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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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