was out.  That was very much appreciated. This is a place where everyone cares.  From Trevor who schedules your surgery and takes care to listen to your needs, to Dr. Kirk who is tremendously skilled at what he does, to all the wonderful nurses in the surgery center who make sure you are comfortable every minute you're there (they gave me extra blankets and a mint chocolate to eat!), they are all so very nice!  The only thing I regret is that now I won't get to visit with Mimi and Robin in the eyeglass department who made sure I've had the perfect glasses for so many years! More

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Review from M.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 25, 2017

Dr. Kent Kirk performed cataract surgery in both of my eyes within the past 6 weeks.  My eyes were so bad before that I don’t think my prescription could have gotten much stronger.  Now, after the surgeries, I have 20/20 vision!  It is a miracle!  I can see everything without my glasses for the first time in my entire life!  The surgery was very fast and easy.  I never had any pain of any kind.  I was driving by the day following surgery, and a week later it’s like it never happened - except that I can see!  I did get something in my eye a couple hours after my surgery and when I went back to the office they were closed.  Dr. Tyler Kirk was still in the surgery center and he came over and cleaned my eye and got whatever it was out.  That was very much appreciated.This is a place where everyone cares.  From Trevor who schedules your surgery and takes care to listen to your needs, to Dr. Kirk who is tremendously skilled at what he does, to all the wonderful nurses in the surgery center who make sure you are comfortable every minute you’re there (they gave me extra blankets and a mint chocolate to eat!), they are all so very nice!  The only thing I regret is that now I won’t get to visit with Mimi and Robin in the eyeglass department who made sure I’ve had the perfect glasses for so many years! More

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Review from B.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 08, 2017

I had lasik here about two and a half weeks ago and I had a great experience! Everyone I interacted with was professional and responsible and answered my (many) questions. Every step was explained clearly, and I even got a follow up call the night of my surgery, which I really appreciated. I can’t tell you how happy I am with the results! More

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Review from B.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jul 08, 2017

I had lasik here about two and a half weeks ago and I had a great experience! Everyone I interacted with was professional and responsible and answered my (many) questions. Every step was explained clearly, and I even got a follow up call the night of my surgery, which I really appreciated. I can't tell you how happy I am with the results! More

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Review from L.W.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2017

don witt,excellent staff,dr.scott anddr. kent,are both true professionals,my eye sight is now back to 20/20..highly reccomend kirk eye center! More

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Review from M.P.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2017

I actually found Kirk Eye Center at zocdoc but also read reviews from google and yelp. What a great decision it was to select Kirk Eye Center for my vision problems. My vision was getting cloudy and I felt it was time to get my eyes checked. I needed cataract surgery and Dr Kent Kirk performed that for me yesterday.The procedure took about 15 minutes and I felt no pain during the entire procedure. I had zero side effects: no inflammation, no infection, no swelling, no bleeding, no glaucoma or retinal problems. As I write online, I can read the computer screen better than with my glasses. At my followup visit today Dr Kent Kirk told me that everything was so successful that I could start driving again. No restrictions. I couldn't be more pleased. Dr Kent Kirk is the "Michael Jordan" of ophthalmologists. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Update June 30, 2016: Dr Kent Kirk did my left eye yesterday and did the follow-up today and I now have near 20/20 vision in my left eye. I was able to read the 20/25 line and 2 of the 4 letters on the 20/20 line. He put a distance lens in the left eye and a reading lens in the right eye. I don't need glasses anymore. I couldn't be happier. Both surgeries were done to perfection. I can drive without glasses the day after my surgery. In addition, Medicare plus my supplement paid the entire cost of both cataract surgeries. More

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Review from K.R.  |  Source: Yelp  |  May 23, 2017

I went to the Kirk eye center for a LASIK consultation and was blown away by the service of the staff and Dr. Kent Kirk. I decided to go through with the procedure and have never been happier!!! They make sure everything went perfect with the follow up appointments. I now have better then 20/20 vision! Amazing! More

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Review from A.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 16, 2017

They saved my eyesight and possibly my life in 2005 when they found a problem my neurosurgeon missed, and refused to let me out of the office until someone on my neurosurgeons team agreed to see me. I was in the hospital for a spinal tap less than a week later, where they confirmed Dr. Kirk's findings. I've never forgotten that. More

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Review from A.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 16, 2017

They saved my eyesight and possibly my life in 2005 when they found a problem my neurosurgeon missed, and refused to let me out of the office until someone on my neurosurgeons team agreed to see me. I was in the hospital for a spinal tap less than a week later, where they confirmed Dr. Kirk’s findings. I’ve never forgotten that. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: Vitals  |  Mar 29, 2017

Five Stars - very attentive to my concerns. Explanations of diagnosis and proposed treatment clearly explained. Very professional demeanor displayed by staff. Not at all like going to the Dentist. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: Vitals  |  Mar 25, 2017

Five Stars - In 2015 I had ebb flow procedure done I have sjogrens auto immune disease causing extreme dry eyes this procedure has helped very well More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: Vitals  |  Mar 21, 2017

Great Service - Dr. Kirk and his staff provide very professional service. Highly recommended. More

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Review from M.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 15, 2017

I’ve always had a good experience here! I have contacted the doctors office with an eye problem they have a great live chat they use to help get to the problem! Overall great experience and makes me feel like they care! More

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Review from M.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 15, 2017

I've always had a good experience here! I have contacted the doctors office with an eye problem they have a great live chat they use to help get to the problem! Overall great experience and makes me feel like they care! More

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Review from J.O.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Dec 21, 2016

Great customer service and responsiveness from Robin ! She helped me out with my eyeglasses when I was out of town More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: Vitals  |  Jun 03, 2016

The "Michael Jordan" of Ophthalmologists - I checked the internet reviews and selected Dr Kent Kirk for my vision problem. What a great choice that was. My vision was getting cloudy and I decided it was time for a checkup. I needed cataract surgery and Dr Kent Kirk performed that for me yesterday. The procedure took about 15 minutes and I felt no pain during the entire procedure. I had zero side effects: no inflammation, no infection, no swelling, no bleeding, no glaucoma or retinal problems. As I write today online, I can read the computer screen better than with my glasses. At my followup visit today Dr Kent Kirk told me that everything was so successful that I could start driving again. No restrictions. I couldn't be more pleased. Dr Kent Kirk is the "Michael Jordan" of ophthalmologists. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! More

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Review from M.P.  |  Source: Healthgrades  |  Jun 03, 2016

I found Dr Kent Kirk after researching reviews on the internet. What a great decision that was. I found that my vision was getting cloudy and that it was time for a checkup. I needed cataract surgery and Dr Kent Kirk performed that for me yesterday. The procedure took about 15 minutes and I felt no pain during the entire procedure.I had zero side effects: no inflammation, no infection, no swelling, no bleeding, no glaucoma or retinal problems. Dr Kent Kirk is awesome. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! More

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Review from M.P.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 02, 2016

I actually found Dr Kent Kirk at zocdoc.com, but the 5 star reviews on Yelp were very helpful. I found my vision getting cloudy and felt that I needed my eyes checked. I needed cataract surgery and Dr Kent Kirk performed that for me yesterday. The procedure took about 15 minutes and I felt no pain during the entire procedure. I had zero side effects: no inflammation, no infection, no swelling, no bleeding, no glaucoma or retinal problems. As I write today online, I  can read the computer screen better now than with my glasses. At my followup visit today Dr Kent Kirk told me that everything was so successful that I could start driving again. No restrictions. I couldn’t be more pleased. Dr Kent Kirk is the "Michael Jordan" of ophthalmologists. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!Update as of June 30, 2016: Dr Kent Kirk did my left eye yesterday and did the follow-up today and I now have near 20/20 vision in my left eye. I was able to read the 20/25 line and 2 of the 4 letters on the 20/20 line. He put a distance lens in my left eye and a reading lens in my right eye. I don’t need glasses anymore. I couldn’t be happier. Both surgeries were done to perfection. I can drive without glasses the day after my surgery. In addition, Medicare plus my supplement paid the entire cost of both surgeries.Update as of July 8, 2016: I read all 4 letters at the 20/20 line. 9 days after my surgery I am 20/20 after being horribly nearsighted before the surgery. More

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Review from M.P.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 02, 2016

I actually found Dr Kent Kirk at zocdoc.com, but the 5 star reviews on Yelp were very helpful. I found my vision getting cloudy and felt that I needed my eyes checked. I needed cataract surgery and Dr Kent Kirk performed that for me yesterday. The procedure took about 15 minutes and I felt no pain during the entire procedure. I had zero side effects: no inflammation, no infection, no swelling, no bleeding, no glaucoma or retinal problems. As I write today online, I  can read the computer screen better now than with my glasses. At my followup visit today Dr Kent Kirk told me that everything was so successful that I could start driving again. No restrictions. I couldn't be more pleased. Dr Kent Kirk is the "Michael Jordan" of ophthalmologists. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Update as of June 30, 2016: Dr Kent Kirk did my left eye yesterday and did the follow-up today and I now have near 20/20 vision in my left eye. I was able to read the 20/25 line and 2 of the 4 letters on the 20/20 line. He put a distance lens in my left eye and a reading lens in my right eye. I don't need glasses anymore. I couldn't be happier. Both surgeries were done to perfection. I can drive without glasses the day after my surgery. In addition, Medicare plus my supplement paid the entire cost of both surgeries. Update as of July 8, 2016: I read all 4 letters at the 20/20 line. 9 days after my surgery I am 20/20 after being horribly nearsighted before the surgery. More

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Review from V.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2016

Really nice people... Dr. Scott was awesome and his co-workers that helped and we're patience with me... More

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Review from M.P.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  May 20, 2016

I was very pleased. The office staff was friendly and extremely well organized. There was a wheelchair available for my use. Dr Kirk was really knowledgeable as to what was causing my vision problems. Overall a very pleasant experience. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Thank you Zocdoc for finding Dr Kirk for me. More

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Review from R.F.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Apr 12, 2016

Dr. Kirk and his staff made me feel very comfortable. They were very professional. They answered all of the questions that I had. This was a pleasant experience. More

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Review from A.S.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Apr 03, 2016

Thank you. Much appreciated. More

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Review from B.D.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Mar 24, 2016

It is a HUGE hassle to get here for me, but totally worth it. I have a 15 plus year history here and as long as I'm in two hours driving distance I will continue to return. Trust these guys 100%. More

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Review from M.S.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Feb 16, 2016

Saw Dr. Scott Kirk. He was very helpful, professional and friendly. Highly recommend. More

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Review from P.M.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Feb 12, 2016

He takes time to explain everything in such an easy to understand way. He's professional yet friendly - - a real joy to work with. I look forward to my appointment every year. More

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Review from B.L.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Jan 04, 2016

I was a client of Kirk Eye Center for a number of years, but had to stop due to loss of insurance. Once I secured insurance again, I could not wait to return. And, I was delighted to see the knowledge, expertise and care I received over the years was still the same! More

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Review from C.M.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Dec 14, 2015

He was very professional, kind, gave me an explanation of his diagnosis and made clear for me that the problem I am having can happen with time. i am so glad he took the time to see me today, instead of on the day of my appointment. After he explained me the diagnosis I was relieved and stopped worrying. Thank you so very much Dr. Bauer and your wonderful staff that took care of me! More

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Review from C.M.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Dec 14, 2015

He was very professional, kind, gave me an explanation of his diagnosis and made clear for me that the problem I am having can happen with time. i am so glad he took the time to see me today, instead of on the day of my appointment. After he explained me the diagnosis I was relieved and stopped worrying. Thank you so very much Dr. Bauer and your wonderful staff that took care of me!read more More

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Review from B.P.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Dec 07, 2015

Awesome !! More

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Review from F.F.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Dec 03, 2015

Dr. Bauer is great! More

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Review from F.F.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Dec 03, 2015

Dr. Bauer is great!read more More

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Review from M.C.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Nov 16, 2015

I have been a patient of Dr. Bauer for over 20 years. I continue to see him as he is a kind and very competent Doctor. More

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Review from M.C.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Nov 16, 2015

I have been a patient of Dr. Bauer for over 20 years. I continue to see him as he is a kind and very competent Doctor. read more More

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Review from T.D.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 12, 2015

We had an absolutely AMAZING experience at Kirk Eye Center.  Their attention to customer satisfaction is unparalleled.  The surgery was exactly as they described. The results PERFECT. I cannot say enough how professional, yet warm and friendly this office of eye experts is.  I had Dr. Scott perform the surgery and I would recommend his expertise to anyone. They are up on the latest technology. Their support staff is friendly and thorough.  I disagree with any reviews are not 5 stars.  They were recommended to me, and I recommend them to everyone! More

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Review from R.P.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Sep 21, 2015

Dr Kent is always very professional yet very personable. He will always take time to answer your questions and reassure you in regard to any treatment. Been seeing him for many years. More

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Review from G.S.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Aug 25, 2015

Professional, quite knowledgeable, and friendly. More than I expected. They have me as a customer for life! More

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Review from L.C.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Aug 06, 2015

Dr, Bauer checked my record and found answer to my eye problem based on prior experience. This proves the value of sticking with the same medical care team.read more More

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Review from L.C.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Aug 06, 2015

Dr, Bauer checked my record and found answer to my eye problem based on prior experience. This proves the value of sticking with the same medical care team. More

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Review from C.F.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Jul 27, 2015

I am very happy that I chose to go to Dr. Dent Kirk. His staff was great the Dr. made me feel very comfortable. He has a wonderful way about him. More

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Review from N.A.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Jul 11, 2015

I think that Dr. Kirk has always been very professional. Quick servicestate of the art equipment and good staff. More

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Review from G.B.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Jul 02, 2015

Kent is very personable and extremely knowledgable. Answer all questions. More

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Review from K.B.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2015

My son and I experienced the most wonderful customer service that one could ever imagine last Thursday night, which was the night before the 4th of July. I called Dr. Scott Kirk at home at 12:30 at night, when my teenage son had something painful and invisible in his eye(still, after flushing and showering). First of all, I was so grateful that he answered the phone after midnight. I explained the situation, that we had been in his eye center one time, and he proceeded to talk me through how to try to get the fragment out. Much patience, we performed the procedure, but no luck. He had us drive to his house, so he could help us, now @ 1am. He worked on my son at his home, but needed some equipment, so we all went to his office at 1:30am. My son's eye was numbed at the office, so we weren't sure if the fragment was out or not; Dr. Kirk offered to be available to us the next day, which was the 4th of July. My son was better the next morning, so no need. Dr. Kirk was humble and gracious, and never made us feel that we were intruding on him (which we were!). We were blown away by his professionalism, courtesy, and generosity with his time. Great result (we could have been in an emergency room all night, with no eye specialist). THANK YOU. More

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Review from J.J.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Apr 28, 2015

Service was fast and courteous. All of the staff was very nice and accommodating. More

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Review from M.G.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Apr 24, 2015

My viisit with Dr. Kent Kirk was great!!!! This was my first visit with Dr. Kent Kirk, himself. When I was growing up as a kid, my doctor was Harold Kirk, his father and he did many surgeries on my eyes, as I was born cross eyed and he did a faboulous job. I was able to share this information with Dr. Kent Kirk & to Thank the family again for taking care of this issue and my eyes look faboulous!!!! My visit was very welcoming and pleasant!!!! MY sister also had her lasor surgery with the Kent family and is so thrilled with the results!!! My niece had an appointment around the same time I did and my family admires and we put all of our trust in the Kent family!!!!!! Thanks to the Kent Family!!! More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Mar 05, 2015

He takes the time to review history and make the right recommendations. He explained care plan in detail. I have been seeing him for many years and he always provides great service. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Mar 05, 2015

He takes the time to review history and make the right recommendations. He explained care plan in detail. I have been seeing him for many years and he always provides great service. read more More

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Review from T.B.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Feb 12, 2015

Very personable. Explains what he is doing. More

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Review from G.M.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Jan 29, 2015

It was great, Dr . Bauer is a sweet heart. Everyone was so professional, customer service was excellent. I look forward to returning and I will be recommending family and friends to go. Mimi, Carol and the front desk staff was simply wonderful. Thank you Kirk Eye Care for a great experience, keep up the good work! !!!!read more More

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Review from G.M.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Jan 29, 2015

It was great, Dr . Bauer is a sweet heart. Everyone was so professional, customer service was excellent. I look forward to returning and I will be recommending family and friends to go. Mimi, Carol and the front desk staff was simply wonderful. Thank you Kirk Eye Care for a great experience, keep up the good work! !!!! More

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Review from G.C.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Jan 23, 2015

efficient, friendly and cleanread more More

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Review from G.C.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Jan 23, 2015

efficient, friendly and clean More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: Vitals  |  Oct 29, 2014

Kirk Eye Center - Dr. Scott Kirk, is truly a caring doctor. I was just at his office yesterday for a follow-up appointment after my eye surgery (both eyes) just a few months ago. Everything went extremely well and he was definitely a concerned doctor. In fact, I had to call him at home because I was feeling some pain shortly after surgery and he saw me after hours. His office was already closed. He diagnosed the situation accurately and within minutes knew exactly what was wrong and provided me with the proper medication. He followed up with me continuously for several months thereafter. I was so impressed that I feel it is very important to let others know what a caring doctor he is and with such professionalism to boot. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. More

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Review from A.R.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Oct 27, 2014

very professional...explained all my options. great experience! More

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Review from G.C.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 06, 2014

I have had multiple surgeries and procedures done at the Kirk Eye Center over a 30 year time frame. I've never had a bad experience with either Scott or Kent Kirk. They are both very skilled doctors who care deeply about their patients. I trust the Kirks with my own children who also have never had a bad experience. This is understandably a busy practice so plan ahead and make your appointment in advance if possible. Although even in emergency situations we've had a good experience. More

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Review from G.C.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 06, 2014

I have had multiple surgeries and procedures done at the Kirk Eye Center over a 30 year time frame. I’ve never had a bad experience with either Scott or Kent Kirk. They are both very skilled doctors who care deeply about their patients. I trust the Kirks with my own children who also have never had a bad experience. This is understandably a busy practice so plan ahead and make your appointment in advance if possible. Although even in emergency situations we’ve had a good experience. More

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Review from J.E.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Sep 17, 2014

Great!read more More

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Review from J.E.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Sep 17, 2014

Great! More

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Review from J.E.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Sep 10, 2014

Our visit was great!! Jenna loved Dr. Kent Kirk :) More

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Review from C.W.  |  Source: ZocDoc  |  Jul 02, 2014

This was my first visit, and I was very pleased! More

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Review from L.N.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 16, 2014

I had LASIK surgery in March and I was so impressed with the staff,the efficiency, the professionalism..a five star rating even before the five star rating for now having perfect vision! I would trust my eyes to no one else!!! More

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Review from E.M.  |  Source: Google  |  May 28, 2014

I have been treated by all three Kirk family M.D.s (Scott, his son Tyler, and Scott's brother Kent), and all seem competent and thorough. Additionally Dr. Scott Kirk performed cataract surgery on me about four months previously with a good outcome. Robin, the optical dept. manager was especially helpful when I asked her to check the correction on two sets of glasses I had purchased elsewhere. The staff is in general fairly friendly, especially the two women at the front desk. More

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Review from V.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 26, 2014

I had LASIK surgery done here and it was great. The staff and Dr Kirk made sure that the procedure went smooth. I can't even remember when I could see this clearly in my life and I love it! I would recommend the Kirk Eye Center to anyone in the similar situation. More

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Review from V.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 26, 2014

I had LASIK surgery done here and it was great. The staff and Dr Kirk made sure that the procedure went smooth. I can’t even remember when I could see this clearly in my life and I love it! I would recommend the Kirk Eye Center to anyone in the similar situation. More

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Review from J.N.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 22, 2014

i purchased my first pair of reading glasses at Kirk Eye Center which isn’t exactly a great day in the aging process! but it was great with the professional and easy to work with optical staff. they really helped me find a great pair of glasses at a very reasonable price. The doctors really care about their patients and the community and that is why it is a three generation practice. your in good hands at Kirk Eye! More

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Review from J.N.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 22, 2014

i purchased my first pair of reading glasses at Kirk Eye Center which isn't exactly a great day in the aging process! but it was great with the professional and easy to work with optical staff. they really helped me find a great pair of glasses at a very reasonable price. The doctors really care about their patients and the community and that is why it is a three generation practice. your in good hands at Kirk Eye! More

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Review from J.C.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Nov 22, 2013

Kirk eye is a 5 star facility. My husband suffered an eye injury (climbing a tree ...he is 53 by the way) Dr kirk saw him at 6 am, treated him,was un-rushed,comfortable,professional. Dan was treated daily for 2 weeks & we could not have asked for more caring service.  Currently my Mom has had both cataracts done, and I can say with certainty that Kirk eye centers are the very best in the area. Thank You Dr Kirk, and your entire staff. More

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Review from P.G.  |  Source: Yelp  |  May 14, 2013

Recently, my husband and I had eye exams at Kirk Eye Center. Everyone was just wonderful and supportive.  As well, we certainly enjoyed the warm and friendly reception at the front desk and from Judy and the incredible attention, time and detail that Mimi the optician and her colleagues showed us. We ordered our glasses from the Optician Center as well. Great group. Patti Cone More

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Review from P.G.  |  Source: Yelp  |  May 14, 2013

Recently, my husband and I had eye exams at Kirk Eye Center. Everyone was just wonderful and supportive.  As well, we certainly enjoyed the warm and friendly reception at the front desk and from Judy and the incredible attention, time and detail that Mimi the optician and her colleagues showed us. We ordered our glasses from the Optician Center as well. Great group.Patti Cone More

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Review from S.P.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 29, 2013

The eye exam technician was really wonderful with my almost 6 year old daughter as was the dotor when he examined her.  Everyone was really nice and professional! More

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Review from D.S.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Oct 09, 2012

My spouse and I have had excellent outcomes with the professional staff and a special thanks to Dr. Kent Kirk. More

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Review from Anonymous  |  Source: Vitals  |  Oct 29, 2011

Best ophthalmologist - Dr. Kent Kirk was recommended to me for my mothers cataract. She had the best experience. He treated her with respect and spoke directly to her. He answered her questions with patience and settled any fears she had about the surgery. Overall best thorough exam she has had. More

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Review from A.L.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Dec 23, 2009

First of all, this place was extraordinary in terms of almost everything, this is a top-notch place that always tries to help. But I should start by saying that our appointment was canceled twice before I had it, though that was probably cause of the timing (holidays).  The staff were good and helpful, and the premises was very clean and professional. You could tell the equipment was top-notch. When Dr. Kent Kirk came in, you could tell that he was a good doctor. He answered many of my questions very well and helped us through the whole experience. I was happy to hear of all the services he offers, including the contacts specialists.  The glasses store was the best! Although quite small, the store had LOTS of fashionable glasses and sunglasses at all price ranges. The girl who helped me get new glasses was VERY experienced and new what she was doing. She helped me find 2 perfect pairs, both which she chose. More

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Review from L.D.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 21, 2009

I saw the one star review and feel I need to do what I can to wipe out what that one unfortunate phone call is doing to the Kirk Eye Center's rating. Eight years ago I had my "legally blind" classified vision repaired with the help of Dr. Kirk and his lasik surgery. The surgery was quick and the Valium they give you before is helpful in calming your nerves. We're talking about your eyes here, lasers on your eyes. You're awake and you can smell the burning. So yea...take the Valium. As soon as you're done you sit up and can see. It's absofuckinglutely amazing. You pick up some pain meds at the pharmacy on the way home and then sleep with goggles on until the eyes heal themselves beyond the pain. I, though, woke up only a few hours after my surgery in unbearable pain. I found my husband and had him call Dr. Kirk on his cell phone. It was 11:00 PM., he would have to pick up the medication from his office and meet us. I lived in Roger's Park then, the Doctor was at a fund raiser in Hyde Park, my magic eye drops were in Forest Park. We met on Columbus Drive. Dr. Kirk was in his tuxedo and asked to have the pleasure of administering my drops; they worked immediately. "My hero," I said. My husband sighed a big sigh and then off went my knight in his BMW back to his fundraiser. He called the next day to see how I was doing even before I came in for my appointment. This kind of care and attention is why I highly recommend the place. The Center is named for this man and his brother, it is their care and skill that I'm rating. More

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Review from L.D.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jan 21, 2009

I saw the one star review and feel I need to do what I can to wipe out what that one unfortunate phone call is doing to the Kirk Eye Center’s rating. Eight years ago I had my "legally blind" classified vision repaired with the help of Dr. Kirk and his lasik surgery. The surgery was quick and the Valium they give you before is helpful in calming your nerves. We’re talking about your eyes here, lasers on your eyes. You’re awake and you can smell the burning. So yea...take the Valium. As soon as you’re done you sit up and can see. It’s absofuckinglutely amazing. You pick up some pain meds at the pharmacy on the way home and then sleep with goggles on until the eyes heal themselves beyond the pain. I, though, woke up only a few hours after my surgery in unbearable pain. I found my husband and had him call Dr. Kirk on his cell phone. It was 11:00 PM., he would have to pick up the medication from his office and meet us. I lived in Roger’s Park then, the Doctor was at a fund raiser in Hyde Park, my magic eye drops were in Forest Park. We met on Columbus Drive. Dr. Kirk was in his tuxedo and asked to have the pleasure of administering my drops; they worked immediately. "My hero," I said. My husband sighed a big sigh and then off went my knight in his BMW back to his fundraiser. He called the next day to see how I was doing even before I came in for my appointment. This kind of care and attention is why I highly recommend the place. The Center is named for this man and his brother, it is their care and skill that I’m rating. More

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Review from J.G.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 16, 2006

If you need your eyes checked out, I would definitely go here.  The people are nice and your appointment generally starts on time.  The doctors are very good and know what they are doing.  Th exam is also usually fast, yet very thorough.  As a testimonial to how good this place is, people from far aways suburbs come here.  in fact, when i last went,  one guy was in town from another state and thought that as long as he is in town, he should come here since he was here a long time ago. Don't get me wrong though, while the cost of the exam is cheap, the glasses and contact lenses will cost more here than at Lens Crafters.  But the doctors always know what they are doing. More

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Review from J.G.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 16, 2006

If you need your eyes checked out, I would definitely go here.  The people are nice and your appointment generally starts on time.  The doctors are very good and know what they are doing.  Th exam is also usually fast, yet very thorough.  As a testimonial to how good this place is, people from far aways suburbs come here.  in fact, when i last went,  one guy was in town from another state and thought that as long as he is in town, he should come here since he was here a long time ago. Don’t get me wrong though, while the cost of the exam is cheap, the glasses and contact lenses will cost more here than at Lens Crafters.  But the doctors always know what they are doing. More

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