September is Healthy Aging® Month—A time for celebrating getting older and identifying ways you can live a healthier lifestyle if you’re 45 or older. A balanced lifestyle can do more than maintain your overall well-being and increase the longevity of your life. It can significantly decrease your risk of vision loss or blindness from age-related eye diseases such as ...Read More
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You’ve undoubtedly heard the horror stories surrounding poor contact lens care. The most recent of which is a 67-year-old woman who went in for cataract surgery and the eye doctors found 27 pairs of contact lenses in her eyes, which shocked both the patient and the physicians. There are several other stories about eye...Read More
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world, but cataract surgery can prevent you from losing your vision. The recovery process following your procedure may take as little as one day, but the actual length of time you need to heal will depend on many factors. Learn more from our eye surgeon, Dr. Foulkes, in the video below.
If you’re experiencing vision changes or have developed cataracts, please contact Foulkes Vision in Chicago or Lombard today at...Read More
There are certain aspects of wearing contact lenses or prescription eyeglasses that you’ve grown accustomed to. You have daily habits that you likely do without thinking such as grabbing for your glasses in the morning. LASIK eye surgery will give you freedom from contact lenses and glasses and make you more aware of how they interfered with your everyday...Read More
It’s common knowledge that sun exposure and sunburns can increase your chances of developing skin cancer, but UV radiation can also cause significant damage to your eyes. Your cornea, natural eye lens and other parts of your eyes are vulnerable to UV rays and contribute to cataract development as well as macular degeneration, certain eye growths and cancer. High...Read More
Premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs) offer a variety of advantages as they allow you to see both near and far at the same time. Our eye doctor, Dr. Richard Foulkes, uses laser vision correction to give you the best results possible and ensure you never need glasses again. Learn more in the video above.
If you’re interested in premium lens implants, please contact Foulkes Vision in Chicago today at ...Read More
Cataract surgery is one of the most widely performed surgical procedures, with nearly three million done each year in the United States. The surgical removal of a cataract is actually quite simple and takes as little as ten minutes to complete. Our skilled eye surgeon will remove your clouded natural eye lens and replace it with an artificial lens—or Intraocular Lens (IOL)—to restore clear vision. There...Read More
You’ve likely heard the horror stories of contact lens wearers who left them in for too long and subsequently damaged their vision trying to extract it. You’ve probably also heard the horror stories and myths about rare LASIK complications. The debate about whether contact lenses or laser eye...Read More
Keratoconus is an eye disease. It involves the irregular shape of the cornea. Your cornea is normally round and spherical. When keratoconus develops, it causes the cornea to become cone shaped. This is caused by the thinning of the corneal tissue, which then bulges into the conical shape.
There are a number of treatments for keratoconus, including a variety of contact lenses: