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Dr. Kambiz Silani, O.D.

Optometrist

Dr. Kambiz Silani O.D. is a top Optometrist in Beverly Hills, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Kambiz Silani O.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Kambiz Silani O.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Kambiz Silani O.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Kambiz Silani O.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Kambiz Silani, O.D.
  • Beverly Hills, CA
  • Accepting new patients

How often should we ideally visit an optometrist?

It is important to visit your optometrist at least every 12 months for a routine, eye physical. At this visit, your optometrist will check your vision, eye health, and eye alignment READ MORE
It is important to visit your optometrist at least every 12 months for a routine, eye physical. At this visit, your optometrist will check your vision, eye health, and eye alignment (how your eyes work together as a team). If anything unusual is found then he/she will ask to see you back for a follow-up. Often times, pediatric patients who wear glasses notice vision changes more rapidly so they should be checked more frequently.

My eye drops are getting into my mouth. Should I be concerned?

Eyedrops can drain from your eyes into your nose and end up in the back of the throat via the nasolacrimal duct. To avoid the taste in the mouth feeling, instill the eyedrops then READ MORE
Eyedrops can drain from your eyes into your nose and end up in the back of the throat via the nasolacrimal duct. To avoid the taste in the mouth feeling, instill the eyedrops then close your eyes and hold the inner corners of your eyelids for about 60 seconds.

What will happen if I sleep with my contact lenses?

Sleeping with contact lenses increases your chances of developing eye related complications by 6 times. These include: dry eyes, eye irritation, red eye, eye infection, ulcer, READ MORE
Sleeping with contact lenses increases your chances of developing eye related complications by 6 times. These include: dry eyes, eye irritation, red eye, eye infection, ulcer, corneal swelling, new blood vessel growth, etc. Sleeping in your contacts lenses is like playing russian roulette: you may get lucky but it's only a matter of time until your eyes react negatively.

What causes dry eyes?

There are many causes of dry eyes, some include: certain medications, dry environment (lack of humidity), hormone fluctations, damage to the oil glands, improper application/removal READ MORE
There are many causes of dry eyes, some include: certain medications, dry environment (lack of humidity), hormone fluctations, damage to the oil glands, improper application/removal of makeup, heavy computer use, working under or sleep with a fan, contact lens overwear, post-op LASIK, etc.

My nephew is 7 years old and has been diagnosed with cataract. What should we do?

Age related cataract (nuclear sclerotic) is commonly caused by sun damage. This differs from other common types of cataract: posterior/anterior subcapsular, cortical, and congenital READ MORE
Age related cataract (nuclear sclerotic) is commonly caused by sun damage. This differs from other common types of cataract: posterior/anterior subcapsular, cortical, and congenital cataracts. Congenital cataract is present from birth and is important to perform cataract surgery; otherwise, the child may have vision deprivation in that eye resulting in reduced visual acuity over the life of the patient. In other words, the macula is starved of visual stimulus; therefore, it doesn't develop properly during this critical age.

What causes eye floaters?

Floaters are a cause for concern when noticing 1) a sudden increase in size or number of floaters, 2) a flash of light or flashes of light preceding the sudden change in floaters, READ MORE
Floaters are a cause for concern when noticing 1) a sudden increase in size or number of floaters, 2) a flash of light or flashes of light preceding the sudden change in floaters, and/or 3) a curtain over your vision. Common causes are age, trauma, surgery, extreme activities (i.e. kickboxing, skydiving, bungee jumping, etc). When the eye doctor dilates your eyes, they are rulling out any retinal holes, tears or breaks.

Eye drop usage

Not all eye drops are created equally, you should always consult your eye doctor before starting new eye drops. Try to avoid using drops like Visine and Clear Eyes on a daily basis. READ MORE
Not all eye drops are created equally, you should always consult your eye doctor before starting new eye drops. Try to avoid using drops like Visine and Clear Eyes on a daily basis. Drops like Retaine MGD, Blink, Refresh or Systane are safer especially helpful to use are drops without preservatives.

Is there any supplement to improve eyesight?

There are no supplements to improve eyesight but there are supplements for prevention or to improve the health of the eyes. They include but are not limited to: 1) Omega-3 supplements READ MORE
There are no supplements to improve eyesight but there are supplements for prevention or to improve the health of the eyes. They include but are not limited to: 1) Omega-3 supplements for blepharitis, dry eyes, etc, 2) Lutein for macular health, and 3) anti-oxidants for protection against sun damage. For children, annual eye exams are important as well as glasses with polycarbonate lenses, anti-glare coating (ideally blue light), and UV protection.

Does LASIK surgery have any side effects in the long term?

Patients considering LASIK should wait until 25 years of age, have 1-2 years of stable prescription, and have thick, regular cornea. If the patient is a good candidate then they READ MORE
Patients considering LASIK should wait until 25 years of age, have 1-2 years of stable prescription, and have thick, regular cornea. If the patient is a good candidate then they can proceed with LASIK. It is hard to predict which patients will need a touch down the road but it may be performed, if needed. The major side effects of LASIK may be dry eyes and glare/haloes at night but these side effects are very uncommon and often short lived.

I had corrective eye surgery, but I still can't read without glasses. Is something wrong?

LASIK usually corrects patients vision for one focal point unless monovision surgery is performed. If the patient is over 40 years of ago and has both eyes corrected for distance READ MORE
LASIK usually corrects patients vision for one focal point unless monovision surgery is performed. If the patient is over 40 years of ago and has both eyes corrected for distance with LASIK then the patient may still need glasses for reading. A common and effective alternative to reading glasses is to have one contact lens for special occasions in the nondominate eye.

My son has been having a yellowish discharge from his eyes. What could this be?

This sounds like bacterial conjunctivits. Your son should visit his eye care specialist for proper referral, he may need oral and/or topical antibiotic medication. If he was fit READ MORE
This sounds like bacterial conjunctivits. Your son should visit his eye care specialist for proper referral, he may need oral and/or topical antibiotic medication. If he was fit with contact lenses, he should discontinue until his symptoms resolve completely.

My eye looks different because of my astigmatism. Anything I can do?

Different prescriptions in each eye may cause differences in visual perception. Astigmatism is one of three types of vision correction. It can commonly be corrected with glasses, READ MORE
Different prescriptions in each eye may cause differences in visual perception. Astigmatism is one of three types of vision correction. It can commonly be corrected with glasses, contacts, and lasik (if you’re a good candidate).

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Dr. Silani