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Monthly Archives: February 2018

4 Ways Cataract Surgery Can Improve Your Daily Life

February 22nd, 2018

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Cataracts cause the lens in your eye to become cloudy so light is unable to pass through. Over time, this leads to vision loss. Some of the most common symptoms of cataracts are blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and difficulty driving at night.

If you have been living with cataract for awhile, you know the toll it can take on your daily life. Cataracts can be managed with lifestyle changes but over time, many people realize that cataract surgery is their best option.

One of the biggest benefits of cataract surgery is improved vision but many people don’t realize the other ways the surgery can improve their life. Let’s look at four unexpected ways cataract surgery can improve your daily life:

 

  • It can minimize your risk of injuries

 

Obviously, taking a fall isn’t good at any age but it becomes increasingly risky as you get older. For a senior citizen, a common household fall could even be deadly.

Research has shown that decreased vision can increase your likelihood of stumbling and falling. And this study looked at cataract patients and saw a link between cataract surgery and a decreased risk of hip fractures.

 

  • Increased independence

 

For many patients, one of the most difficult aspects of life with cataracts is that it causes them to be less self-sufficient. Their decreased vision means they are unable to do many of the things they used to be able to do, like driving and performing daily household tasks. Cataract surgery can help you regain that independence.

 

  • Can improve the longevity of your life

 

Can cataracts help you live longer? According to the research, maybe. This long-term study showed that patients who had cataract surgery had a 40 percent lower mortality rate than patients who didn’t have the surgery.

 

  • Give you a greater quality of life

 

Living a long life is nice but what most people really want is a better quality of life. Cataract surgery can improve your daily life by allowing you to do the things you love doing. It can allow you to regain your self-confidence and give you a greater level of enjoyment for your hobbies and other activities.

To learn more about cataract surgery and the many ways it can improve your life, contact our office today.

5 Things You Won’t Miss After LASIK

February 7th, 2018

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Most people have considered LASIK at some point but held back out of fear or uncertainty. However, our patients who have had LASIK always tend to tell us the same thing. They say they can’t believe how convenient it is and their only regret is not having the surgery sooner.

If you regularly wear contacts or glasses, there are numerous daily irritations and hindrances you deal with. Over time, you may stop noticing them to an extent because they seem normal. It’s only after LASIK that people realize how freeing their life without contacts or glasses can be.

In previous blog posts, we’ve talked a lot about the benefits of LASIK and why you should consider the surgery. But it’s hard to put that in context until you think about all the little irritations LASIK will remove from your life.

So let’s look at a few things you won’t miss after LASIK:

 

  • Forgetting to take your contacts out when you go to bed

 

Have you ever woken up in the morning and realized you forgot to take your contacts out the night before? It’s definitely a feeling that is impossible to miss — your eyes are dry and irritated and your contacts feel like they’ve been superglued to your eyes.

 

  • Buying new contacts and/or glasses every year

 

For most people, insurance doesn’t cover all of their yearly expenses for contacts and glasses. And it definitely doesn’t cover those emergency trips to Target when you realize you’ve run out of contact solution at 10 PM.

 

  • Your glasses always getting in the way

 

Are your glasses a constant companion? If so, then you know how inconvenient they can be. The lens fog up the minute you come inside your warm house after being out in the cold. And they can cause problems with daily activities, like playing sports or exercising.

 

  • Dry, irritated eyes after wearing your contacts all day

 

If you are like many people that wear contacts the majority of the time, you may be desperate for a break by the end of the day. Wearing contacts all day long can cause your eyes to become red and irritated.

 

  • Havings to pack your contacts, solution, and glasses for every trip

 

Traveling should be an enjoyable experience but it’s definitely not fun having to remember to pack your contacts, solution, and glasses everytime you go anywhere. And it’s even worse if you forget them!

If you are ready to ditch your prescription eyewear and the hassles that come along with them, then LASIK could be the right choice for you. Contact our office to schedule your LASIK consultation with Dr. Feinerman.

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Newport Beach, California 92663

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