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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.

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.

How Much Do You Know About LASIK?

November 20th, 2017

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If you are considering LASIK you are probably feeling a mixture of excitement and nervousness. This is totally normal! LASIK is an incredibly common procedure that can improve both your vision and quality of life. Millions of people have been thrilled with their LASIK results.

Are you one of the many patients we see who is interested in LASIK but doesn’t know that much about it? That is completely okay too. Below, we will answer some of the most common LASIK questions for you.

Question #1: Why do most people have LASIK surgery?

Most people have LASIK because they are sick and tired of wearing prescription eyewear. It is hard to fully understand the benefits of having LASIK until you have had the procedure yourself. There is an incredible freedom in waking up every day with perfectly clear vision — and all without ever having to reach for your glasses.

Question #2: How does LASIK work?

Good question! Many patients have no idea what to expect from LASIK surgery or how it all works. Your cornea is the clear front part of your eye that focuses light on the retina and allows you to see clearly. LASIK works by reshaping the cornea and fixing any vision problems.

Question #3: Will my doctor use a laser or a scalpel?

Depends on your doctor! At Feinerman Vision, we believe that blade-free LASIK is the most advanced option in LASIK surgery. With blade-free LASIK, your doctor will use a laser to create the corneal flap rather than a microkeratome.

You should do your research and discuss your options with your doctor. They can help you decide if blade-free LASIK is right for you.

Question #4: How soon will my vision improve after surgery?

This depends mostly on your age, health history, and whether there were any complications during surgery. Most patients report having improved vision either immediately following surgery or within the next day.

Question #5: How do I get started with LASIK surgery?

We were hoping you would ask this question! To get started, you will need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Feinerman in Newport Beach, CA. We will set up your LASIK consultation and determine whether or not you are a good fit for the procedure. If the appointment goes well then clear vision should be in your future!

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!

Exactly What to Expect After LASIK Surgery

September 11th, 2017

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So you have decided to invest in yourself and have LASIK surgery — congratulations! As the technology has continued to improve over the last 20 years, many people have reaped the many benefits LASIK in Los Angeles has to offer.

Most people who come to us interested in LASIK are concerned about what will happen during the surgery. They want to know what the surgery will be like, what medication they will be given, and whether or not they will feel pain. But we would like to talk about what you can expect after surgery when you are home recovering.

So let’s look at what you can expect after LASIK surgery and what you should avoid doing.

What to Expect After LASIK Surgery

The biggest thing you should expect is that your eyes will be sore after surgery. Almost all of our patients experience some kind of discomfort after LASIK. A burning sensation and extreme sensitivity to light are the most common complaints.

Your eyes may become dry and the whites of your eyes may look red for several days. That is completely normal. You can use eye drops to minimize any discomfort.

And visual fluctuations after LASIK are completely normal. They will subside eventually and your vision will stabilize but it may take several months for this to happen.

What You Should Avoid Doing After LASIK Surgery

Fortunately, LASIK surgery is a pretty simple procedure but it is surgery so there are some precautions you must take. Avoid putting on any makeup for at least a week.

Wearing an eye shield at night will protect your eyes and keep you from unknowingly rubbing them. And try to stay away from dust or any other things that may irritate your eyes.

Be sure to schedule a follow-up visit with your Los Angeles LASIK surgeon after surgery. Your doctor will monitor your recovery process, ask about any symptoms you are experiencing, and be on the lookout for any potential problems.

Interested in learning more about LASIK and how it can improve your life? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Feinerman today!


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