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Common Vision Disorders

Ophthalmologist & LASIK Surgeon Serving Chicago, Lombard & Naperville Areas Of Illinois

The compassionate, insightful staff at Foulkes Vision in Lombard, Illinois, knows that from time to time, nearly everyone in the Chicago area experiences dry eyes or blurred vision. When that happens, our skilled  eye doctor and his team can determine exactly why your vision is suffering, and what might be your best course of action.

Whether you need a routine eye exam or need an expert to evaluate changes in your vision, call 630-724-1400 today.

For most people, routine issues such dry eyes or blurred vision are not severe. For instance, many people who suffer from seasonal allergies generally can remedy their eye-related discomfort with over-the-counter eye drops.

Other times, however, people struggle with more serious eye problems. For them, the experienced team at Foulkes Vision can provide answers and solutions.

Here are some of the common vision disorders that we treat:

Myopia (Nearsightedness)

People who are nearsighted tend to have problems seeing well at a distance and are forced to resort to glasses or contact lenses. Why? The cornea in a nearsighted eye is often longer or steeper than that of an eye with perfect vision. So light that passes through the cornea and lens of the eye arrives in front of the retina. This makes far-away images appear blurry.

Dr. Richard Foulkes can recommend one of several refractive surgery solutions to correct your nearsightedness.

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

People who experience various degrees of farsightedness tend to see the condition develop before age 40. With these people, the farsighted eye is slightly shorter than a normal eye and may have a more horizontal cornea. Thus, the light that reflects off of distant objects focuses behind the retina. The result is, close-up objects require greater focusing power.

LASIK is often an excellent solution for patients who suffer from farsightedness.


With this condition, an uneven incline within the cornea causes light to be diffused as it enters the eye. Individuals with uncorrected astigmatism find that their vision is blurry or shadowed.


This condition typically develops around age 45 when the eye’s lens begins to lose its ability to fully focus. The result is that people with presbyopia are unable to focus on objects that are both near and far away with the same vision quality they had as children or young adults.

Although you can sufficiently address presbyopia with reading glasses, a Chicago eye doctor with Dr. Foulkes’ high-level training and extensive experience treating patients with a variety of eye conditions, can suggest other solutions for your presbyopia including surgery.

Contact Foulkes Vision today to schedule an appointment at one of our two offices locations in Lombard and Chicago. Dr. Foulkes and his team look forward to helping you attain healthy, clear vision.

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