Rachael is a kindergarten teacher who recently received Lasik from Clearview. Her advice to anyone considering the procedure is to do the research and see what feels comfortable. The doctors and staff at Clearview made Rachael feel completely at ease and she’s thrilled with the results.
Rachael is a San Diego kindergarten teacher who chose Dr. Sandy T. Feldman for Lasik. She had the surgery at 5 p.m. and by 8 a.m. the next morning, Rachael was able to see in detail the baby powder she spilled on the bathroom counter. She is still surprised she’s not wearing contact lenses.
Randy is a San Diego grocery store manager who relied on glasses or contact lenses to see every day. His decision to undergo Lasik with Dr. Sandy T. Feldman was also embraced by his wife of ten years who was constantly annoyed with Randy’s glasses, contacts and contact lens solution left around the house.
Carolyn is a registered nurse who works the night shifts in a busy San Diego hospital Intensive Care Unit. It’s her job to make sure every aspect of patient care is delivered perfectly and precisely. While Carolyn originally had worries about undergoing Lasik, the Clearview staff and Dr. Sandy T. Feldman addressed all of her concerns, spent time answering questions and gave her consistent information that relieved all the anxiety she felt.
When making health-related New Year’s resolutions, most people tend to focus on two things—losing weight and exercising more. While those things are important, Dr. Sandy T. Feldman suggests adding healthful habits for better vision as a top priority in 2015.
“Considering how much time each day people spend in front of various screens—computers, TVs, e-readers, tablets, smart phones—it’s clear that we rely on our vision far more than we know,” said. Dr. Feldman.
Dr. Feldman offers some New Year’s tips to improve vision and prevent vision problems, including:
- Eat more nutrient-rich foods
- Exercise more
- Be cautious with vitamins
- Be mindful of your screen time
- Use natural remedies to soothe dry eyes
- Wear protective eyewear
- Practice good eye hygiene
- Use full-spectrum lighting at the office
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The famous catchphrase from the classic holiday film, A Christmas Story – “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” – was a department store Santa’s response to a young boy’s request for a Red Ryder BB gun. But Santa’s reply is actually sage advice for anyone looking to buy safe holiday toys for children.
“Thousands of children end up in the emergency room every year with eye injuries from a new toy,” says Sandy T. Feldman MD, a San Diego-based physician and one of the nation’s top ophthalmologists. “That’s not a fun way for any child or parent to spend a holiday.”
Children are born with an underdeveloped vision system that develops over time. Young children are very visually stimulated, and nothing stimulates a child’s vision more than a brightly colored new toy.
“Kids spend a lot of time with their toys, so it’s very important to make sure they are safe enough to play with,” says Dr. Feldman. “When eye injuries occur, it’s usually because a toy wasn’t age-appropriate for the child.”
Dr. Feldman offers 12 simple tips for selecting safe toys for children this holiday season:
- Avoid any toy with sharp or rough edges, spikes, or other dangerous features
- Make sure toys are sturdy and well-built, able to withstand impact and not shatter into sharp-edged pieces
- Avoid toys that shoot or launch small balls, darts, water, or any other objects
- Long-handled toys – such as a pony stick or light saber – should be light-weight and have rounded edges
- Look for the letters ASTM, which indicates a toy meets safety standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials
- Sports equipment should always be accompanied by appropriate protective gear, such as eye goggles or a helmet
- Read all warnings and directions included with a toy before giving it to the child
- Pay attention to the age or developmental recommendations printed on toy boxes
- Any toy labeled “supervision required” should only be used in an adult’s presence
- Keep toys intended for older children away from younger ones
- To prevent eye strain and fatigue, set time limits on any electronic devices gifted to older children, such as e-readers, smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers
- Dispose of toys’ plastic wrapping material and cardboard packaging, as they may have sharp edges that can cause injury
“There are a lot of wonderful toys out there. Just be diligent about what you buy, and be sure to inspect any gifts from other people before a child plays with it,” said Dr. Feldman. “By preventing unnecessary eye injuries, you’ll ensure that everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season.”
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After wearing contact lenses for 16 years, Jacqueline was ready for a change. She was not feeling the ease of the lenses and was never a big fan of wearing glasses.
She visited Dr. Sandy T. Feldman to determine if she’s a candidate for Lasik and was very impressed with the pre-screening process and tests. Lasik has been life-changing for Jacqueline. She can now see 20/15 and is thrilled!
Being a parent is tough enough. The struggles of not seeing well without glasses or contact lenses can make taking care of children even more challenging. Lasik has helped several Clearview patients become better parents.
Mark often found himself stumbling around in the dark trying to take care of his 1-year-old daughter. After undergoing Lasik, he can now better take care of his daughter and help his wife more.
As the mother to 9- and 11-year-old boys, Cristina wanted to do things with them she couldn’t do with glasses and contacts. She now enjoys taking her kids to the beach, swimming in the ocean and being active.
These patients are amazed at how painless and quick Clearview makes having Lasik. Amanda describes the procedure as being five minutes in length, and then going home to sleep and waking up able to see. She feels like kicking herself for not having had Lasik sooner.
Bryan thought he would need to rest for three days in a dark room after having Lasik. When in reality, he was ready to go to brunch the next morning.
Clearview patients continue to be thrilled with the results of their Lasik procedures. Angelica was amazed at the difference in her vision the minute she walked outside. Bryan’s vision is now at 20/15 and he describes the feeling of being able to see clearer like magic. Before undergoing Lasik, Susanna’s vision was 20/70. Just two days after Lasik, she’s seeing at 20/25.