Kirby Eye Center

We offer medical eye care, eye surgery and routine eye exams. We also have a great selection of frames and eyeglass options at our adjoining optical shop.

Operating as usual

05/29/2021

Operation Sight EYEcons of 2020-2021

[02/15/21]   **Update 2/19/21**
Due to hazardous road conditions the office is closed. All patient appointments thru Friday are canceled. The office will reopen Monday at 8 AM. We hope everyone is safe and warm and apologize for any inconvenience.

12/06/2020

These are some of the visual phenomenon that a person might see with “Ocular” or “Ophthalmic” Migraines.

aao.org 12/06/2020

What Is Migraine?

Migraines, also known as “Ocular” or “Ophthalmic” Migraines

aao.org Classic migraine starts with visual symptoms such as zigzag lines, colored lights or flashes of light followed by a single-sided pounding, severe headache. Along with the headache, you may have nausea

11/01/2020

EyeSmart - American Academy of Ophthalmology

About 20 years ago, Dr. Thomas L. Steinemann noticed a scary rise in the number of young people with blinding #eye infections. The culprit? #Cosmetic contact lenses sold without a prescription at gas stations, convenience stores and #costume shops.

“For many young people, these lenses were just another piece of disposable merchandise to change their appearance,” Dr. Steinemann said. “They weren’t worn for medical reasons but for fun – fun that could quickly turn dangerous.”

Hard to believe, but those cool cat eye contact lenses are medical devices. They must be prescribed and fitted by an eye care professional, just like regular contact lenses. That's because a poorly fitted contact lens can easily scrape the cornea, the outer layer of the eye, making the eye more vulnerable to infection-causing bacteria and viruses. Research shows that people who purchase contacts without a prescription face a 16-fold increased risk of developing an infection.

Dr. Steinemann wasn’t going to stand by while more kids with painful, vision-threatening infections arrived at clinic. He got involved in an advocacy effort that in 2005 resulted in a ban on the sale of contact lenses, both cosmetic and corrective, without a prescription.

Dr. Steinemann continues his advocacy today because the lenses are still easy to buy on the internet. He works closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Federal Trade Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s why he just received the Academy’s Outstanding Advocate Award.

“We have to keep educating people because these lenses are still so easy to buy – and it’s our kids who are taking this risk,” Dr. Steinemann said. “Many don’t take these seriously like the medical devices that they are.”

We thank Dr. Steinemann for his enduring commitment to #ProtectingSightAndEmpoweringLives 🎃👏👏👏

[03/21/20]   ***UPDATE (3/27/2020)*** New office hours are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 3 pm.

Unfortunately beginning Monday March 30 the office will only be open for urgent and emergent care. We are uncertain at this time what days and times the clinic will be open but will keep you informed. We also want to let our patients, current and future know that we are here for you should you have any ocular emergency. If you currently have an appointment with one of the physicians you will be receiving a call to reschedule. Please call the office if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience during these trying times.

03/17/2020

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12/25/2019

Merry Christmas from Kirby Eye Center!

10/07/2019

Jcahpo

Scratches, sores, infections … blindness. All of these can be caused by over-the-counter costume contacts. Here’s why you need a prescription if you want to make your eyes look like a zombie’s this Halloween: https://bit.ly/2NLD4FJ

aao.org 10/01/2019

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic Retinopathy

aao.org Diabetic retinopathy happens when high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels in the retina. This damage causes vision loss.

aao.org 09/27/2019

What Are Floaters and Flashes?

aao.org You may sometimes see small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision. These are called floaters. You can often see them when looking at a plain background, like a blank wall or blue sky. Floate

09/06/2019

EyeSmart - American Academy of Ophthalmology

While the blood in Joe Biden's eye looked scary, a subconjunctival hemorrhage is typically harmless. Most common causes: coughing, sneezing, straining. Less common causes: high blood pressure, diabetes, taking blood thinners.
More here: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-is-subconjunctival-hemorrhage.

#ClimateTownHall #ProtectingSightEmpoweringLives

04/03/2019

EyeSmart - American Academy of Ophthalmology

Ocular Myokymia

Why does my eye twitch? Twitching is harmless most of the time. Here's how to make it go away: https://bit.ly/2imSOjO

02/14/2019

❤️Happy Valentines Day!❤️

aao.org 01/08/2019

What Are the Symptoms of Glaucoma?

The silent thief of sight

aao.org Glaucoma symptoms of increased eye pressure are often not obvious until later stages, when significant blind spots in vision begin to develop. Closed angle, narrow angle or angle closure symptoms incl

allaboutvision.com 11/16/2018

Eye Exams Soon Could Reveal Your Alzheimer's Risk

allaboutvision.com A routine eye exam may soon be able to detect your risk of Alzheimer's disease. Learn more.

cdc.gov 09/08/2018

Corneal Infections Associated with Sleeping in Contact Lenses...

Sleeping in Contact Lenses

cdc.gov Contact lenses, when worn and cared for properly, are a safe and effective form of vision correction used by an estimated 45 million Americans.

05/17/2018
02/24/2018

Happy Saturday!

#FridayFunny !

02/05/2018

Happy Valentine’s Day from Kirby Eye Center!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! We ❤️ this up-close image of X-linked retinoschisis, an eye condition that affects the retina. #ImageOfTheMonth

Photo by: Rob May

Learn more about X-linked retinoschisis: https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/x-linked-juvenile-retinoschisis

10/29/2017

Jcahpo

#FridayFunny !

09/22/2017
allaboutvision.com 09/20/2017

What is a Pinguecula?

allaboutvision.com If you have a yellow bump on your eye, you probably have a pinguecula. Learn how you can treat it.

08/15/2017

If your planning to watch the solar eclipse on the 21st please remember to use the correct protective eyewear. 😉

08/04/2017

JCAHPO & ATPO

Here's some patient education from the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) in the form of an animated video about the dilated eye exam.

https://youtu.be/M6IlOKXlCqs

Our Physicians 06/13/2017

Our Physicians

06/13/2017

We are happy and excited to introduce our new physician, Dr Maheen Haque. Dr Haque is a board certified ophthalmologist. She is a specialist in cornea and external disease and specializes in the management of dry eye conditions, corneal infections, pterygia and keratoconus. She has clinical expertise in corneal transplants and the latest techniques of cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation. She also practices comprehensive ophthalmology and has a special interest in refractive surgery. She is certified to perform Blade-Free Cataract surgery and Blade-Free LASIK surgery.

Dr. Haque completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, graduating with distinction. She then attended Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. After a one-year internship at Crittenton Hospital, Dr. Haque went on to complete her ophthalmology training at Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, Michigan. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Boston Eye Group in Brookline, Massachusetts, under the direction of Dr. Samir Melki. Prior to joining Kirby Eye Center, Dr. Haque practiced in Chicago, Illinois as a cataract, refractive and cornea surgery specialist.

Dr. Haque is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is board certified through 2026. She has presented at the national meetings for the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

aao.org 06/01/2017

Dry Eye Symptoms

Dry Eye and Tearing

aao.org Dry eye symptoms include stinging or burning eyes, excessive tearing, stringy mucus in or around eyes, irritation from smoke or wind, and discomfort from wearing contact lenses.

nei.nih.gov 05/10/2017

Facts About Amblyopia | National Eye Institute

Amblyopia Facts

nei.nih.gov Amblyopia can result from any condition that prevents the eye from focusing clearly. Amblyopia can be caused by the misalignment of the two eyes—a condition called strabismus. With strabismus, the eyes can cross in (esotropia) or turn out (exotropia). Occasionally, amblyopia is caused by a clouding…

aao.org 04/15/2017

What Are Floaters and Flashes?

aao.org You may sometimes see small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision. These are called floaters. You can often see them when looking at a plain background, like a blank wall or blue sky. Floate

03/12/2017

Kirby Eye Center

03/12/2017

Kirby Eye Center

03/12/2017

Kirby Eye Center's cover photo

03/12/2017

Kirby Eye Center's cover photo

03/12/2017

Board-certified ophthalmologist and founder of Kirby Eye Center, Dr. Judith Kirby has been caring for and restoring ophthalmologic health to patients in Dallas and surrounding areas for more than two decades. Dr. Kirby believes that healthy eyes are essential, not just for good vision, but as a critical component of overall physical well-being. She is committed to the complete health of her patients, often collaborating with other physicians to achieve the correct diagnosis and treatment plan.

Her thorough, uncompromised approach to complete eye care has led her to diagnose other, undetected health conditions in her patients – including carotid artery disease, multiple sclerosis and brain tumors. “My treatment and implant recommendations are based solely on what I believe to be in the best interest of my patients considering their overall health and lifestyle needs,” explains Dr. Kirby. Spending significant time with patients to ensure they fully understand their diagnosis, options, risks and rewards is a hallmark of her practice.
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Dr. Kirby began practicing ophthalmology in 1997 in Plano, TX. She opened the Kirby Eye Center at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas in 2007 and has continued to serve the ophthalmologic needs of DFW at that location until moving to the Carrell Clinic in 2014.
Dr. Kirby attended Drexel University Medical School in Philadelphia. Here, she was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the Sigma Xi National Honor Society for Achievement in Research. Dr. Kirby also received the American Medical Woman’s Association Memorial Achievement Citation and received awards for physiology and biophysics, as well as awards for distinguished academic performance in medicine and surgery. During medical school, she served as a research fellow at the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Kirby completed residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX where she was named Chief Ophthalmology resident. After residency, she was awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship at Baylor and received the NIH National Research Service Award. Dr. Kirby completed her vitreo-retinal fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
Her commitment to professional excellence is evidenced by her choice to earn certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology in 2006. She undergoes the rigorous re-certification process and has maintained her certification without interruption since attaining a decade ago. Dr. Kirby is board certified through 2026.

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9301 N Central Expy, Ste 180 Tower II
Dallas, TX
75231

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Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 10am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 4:30pm
Thursday 10am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm
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