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January 18, 2018

LASIK surgery has an extremely high success rate, and the procedure can help you eliminate the need for glasses and contacts once and for all. Before deciding to move forward with LASIK, it's important to understand what you should expect in the days and weeks following surgery as your eyes heal and your vision stabilizes.

We've created the following slideshare presentation to provide an overview of what you should expect after LASIK.

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January 11, 2018

In the following video, Dr. Richard Foulkes discusses his success rate with LASIK procedures as well as the standards he uses to evaluate a "successful procedure."

The good news is that modern LASIK technology has made laser vision correction more effective than ever before. In fact, LASIK experiences one of the highest patient satisfaction rates of almost any surgical procedure. If you're tired of the hassles...

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December 26, 2017

Visian ICL is an excellent alternative for many people that aren't suitable candidates for LASIK. However, this procedure isn't right for everyone. We've created the following quiz to help you determine whether you might be a good Visian ICL candidate.

While our quiz can be a helpful tool as you try to figure out the best refractive surgery option to restore clear vision, the only way to truly...

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December 21, 2017

One of the reasons LASIK is such a popular procedure is that it results in a permanent improvement in your vision. That being said, there are some occasions when it's possible to experience a slight regression in your vision after LASIK. In the following video, Dr. Richard Foulkes discusses the situations in which vision regression is more likely to occur and the steps he takes to account for this possibility.

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November 14, 2017

These days, LASIK eye surgery is a fairly common procedure. Millions of people in Chicago and across the world have undergone LASIK without experiencing any meaningful complications or long-term side effects.

This is undeniably a great development, as it has brought improved vision to people who would otherwise have to spend the rest of their lives wearing glasses or even just “dealing with” their vision problems.

However, the popularity of LASIK eye surgery occasionally obscures the fact that your choice of LASIK eye surgeon matters a great deal. There are significant differences...

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November 13, 2017

Most men and women have everyday habits that impact their health. There are several parts of your daily routine which could harm your eyes, which is why regular eye exams are important to maintain healthy vision and catch eye diseases early. Learn more in the SlideShare below.

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November 07, 2017

Dry eyes can complicate laser vision correction procedures. Our laser vision correction clinic has processes in place to ensure your eyes are healthy before and after your LASIK eye surgery. It’s typical for LASIK patient to experience dry eyes for up to six months following their laser vision correction, which is why our eye surgeon believes it’s essential to improve dry eye syndrome prior to your procedure. Learn more from Dr. Foulkes in the video below.

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October 24, 2017

Many adults with astigmatism don’t think they qualify for LASIK eye surgery. The FDA-approved excimer lasers our eye surgeon in Chicago uses can correct the curvature of your cornea down to .25 microns. Vision correction procedures such as LASIK and PRK can fix nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Our LASIK patient who had astigmatism are often amazed at how well they can see following their procedure because their brain had to compensate due to the irregularly shaped cornea up until their vision correction. Learn more from Dr. Foulkes in the...

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October 24, 2017

Save Your Vision & Stay Away from These Halloween CostumesEvery year men, women, and children try to find the best Halloween costume—be it scary, funny, or timely. Whether you’re hoping to scare people with an “It” costume or dressing as a White Walker from Game of Thrones, it’s essential to choose colored contacts, face paint, and weapon accessories that aren’t going to cause vision damage to you or...

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October 20, 2017

Why Millions Around the World are Going Blind | Lombard, ILYou depend on your eyesight to read, drive and accomplish nearly any task. It’s natural to lose your near vision as you get older, but when your perception becomes cloudy or severely blurry, it could be a sign of a degenerative eye disease. October is Blindness Awareness Month, and our eye surgeon in Chicago wants you to know how important regular eye exams are to catch vision loss early and...

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