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July 30, 2018

LASIK can provide important benefits that will dramatically improve the quality of your life. However, there are some situations where you will need to delay the timing of your procedure due to other life events. The most common example of this situation involves women who are pregnant.

If you’ve recently become pregnant, you should delay your plans for LASIK until after you have given birth and are done breastfeeding. While LASIK isn’t performed under general anesthesia and probably will not negatively impact the developing fetus, Dr. Foulkes prefers to wait to perform LASIK until after...

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July 19, 2018

In the following video, Dr. Richard Foulkes discusses the ways in which performing thousands of cataract surgery procedures as a young ophthalmologist in the late 1990s helped him develop the skills necessary to achieve exceptional results, even when working on difficult cataract surgery cases.

At Foulkes Vision, we use the latest and most advanced laser technology for all cataract surgery procedures. This ensures the highest...

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July 12, 2018

One of the most important aspects of the LASIK procedure involves the creation of a corneal flap. This flap is made along the surface of your cornea, and it provides the laser with access to the underlying corneal tissue which needs to be reshaped. After the procedure, the corneal flap is replaced and will gradually seal as your eyes heal.

Traditionally, a microkeratome blade was used to create the corneal flap. This surgical instrument contains an oscillating blade that creates a hinged flap along the surface of your cornea. However, advances in LASIK technology now allow for this flap...

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July 02, 2018

In the following video, Dr. Richard Foulkes discusses the main differences between LASIK and PRK, including the difference in recovery time, the advantages and drawbacks of creating a LASIK flap, and who is an ideal candidate for each procedure.

Dr. Foulkes has more than two decades of experience performing laser vision correction surgery, and he’s achieved excellent results...

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June 27, 2018

June is Cataract Awareness Month, and we want to take this opportunity to provide you with some valuable information about this common age-related vision condition. While cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, it doesn’t have to be. Dr. Foulkes can perform cataract surgery to replace your clouded natural lens with an intraocular lens (IOL) that will restore clear vision.

We’ve created the following infographic about cataracts and your vision. The best way to catch cataracts and other age-related vision...

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May 31, 2018

In the following video, Dr. Richard Foulkes discusses his extensive experience performing laser vision correction, dating back to when the procedure was approved by the FDA in the late 1990s. He also explains how his patient care philosophy contributes to his ability to achieve the best possible results.

If you would like to eliminate your dependence on glasses and contact lenses, laser vision correction may be an...

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May 24, 2018

Technology, and computers in particular, play a crucial role in our lives today. The vast majority of adults use a computer on a regular basis. Whether you need one for work, to complete creative projects, to surf the Internet, to stream movies or for any other reason, you are most likely dependent on a computer to carry out some aspect of your daily routine.

With such a heavy reliance on computers throughout our society, it’s common for people considering LASIK to be concerned about the need to refrain from using them while recovering from surgery. In fact, “When can I use a computer...

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May 11, 2018

If you’d like to eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses, LASIK may be an excellent option for you. Millions of people have restored clear, sharp vision after undergoing laser eye surgery, and LASIK has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates of any surgical procedure.

It’s important to do your research before moving forward with treatment. We’ve prepared the following slide presentation to provide you with some important facts about the LASIK procedure. You can learn about your options and receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Foulkes...

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April 24, 2018

In the following video, Dr. Richard Foulkes explains why you need to visit our office for an eye exam in order to truly determine whether you're a good candidate for LASIK. He also discusses some of the issues that may rule you out as a LASIK candidate and the alternatives available to you in these situations.

At Foulkes Vision, we've been performing laser vision correction for individuals in the Chicago area since...

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April 23, 2018

LASIK is by far the most popular refractive surgery procedure available. If you'd like to eliminate your dependence on glasses and restore clear vision, then LASIK is most likely an excellent option for you.

We've created the following infographic to provide you with some interesting facts about the LASIK procedure. You can find out if you're a candidate by speaking to Dr. Foulkes in person.

Please contact Foulkes Vision using the form on this page or call 630-724-1400 today to schedule a free consultation. We serve...

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