LASIK Vision Correction

Serving Chicago, Lombard, and Surrounding Areas in Illinois

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Dr. Richard Foulkes, LASIK eye surgeon in Chicago, Lombard, IL

So you've heard about LASIK surgery in Chicago and now you think you might want to join the more than 20 million people worldwide who enjoy the benefits of laser vision correction?

Congratulations! You’re on your way to better vision…

When you need a LASIK or cataract surgeon in the Chicago area, please contact Foulkes Vision in Lombard, Illinois online or by telephone today schedule your free consultation with our eye doctor: (888) 207-1404.

LASIK: A Few Key Details

How does LASIK work? The procedure uses a laser to reshape your eye’s cornea, which in turn corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.

The reason that LASIK has become so prevalent and continues to enjoy fantastic popularity is that the procedure safelyreduces or eliminates your need to wear glasses or contact lenses.

Each of the common vision problems mentioned above happens because your eye is too long or short and the cornea can be used to move the focus into the retina. LASIK allows light to enter your eye in a new way, and that ultimately produces improved if not perfect vision.

LASIK surgery procedure (diagram) - Chicago

We often hear from past patients of Foulkes Vision that their newfound sight has enabled them to more fully participate in their careers, be more engaged with their families, and experience milestones such as a wedding or the birth of a child in a more visceral and impactful way. Many have been disabled with glasses or contacts, and they now wake up to a clear world.

But your first step toward greater vision is to schedule your Chicago LASIK consultation with Dr. Foulkes.

The consultation is an opportunity for the doctor and staff to provide you with as much patient education as we can relate to your unique eye condition and the particular procedure that's right for your treatment. This is also when we can begin to address any questions or concerns you may have with regards to preparing for LASIK, the procedure, past patient outcomes, and your specific recovery.

Also part of your initial consultation: An eye exam and vision test to determine whether you're a good candidate for LASIK.

Roughly 80 percent of the world's adult population is well-suited to laser vision correction.

Some other factors that can determine your LASIK candidacy include:

  • You are 18 or older.
  • You vision has stabilized.
  • You are in good health overall.

LASIK: What You Can Expect

On surgery day, Dr. Foulkes will administer medical eye drops that numb you to any discomfort. Many patients also choose to take a light sedative so they are completely relaxed during their Chicago LASIK surgery, which will be over in a matter of minutes.

As part of the procedure, Dr. Foulkes willrely on the laser to create a thin flap in your cornea while your eye is focused on a target. The doctor will then use a tracking device to watch your eye and make adjustments to your cornea as necessary.

All of this work will heal naturally without the need for stitches or sutures.

After the procedure, you'll be asked to rest for a while. We also require that you have someone to take you home as you'll be unable to drive immediately following your LASIK surgery.

You'll wear protective sunglasses in the hours immediately following your procedure, and you should avoid rubbing your eyes. Within a couple of days, you'll be able to return to your normal routine.

Call Today for Your LASIK Consultation

When you need a LASIK or cataract surgeon in the Chicago area, please contact Foulkes Vision in Lombard, Illinois online or by telephone to schedule your free consultation with our doctor: (888) 207-1404.

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