Foulkes Vision Blog

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

3 Advantages to Premium Intraocular Lens Implants

July 03, 2017
3 Advantages to Premium Intraocular Lens Implants | LombardCataract surgery is one of the most widely performed surgical procedures, with nearly three million done each year in the United States. The surgical removal of a cataract is actually quite simple and takes as little as ten minutes to complete. Our skilled eye surgeon will remove your clouded natural eye lens and replace it with an artificial lens—or Intraocular Lens (IOL)—to restore clear vision. There are… Read Full Post

How Soon Can I Do Normal Activities After LASIK Surgery?

June 15, 2017
The average LASIK patient can see remarkably well just three or four hours after the procedure, and vision continues to improve over the next three or four days. Our eye surgeon, Dr. Richard Foulkes, suggests that those who work in jobs where debris might be in the air take a few days off so your eyes can heal and avoid unnecessary complications. Learn more about LASIK and when you can return to your normal activities in the video above. If you’re interested in LASIK, please contact Foulkes Vision in Chicago today at 630-724-1400 to schedule your eye exam and consultation. Our… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK

What is Corneal Cross-Linking and How Does it Help Eye Disease?

June 01, 2017
What is Corneal Cross-Linking and How Does it Help Eye Disease? Corneal cross-linking (CXL) strengthens the tissue holding your cornea together which may have weakened due to keratoconus. Keratoconus causes the circular nerve connected to your cornea to thin and deteriorate, leading to a cone-like bulge in the eye and distorted vision over time. This eye disease is degenerative, and it’s important to begin… Read Full Post

LASIK and Cataracts: Do They Mix?

May 31, 2017
LASIK and Cataracts: Do They Mix? | Lombard, Chicago, IllinoisThe treatment for refractive error with LASIK eye surgery is much different than cataract surgery to get rid of the clouding caused by the cataract in the natural lens of your eye. Our patients at Foulkes Vision often ask if they can have LASIK to correct minor cataracts. The answer is yes and no. Technically, you can have LASIK to correct… Read Full Post

What are the Risks of KAMRA™ Surgery?

April 28, 2017
As with all forms of eye surgery, KAMRA™ inlay surgery comes with a risk of infection. We work to lower the chance of this complication by using powerful antibiotics, and there are very few instances of infection regarding KAMRA™ surgery. The biggest challenge of KAMRA™ is placing the tiny inlay directly over the center of your cornea. Our eye surgeon, Dr. Richard Foulkes, diligently works to improve his methods for KAMRA™ surgery to make sure it stays precisely over the area of your cornea you look through. Learn more about this eye procedure in the video above. If you’re interested in KAMRA™ inlay, please contact Foulkes Vision in Chicago or Lombard… Read Full Post

7 Reasons to Take The Plunge if You Are Considering LASIK

April 26, 2017
LASIK vision correction in Chicago ILInterested in LASIK but hesitant to take the next step? Consider these 7 reasons to opt for the vision-improving procedure: 1. Never fuss with contact lenses again. Depending on how long you've used contact lenses, you've probably performed the ritual of placing and removing them by hand tens of thousands of times. LASIK provides freedom from this chore. 2. Wake up and… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK

Can I Have LASIK Performed if I’m Pregnant?

April 18, 2017
Pregnancy causes your body to change in many ways, and this includes your vision. It’s not a good idea to have LASIK vision correction while pregnant for several reasons such as exposure to antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. Learn more about pregnancy and LASIK eye surgery in the video above. If you’re interested in LASIK or have questions about laser eye surgery, please contact our eye surgeon in Chicago or Lombard today at 630-724-1400 to schedule your complimentary consultation. Foulkes Vision serves clients in Lombard, Chicago, Downers Grove and surrounding Illinois areas.  Read Full Post
Category: LASIK

What Alternatives are there to LASIK Eye Surgery?

February 28, 2017
If you suffer from vision problems, but would like to restore your vision and your life, LASIK may be the solution that's right for you. However, before opting for this beneficial procedure, it's important to know that there are several alternatives to LASIK that may be a better fit for your unique lifestyle. Check out our new video where Dr. Richard B. Foulkes discusses alternatives to LASIK. If you're in the Lombard area and would like to discuss your vision correction options, give our office a call at 630-724-1400 to schedule your initial consultation.

SLIDESHARE: Common Questions About Laser Eye Surgery

February 14, 2017
If you suffer from astigmatism, farsightedness, nearsightedness or cataracts laser eye surgery may be the solution that's right for you. Laser eye surgery, also known as refractive surgery, corrects vision problems including those listed above. The cornea is reshaped to deliver clearer, sharper vision. However, before you opt for laser eye surgery, it's important to ask your doctor the right questions, so you can be prepared for your procedure. Check out our new slideshare that discusses some of the common questions about laser eye surgery. Dr. Richard B. Foulkes and our experienced staff have the knowledge, training and skill necessary to deliver exceptional… Read Full Post
Category: LASIK

Infographic - What is PRK?

January 17, 2017
If you are interested in laser eye surgery, you may be wondering what your options entail. While LASIK laser eye surgery is right for nearly everyone, there are certain times when it cannot be performed. In these situations, we recommend PRK laser eye surgery instead. In this infographic, we explain what PRK is and why you might choose it in order to have clear vision. PRK Laser Eye Surgery | Chicago, ILTo schedule a consultation with Dr. Foulkes and… Read Full Post
Category: PRK