Patients may call the Kirk Clinic appointment line at 410-278-5475 (KIRK) or 866-756-5475 to obtain an appointment. Appointments with the Optometrist are available during the normal hours of operations.
Patients should arrive 15 minutes early for their appointments and bring their most recently prescribed glasses and any pertinent medical records which might not be in their electronic record.
MEDPROS Updates/ Visual Readiness Screenings/ Mobilization Screenings/Demobilization Screenings are done on a walk-in basis during normal hours of operation for those who do not wear contacts or glasses. Patients who wear contacts or glasses will need a full eye exam, which is not performed on a walk-in basis and will need to be scheduled by calling the appointment line.
Visual Field Testing is conducted Mon - Fri by appointments only; please call 410-278-5475 to schedule.
Currently, Kirk Optometry Clinic will see TRICARE Beneficiaries by appointment for annual eye exams. Unfortunately, Kirk Optometry Clinic cannot issue new eye glasses to dependent beneficiaries, but will issue new prescriptions for these patients to purchase their eye glasses or contact lenses at their own expense. Retiree beneficiaries are authorized to order glasses, however, they are only authorized the traditional brown frames. Retirees that are enrolled in the VA may receive metal frame glasses with current RX at the Perry Point VA Hospital 1-800-949-1003.
Active duty Soldiers and retirees may walk in to order glasses with a current prescription (not over 1 year old and signed by a doctor) 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are closed from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday afternoon for training.
Frame of Choice (FOC) is a Quality of Life Program that provides Active Duty Regular Army Soldiers with a choice of civilian-style eyewear one time per year. If they are broken, the frame can be repaired. There is no lens replacement.
Service members requiring military glasses should call or stop by the clinic for more information.
Contact lens prescription “renewals” for patients who currently wear contact lenses can generally be provided with a patient’s annual eye exam. Updating a contact lens prescription requires visual assessment of the lenses to ensure that they are fitting safely, and as such the patient must present for evaluation wearing their lenses or at least having them present. This evaluation requires the patient to also bring the lens parameters, which can typically be found on the contact lens boxes, their most recent contact lens prescription, or a record of the most recent exam in which they were prescribed. If a full exam has been conducted in the last year, the contact lens evaluation may be possible with a briefer examination not requiring another full exam.
In the absence of the lenses or the parameters, or if contacts have not been worn by the patient for some time, a contact lens “re-fit” will need to be performed. This involves fitting with a new lens, and requires at least one follow-up evaluation to ensure proper fitting of the device after a period of wear. Re-fits are more time intensive and may not always be accommodated and are at the discretion of the provider.