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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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