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Monthly Archives: October 2017

5 Signs You Should Invest in LASIK

October 24th, 2017

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We receive a lot of questions about LASIK. Patients are concerned about the price, or about the recovery time, or how long the surgery will last.

And the truth is, there are many different factors you have to weigh when you are considering LASIK surgery. So how do you know when it is time to make the leap and get LASIK?

Obviously, this is a question only you can answer. But to help you out, here are five signs you should invest in LASIK:

 

  • You’re always losing your contact lenses

 

Most people find contacts to be less cumbersome than glasses. But contacts do come with their own share of hassles. Just ask anyone who has had a contact fall out in the middle of a concert or at a restaurant.

If you are constantly losing your contacts and are sick of paying for replacements, it may be time for you to look into LASIK.

 

  • Your contacts are constantly irritating your eyes

 

Many people don’t respond well to contacts. In particular, allergy sufferers often struggle with wearing contacts. If you can’t keep your contacts in for more than a few hours a day or if you constantly have dry, irritated eyes, LASIK may be for you.

 

  • Your contacts or glasses cause a problem at work

 

Not every job is friendly to people who wear prescription eyewear. Some manufacturing jobs can make it unsafe to wear contacts. And if your job requires you to wear a mask, then glasses are out.

Even if you sit and work at a computer all day, you may find that your eyes are constantly dry from your contacts. The point is, LASIK can help you make your day job more enjoyable.

 

  • You regularly miss out on your favorite activities

 

Do you regularly opt out of fun activities like going to the pool, participating in sports, or going to events with friends because of your contacts? Have you ever found yourself at a nice restaurant but unable to read the menu because you left your glasses at home? This may be a sign you need LASIK.

 

  • You’re a healthy adult who is sick of contacts and glasses

 

Do you need any more reason than this? If you are a healthy adult and your prescription hasn’t changed in several years, you may be a great candidate for LASIK. Contact our Newport Beach office today to schedule your LASIK consultation!

How Can I Help My Senior Parent Who is Living with Cataracts?

October 16th, 2017

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You may be unfamiliar with the term “sandwich generation”. This describes a group of individuals who are caring for aging parents while raising their own children.

A lot has changed since that term was coined in the 1980’s but many of the problems remain the same. Adult children have to find a way to help their senior parents stay safe while still managing their own day-to-day lives.

Let’s look at one common health challenge that most seniors will face at some point: living with cataracts.

Living With Cataracts

As we age, proteins will begin to form and clump together in the lens of the eye. This is known as a cataract and over time, it can grow larger and will make the lens become cloudy.

For seniors who have cataracts, this poses many challenges to their daily life. Since their cataracts affect their ability to see clearly they can have a hard time performing daily tasks. Here are some challenges that cataracts pose to most seniors:

  • Double vision starts to appear in one or both eyes.
  • As cataracts affect their vision, colors look different than they did before. Often they appear dull or faded.
  • Their distance vision is impacted which makes it hard to see street signs or anything far away.
  • A glare starts to appear around lamps, streetlights, and sunlight. Many seniors lose their ability to drive at night due to cataracts.

Helping Seniors Manage Their Cataracts

If you are an adult child or a caregiver to a senior living with cataracts, hope is not lost! There are treatment options available for cataracts patients.

Sometimes something as minimal as a stronger prescription can make a big difference. But if this doesn’t work, you might talk to your senior about laser cataract surgery.

Laser cataract surgery is a safe and incredibly effective procedure. During surgery, your doctor will remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear, artificial lens.

We know how intimidating the thought of surgery can be. But cataract surgery is an incredibly common procedure and Dr. Feinerman is a leader in cataract surgery.

For more information, contact our office in Newport Beach, CA to schedule a cataract consultation with Dr. Feinerman today!

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Newport Beach, California 92663

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