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October 30, 2018

If you wear glasses or contacts, you know that they can be a hassle. The thought of getting LASIK probably crosses your mind frequently, like when you forget to pack contact lens solution on a trip or you misplace your frames.

Woman scheduling her LASIK procedure at Foulkes VisionLASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, and millions of people have...

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October 17, 2018

LASIK is an extremely safe procedure. Side effects are relatively minor and generally subside within a few months. Serious surgical complications almost never occur. This is one of the primary reasons why LASIK enjoys one of the highest satisfaction rates of any surgical procedure.

View our infographic below to learn more about LASIK side effects. Dr. Foulkes will discuss any potential risks and side effects with you in greater detail during your free LASIK consultation.

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September 19, 2018

Traditionally, Intacs® corneal implants have been the most common treatment used to improve vision for individuals with keratoconus. However, the FDA approved a new treatment in 2016 called corneal cross linking. This minimally invasive procedure provides an excellent alternative to Intacs and can help you stem the progression of keratoconus.

Dr. Richard Foulkes offers the latest and most advanced keratoconus treatments available. During your comprehensive eye evaluation, he will discuss your options with you and let you know whether corneal cross linking will provide...

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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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