Why the LASIK Eye Surgeon You Choose Matters

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

Posted: 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. And board-certified Chicago ophthalmologist Dr. Richard B. Foulkes is one of the best. Read on to learn why the surgeon you choose matters and why Dr. Foulkes is a cut above.

Experience in a LASIK Eye Surgeon Is Important

When choosing your LASIK surgeon, keep this one key fact in mind – you are trusting your eyes to this person. That's easy to forget when you're talking about a procedure as commonly performed as LASIK, but the surgeon you choose has your vision in his hands.

If you're going to trust your vision to a medical professional, you want to do as much as you can to ensure your trust is well-placed. There's really no substitute for experience in LASIK eye surgery. With experience comes wisdom, a comprehensive understanding of the structure of the eye, and mastery of the fine details of a LASIK procedure. Even the best schools can't prepare a doctor in the same way that hands-on experience will.

And be sure to find a LASIK eye surgeon with relevant experience. It's not enough to just be an eye surgeon or even a LASIK surgeon – make sure you determine that the doctor has significant experience with the specific procedures that are relevant to you. If you need Custom LASIK or the latest in bladeless LASIK, for example, you'll want to ask your surgeon about his experience with those procedures.

Some Surgeons Are More Qualified Than Others

Dr. Foulkes is one of the pioneers in the field of LASIK eye surgery, and he has excelled at every step of his career. After graduating cum laude from Tufts University and became chief resident during his ophthalmology residency.

Then, Dr. Foulkes studied under Dr. Lucio Borato, the founder of the LASIK procedure. Since then, Dr. Foulkes has dedicated himself to the procedure. He has performed more than 48,000 LASIK surgeries in his career. In addition to that practical experience, Dr. Foulkes has influenced doctors worldwide with his research, lectures, and writing.

That matters. Your LASIK procedure will only be safe and successful if the surgeon performing it is competent and experienced.

Advanced LASIK Technology Sets Us Apart

Dr. Foulkes uses the latest and most advanced LASIK technology to give his patients custom results that improve their vision to the greatest possible degree.

The lasers that Dr. Foulkes uses are safer, more precise, and allow for a wider range of vision correction than other lasers do.

Schedule Your Chicago LASIK Consultation Today

We're confident that a full consideration of the relevant factors will lead you to Foulkes Vision. And we are happy to answer any questions you might have about our office, our eye doctors or our procedures.

If you need an experienced LASIK eye surgery provider in or around Chicago, IL, please call Foulkes Vision today at 224-435-4040 for a consultation.