Foulkes Vision Blog

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

Am I a Candidate for LASIK?

March 25, 2020
eye surgeon performing LASIKLASIK is one of the most popular and effective ways to correct refractive vision errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. When performed on the right patients, LASIK can deliver exceptional results, restoring clear vision and often eliminating the need for corrective lenses after your procedure. However, LASIK isn’t right for everyone. It’s important to ensure you’re a good candidate for the procedure… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK

Can I Get LASIK if I Have Macular Degeneration?

March 16, 2020
If you have nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism and have recently been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), you may be wondering if you can still undergo LASIK to correct your refractive vision errors. Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut answer to this question. While LASIK can be safely performed on individuals with certain types of AMD, it may not be effective for others. In order to determine whether you’re still a good LASIK candidate with AMD, you’ll need to visit our office for a consultation. What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK

Risk Factors for Cataracts

March 06, 2020
Cataracts are one of the most common age-related vision conditions impacting Americans. Over 25 million people in the United States have developed cataracts, and this figure is expected to rise significantly over the next 20 years. The infographic below highlights some of the risk factors that may increase your likelihood of developing this condition. infographic highlighting common cataract risk factorsFortunately, cataracts are easily treated. Dr. Foulkes can perform cataract… Read Full Post
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Cataract Risk Factors

February 24, 2020
CataractsCataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, with more than 25 million Americans affected by the condition. By 2050, that number will climb to nearly 50 million. Although cataracts are primarily associated with age, there are a number of factors that can put you at a higher risk of developing them. At Foulkes Vision, our board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Richard B. Foulkes has more than 20 years of… Read Full Post
Category: Cataracts

How is Keratoconus Treated?

January 28, 2020
Close-up of eyes with keratoconusVision problems are widespread. According to the Vision Council of America, approximately 75 percent of adults in the United States use some sort of vision correction like glasses or contact lenses. More than 600,000 Americans get LASIK every year. However, not all vision problems can be addressed using these methods. This is often the case for patients that suffer from moderate to severe keratoconus. But what, exactly, is… Read Full Post

3 Common LASIK Myths, Busted

January 23, 2020
Woman with clear eyes after getting LASIKLASIK is one of the most popular vision-correction procedures available, with more than 600,000 Americans getting the treatment annually. It is often recommended as a long-term solution to address vision issues such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. However, despite the benefits, many patients are still hesitant to undergo LASIK because of various myths surrounding the procedure. At Foulkes… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK

Warning Signs of Glaucoma

December 16, 2019
Although it is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the world, many patients who have glaucoma suffer few if any symptoms. This makes the condition difficult to catch before it causes serious, permanent damage to the optic nerve. When it comes to preventing vision loss from glaucoma, knowledge is truly power. If you are concerned about your eye health, contact Foulkes Vision today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Foulkes has extensive experience treating patients who suffer from glaucoma and other serious eye diseases. How Do I Know If I Have Glaucoma?… Read Full Post

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