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Monthly Archives: June 2017

What You Should Expect Before, During, and After LASIK Surgery

June 26th, 2017

LASIK

LASIK surgery is a safe, effective procedure that can improve your vision and impact the quality of your life. However, most patients have some concerns about LASIK and what the experience will be like. Fears about LASIK surgery are completely normal and we believe that the best way to combat these fears is by learning what you can expect.

Here are five things you can expect either before, during, or after you have LASIK surgery:

 

  • Mild discomfort

 

One of the biggest questions most people have about LASIK is, “Will it hurt?” Although the surgery itself is painless, some patients do report feeling pressure during the procedure. After the surgery is over, you should expect to experience a burning or itchy feeling in your eyes. It will be important to give your eyes plenty of rest and these symptoms should begin to improve almost immediately.

 

  • Limiting your activities immediately following surgery

 

Although LASIK is a relatively short procedure and you can recover at home, it is still a surgery and you will need to give your eyes time to heal. Immediately after surgery eye shields will be placed over your eyes to keep you from rubbing them. You will want to avoid wearing makeup or participating in any sports or exercise as well.

 

  • Blurry or hazy vision

 

Your vision will continue to improve after the surgery but it may be blurry or hazy for a couple weeks after.

 

  • Visual fluctuations

 

Visual fluctuations immediately after LASIK surgery are completely normal and nothing to become alarmed by. Your corneas were reshaped during the surgery and it will take time for them to stabilize. Glares and halos from lights are also normal following surgery. Of course, you should discuss any concerns you have with your doctor.

 

  • A post-op appointment with your doctor

 

After your surgery, your doctor will schedule a post-op appointment to check how you eyes are healing. You can discuss your symptoms and schedule future appointments to check on how your eyes at doing.

Dr. Feinerman makes it a priority to meet with his LASIK patients after surgery to ensure that their eyes are healing and their vision is clear. For more information, you can visit our patient testimonials to read about the many positive experiences our other patients have had. Or to find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery, schedule your consultation with Dr. Feinerman today.

 

Daily Tips for Living with Cataracts

June 14th, 2017

cataracts

When your vision is impaired by cataracts, nearly every area of your life is affected in some way. Daily activities that you used to complete with ease are suddenly made more difficult. Plus, there is the emotional challenge that you have to deal with as well.

Managing the symptoms of your cataracts isn’t always easy but it can be done. With a little effort, you can learn how to function with cataracts and still live a full and rewarding life. Here are five daily tips for living with cataracts:

 

  • Try to avoid squinting

 

Try to find ways limit any need to strain your eyes or squint. Use a magnifying glass if you need to read. Improve the overall lighting in your home by adding more or brighter lamps so you can see more easily.

 

  • Limit nighttime driving

 

Cataracts often cause halos or glare around lights which can make driving at night difficult. The lights from oncoming cars or streetlamps can make it difficult to see. Try to limit your nighttime driving in order to protect yourself and other drivers.

 

  • Make sure your prescriptions are up-to-date

 

In the early stages of cataracts, using a stronger glasses prescription can help make it easier for your to see. Make sure your prescriptions are up to date and accurate.

 

  • Protect your eyes when you are outdoors

 

Cataracts make your eyes much more sensitive to bright lights so try to avoid spending too much time outside. However, if you do spend time outside make sure you wear sunglasses and a hat to protect your eyes from the UV rays.   

 

  • Have routine eye exams

 

You should work with your doctor to manage the symptoms of your cataracts. Your doctor will be able to tell if your condition worsens and will inform you of all of your treatment options.

 

  • Consider laser cataract surgery

 

The solutions listed above can help in the beginning stages of cataracts but ultimately, laser cataract surgery is the best treatment for cataracts. The surgery is quick with an easy outpatient recovery and it can dramatically improve your eyesight and enhance your quality of life. Laser cataract surgery is more accurate and it makes the surgery easier because it is blade-free.

Dr. Feinerman has had great success performing laser cataract surgery. We know that this is no small decision, so if you are interested in discussing your cataract treatment options, schedule an appointment with Dr. Feinerman today.

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