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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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