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Monthly Archives: December 2017

5 Tips for Achieving Better Eye Health in 2018

December 20th, 2017

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2017 is quickly coming to a close, which means it’s that time of year when everyone begins thinking about their New Year’s Resolutions. So why not start thinking about how you can achieve better eye health in the coming year?

Your vision plays a crucial role in your daily life so maintaining good vision should be a top priority. Here are five tips for achieving better eye health in 2018:


  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle


Did you know that your lifestyle choices play a role in overall eye health? There is nothing better than eating dark, leafy greens to help you maintain long-term eye health.

And research has also shown that a diet rich in omega 3’s can benefit your eyes as well. And by maintaining a healthy weight you will be at less risk of developing diabetes and other serious conditions that can lead to vision loss.


  • Get yearly eye exams


We can’t talk about eye health without mentioning how important yearly eye exams are. Preventative care is the best way to take care of yourself so make sure you stay on top of your yearly checkups.

You should also make sure you are familiar with your family’s medical history. That way you can let your doctor if there is a history of eye diseases like glaucoma or cataracts.


  • Break out the sunglasses


Long-term exposure to the sun’s UV rays can damage your eyes and put you at increased risk for cataracts and macular degeneration. Getting fresh air is important but protecting your vision is too. Make sure you wear sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat anytime you spend time outdoors.


  • Take a digital detox


Did you know that 93 percent of Americans spend over two hours a day on digital devices, causing something known as eye strain? Eye strain can cause headaches, irritated eyes, and blurred vision.

Try to periodically give yourself a detox from your digital devices. If you regularly use a computer or laptop for work, make sure to take plenty of breaks to give your eyes time to rest.


  • Consider having LASIK surgery


And if you really want to improve your vision in 2018, you should consider having LASIK surgery. LASIK is a quick, painless procedure with a relatively short recovery time. And best of all, you can finally ditch your glasses or contacts for good and enjoy the benefits of having clearer vision.

For more information on LASIK or to schedule a yearly vision exam, contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Feinerman today.

When Is the Right Time to Consider Cataract Surgery?

December 8th, 2017

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By the year 2050, it is estimated that 45 million people will have cataracts. Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process; they cause the lens of the eye to become cloudy, resulting in impaired vision.

There are various ways patients can manage their cataracts on their own but the only truly effective solution is cataract surgery. Of course, many people are nervous about the thought of having surgery.

And a common question we receive from many patients is, “How do I know when it’s the right time to consider cataract surgery?” The answer to this question will be different for everyone, but let’s look at a few ways you can help determine this for yourself.


  • Cataracts impact your ability to drive safely


For many patients, the loss of independence is one of the most frustrating side effects of cataracts. Cataracts can cause a glare or halo to form around lights, making it hard to drive at night.

And as your vision continues to worsen, it may be hard to read street signs. And if your cataracts become bad enough, they can even cause you to fail your driver’s test.

The bottom line is, if you can no longer drive safely as a result of your cataracts, it may be time to consider cataract surgery.


  • Cataracts keep you from participating in activities you enjoy


Do you find that you can no longer engage in sporting activities you enjoy because your distance vision has been affected? Or is it hard to read a book, work in your garden, or participate in other activities you enjoy doing? If your cataracts have started to interfere with your daily life, cataract surgery may be the best option for you.


  • You can no longer manage the symptoms on your own


In the early stages of cataracts, it is possible to manage some of the symptoms without surgery. You can get a stronger prescription, use brighter lights in your home, or use a magnifying glass to make it easier to read. However, if these strategies stop working at some point, it may be time to consider cataract surgery.

Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed by eye doctors and Dr. Feinerman is a leader in cataract surgery. Contact our Newport Beach office to schedule your cataract consultation with Dr. Feinerman today.


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