Foulkes Vision Blog

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

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

How Will KAMRA Surgery Help My Near Vision?

February 27, 2018
In the following video, Dr. Richard Foulkes discusses the ways in which KAMRA surgery uses a tiny insert into the center of your non-dominant eye in order to restore near vision while allowing both eyes to function properly for distance vision. This technique can help eliminate your need for reading glasses after developing presbyopia, an age-related vision condition that impacts your ability to see near objects clearly. Dr. Foulkes is one of a select few eye surgeons in the country who is certified to perform this revolutionary surgical technique. You can find out whether you're a good candidate for KAMRA surgery by speaking with Dr. Foulkes in person. Please… Read Full Post

PRK vs. LASIK: Which Is Right For You?

February 20, 2018
Do you need LASIK or PRK for clear vision?If you have nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism and want to correct your vision so you don't need glasses or contacts anymore, there are two safe and effective eye surgeries available. Almost everyone has heard of LASIK, but you may not know about PRK. These two procedures are very similar, but depending on certain factors, you may… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK, PRK

Will I Have 20/20 Vision after LASIK?

February 08, 2018
LASIK surgery is an extremely effective way to improve your vision if you experience refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. In general, most patients achieve great results, and more than 95% of LASIK patients indicate that they're satisfied with their outcome. As a result, you should be able to confidently expect that you'll be happy with your vision after your procedure. While it's extremely likely that you'll be able to see clearly without glasses following LASIK, it's important to understand that 20/20 vision cannot be guaranteed. That being said, the success rate for LASIK makes it very likely that you'll… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK