Dr Richard Foulkes

Doctor Details
Born in Spokane, Washington, Dr. Foulkes grew up in eastern Washington state. Later, he served his country honorably, in the Navy and Marines during the Vietnam War.
Dr. Foulkes attended Tufts University graduating Cum Laude before attending Rush Medical College in Chicago. Graduating in the top 10% of his class, Dr.Foulkes chose to pursue Opthalmology with Dr. David Patton at the Catholic Medical Center in Queens, New York, and Cornell Medical College, where he distinguished himself becoming chief resident in his 3rd year.
While in his training, Dr. Foulkes met the founder of the LASIK procedure, Dr. Lucio Burato. He became convinced that this procedure would change the world, allowing for nearly anyone to consider improving their vision, using the combination of the excimer laser and the “flap”. He has devoted himself to this work since 1997. With his research, lectures, and writing, he has influenced doctors around the world. Dr. Foulkes has performed over 35,000 LASIK procedures and over 20,000 Cataract procedures.

American Academy of Opthalmology (AAO)
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery ( ASCRS)
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Doctor Ratings
Accurate Diagnosis
100%
Courteous Staff
100%
Ease of Appointment
100%
Spends Time with Me
100%
Would Recommend to Others?
100%
Doctor Details
Board Certified
Yes
Primary Specialty
LASIK
Secondary Specialty
Cataracts
Title
Ophthalmologist (MD)
Joni Voyda
239 out of 502 people found this review helpful
Summary: Awesome Results
January 28th, 2014
Doctor Foulkes and his Staff are Awesome!
Yes, Awesome describes Dr. Foulkes and his Staff.
My vision is 20/20 in both eyes after having new lenses put in my eyes.
Everything is Crystal Clear!
The results are a sight to be seen!!
Was this review helpful? Yes No
Review Ratings
Accurate Diagnosis
Courteous Staff
Ease of Appointment
Spends Time with Me
Would Recommend to Others?
Yes
Michael Dobkowski
280 out of 589 people found this review helpful
Summary: Chicago LASIK expert Richard Foulkes, MD performs high quality LASIK surgery that lasts!
June 26th, 2013
Having LASIK eye surgery can be a nerve racking experience. After I initially met Dr. Foulkes during my consultation and after he checked out my case he seemed very confident he could get me good vision. I decided to move forward with the surgery but was of course nervous. This is my vision we are talking about. On the day of the surgery the staff was excellent and so understanding. The process of having LASIK was actually very easy. My vision went blurry during the laser treatment but as soon as I sat up from the laser I could actually read the clock. Over the next 2 days my vision got super crisp and I could read text very far away. At my follow up visit I was 20/15. I had this surgery 10 years ago and I see amazing still in 2013. Thanks Dr. Foulkes for doing such a great job with LASIK eye surgery.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
Review Ratings
Accurate Diagnosis
Courteous Staff
Ease of Appointment
Spends Time with Me
Would Recommend to Others?
Yes