Foulkes Vision Blog

Ophthalmologist & LASIK Surgeon Serving Lombard, Naperville, Downers Grove & Nearby Chicago, IL

How Much Does LASIK Cost?

March 27, 2019
Closeup of eyesLASIK is a wonderful procedure that millions of Americans have benefitted from. If you deal with the daily inconveniences of glasses and contacts, you've probably considered LASIK at some point. It could be life-changing. At Foulkes Vision, some of the most common questions we hear about LASIK have to do with cost. Unfortunately, insurance will not usually cover LASIK, but we believe everyone should have… Read Full Post

Causes of Cataracts

March 04, 2019
Age is the main cause of cataracts, but a number of other factors can lead to a protein buildup in the lenses of your eyes. It’s important to find out what’s causing your cataracts so you can seek appropriate treatment, which may include cataract surgery. Call 630-724-1400 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Foulkes. He will exam your eyes and determine the root of your vision problems. Foulkes Vision serves patients in Chicago, Lombard and surrounding areas of Illinois.
Category: Cataracts

How Will PRK Surgery Work to Correct My Vision?

February 27, 2019
PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, is a type of vision correction surgery designed to treat refractive vision errors. PRK is a great option for patients who are not eligible for LASIK, and it can protect the future health of your cornea. Learn more about PRK surgery and how it can improve your vision. PRK Surgery for Refractive Vision Errors PRK surgery can reduce or eliminate your need for glasses and contacts by correcting the following refractive vision errors:… Read Full Post

Will I Need Glasses after Cataract Surgery?

January 29, 2019
Cataracts are one of the most common age-related vision conditions impacting Americans today. Currently, there are over 40 million people over the age of 40 with this condition, and roughly half of the population over the age of 75 has developed cataracts. This number is expected to rise significantly over the next 25 years. When cataracts form, your eye’s lens becomes clouded. This causes light to scatter instead of focusing properly on your retina, resulting in gradual vision loss. While untreated cataracts can eventually lead to blindness, this rarely happens. Cataract surgery is a safe and effective way to restore clear vision. When you undergo cataract… Read Full Post
Category: Cataracts

What to Expect after LASIK

December 04, 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. If you'd like to find out whether LASIK is right for you, please contact Foulkes Vision using the form on this page or call 630-724-1400 today to schedule a free consultation. We… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK

Is There a Right Time to Get LASIK?

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 received the procedure worldwide. If you’re ready to say… Read Full Post

How Common Are LASIK Side Effects?

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.… Read Full Post

Corneal Cross Linking: Get the Facts

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 you with the best results for your unique situation.… Read Full Post

Can I Get LASIK if I’m Pregnant?

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 pregnancy and breastfeeding is complete in order to ensure… Read Full Post

How Long has Dr. Foulkes been Performing Cataract Surgery?

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 levels of precision, allowing Dr. Foulkes to help you restore clear, sharp vision that will often eliminate the need for glasses. Please contact Foulkes Vision using the form on this page or call 630-724-… Read Full Post
Category: Cataracts