With Halloween less than a week away, many are finalizing the last details to make their costumes spectacular. At this time of year, yellow cat eye lenses, colored contacts, blacked-out lenses, or even all white lenses are especially popular for those dressing up to scare or impress. But, are these finishing touches safe? San Diego based NVISION Surgeon, Dr. Mihir Parikh, joins us for a Q + A to cover all things contact lenses to help you protect your eyes while making a statement this Halloween.
Dr. Jon Crum of Crum Optometric Group in Chino Hills, California, is a trusted optometrist who refers about 30 LASIK and cataract surgery patients a year. Over his 20 years of work, he has referred a total of 600 patients! Now, it's his turn to get the clear vision he helps his patients get.
In a recent interview, he explains what his consultation process was like:
By: Stanley Teplick, M.D.
If you no longer want to wear glasses or contact lenses to treat your nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, LASIK surgery is a great alternative. Rather than simply compensating for the corneal aberrations that cause these lower-order refractive errors, LASIK actually corrects the corneal aberrations, thereby providing patients with clear vision.
Multiple patients have asked me if I heard about the recent case of a British woman who discovered she has 27 contact lenses accumulated in her eye when she went in for routine cataract surgery. She had been a contact lens wearer for decades and had inserted but never removed the lenses from her eyes. Many of my patients want to know–How could this happen? Why didn’t she notice? Have I ever heard of this happening?