Dr. Richard Foulkes, MD

Dr. Richard Foulkes, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
65 y/o

Accepting new patients

Born in Spokane, Washington, Richard B. Foulkes MD 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 ophthalmology 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 48,000 LASIK procedures and over 20,000 cataract procedures. Dr. Foulkes Is a Member of the Following Associations: American Academy of Opthalmology (AAO) American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery ( ASCRS) Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Foulkes Vision

477 E Butterfield Rd Ste 101

Lombard, IL 60148
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Richard Foulkes is the medical director of Foulkes Vision Institute. He and his team are extremely committed to providing the latest state of the art technology for their patients. Dr. Foulkes personally promises to continuously invest in the most current technology as it becomes available and to use this technology with safety as his primary focus.
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Experience for Dr. Foulkes

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Top Care Areas for Dr. Foulkes by Patient Volume


Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy

Dr. Foulkes's volume for this condition ranks within the 61st percentile in our national data set. This is statistically normal relative to his peers.



Dry Eyes

Dr. Foulkes's volume for this condition ranks within the 59th percentile in our national data set. This is statistically normal relative to his peers.




Dr. Foulkes's volume for this condition ranks within the 47th percentile in our national data set. This is statistically normal relative to his peers.


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How we evaluate our data - Patient volume is analyzed by provider and compared nationally with all providers who perform the same procedure, or treat the same condition. We organize the volume data in percentile ranking from 'may perform' for the lowest claims volume to 'Very High' for the highest claims volume data. For a given condition or procedure, performance categories are defined based on 80%, 90%, and 95% confidence intervals from the average patient volume for all providers in our database. Providers identified as ‘may perform’ do not have sufficient volume for Healthgrades to create a statistical evaluation.

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Foulkes does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Myopia, Infantile Severe
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Wrong Power Intraocular Lens


  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • KAMRA™ Inlay Procedure
  • Keratoconus Treatment With Contact Lenses
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Tufts University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Lenox Hill Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Cornell-New York Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Art Center College of Design
    Other Education | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Foulkes has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Foulkes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Foulkes' Reviews

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Dr. Foulkes' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Foulkes accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna EPO
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Foulkes has admitting privileges

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
155 E Brush Hill Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126
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