A Golf Swing Tip

September 12th, 2014
golf club and ball in grass

It’s not everyday that you associate a Lifestyle Lens Procedure with a golf swing tip, but Lisa Forrest did so when she went to see Dr. Anthony W. Evangelista at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers for bilateral lens replacement surgery.

“I wanted to see where my golf ball landed, and now I can—simple as that,” Forrest said.  “I felt like I was in great hands.  I was never stressed, and I was never concerned that I was receiving the best care possible”

Forrest is very active.  Not only is she an avid golfer, but the Mazatlan, Mexico resident plays a lot of Bridge.  She also teaches underprivileged Mexican girls the art of sewing with the intent of helping them make a living with it.

When you reach 40, you are at a significant point in your lifetime.  That’s not a reference to a golf score through nine holes, rather it’s the beginning stage of vision declination.  Presbyopia can begin to affect quality of vision for anyone who is age 40 and older.  It’s the medical term for an aging eye that has become less flexible in both the lens and muscles.  The ability to focus, particularly on near objects, becomes increasingly difficult resulting in the need for reading glasses, bifocals or progressive lenses.

When Forrest traveled to the Dallas area to learn more about and undergo bilateral lens replacement surgery, she came away with quite the impression.

“My impression of Dr. Evangelista is that he is very direct.  He told me exactly what to expect.  He directed me to the lenses that would best serve my vision needs based on my lifestyle and goals,” Forrest said.  “I was impressed by the friendly, knowledgeable staff.  By that I mean everyone from the front office staff, the technicians, the patient liaison, and the team of doctors who cared for me.”

Dr. Evangelista, who is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the National Board of Medical Examiners, specializes in Lifestyle Lens Procedures, and he certainly puts his patients at ease and improves the quality of life for his patients.

“One of the surprises to me was the fact that there was no pain for me.  This really is a pain free procedure,” Forrest recalled.  “What I immediately noticed is the clarity in my distance vision…the difference in colors is remarkable, and I feel much safer driving now that I can actually see signs.  I look forward to driving at night now because that’s where I have struggled the most.”

As for her golf game, Forrest can now see where her ball lands.  Whether it’s in the fairway or not, she may need a golf swing tip or two from a golf pro…not an ophthalmologist!

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