Foulkes Vision Blog

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

SLIDESHARE: Preventing Cataracts

December 16, 2016
Cataracts can impede your ability to see clearly. Most often they develop due to the natural aging process. However, there are steps you can take to help prevent cataracts from forming. Check out our new slideshare to learn how you can prevent cataracts, and what to do if you experience any of the symptoms associated with cataracts. Slideshare: Preventing Cataracts Dr. Richard B. Foulkes offers patients a variety of cataract treatment options, including: Laser cataract surgery… Read Full Post

What is Keratoconus and how is it Treated?

November 23, 2016
Downers Grove keratoconus corneal cross-linkingVision problems are very common. According to the Vision Council of America, approximately 75 percent of adults in the United States use some sort of vision correction like glasses or contact lenses. However, not all vision problems can be addressed using these methods. This is often the case for patients that suffer from moderate to severe keratoconus. But what, exactly, is keratoconus and how is it… Read Full Post

Three Common Myths of LASIK Busted

November 17, 2016
Chicago LASIKLASIK is a beneficial procedure that can help correct your vision. It is often recommended as a long-term solution to address vision issues such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. However, despite the benefits, many patients are still hesitant to undergo LASIK due to various myths about the procedure. At Foulkes Vision, we take pride in educating our patients prior to their eye surgery to help set realistic… Read Full Post

QUIZ: How much do you know About LASIK?

October 20, 2016
Are you considering LASIK or other vision correction procedures, but don't know much about the procedure itself? Test your knowledge and learn more about LASIK by taking our quiz. If you still have questions afterward, our board-certified ophthalmologist will meet with you to discuss your eye care needs and vision correction options. If you are in the Chicago area and would like to learn more about LASIK, give our office a call at 630-724-1400 to schedule your comprehensive eye exam and initial consultation.

When is it Time for Lens Implants?

October 12, 2016
Chicago lens implantsWithin your eye, you have a lens that helps to focus light to your retina. This is what makes it possible for you to see clearly. However, as we age, the lenses in our eyes tend to become cloudy or distorted, ultimately impairing our vision. Lens implants are a great solution that can help restore your sight. But when, exactly, is it time to consider this beneficial treatment? The best time to start thinking about lens implants depends on… Read Full Post

How it Works: Wavefront LASIK

September 08, 2016
Wavefront LASIK, also known as custom LASIK, is incredibly beneficial in restoring your vision. But how, exactly, does it work? Check out our new slide share to learn more about wavefront LASIK and if it's right for you. If you are in the Chicago area and would like to discuss your LASIK options, give our office a call at 630-724-1400 to schedule your initial consultation.

Market Trends—LASIK Increasing in Popularity

August 31, 2016
Chicago LASIKNearly 75 percent of adults in America use some sort of vision correction method, whether it be glasses or contact lenses. It's no wonder why LASIK is so popular. Even with its growing popularity, recent market trends show a decrease in LASIK surgery around the year 2007. Some attribute this to past patient testimonials reaching the public eye, pointing out complications and side effects of LASIK treatment… Read Full Post

Why do I Need a Ride Home After LASIK Eye Surgery?

July 21, 2016
Chicago LASIK eye surgeryLife in Chicago doesn't allow for extra time to tend to your misplaced glasses, the missed train because you couldn't read the schedule or for any slowdowns related to vision problems. LASIK eye surgery can be very beneficial in restoring your vision, and restoring your life. When you opt for this surgery, it is important to know that Dr. Richard B. Foulkes recommends that you have a ride arranged… Read Full Post

VIDEO: What Options For Near Vision Do I Have After 40?

June 27, 2016
One of the first physical signs of aging you are likely to experience is a stiffening of the eye lenses as you age into your 40s. There are several strategies for dealing with this, most of which can be addressed permanently through laser corrective vision surgery. In the following video, Dr. Richard Foulkes explains the most common options for improving your vision after age 40. If you are starting to lose vision in your eyes as you age, and you want to see what a professional eye surgeon can do to help you find a permanent solution, contact Foulkes Vision today, either through this website or by phone at 630-724-… Read Full Post

Infographic - What is LASIK?

May 25, 2016
If you've been considering LASIK eye surgery, please check out this infographic for more information about the procedure and whether you'd be an ideal candidate: LASIK Eye Surgery | ChicagoTo schedule your consultation with Foulkes Vision, please contact us by calling 630-724-1400. We proudly serve clients in Chicago, Lombard, and the surrounding Illinois areas.