When you have questions for a Newport Beach eye doctor, call Retina Associates of Orange County. Our staff of physicians are board-certified ophthalmologists trained in a wide variety of specialties. If you have been diagnosed with an ophthalmological issue, or have concerns of a specific nature, we encourage you to make an appointment with one of our renowned physicians.
A Newport Beach eye doctor can address your specific concerns, but here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive:
How often should I get my eyes examined?
Adults who are at least 61 years old or who wear corrective lenses or eyewear should have an eye exam once a year. Adults between the ages of 18 and 60 who do not wear corrective lenses or eyewear should have an eye exam once every couple of years. For some patients, a Newport Beach eye doctor may recommend having exams more often if they feel the patient’s visual health requires it. If you do not already have an eye doctor in Newport Beach, do not hesitate to find one if you suspect there may be a problem with your vision.
What are the signs that I may need eye surgery?
There are a wide range of visual issues that one can experience that can be resolved without surgery. Signs of a vision problem might include loss of vision, blurry vision, and decreased peripheral vision. You can make an appointment to see an ophthalmologist with Retina Associates of Orange County for a comprehensive eye exam to determine if surgery is necessary.
Do I need to bring anything for an eye exam?
It will be helpful if you can bring a list of all vitamins, supplements, and medications that you take. If you wear any type of corrective eyewear, even if only on occasion for reading, bring these with you, along with copies of any eyewear or prescriptions. Keep in mind that following an eye exam, your eyes may be sensitive to light for a few hours afterward. We recommend bringing sunglasses for the ride home.
What is nearsightedness?
Nearsightedness is otherwise known as myopia. A nearsighted person can see objects that are near or close, but not objects of any distance which appear blurry or unfocused.
What is farsightedness?
Farsightedness is otherwise known as hyperopia. A farsighted person can see objects that are far or distant, but not objects close up.
Are cataract and LASIK surgeries safe?
Any surgery of any kind carries a certain degree of risk, but these surgeries have proven to be highly effective in treating patients and with a very high success rate. Be certain to discuss the risk factors with a Newport Beach eye doctor from Retina Associates of Orange County. The most common risks associated with these surgeries are these:
LASIK: visual symptoms such as double vision, halos, starbursts, and glare; loss of vision; dry eye syndrome; potential for glasses or contact lenses.
Cataract: of the three million surgeries performed every year, 95 percent experience no complications at all.
Call Retina Associates of Orange County at 949-793-7181 today to make an appointment with a Newport Beach eye doctor you can trust.