Foulkes Vision Blog

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

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

How Much Does LASIK Cost?

March 27, 2019
What Will LASIK Cost? Closeup of eyesLASIK is a wonderful procedure that millions of Americans have benefitted from. If you deal with the daily inconveniences of glasses and contacts, you've probably considered LASIK at some point. It could be life-changing. At Foulkes Vision, some of the most common questions we hear about LASIK have to do with cost. Unfortunately, insurance will not usually cover LASIK, but we believe… Read Full Post

Are You a Good LASIK Candidate?

March 16, 2019
Am I A Good Candidate For LASIK? 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… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK

Causes of Cataracts

March 04, 2019
Age is the main cause of cataracts, but a number of other factors can lead to a protein buildup in the lenses of your eyes. It’s important to find out what’s causing your cataracts so you can seek appropriate treatment, which may include cataract surgery. Call 630-724-1400 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Foulkes. He will exam your eyes and determine the root of your vision problems. Foulkes Vision serves patients in Chicago, Lombard and surrounding areas of Illinois.
Category: Cataracts