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December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

Created on: Friday, November 30, 2018
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Time to shop for toys! It's so much fun for kids to anticipate the gifts they will receive during the holiday season and we enjoy shopping for them. Unfortunately though, some toys are not a safe choice. Projectile Toys Are Not Safe The American Academy of Ophthalmology states that projecti...

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4 Facts You Never Knew About Cataract Surgery

4 Facts You Never Knew About Cataract Surgery

Created on: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Fear of the unknown can keep us from doing things we need to. The same applies to a procedure like cataract surgery. Cataract surgery can seem pretty complex. You can learn more by setting up a cataract screening with Chesen Laser Eye Center in West Reading, Pennsylvania. But before ...

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6 Cataract Surgery Urban Legends To Forget

6 Cataract Surgery Urban Legends To Forget

Created on: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

The internet has provided us with incredible ways to spread and share information. It's never been easier to make research and learning easy and accessible. It has also lead to the spread of dangerous misinformation that can lead to doubt, confusion, or even harm. It is very important to mak...

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6 Signs That You\'re A Good Candidate For LASIK

6 Signs That You're A Good Candidate For LASIK

Created on: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

To maximize safety and effectiveness, you must meet certain criteria to get LASIK. Many of these factors may involve waiting or fixing pre-existing visual problems. Others may mean you'll need to seek an alternate form of vision correction. The only way to be positive if you are a ...

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Is PRK Right For You?

Is PRK Right For You?

Created on: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

If you've been thinking about LASIK but found out you're not a candidate, you may be wondering if there are other options for vision correction. Besides LASIK, another popular vision correction procedure is called PRK. If you're looking for freedom from contacts or prescription glasses, keep re...

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How To Know If You Qualify For LASIK

How To Know If You Qualify For LASIK

Created on: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

For those that are considering LASIK, it's important that candidates meet a list of certain criteria. These qualifications exist to ensure that you receive the best possible results from LASIK and are able to go through recovery quickly and easily. If you find that you are lacking one or more q...

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What\'s the Difference Between PRK and LASIK?

What's the Difference Between PRK and LASIK?

Created on: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

If you want to enjoy your life with amazing vision, but don't want all of the problems that come with having to deal with glasses or contacts, LASIK can be an amazing solution. It gives you the chance to experience absolute visual freedom for the rest of your life. However, LASIK is not the rig...

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June is Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Created on: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

The month of June is dedicated to the awareness and education of cataracts, which are the leading cause of vision loss in the world. Most people do not show symptoms of cataracts until at least the age of 40 but young adults or even children can be affected by cataracts. Eye injuries, heredity, smoking and disease could cause cataracts to develop earlier than age 40.

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4 Reasons To Consider LASIK

4 Reasons To Consider LASIK

Created on: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

If you've worn glasses or contacts for a while, it may seem like there are very few alternatives. Most people have heard of LASIK, but many don't know what the surgery entails or how it works. The good news is, LASIK surgery is quick, accurate, and long lasting. If you have...

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February is Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month

Created on: Thursday, February 01, 2018
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

The leading cause of vision loss in people 50 years or older is age related macular degeneration (AMD). It is very common but many people don’t realize they have AMD until their vision is very blurry. This is why it is important to have regular visits to an ophthalmologist. Early signs of AMD can be caught by your doctor before you have vision problems.

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Created on: Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

A leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States is glaucoma. It has no symptoms in its early stages. It starts with eye pressure and the optic nerve can be damaged. Your peripheral vision (side vision) is affected first.

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December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Created on: Monday, December 04, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Time to shop for toys! It’s so much fun for kids to anticipate the gifts they will receive during the holiday season and we enjoy shopping for them. Unfortunately though, some toys are not a safe choice.

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Diabetic Eye Diseases

Diabetic Eye Diseases

Created on: Monday, November 13, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Several parts of the eye are affected by diabetic eye disease, including the retina, macula, lens and the optic nerve. The following eye conditions can affect people with diabetes.

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Fruits, Veggies and Eye Health

Fruits, Veggies and Eye Health

Created on: Friday, September 01, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Fruits and vegetables are great for your eyes. Most people just think of carrots when it comes to eye health. Other fruits and vegetables are also good for your eyes.

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Everything You Need To Know About Age Related Macular Degeneration

Everything You Need To Know About Age Related Macular Degeneration

Created on: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

The leading cause of vison loss in people 50 years or older is age related macular degeneration (AMD). It is very common but many people don’t realize they have AMD until their vision is very blurry. This is why it is important to have regular visits to an ophthalmologist. Early signs of AMD can be caught by your doctor before you have vision problems.

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4 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

4 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

Created on: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Currently, cataracts affect more than 22 million people in the United States that are above the age of 40. Worldwide there are more cataract cases than macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy combined.

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What Does Falling Asleep in Your Contacts Mean for Your Eyes?

Created on: Thursday, June 15, 2017

We’ve all been there before, you fall asleep on your couch watching TV or get home from a long day at work and wake up with your contacts still in. We know we shouldn’t sleep in our contacts but mistakes are inevitable. But why is it so bad for us to wear our contacts overnight?

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Sunglasses: Is Your Vision Being Protected?

Sunglasses: Is Your Vision Being Protected?

Created on: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Everyone knows sunglasses are cool, but what you may not know is that they can protect your vision. You might be saying “I thought sunglasses were just an accessory?” Well, they are an accessory! but they are also a utility. Sunglasses have been a fashion accessory for a very long time, but they can also block harmful rays from the sun.

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What are Cataracts? When Should You Contact an Eye Doctor?

What are Cataracts? When Should You Contact an Eye Doctor?

Created on: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

When the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins then you are developing cataracts. These clumped proteins block light from entering the eye, which causes your vision to become increasingly blurrier over time and if left unresolved will result in the complete loss of your vision.

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Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Created on: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

We always try out best when it comes to protecting our skin, but not enough of us take the same care to protect our eyesight. Protecting your eyesight is very important and essential if you hope to have good quality vision by the time you are in your 40s.

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4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

Created on: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Over 20 million people in North America alone suffer from severe vision loss. Not all of these eye diseases can be prevented or cured, but there are some things you can do to help your eyes remain healthy and possibly lower your risks of developing serious vision loss.

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3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

We value our eyesight above many things, but not a lot of us think about how to best protect our vision as we get older. Every day we are faced with decisions that can have an effect on our vision over time. It is important that we take the time to think about our eye health and do what we can do help maintain good vision.

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3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Irritation From Allergies This Spring

3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Irritation From Allergies This Spring

Created on: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

So it is Spring! The beautiful season of blooming flowers and life, but wait isn't there something else about Spring that isn't so great? Right! The allergies! How could we forget about the allergies? Runny nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throat, irritated skin—all the good stuff! Spring is certainly a beautiful season, but the itchy eyes can be a real drag! So what can you do to protect your eyes during the Spring time to reduce irritation?

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5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

Created on: Monday, February 13, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

During winter, it can seem impossible to keep every part of your body covered and protected from the elements. Just like your hands need gloves, and you need snow boots to keep your feet toasty, there are things that you can do to keep your eyes healthy during the winter as well. Whether you’re living in a humid climate, or dealing with snowstorms, check out these 5 easy things you can do this winter.

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3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

Created on: Thursday, February 09, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

With age comes many amazing things, like wisdom and experience from the world around you. But what many people don’t expect is for their eyesight to change. Eye health is important no matter what age you are, but older, aging eyes require a yearly comprehensive eye exam. Before your next eye exam, make sure you know about these common eye conditions!

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Dry Eye Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Options

Dry Eye Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Options

Created on: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Tears provide moisture and lubrication to keep our eyes comfortable and to help us see. This happens even when we are not crying. Tears are a mixture of special proteins and antibodies that help avoid infection, mucus, oils, and water. Special glads around our eyes contain this mixture. If there is a problem with the glands or this mixture, dry eyes often result.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Created on: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Like the rest of our bodies, our eyes are affected by our health, so it is important that we keep our health in our consideration if we want to maintain good vision. Here are a few easy ways you can help to maintain the health of your eyes as you get older.

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Conjunctivitis: What is Pink Eye and How Can I Avoid It?

Conjunctivitis: What is Pink Eye and How Can I Avoid It?

Created on: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Conjunctivitis, or “Pink Eye” as it is more commonly known, is a common eye problem that can be treated relatively easily and avoided using a few simple precautions.

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The Causes of Dry Eye and How it Can be Treated

The Causes of Dry Eye and How it Can be Treated

Created on: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Do your eyes sting, burn, feel sensitive, appear red, itch, and/or suffer from blurred vision? If you suffer from one or more these eye afflictions, then you might be suffering from having dry eyes. Mild cases of dry eye can be treated using conventional methods, but if the condition persists medical treatment or, in rare cases, surgery might be necessary.

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Eye Injuries and Eye Doctors: To See, or Not To See?

Eye Injuries and Eye Doctors: To See, or Not To See?

Created on: Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Have you ever scratched your eye on accident? This could easily be done by something like an article of clothing, hairbrush, or even a fingernail and cause what is called, a corneal abrasion. These types of injuries are considered pretty minor and usually cause discomfort for only a few minutes and then go away; however, there are incidents where simple corneal abrasions can cause more serious complications which require medical assistance. Chemical burn on the eye is another common occurrence, as well as penetration of the eye from an object and ocular swelling from being bludgeoned.

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4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

Created on: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Most people try to eat healthy and take their daily vitamins, but it is easy to forget and cut corners when you’ve had a busy week. It is easy to take our eyes for granted, but they are the second most physiologically active part of our bodies—second only to the brain! This means our eyes required approximately 25% of the nutrients we take in daily to remain healthy. With this blog, we are going to talk about some easy things that can be done to your daily diet to help boost your eyes nutrition.

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3 Ways To Reduce Your Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

3 Ways To Reduce Your Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

Created on: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Pretty much everyone uses computers or digital devices for something today. We are constantly exposed to digital screens either at work or in our personal lives and this constant exposure can lead to some eye strain over time. Not a lot of people are familiar with the issues of digital eye strain, even though they could be suffering from it on a daily basis.

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Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Created on: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Research conducted by scientists studying infants with the Zika virus in Brazil have discovered new dangerous eye complications that can be linked to the virus. These eye complications can lead to possible severe vision loss and even possibly complete vision loss. Three Brazilian infants that have microcephaly—a birth defect caused by Zika that causes shrunken heads and brains in newborns—have been observed of also having hemorrhaging, abnormal blood vessel development and retinal lesions. This has never been observed before by researchers.

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How You Should Be Protecting Yourself from the Sun

How You Should Be Protecting Yourself from the Sun

Created on: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Do you like to spend a lot of time outdoors? Spending time in the sun, camping, hiking—these are all things that are great outdoors activities, but it is important to make sure you are taking the right steps to protecting yourself from the sun’s rays. Most people know to protect their skin from the sun, but the dangers the suns ultraviolent (UV) rays pose to your eyes are much less common knowledge.

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September - National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September - National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Created on: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Over 130 million people in the U.S. are either overweight or obese. The number of overweight adults has doubled, and since 1980 the number of overweight children and adolescents has tripled.

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Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Created on: Friday, August 26, 2016

It is that time of year again! Back-to-School! Millions of parents around the country are rushing to stores to buy all the newest school supplies and outfits. While you are going through your list of school supplies make sure to not skip your child’s eye health.

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Routine Eye Exams: Evaluating Your Eye Health

Routine Eye Exams: Evaluating Your Eye Health

Created on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Regardless of your age or physical health, routine eye exams are important. At a routine eye examination, the overall health of your eyes will be evaluated. Vision screenings are limited eye tests that can help identify potential vision problems but a vision screening is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam performed by a Board Certified Optometrist or Ophthalmologist.

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Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

Created on: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

A recent study was conducted that determined a large number of adults in America suffered from extreme nearsightedness (myopia)—9.6 million adults to be exact. Of that staggering number, 820,000 of those people suffer from degenerative eye disease and another 41,000 people deal with a serious vision complication which is called myopic choroidal neovascularization—which can cause permanent vision loss, women in particular seem to be more susceptible.

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Hepatitis and it’s Affect on the Eyes

Hepatitis and it’s Affect on the Eyes

Created on: Monday, July 25, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Both Hepatitis B and C can cause of chronic liver disease and liver cancer. These viruses can also affect the eyes. Fortunately, the number of new Hepatitis viruses in the United States has been declining.

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Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

Created on: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Having poor color vision is a problem that is more common than you would think. Most people refer to having poor color vision as suffering from “colorblindness,” however, there are different levels at which you can be “colorblind.” People who only see in black and white and experience true “colorblindness” are incredibly rare.

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Cataracts: Why They Occur and When You Should Call Your Eye Doctor

Cataracts: Why They Occur and When You Should Call Your Eye Doctor

Created on: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Cataracts occur when the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins. These proteins block light as it enters your eye which causes your vision to become gradually more blurry and if left unchecked could result in complete loss of vision.

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July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month

July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month

Created on: Friday, July 01, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Tissue already weakened by injury or illness can be invaded by Group B strep (GBS). The eyes are frequently affected, as well as the bones, ears, joints, or intestines. The infection can travel from affected tissues to lymph glands, enter the bloodstream, and spread throughout the body. The bacteria can be passed from pregnant women to their newborns during childbirth.

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Eating Healthier? Improve Your Eye Health with These Diet Tips

Eating Healthier? Improve Your Eye Health with These Diet Tips

Created on: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

More and more people are making the decision to make healthier food choices every day. Generally, the goal is to improve heart health and lose weight, which are both valid and great goals, but certain foods can also actually help your eye health and reduce your risks of developing certain eye diseases. Studies have shown that your risks of developing cataracts, macular degeneration and dry eye can be reduced if you make healthier food choices.

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3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

Created on: Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Chance are, if you are one of 35+ million contact lens users in America, you were taught all the basics of proper contact lens hygiene when you first received your prescription. There are probably even better odds that you currently aren’t following those contact lens hygiene basics you were taught every single day.

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Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Sunglasses have been synonymous with the idea of “cool” for a long time and it isn’t hard to imagine why. It is hard to picture sunglasses without thinking about Tom Cruise rocking aviators while riding on a motorcycle. Sunglasses have been an important fashion accessory in our society for a long time now, but it is important to make sure your sunglasses aren’t just form and have some function as well.

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Spring Allergies: The Cause and How You Can Reduce Your Exposure.

Spring Allergies: The Cause and How You Can Reduce Your Exposure.

Created on: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Well it is officially Spring, a time of beauty where plants spring into life and also a time of season allergies. Ocular allergies, commonly referred to as “eye allergies” are one of these Spring frustrations that millions of people deal with every year. If you suffer from Spring allergies, then you might end up having to deal with watery and/or irritated red eyes.

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May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month

Created on: Monday, May 02, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Eye melanoma is a type of cancer that is difficult to detect. It may not cause signs and symptoms and is found more often in men than in women.

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5 Tips to Help Protect Your Vision in a Digital World

5 Tips to Help Protect Your Vision in a Digital World

Created on: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

In an increasingly digital world issues such as digital eye strain are becoming more prevalent than ever before. The use of digital devices has become so ingrained in our day-to-day lives that we would have trouble surviving without them both professionally and personally. Every year that goes by we become even more dependent on these devices, so digital eye strain can only grow as an issue.

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Styes: Should You Be Concerned?

Styes: Should You Be Concerned?

Created on: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

I'm sure at some point you've felt the nagging discomfort of having a stye on your eyelid. Styes are similar to a pimple, but they form on your upper or lower eyelid. The stye inflammation of the eyelid can be caused by a couple things—either an oil duct is blocked up on your eyelid, or germs such as a staphylococcal bacterium have been trapped with dead skin cells on the eyelid. Usually, styes are never more than a superficial frustration, but they can form deeper in the eyelid.

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3 Ways To Protect Your Vision In The Office

3 Ways To Protect Your Vision In The Office

Created on: Monday, March 14, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Digital eye strain is a rapidly growing issue in today's computer reliant world. If you work in an office, chances are you will be spending quite some time in front of a computer screen which can cause your eyes to strain. In fact, 70 percent of Americans who work with computers on a daily basis deal with symptoms of digital eye strain. Luckily, there are some precautions you can take to help prevent digital eye strain and protect your vision.

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