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4 Ways To Make LASIK Recovery A Breeze

4 Ways To Make LASIK Recovery A Breeze

Created on: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Thinking about scheduling your LASIK surgery? You won't regret it. What's not to love about a lifetime of perfect vision? You can finally say goodbye to your glasses and contact lenses. You can even wake up in the morning and be able to see everything around you! But one thing tha...

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What Are The Differences Between An Ophthalmologist, an Optometrist, and an Optician?

Created on: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Do you know the differences between an ophthalmologist, an optometrist, and an optician? One is a licensed medical doctor, which is an ophthalmologist. They are licensed to diagnose eye diseases. They also perform eye surgery. One is a licensed doctor of optometry. They ar...

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Children\'s Eye Safety Month

Children's Eye Safety Month

Created on: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

You may expect adults to suffer from vision problems, but they are something that children can have as well. In August every year, the eye care community focuses on raising awareness about potential problems that children can face. Knowing what to look for can help detect certain pro...

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Why Are My Dry Eyes So Itchy?

Why Are My Dry Eyes So Itchy?

Created on: Monday, July 20, 2020
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Dry eyes affect almost everybody at some point in their lives. It's only becoming more prevalent. Over 16 million Americans have dry eye syndrome. In reality, the actual number is likely much higher. About half of all adults experience dry eye symptoms like redness, fatigued eyes, swel...

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What Can I Do For An Effective Cataract Surgery Recovery?

What Can I Do For An Effective Cataract Surgery Recovery?

Created on: Friday, June 19, 2020
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Recovery is one of the necessary parts of having surgery, even for the simplest of operations. That doesn't mean you just have to quietly suffer through it. In every recovery process, there are ways for you to be proactive. This allows you to simplify your recovery and make the transit...

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Are You Still A LASIK Candidate If You Have Allergies?

Are You Still A LASIK Candidate If You Have Allergies?

Created on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Not everyone can get LASIK. While the surgery is very safe, this is for people that meet the LASIK criteria of success. To qualify for LASIK, you need to go through a consultation. You can schedule one at Chesen Laser Eye Center in West Reading, PA. You may notice that one of the thing...

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Can I Get Cataract Surgery If I Have Presbyopia?

Can I Get Cataract Surgery If I Have Presbyopia?

Created on: Monday, April 13, 2020
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

You need to be prepared to face many different challenges to your vision as you get older. Two of the most common problems you will face at some point are cataracts and presbyopia. While they can both result in vision problems, the two are completely unrelated, other than usually being...

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What Happens When You Have Presbyopia?

What Happens When You Have Presbyopia?

Created on: Monday, March 23, 2020
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

As we get older, we face more and more problems with our health, especially when it comes to our vision. Problems like cataracts and glaucoma are much more common among the older population. One of the most common issues is presbyopia. Keep reading to find out what happens when you hav...

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Could PRK Be Right For You?

Could PRK Be Right For You?

Created on: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Have you had a LASIK consultation but found out you're not a good candidate? That's okay! There are other vision correction procedures you may be a better fit for. One of these is a procedure called PRK. PRK is a lot like LASIK but it's often better for those that aren't LASIK candidat...

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4 Things To Expect After LASIK

4 Things To Expect After LASIK

Created on: Friday, January 31, 2020
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

So you've gone through the LASIK consultation, know you're a good LASIK candidate, and have scheduled your procedure. The end goal of the procedure is better vision and freedom from glasses and contact lenses. Did you know that your journey does not end right after the LASIK machines t...

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Premium IOL Or Standard IOL?

Premium IOL Or Standard IOL?

Created on: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

An important part of cataract surgery is deciding exactly what you want your vision to be like after it. The surgery involves removing the natural lens of the eye. The lens is where cataracts affect your vision. But you need a lens to see clearly. That's why during cataract surgery, the ...

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What Should I Expect During PRK?

What Should I Expect During PRK?

Created on: Monday, November 25, 2019
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

PRK is an alternative surgery to LASIK. It is often used on people who are not eligible to receive LASIK. Although LASIK has a faster recovery time than PRK, its candidacy requirements are slightly stricter. Keep reading to find out what to expect during PRK! The Difference Between ...

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4 Tips For Preparing Before LASIK

4 Tips For Preparing Before LASIK

Created on: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

While LASIK isn't a difficult procedure to undergo, you still have to be prepared before having it. Want the best results possible? Check out these 4 tips for preparing before LASIK to set yourself up for a safe recovery! 1. Stop Wearing Your Contacts In the weeks bef...

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Is Cataract Surgery Painful?

Is Cataract Surgery Painful?

Created on: Monday, September 30, 2019
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Cataract surgery is a modern procedure that is safe, fast, and is even pain-free. This is thanks to the research of the subject and advancements in medical technology. During cataract surgery, the most you may feel is a slight tugging sensation. This can occur while the flap is being c...

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Is PRK As Effective As LASIK?

Is PRK As Effective As LASIK?

Created on: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

There's no doubt you've heard of LASIK. But did you know there are other surgical options that can restore vision? The next most popular refractive surgery after LASIK is PRK. The two procedures are very similar, but there is a big distinction between them. Keep reading to le...

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Will Dry Eye Affect My LASIK Candidacy?

Will Dry Eye Affect My LASIK Candidacy?

Created on: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

If you're planning on getting LASIK, first you need a LASIK consultation at Chesen Laser Eye Center. There, you will go through a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you're a LASIK candidate. Being a good candidate means that you meet certain criteria. Meeting these criteria makes t...

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July is UV Safety Month

July is UV Safety Month

Created on: Monday, July 01, 2019
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer. UV rays reflected off sand and water can cause eyes to sunburn, potentially resulting in temporary blindness in just a few hours. In support of UV Safety Month th...

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Are Cataracts Painful?

Are Cataracts Painful?

Created on: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Cataracts come with many symptoms. The most obvious ones, of course, are loss of vision and blurriness. But there are other telling signs that you may be developing cataracts. These include fading colors, things looking yellow, halos around lights, and double vision. While...

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June Is Cataract Awareness Month

June Is Cataract Awareness Month

Created on: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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, her...

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Am I A Good LASIK Candidate?

Am I A Good LASIK Candidate?

Created on: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

If you are tired of wearing glasses or contacts, it's likely you've considered LASIK. LASIK has the potential to change your life and how you see the world! It is a short outpatient procedure with a high success rate and a short and painless recovery. But not every person who wants LAS...

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Who Shouldn\'t Get PRK?

Who Shouldn't Get PRK?

Created on: Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Photorefractive keratectomy is a very popular surgery for those who can't get LASIK. PRK is like LASIK, but it's better for people with thin corneas. LASIK has a long list of requirements to be a good candidate for the procedure. Some factors include age, pregnancy status, and ev...

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5 Tips For Recovering From Cataract Surgery

5 Tips For Recovering From Cataract Surgery

Created on: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Cataract surgery is one of the most effective and low risk procedures you can undergo. It is fast and painless, and performed as an outpatient procedure. During surgery, your surgeons creates a small incision to remove the natural lens of the eye. After lens removal, an artificial lens...

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Fruits, Veggies and Eye Health

Fruits, Veggies and Eye Health

Created on: Wednesday, March 06, 2019
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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Is There An Ideal Season For LASIK?

Is There An Ideal Season For LASIK?

Created on: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

While the best time to get LASIK is always the sooner the better, the early months of the year may be ideal. Doing it at the end of the year causes more stress than it's worth. The holiday season is crazy; can you imagine recovering during them? Why not get LASIK when you have more fre...

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What Are My Options If I Have Glaucoma?

What Are My Options If I Have Glaucoma?

Created on: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Glaucoma is one of the most frightening eye conditions out there. It can steal your eyesight without your knowledge, until it's too late. Once eyesight is gone from glaucoma, it is gone forever. Glaucoma also acts so slowly that eyesight lost is usually imperceptible. ...

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Created on: Monday, December 31, 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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Diabetic Retinopathy Facts

Diabetic Retinopathy Facts

Created on: Friday, December 21, 2018
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

When it comes to diabetes, it's important to know that all parts of the body are affected, including the eyes. If you've recently been diagnosed, here are some of the facts you need to know! What Are The Symptoms Of Diabetic Retinopathy? If you are diabetic, it's only natural for you to l...

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Tax Refund Time

Tax Refund Time

Created on: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Use your tax refund and change your life forever! LASIK surgery is a great way to spend your tax refund. Even if this year’s refund is already spent, you can still schedule your LASIK procedure for next year.

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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 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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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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