Foulkes Vision Blog

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

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

LASIK vs. Visian ICL: Which is Right for Me?

January 30, 2018
There are more options than ever to correct refractive vision errors and restore clear, crisp eyesight. While LASIK is one of the most popular solutions, it's certainly not the only option available to you. One alternative that has become increasingly common in recent years is Visian ICL. The right option for you will depend on your unique circumstances, including the severity of your refractive vision errors, the thickness of your corneas, your personal preferences and a variety of other factors. Many people who aren't suitable LASIK candidates have achieved excellent results with Visian ICL. This procedure can also be… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK, Visian ICL

What is Dr. Foulkes' Success Rate with LASIK?

January 11, 2018
In the following video, Dr. Richard Foulkes discusses his success rate with LASIK procedures as well as the standards he uses to evaluate a "successful procedure." The good news is that modern LASIK technology has made laser vision correction more effective than ever before. In fact, LASIK experiences one of the highest patient satisfaction rates of almost any surgical procedure. If you're tired of the hassles associated with wearing glasses and contact lenses, speak to Dr. Foulkes 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… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK

Is Visian ICL Right for You?

December 26, 2017
Visian ICL is an excellent alternative for many people that aren't suitable candidates for LASIK. However, this procedure isn't right for everyone. We've created the following quiz to help you determine whether you might be a good Visian ICL candidate. While our quiz can be a helpful tool as you try to figure out the best refractive surgery option to restore clear vision, the only way to truly determine which procedure is right for you is to undergo a comprehensive eye evaluation. During this exam, Dr. Foulkes will recommend the ideal treatment to deliver the best possible outcome based on your unique vision condition… Read Full Post
Category: Visian ICL

How Likely is a Vision Regression after LASIK?

December 21, 2017
One of the reasons LASIK is such a popular procedure is that it results in a permanent improvement in your vision. That being said, there are some occasions when it's possible to experience a slight regression in your vision after LASIK. In the following video, Dr. Richard Foulkes discusses the situations in which vision regression is more likely to occur and the steps he takes to account for this possibility. The good news is that any potential regression in vision can easily be corrected with a follow-up procedure. At Foulkes Vision, less than 1% of our patients require a follow-up procedure so you can be confident that our surgeons will get… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK

Why the LASIK Eye Surgeon You Choose Matters

November 14, 2017
These days, LASIK eye surgery is a fairly common procedure. Millions of people in Chicago and across the world have undergone LASIK without experiencing any meaningful complications or long-term side effects. This is undeniably a great development, as it has brought improved vision to people who would otherwise have to spend the rest of their lives wearing glasses or even just “dealing with” their vision problems. However, the popularity of LASIK eye surgery occasionally obscures the fact that your choice of LASIK eye surgeon matters a great deal. There are significant differences in quality between the surgeons available to you. And even… Read Full Post

Everyday Habits that Damage Your Vision

November 13, 2017
Most men and women have everyday habits that impact their health. There are several parts of your daily routine which could harm your eyes, which is why regular eye exams are important to maintain healthy vision and catch eye diseases early. Learn more in the SlideShare below. Schedule your eye exam at Foulkes Vision in Chicago or Lombard today at 630-724-1400. Dr. Richard Foulkes serves clients throughout the Chicagoland area and Northern Illinois. Read Full Post

I Have Dry Eyes, Can LASIK Help Me?

November 07, 2017
Dry eyes can complicate laser vision correction procedures. Our laser vision correction clinic has processes in place to ensure your eyes are healthy before and after your LASIK eye surgery. It’s typical for LASIK patient to experience dry eyes for up to six months following their laser vision correction, which is why our eye surgeon believes it’s essential to improve dry eye syndrome prior to your procedure. Learn more from Dr. Foulkes in the video below. If you’re interested in laser vision correction or have dry eyes, please contact Foulkes Vision in Chicago today at 630-724-1400to schedule your FREE… Read Full Post

Save Your Vision & Stay Away from These Halloween Costumes

October 24, 2017
Save Your Vision & Stay Away from These Halloween CostumesEvery year men, women, and children try to find the best Halloween costume—be it scary, funny, or timely. Whether you’re hoping to scare people with an “It” costume or dressing as a White Walker from Game of Thrones, it’s essential to choose colored contacts, face paint, and weapon accessories that aren’t going to cause vision damage to you or… Read Full Post