Foulkes Vision Blog

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

I Have Astigmatism—Am I a Good Candidate for LASIK?

October 24, 2017
Many adults with astigmatism don’t think they qualify for LASIK eye surgery. The FDA-approved excimer lasers our eye surgeon in Chicago uses can correct the curvature of your cornea down to .25 microns. Vision correction procedures such as LASIK and PRK can fix nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Our LASIK patient who had astigmatism are often amazed at how well they can see following their procedure because their brain had to compensate due to the irregularly shaped cornea up until their vision correction. Learn more from Dr. Foulkes in the video below. If you’re interested in LASIK, please contact… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK

Why Millions Around the World are Going Blind

October 20, 2017
Why Millions Around the World are Going Blind | Lombard, ILYou depend on your eyesight to read, drive and accomplish nearly any task. It’s natural to lose your near vision as you get older, but when your perception becomes cloudy or severely blurry, it could be a sign of a degenerative eye disease. October is Blindness Awareness Month, and our eye surgeon in Chicago wants you to know how important regular eye exams are to catch vision loss early and… Read Full Post

Answers to 4 of the Most Popular LASIK Questions

September 29, 2017
Answers to 4 of the Most Popular LASIK Questions | ChicagoLASIK is a state-of-the-art procedure that offers perfect vision, but many men and women still shy away from having laser eye surgery. There are quite a few myths surrounding LASIK, such as going blind—you will not go blind from LASIK. While it can happen in rare circumstances, our eye surgeon has performed tens of thousands of LASIK surgeries with little to no complications, and there have certainly been… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK

Quiz: Is Your Lifestyle Damaging Your Vision?

September 26, 2017
Many everyday activities that you might not think twice about could be contributing to deteriorating vision and poor eye health. Things like looking at your phone or computer in the dark and even eating an unhealthy diet can all spell bad news for your eyes. In addition, you should visit an eye doctor at least once a year for an eye checkup in order to keep tabs on your eye health. Here at Foulkes Vision, we can recognize early signs of eye disease, and we also offer a variety of treatment options to help restore vision and health. Among these are LASIK, cataract surgery, lens implants, and more. Call us at 877-393-… Read Full Post

How Healthy Aging Habits Prevent Vision Loss

September 13, 2017
How Healthy Aging Habits Prevent Vision Loss | Chicago, IL September is Healthy Aging® Month—A time for celebrating getting older and identifying ways you can live a healthier lifestyle if you’re 45 or older. A balanced lifestyle can do more than maintain your overall well-being and increase the longevity of your life. It can significantly decrease your risk of vision loss or blindness from age-related eye diseases such as cataracts… Read Full Post

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Cataract Surgery?

August 09, 2017
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world, but cataract surgery can prevent you from losing your vision. The recovery process following your procedure may take as little as one day, but the actual length of time you need to heal will depend on many factors. Learn more from our eye surgeon, Dr. Foulkes, in the video below. If you’re experiencing vision changes or have developed cataracts, please contact Foulkes Vision in Chicago or Lombard today at 630-724-1400 to schedule your eye exam and consultation. Dr. Foulkes serves patients in Chicago, Lombard and surrounding areas of Northern Illinois.  Read Full Post
Category: Cataracts

7 Common Vision Problems & How to Treat Them

August 03, 2017
Most common vision problems are nothing to worry about, but if you notice sudden vision changes or eye discomfort, it's important to schedule an eye exam to rule out serious eye issues and prevent vision loss. Learn more in the SlideShare below.  Schedule your eye exam at Foulkes Vision in Chicago today at 630-724-1400. We serve clients in Northern Illinois including Chicago and Lombard. Read Full Post

3 Ways LASIK Will Change Your Life

July 31, 2017
3 Ways LASIK Will Change Your Life | Foulkes Vision | ChicagoThere are certain aspects of wearing contact lenses or prescription eyeglasses that you’ve grown accustomed to. You have daily habits that you likely do without thinking such as grabbing for your glasses in the morning. LASIK eye surgery will give you freedom from contact lenses and glasses and make you more aware of how they interfered with your everyday… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK

Why are UV-Protective Sunglasses So Important?

July 25, 2017
Why are UV-Protective Sunglasses So Important? | ChicagoIt’s common knowledge that sun exposure and sunburns can increase your chances of developing skin cancer, but UV radiation can also cause significant damage to your eyes. Your cornea, natural eye lens and other parts of your eyes are vulnerable to UV rays and contribute to cataract development as well as macular degeneration, certain eye growths and cancer. High-… Read Full Post

What Are Premium Lens Implants and What Are the Advantages?

July 20, 2017
Premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs) offer a variety of advantages as they allow you to see both near and far at the same time. Our eye doctor, Dr. Richard Foulkes, uses laser vision correction to give you the best results possible and ensure you never need glasses again. Learn more in the video above. If you’re interested in premium lens implants, please contact Foulkes Vision in Chicago today at 630-724-1400 to schedule your eye exam and consultation. Dr. Foulkes and our skilled staff serve clients in the Chicagoland and Lombard areas of Illinois.  Read Full Post
Category: Lens Implants