Foulkes Vision Blog

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

Blade vs. Bladeless LASIK

July 12, 2018
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 femtosecond laser. While you can receive… Read Full Post

What is the Difference between LASIK Surgery and PRK?

July 02, 2018
In the following video, Dr. Richard Foulkes discusses the main differences between LASIK and PRK, including the difference in recovery time, the advantages and drawbacks of creating a LASIK flap, and who is an ideal candidate for each procedure. Dr. Foulkes has more than two decades of experience performing laser vision correction surgery, and he’s achieved excellent results for tens of thousands of patients. During your initial consultation, he’ll recommend the right vision correction procedure to address your unique needs. Please contact Foulkes Vision using the form on this… Read Full Post

Cataracts and Your Vision

June 27, 2018
June is Cataract Awareness Month, and we want to take this opportunity to provide you with some valuable information about this common age-related vision condition. While cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, it doesn’t have to be. Dr. Foulkes can perform cataract surgery to replace your clouded natural lens with an intraocular lens (IOL) that will restore clear vision. We’ve created the following infographic about cataracts and your vision. The best way to catch cataracts and other age-related vision conditions in their earliest stages is to schedule an eye exam… Read Full Post
Category: Cataracts

How Long Has Dr. Foulkes Performed Laser Vision Correction?

May 31, 2018
In the following video, Dr. Richard Foulkes discusses his extensive experience performing laser vision correction, dating back to when the procedure was approved by the FDA in the late 1990s. He also explains how his patient care philosophy contributes to his ability to achieve the best possible results. If you would like to eliminate your dependence on glasses and contact lenses, laser vision correction may be an excellent option for you. You can find out if you’re a good LASIK candidate by speaking with Dr. Foulkes in person. Please contact Foulkes Vision using the form on this page or call 630-724-1400 today… Read Full Post
Category: General, LASIK

When Can I Use a Computer after LASIK?

May 24, 2018
Technology, and computers in particular, play a crucial role in our lives today. The vast majority of adults use a computer on a regular basis. Whether you need one for work, to complete creative projects, to surf the Internet, to stream movies or for any other reason, you are most likely dependent on a computer to carry out some aspect of your daily routine. With such a heavy reliance on computers throughout our society, it’s common for people considering LASIK to be concerned about the need to refrain from using them while recovering from surgery. In fact, “When can I use a computer after LASIK?” is one of the most common questions Dr. Foulkes… Read Full Post

LASIK: Essential Facts You Need to Know

May 11, 2018
If you’d like to eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses, LASIK may be an excellent option for you. Millions of people have restored clear, sharp vision after undergoing laser eye surgery, and LASIK has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates of any surgical procedure. It’s important to do your research before moving forward with treatment. We’ve prepared the following slide presentation to provide you with some important facts about the LASIK procedure. You can learn about your options and receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Foulkes during a free LASIK consultation. Please contact… Read Full Post

LASIK Facts

April 23, 2018
LASIK is by far the most popular refractive surgery procedure available. If you'd like to eliminate your dependence on glasses and restore clear vision, then LASIK is most likely an excellent option for you. We've created the following infographic to provide you with some interesting facts about the LASIK procedure. You can find out if you're a candidate by speaking to Dr. Foulkes in person. Please contact Foulkes Vision using the form on this page or call 630-724-1400 today to schedule a free consultation. We serve patients in Chicago, Lombard and the surrounding areas of Illinois.… Read Full Post

When Should I Consider an Alternative to LASIK?

March 28, 2018
LASIK is by far the most popular refractive surgery option to correct vision errors associated with nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. More than 40 million people worldwide have undergone LASIK, and over 96% of these patients have reported high levels of satisfaction with their results. However, it’s important to understand that LASIK isn’t right for everyone. In some instances, you may achieve better results by opting for one of the LASIK alternatives available. In general, LASIK may not be the right option for you if you experience one or more of the following: Severe levels of myopia (nearsightedness) Insufficient corneal… Read Full Post

How Many Cataract Surgeries Has Dr. Foulkes Performed?

March 19, 2018
In the following video, Dr. Richard Foulkes discusses his extensive experience performing cataract surgery procedures. Dr. Foulkes has been performing cataract surgery since the 1990s. During that time, he's performed thousands of procedures. This vast experience has enabled him to see just about every type of variation that may occur in an eye with cataracts. It has also provided him with the ability to continually refine his technique, ensuring the best possible outcome for his patients. Please contact Foulkes Vision using the form on this page or call 630-724-1400 today to schedule a free cataract surgery consultation. We… Read Full Post
Category: Cataracts

Are You a Good LASIK Candidate?

March 16, 2018
If you're tired of the hassles associated with glasses and contact lenses, you may want to consider laser vision correction. While LASIK is the most popular method to restore clear, sharp vision if you experience refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, it's not the only option available. In fact, some individuals may actually achieve better results from an alternative vision correction procedure. We've created the following quiz to help you determine whether you may be a good LASIK candidate. We encourage you to answer the questions in our quiz to learn more about your vision correction… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK