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 A.G.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Jun 09, 2021

I had ICL surgery done  two weeks ago and words can’t express my gratitude to Dr Kent Kirk, he gave me my vision back. The  staff members are  so competent. The front desk staff are always welcoming.  Joyce  Wolter the Surgical Manager is extremely helpful. The staff at the surgery center are very efficient. Dr. Kent Kirk is amazing, extremely professionaI,  knowledgeable and friendly. I am extremely happy with my experience in Kirk Eye Center @ River Forest. Thalia Lopez More

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Review from C.X.  |  Source: Yelp  |  May 18, 2021

My vision declined drastically last year.  At the end of the year, I couldn’t even drive when it became dark. At first, I visited a retinal specialist and went through various exams.  At the third visit, he told me that not much can be done to improve my vision.  He also sent me to the Chicago Lighthouse to get special eyeglasses for visually impaired.  Before I went to the Lighthouse appointment, I decided to get the second opinion from Dr. Carter Kirk.  That was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  Dr. Carter quickly diagnosed me with cataracts.  He performed surgeries on both of my eyes shortly after.  My vision improved dramatically after the surgery.  They are still both at 20/20 with -3.50 eyeglasses four months after the surgery.  I can’t say enough to thank Dr. Carter and the Kirk Eye Center staffs for their professionalism and help! More

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Review from C.K.  |  Source: Yelp  |  May 09, 2021

I am extremely happy with my experience at Kirk eye center. The ladies  in the optical center where is helpful as they could be in all very  friendly. I brought in a pair of surgical glasses where lens fell out  timer and the manufacturer would have taken a couple weeks minimum to  return these to me. Due to my profession I cannot afford to go more than  a couple days without them.the part that concerned me was that these  lenses have to be lined up perfectly as they are very costly precision  instruments. The staff spent well over an hour helping me with these and  we finally we’re able to get them back still working order and I am  able to see out of them perfectly again. I am extremely impressed that  the staff took the time and had the patience to work with me. From now  on if I need anything Kirk eye center will definitely be my first go to  choice. I thank you, you have a very friendly and outgoing staff!!! More

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Review from J.M.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 22, 2021

My experience was wonderful! After an extremely disappointing experience with another center,  I went to Kirk Eye Center not sure what to expect.  The entire staff is kind,  welcoming and knowledgeable. Dr. Carter was just terrific,  answered all my questions patiently.  Joyce was kind,  efficient and easy to talk to.  The surgical staff were reassuring and so sweet.  I can not recommend them enough.  They certainly deserve more than 5 stars!!!! More

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Review from G.J.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Apr 08, 2021

Dr. Carter Kirk and his team were great . Explained everything about the procedure which was quick  and easy. More

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Review from D.O.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Mar 02, 2021

The entire process was very smooth and the staff was awesome making you feel comfortable pre and post procedure. Dr. Kent was great at explaining everything step by step. The outcome is amazing and I wish I would have done LASIK years earlier. Dan O More

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Review from T.B.  |  Source: Yelp  |  Feb 11, 2021

Over the last few years my vision has gradually worsened. I could not read a street sign from 20 feet away i went to Kirk eye center to see if anything could be done to improve my vision. I was immediately impressed with the professionalism of the staff. After a very thorough it was determined that i should have cataract surgery on both eyes. Dr.Carter Kirk performed surgery on both of my eyes. My vision has improved dramatically . Now i have the ability to see clearly day and night. As a result i do not need glasses at all . Dr. Carter and his excellent gave me my clear vision back, that had been declining for years. I heartily recommend Kirk Eye Center. 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 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 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.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 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 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 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

5.0
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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