Foulkes Vision Blog

Ophthalmologist & LASIK Surgeon Serving Chicago, Lombard & Naperville areas of Illinois

Why the LASIK Eye Surgeon You Choose Matters

November 13, 2019
Dr. Foulkes LASIK experienceWith about 700,000 procedures performed each year, LASIK eye surgery is one of the most popular surgeries in the country. More than 10 million people in Chicago and across the world have improved their vision using the procedure. With so many options out there, your choice of LASIK eye surgeon matters a great deal. There are significant differences in quality between the surgeons available to you.… Read Full Post

How Likely is a Vision Regression after LASIK?

October 07, 2019
Click here to contact our LASIK surgeon todayOne of the biggest reasons why LASIK is such a popular procedure is that it can permanently improve your vision. During LASIK consultations, many of the questions patients ask Dr. Richard B. Foulkes revolve around the longevity of the results and whether they will experience vision regression following their surgery. The… Read Full Post

How Soon Can I Play Sports After LASIK?

September 25, 2019
For many athletes, LASIK can provide a new lease on life. Laser eye surgery can free you from having a contact lens fall out during an event or wearing uncomfortable and unsightly prescription goggles. Here's a guide to how soon you can resume athletic activities after your procedure. How soon can I play sports after LASIK?Schedule Your Chicago LASIK Consultation Today Dr. Richard B. FoulkesRead Full Post

Am I a Candidate for Visian ICL?

September 18, 2019
LASIK is one of the most popular vision-correction procedures available. Not everyone is a candidate, though, either because of eye health issues or personal comfort. At Foulkes Vision, we’re proud to offer Visian ICL as an alternative to LASIK. Visian ICL is an implantable, permanent contact lens that can grant you independence from regular contacts and glasses. Take this quiz to see if you’re a candidate. Schedule Your Chicago Visian ICL Consultation Today Dr. Richard B. Foulkes is proud to stay at the forefront of eye health technology. At Foulkes Vision, you’ll benefit from that advantage. Dr. Foulkes is… Read Full Post

Can Presbyopia Still Happen After LASIK?

August 26, 2019
Older woman with clear vision after LASIK and KAMRALASIK is a procedure that could give you a new outlook on life if you're tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses every day. It can correct conditions such as nearsightedness and farsightedness to help give you clear, hassle-free vision. Unfortunately, LASIK doesn't make you immune to age-related vision issues.… Read Full Post

How Soon After LASIK can I Swim?

July 29, 2019
Woman swimming after LASIKIn the mid-summer Chicago heat, fewer things are more refreshing than a dip in your local pool or into the waves of Lake Michigan. If you wear glasses or contacts, however, you may feel like you're making a frustrating compromise: you either fumble without glasses, risk losing a contact lens in the water, or shell out money for prescription swim goggles. LASIK surgery can alleviate that issue. After your procedure,… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK

Blade vs. Bladeless LASIK

July 12, 2019
What is Blade vs. Bladeless LASIK? 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 to be created by a… Read Full Post

Am I a Candidate for Visian ICL?

July 01, 2019
Eyes after Visian ICLIf you're tired of wearing glasses or contacts constantly, you're not alone. Millions of people have sought the freedom that comes with being able to see clearly from the moment they wake up. For decades, people turned to LASIK when they wanted that liberation, but not everyone is a candidate for laser eye surgery. Until September 2018, those people were out of luck. Then the FDA approved Visian ICL, the… Read Full Post

Debunking LASIK Myths

May 30, 2019
The LASIK procedure for correcting vision has been around for decades. Despite years of documented successes of LASIK treatment, many myths persist. These myths may mislead potential candidates into avoiding the procedure, having unrealistic expectations, or seeking treatment from an unqualified or uncaring surgeon. Accurate information is a patient’s best friend when looking into any treatment or surgery. Understanding the truth about LASIK will help you decide if you’re ready to lose your dependence on glasses and contacts. Dr. Richard Foulkes understands that patients will have questions and concerns, so we offer patients a free LASIK… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK

What is Corneal Cross-Linking and How Does it Help Eye Disease?

May 29, 2019
What is Corneal Cross-Linking and How Does it Help Eye Disease? Keratoconus is an eye disease that causes the circular nerve connected to your corneas to deteriorate. It is a degenerative disease, so it is important to treat it as soon as possible before it seriously harms your vision. The traditional treatment for keratoconus involves corneal implants, but Dr. Richard Foulkes… Read Full Post