Our beautiful new West Hills office has been open now for a few months. We wanted to share some photos of our new space! Call today to schedule an appointment.
Our beautiful new West Hills office has been open now for a few months. We wanted to share some photos of our new space! Call today to schedule an appointment.
A new premium intraocular lens was approved by the FDA for use in the United State known as the Panoptix lens by Alcon. This is a trifocal style lens implant that does not behave like trifocal eyeglasses in that there are not discrete areas of the lens that one must manually look through to see clearly at different distances like trifocal glasses. Rather, this lens enhances the vision after cataract surgery to enable focusing without blurry zones and to reduce the need for glasses for many, if not most, activities. The standard monofocal lens implant only allows viewing at the distance for which the power of the lens was chosen such as distance. Anything near or intermediate is blurry and requires either computer glasses for computer work or reading glasses for closer pleasure reading. The Panoptix lens permits the patient to see far away, arm’s length as well as up close. This is obviously wonderful for anyone trying to minimize their dependence on eyeglasses!
The Panoptix IOL is a diffractive IOL that allows the lens to transmit 88% of light to the retina which improves vision. The lens has a 4.5mm diffractive zone that reduces the dependence of the efficacy of the lens on pupil size so it works in different sized pupils. It has a near focal point at 16 inches, an intermediate focal point at 24 inches and another focal point for optical infinity.
We have seen wonderful results with the Panoptix and are excited about this new technology! Contact Dr. David Aizuss today to learn more. We happily treat patients from Calabasas, West Hills, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Northridge, Reseda, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, and surrounding areas. We look forward to seeing you soon!
While LASIK surgery is touted as the best way to free someone from dependence on corrective lenses such as eyeglasses or contact lenses, it is not right for everyone. Determining candidacy and working with an eye care professional who has knowledge regarding corrective procedures is the best way to decide if LASIK surgery is right for you!
LASIK surgery is a procedure performed on the eye with lasers to reshape the cornea for better vision. LASIK Is the most common and best known form of laser refractive surgery used to improve clarity and help patients leave behind their corrective lenses for good!
In most situations, patients who undergo LASIK surgery will achieve 20/25 vision or higher. However, some patients still require glasses for reading as they age or driving at night. Regardless, LASIK surgery has a great track record, and complications are very rare. The vast majority of patients who have the treatment are extremely satisfied with their results and enjoy long-term improvement.
It is rare for patients to have complications or side effects from their LASIK procedure. Sometimes, issues may arise but are short-term and resolve on their own. This may include dry eyes, blurred vision, or visual disturbances. Another extraordinarily rare complication from LASIK is chronic eye pain. I have never seen this in one of my patients.
Determining candidacy for this and other surgical procedures to improve vision should be decided by an ophthalmologist with experience in LASIK eye surgery. Dr. David Aizuss is available to evaluate patients, determine the cause of their vision problems, and decide if LASIK is a realistic approach to improving vision or eliminating the reliance on corrective lenses. Patients in the communities of West Hills and Encino, CA or anywhere within the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles metropolitan area are welcome to book a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with our team. During an examination, recommendations may be made in regards to eye health and vision correction.
Contact Dr. David Aizuss today to book an appointment and consult with a professional We are particularly convenient to patients in Calabasas, West Hills, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Northridge, Reseda, Encino, Sherman Oaks and Studio City. During an initial evaluation, patients can discuss this procedure with members of our staff who can determine candidacy and make recommendations based on each patient’s unique situation. We look forward to seeing you in our office soon!
At the practice of Dr. David Aizuss, Encino and West Hills, California area patients can seek treatment for a wide range of eye health and vision concerns. One of the more common conditions that can develop and impact one’s overall vision clarity and eye health is that of cataracts.
Cataracts can develop in one or both eyes and may get worse at different rates. This condition often causes patients to experience blurred vision and increased glare. In the earlier stages, it is often not too troublesome, but as it is left untreated, it can worsen and greatly impact one’s quality of life and ability to maintain their independence. Dr. David Aizuss often educates patients on the risks associated with leaving cataracts untreated but also counsels patients not to have surgery before it is truly necessary.
Left untreated, cataracts can lead to vision impairment, loss, or complete blindness over time. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, cataracts are the number one cause of blindness in the world. Additionally, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention also reports cataracts as the biggest culprit for vision impairment and loss. Cataracts can definitely impact mobility as we age and can be a contributor to falls in the elderly.
Because cataracts develop and progress slowly, the impairment of one’s vision can occur at a gradual pace. However, if patients do not get a proper diagnosis and speak to their ophthalmologist about treatment options, they may experience the following problems:
For many patients, cataract surgery is the only way to treat the later stages. With this procedure, the doctor will replace the lens of the eye with an intraocular lens to help in improving and restoring vision. With successful treatments, patients can regain their independence and restore their quality of life! We specialize in both standard as well as laser cataract surgery and have extensive experience implanting premium lens implants which can further reduce dependence on spectacle correction for every day activities such as driving and computer work.
If you live in the areas of Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Calabasas or West Hills, California or anywhere nearby in the San Fernando and Conejo Valleys and believe you are dealing with cataracts, we encourage you to book an appointment at the practice of Dr. David Aizuss today to undergo an eye examination to determine if cataracts have formed. Our professionals offer recommendations for treatment to help patients through the process of improving their eyesight even when conditions such as this occur.
During a routine eye examination, patients may be diagnosed with a variety of conditions that impact the vision. One common vision development disorder that can be spotted during an examination is that of Amblyopia, or “lazy eye.”
Amblyopia is a condition that is diagnosed when one eye does not achieve what is considered “normal” for visual acuity. While it typically is caught and diagnosed during early childhood, it can be a problem for an adult if it has not been addressed sooner. It can occur in one or both eyes and can impact one’s vision, even with wearing prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses for vision correction.
The three common types of amblyopia that can be diagnosed during a vision screening including:
The type of amblyopia diagnosed with determines the best treatment option for a patient. It may include:
Dr. David Aizuss is a doctor with a practice in the areas of Encino and West Hills, California. If you have a concern for yourself or another member of your household, it is critical that you schedule an eye examination with a medical provider to obtain a proper diagnosis and discuss treatment options. Call our practice today!
When it comes to our health, there are a few things we prefer not to cut corners on. We pay a little bit more for produce grown locally, and we set aside time to get a good workout in so our heart is taken care of. When it comes to glasses, though, you may think they’re all the same. After all, as long as your glasses are the right prescription, they’ll do what they need to, right? It may not be that simple.
Keep reading to learn about shopping online for glasses frames, and some of the risks you might be taking when you buy frames or even full glasses online.
Buying anything online means having to believe what someone tells you in a description. And information you may find useful could be left out. Frames may be much different than you expected, through no fault of who you bought them from. Maybe those frames you loved online are more narrow than they looked online, or the material is too heavy to be comfortable across your nose as you type away at your computer all day. We’ve all been underwhelmed by an online purchase, but glasses can be expensive and difficult to return if they’re not up to your specifications.
You want your glasses to look good and balanced with your face shape, but also to be comfortable enough for long-term wear. If your glasses are a poor size for your face, or they have an uncomfortable shape or nose bridge that bothers you, online stores may not have a lot of return options to help you get what you want.
In short, you could be stuck with a poor purchase and a lesson learned. Of course, online stores can try to help you see how glasses will fit through virtual fittings, but the technology isn’t perfect yet. You might be stuck with glasses that are actually too wide for your face or sit uncomfortably on your ears.
Trying on glasses in person makes it easier to find a pair that looks good and feels good.
Come try on some frames today, or give us a call us at 818.907.1038 for our Encino office or 818.346.811 for our West Hills location.
Our new West Hills office is currently under construction! It is a beautiful space and we are very excited for the project to be complete, which should be by July 1, 2019 at the latest. In the meantime, we wanted to share some photos to update you on the progress. Feel free to contact us with any questions!
Finally, spring is here and summer is not far behind! And though it’s still a little chilly, it’s time to start preparing for the heat of summer. If you have big plans for traveling or just relaxing at home this summer, then LASIK should be on your list of things to do. LASIK can help you get rid of your glasses just when you’re about to start being more active. Imagine spending more time outside and not worrying about losing a contact lens. Keep reading to learn more about LASIK surgery and why now may be the best time to get your LASIK procedure.
Spring is an amazing season, because finally all the world is coming alive again. The flowers are blooming and trees are starting to turn green again, but allergies and hayfever always suck some of the fun out of spring. We resent having to hide from the allergens inside while everyone else is out enjoying warmer weather. And, let’s face it, some allergies are just too intense for the traditional medications offered. Do they even work?
LASIK has helped improve the allergies of some people. That’s because contact lenses can actually make your allergy symptoms worse, so stop wearing the contacts, get LASIK and watch your allergies slow down.
We really want to travel the world this summer, but glasses and contacts can sometimes hamper our plans. Losing a contact in the ocean, trying to swim in the pool with glasses on, and worrying about losing glasses while hiking can all cause excess stress. LASIK can help streamline your trip by allowing you to leave glasses and contacts behind.
Summer will be here so soon. And while there’s no bad time for LASIK, we’d rather not miss out on one day of summer fun. So, get your LASIK now, and have great vision for all of summer vacation.
If you’re ready to learn more about LASIK and how it can help you have the best spring and summer, give us a call to learn more. Call us at 818.907.1038 for our Encino office and 818.346.811 for our West Hills office to schedule a consultation today!
Dr. David Aizuss was recently featured in the spring 2019 edition of EYE. You can read the article below.
Dr. David Aizuss
President of the California Medical Association
David H. Aizuss, MD, UCLA Department of Ophthalmology resident and fellow alumnus (1981-1985) and assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology, was installed as the 151st president of the California Medical Association (CMA) during the organization’s annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting on October 13, 2018, in Sacramento, California.
Dr. Aizuss is the first ophthalmologist-only president of the CMA in more than 50 years. He has been a CMA and Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) member for 37 years. He has been a member of the CMA Board of Trustees since 2010-serving as vice-chair and chair of the board before being named president-elect at the 2017 HOD. Dr. Aizuss has also represented the physicians of California as a delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA), and he is currently serving on the AMA Council on Legislation. Dr. Aizuss is a former president of LACMA and the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He is a partner at Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley.
“Dr. Aizuss’installation as president of the CMA is a major accomplishment and a distinction of the highest order,” says Bradley R. Straatsma, MD, JD, founding chair of the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology. “His strong interest in organized medicine was expressed during his residency, and he maintained this interest thereafter.”
The CMA represents more than 44,000 physicians in the state of California and is dedicated to serving its member physicians through a comprehensive program of legislative, legal, regulatory, economic, and social advocacy.
View the full article HERE
You might be thinking that winter will never leave us and, for some parts of the country, it definitely looks that way! But, we all know deep down that spring and warmer weather are on their way and in some areas of the country have already arrived. Magazines are offering up their ideas of what to wear, but we’re more concerned about your eyes. Keep reading to learn why you should be incorporating sunglasses into your daily look this summer.
Wearing sunglasses doesn’t come naturally to all of us. In fact, many of us only pull them out when the sun is blinding us. The truth is, that’s not the only time you should be wearing sunglasses. Exposure to UV (ultraviolet) rays can lead to eye damage and squinting from the sun can lead to premature wrinkles and an uncomfortable day.
Before you drop a ton of money on expensive sunglasses or grab a cheap pair at the gas station, you should know the best features to look for.
This is the baseline for sunglasses. If your sunglasses are cheap and sold on the boardwalk, chances are they don’t offer UV protection. Just because they look cool, doesn’t mean they’re doing you any good. Too much exposure to UV rays can cause eye problems like sunburn, skin cancer, and damage to your eyes.
You want glasses that will block 100% of both UVA and UVB rays as a baseline. These are the two types of UV rays that come from the sun. In small amounts, they’re good for us. We need sunlight to get vitamin D. But, too much can be harmful. Excessive exposure to UV light can lead to cataracts. It may damage the retina of the eye over the long term.
Remember, you get what you pay for. But, super expensive sunglasses aren’t always the best. Sometimes you are just paying for a designer’s name and royalties! If you’re not sure, get in touch with us to learn more. Give us a call at 818.907.1038 for our Encino office or 818.346.811 for our West Hills office to schedule a consultation about your eye health today.