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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Think You’re Ready for LASIK Surgery? Take Our Quiz!

January 18th, 2018

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Have you been considering LASIK surgery but aren’t sure if you are ready to take the leap yet? At Feinerman Vision, we are committed to helping you become more informed about LASIK so you can make the right decision for yourself.

Think you’re ready for LASIK? Now you can test your LASIK knowledge with our short quiz! Be sure to let us know what your results are.

 

  • TRUE/FALSE: LASIK is a new technology and we still aren’t sure about the long-term results.

 

False. LASIK was first approved by the FDA over 20 years ago. Over two decades of surgeries and studies have shown that LASIK is a safe and effective procedure.

 

  • TRUE/FALSE: Contacts are safer than LASIK.

 

False. This may seem counterintuitive but wearing contacts are actually riskier than having LASIK.

Because contact wearers are always handling their contacts, they are at higher risk of developing an infection.

And many people are surprised to find that LASIK is also more affordable than contacts. The lifetime cost of wearing disposable contacts is nearly $30,000.

 

  • TRUE/FALSE: LASIK can’t correct my astigmatism.

 

False. LASIK has been successfully treating astigmatism since it was first approved by the FDA in the mid-nineties.

 

  • TRUE/FALSE: The recovery time from LASIK is fairly short.

 

True! Not only is the surgery itself quick — roughly 15 minutes — the recovery time is short as well.

Most patients report that they are feeling better and their vision has improved within the first week after surgery.

 

  • TRUE/FALSE: All LASIK doctors are the same so I should just look for the least expensive one.

 

Definitely false!

Every LASIK surgeon is different and the quality of your experience can vary greatly depending on who you choose.

Dr. Feinerman has performed thousands of LASIK procedures since 1998. He also offers blade-free LASIK, the most advanced technology in LASIK surgery.

Contact us today to schedule your LASIK evaluation with Dr. Feinerman.

4 Things You Need to Know About Cataract Surgery

January 12th, 2018

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If you have recently been diagnosed with cataracts, we understand how nerve-wracking it can be. It’s always scary to be told that you have problems with your vision, no matter how treatable the problem is.

Fortunately, there have been numerous advances in cataract surgery over the years. Whether you are newly diagnosed or concerned you may have cataracts, here are four things you need to know about cataract surgery:

 

Cataracts are a normal result of aging

 

A cataract causes the lens of the eye to become cloudy and affect your vision. Cataracts sound scary but they are actually a very natural part of the aging process.

70 percent of adults aged 80 or older have been diagnosed with cataracts. The cataract surgery is very common as well; over three million surgeries are performed every year and 98 percent of those are performed with no complications.

 

Lens replacement is the only “cure” for cataracts

 

There are other ways you can manage the symptoms of your cataracts but cataract surgery is the only real “cure” for cataracts. For more people, it’s only a matter of when — not if — they have the procedure.

And more and more people are choosing to have the surgery earlier because the risk is so low and the benefits are so high.

 

Cataract surgery is safe and effective

 

Cataract surgery has improved a lot over the years and is now a very safe and effective procedure.  The quality of the lens has improved, there are no sutures involved, and the incision is relatively small.

And if you choose to have laser cataract surgery, a laser will be used to create the incision as opposed to the blade used in traditional cataract surgery. Laser cataract surgery is the most advanced option for cataract surgery and is more accurate and faster than traditional cataract surgery.

 

Your recovery period should be short

 

The surgery takes roughly 15 minutes to perform and afterward, you will have to spend some time in recovery. You should plan on having a friend or family member there to drive you home after surgery.

As long as you have good overall health and no other vision problems, your recovery from cataract surgery should be relatively short. And there is a good chance your vision will significantly improve after the surgery too.

However, it will take several days for your vision to adjust so don’t be alarmed if your vision is blurry at first. Give yourself time to rest and recover so your eyes can heal.

If you are interested in learning more about how to manage your cataracts or laser cataract surgery, contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Feinerman.

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Newport Beach, California 92663

Phone: 949.631.4780
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