Foulkes Vision Blog

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

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

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