The VISIAN™ ICL implant is often used for men and women who do not qualify for LASIK due to an extremely large prescription power. The LASIK procedure works by reshaping the cornea, and this can be an issue for those with severely poor eyesight because too much reshaping is required to correct vision, which can put you at risk of complications. The VISIAN™ implant is essentially an internal contact lens surgically placed behind your pupil to give you better...Read More
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LASIK eye surgery has given millions of men and women perfect or near-perfect vision over the last 25 years. Still, misconceptions about LASIK keep many Americans from achieving better eyesight. If you have healthy eyes, a stable prescription and are over the age of 18, you could be the perfect LASIK candidate. Don’t let LASIK myths stop you from...Read More
As with all forms of eye surgery, KAMRA™ inlay surgery comes with a risk of infection. We work to lower the chance of this complication by using powerful antibiotics, and there are very few instances of infection regarding KAMRA™ surgery. The biggest challenge of KAMRA™ is placing the tiny inlay directly over the center of your cornea. Our eye surgeon, Dr. Richard Foulkes, diligently works to improve his methods for KAMRA™ surgery to make sure it stays precisely over the area...Read More
Interested in LASIK but hesitant to take the next step? Consider these 7 reasons to opt for the vision-improving procedure:
1. Never fuss with contact lenses again. Depending on how long you've used contact lenses, you've probably performed the ritual of placing and removing them by hand tens of thousands of times. LASIK provides freedom from this chore.
2. Wake up and...Read More
Pregnancy causes your body to change in many ways, and this includes your vision. It’s not a good idea to have LASIK vision correction while pregnant for several reasons such as exposure to antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. Learn more about pregnancy and LASIK eye surgery in the video above.
If you’re interested in LASIK or have questions about laser eye surgery, please contact our eye surgeon in Chicago or Lombard today at ...Read More
March marks the time to raise awareness for workplace eye health and safety. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, over 25,000 Americans visit the emergency room due to a workplace eye injury. But how, exactly, can you help celebrate this monthly observance and how can an eye doctor help?... Read More
We see through our corneas, which are the clear outer lenses or the "windshields" of our eyes. A normal cornea is shaped like a dome or ball. This allows light to filter through properly, resulting in clear, crisp vision. However, if you have keratoconus, the structure of the cornea is too weak to hold its round shape, causing the cornea to bulge outward like a cone. Several patients...Read More
If you suffer from vision problems, but would like to restore your vision and your life, LASIK may be the solution that's right for you. However, before opting for this beneficial procedure, it's important to know that there are several alternatives to LASIK that may be a better fit for your unique lifestyle. Check out our new video where Dr. Richard B. Foulkes discusses alternatives to LASIK.
If you're in the Lombard area and would like to discuss...Read More
Are you considering laser vision correction surgery to help restore your vision, but are still unsure if LASIK is right for you? It's important to know if you're a good candidate for this beneficial procedure, and if you will need additional vision correction treatments down the road. Check out our latest video where Dr. Richard B. Foulkes answers the question, "Will I need Glasses After LASIK?"
If you are in the Lombard area and would like to learn...Read More
If you suffer from astigmatism, farsightedness, nearsightedness or cataracts laser eye surgery may be the solution that's right for you. Laser eye surgery, also known as refractive surgery, corrects vision problems including those listed above. The cornea is reshaped to deliver clearer, sharper vision. However, before you opt for laser eye surgery, it's important to ask your doctor the right questions, so you can be prepared for your procedure. Check out our new slideshare that discusses some of the common questions about laser eye surgery.