Todd S. Kirk MD, SC
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(708) 857-7990
13303 S. Ridgeland Ave., Ste. B, Palos Heights, IL 60463

Contacts, Eye Surgery, LASIK, Cataracts & Retina Conditions in Palos Heights, IL

Quality Eye Care To Help You See Better!

When it comes to vision and surgical eye care, Dr. Kirk, MD offers dedicated, personalized care and treatment for each of his patients. Our clinic is a full-service eye care center serving patients of all ages with ophthalmology services including specialized medical and surgical procedures and an optical shop for prescriptions and contact lenses.

Our Eye Care Services Include:
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  • Adjustments
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataracts
  • Cataract Repair
  • Contact Lenses and Fittings
  • Designer Frames
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Emergency Appointments
  • Eye Physician
  • Eye Surgeon
  • Eyeglasses
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Laser Correction
  • Laser Surgery
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optical Shop
Cataract surgery is minimally invasive. It involves no stitch and no patch allowing for rapid visual recovery.

Contact Dr. Kirk, MD for immediate attention and friendly information for all of your concerns and eye care needs!


What Is A Cataract?

When you find your eye lens has become cloudy, this is usually the first indication of a cataract. It begins very subtly but will grow in time causing vision impairment of varying degrees. An eye injury can cause cataracts but age and genetics are often the factors. There are rare occurrences of cataracts in infants called "congenital' cataracts.
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Cataract Symptoms

After age 55, about half of Americans aged 65-74 will experience the formation of cataracts. Approximately 70 % of Americans aged 75 or older will also get them. Most people will not notice the onset of cataracts because they progress slowly over time and deteriorate vision gradually. Symptoms include:
  • A sudden need to change your glasses prescription
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Cloudy or blurry vision
  • Increasing glare
  • Night vision is difficult
  • Double vision with only one eye open
  • Faded colors, often described as dull or flat vision

Retina Conditions

When diabetes damages the blood vessels inside your eye, this can be diabetic retinopathy which can lead to vision problems like distorted vision, blurriness, and blindness.


  • Blurry vision
  • Darkened or cloudy vision
  • Floaters
  • Black lines in vision

Risk Factors:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking

Treatment Options:

  • Laser photocoagulation (controls leaking capillaries & prevent growth of new ones)
  • Vitrectomy (to remove cloudiness and scar tissue)
  • Cryotherapy (shrinks capillaries & repairs retina)


When liquefaction increases and the vitreous separated from the retina, this is Post Vitreous Detachment (PVD). This vision problem usually includes floaters and light flashes but nothing too serious. Sometimes, PVD can cause retinal tears and detached retina problems if not treated early.


  • Flashes
  • Floaters


Anyone can experience a retinal tear or detachment but people with a family history of vitreoretinal problems, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, age, nearsightedness, or trauma to the eye due to surgery or injury are most at risk.


  • Age
  • Vitreo-retinal problems
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes,
  • Nearsightedness
  • Eye trauma


  • Gray movement across your field of vision
  • Shadowy periphery of your field of vision
  • Flashing lights
  • Floaters and/or increasing floaters

Contact the office of Todd S. Kirk, M.D for information about our eye surgery and treatment services. (708) 857-7990

Contact Information

Dr. Kirk, MD

13303 S. Ridgeland Ave., Ste. B
Palos Heights, IL 60463

Hours of Operation

Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue-Wed 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri-Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sun Closed
** Please Call For Saturday Availability**