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May 04, 2016

Chicago residents with poor vision may be considering LASIK as a solution but have questions whether the procedure is right for them.

Dr. Richard B. Foulkes wants to help you with your decision.

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April 19, 2016

LASIK surgery is a great way to reduce or potentially eliminate your reliance on eyeglasses. You may be wondering if you can have the procedure completed in one appointment, with both eyes treated the same day. Please watch our video to find out:

If you are interested in LASIK surgery, please call Foulkes Vision at (877) EYES-2CU.

April 13, 2016

Cataract surgery can restore vision by removing a cataract from one of your eyes, or from both of your eyes if need be. Please watch the video below to learn more:

To learn more about cataract surgery and to find out if you are a good candidate in the Chicago area, please call Foulkes Vision at (877) EYES-2CU.

April 13, 2016

Chicago ophthalmologyAs we age, our body changes, including our eyes. Many people develop cataracts and need cataract surgery to repair and restore their vision. Cataracts occur when the cornea of your eye becomes opaque due to changes in the lens fibers, brought on by changing metabolic activity. As your cornea becomes less transparent, your vision becomes worse. If the time comes...

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April 12, 2016

When Should I Consider Verisyse Lens Surgery? | Chicago, ILWith all of the options for eye surgery available in Chicago these days, it can be difficult to know what the right choice for your vision correction is. Verisyse phakic IOLs are an option for many people who are not good candidates for LASIK, but still want to get relief from glasses or contacts.

Verisyse Vs. LASIK

About 1 in 4...

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March 18, 2016

The speed in which most people in Chicago recover from LASIK makes spring break a great time for laser vision correction.Students and facility in Chicago and nationwide look forward to spring break each year. While many flock to trendy resort destinations, others use the opportunity to catch up on rest.

Either way, spring break is a great time to take care of what you've been neglecting during the school year ─ yourself.

If you have been putting off giving yourself the benefits of better vision through...

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February 15, 2016

Once this common age-related vision problem begins to develop, our Chicago eye doctors and surgeons can help you manage it.Age-related macular degeneration is one of the common vision disorders treated by Chicago-area LASIK and cataract surgeon Dr. Richard Foulkes.

If you're an older adult in the Chicago area, there's roughly a 30 percent chance that you're developing this vision issue, which is caused by the slow deterioration over time of the eye...

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February 11, 2016

The more you know, the less "scary" LASIK or any other eye surgery becomes, especially when you have a skilled Chicago eye surgeon.You may not have noticed, but our Foulkes Vision website recently underwent an upgrade with the goal of making information about LASIK, cataract surgery, and our other eye care procedures more accessible for our Chicago-area patients.

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October 26, 2015

People generally describe a pterygium as a “whitish-yellowish, wing-shaped growth” that grows over a part of your cornea, but what is it exactly? Medically speaking, a pterygium is an overgrowth of fibrovascular tissue and conjunctiva on the surface of the cornea.

In most cases, a pterygium begins as a pingueculae (try saying that ten times fast)—An elevated “whitish-yellowish growth” on the white of the eye. Pingueculae are most commonly located nasally, or temporally, on the interpalbebral fissure—located in the area between your upper and lower...

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October 15, 2015

When your body's immune system becomes sensitive and overreacts to something you begin to develop allergies. Allergic reactions can occur when the allergen comes in contact with antibodies in the mast cells of your eyes. At the point of contact, your cells release histamine, other substances and chemicals that cause tiny blood vessels to leak, when this happens your eyes become itchy, red, and watery.

There are 5 primary types of eye allergies:

  1. Seasonal and...
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