Are you seeking clear vision in the Reading, Ephrata or Lancaster area? Do you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism? Do you find glasses or contacts cumbersome or uncomfortable and wish you could reduce their prescription or discard them? If you answered “YES” to either of these questions, you may be a good candidate for LASIK or other vision correction surgery.
Before the decision can be made however, you must have an eligibility exam and complimentary consultation. The doctor will ask questions about your medical history and complete a thorough eye exam designed to determine if the procedure is appropriate for your individual case. The doctor will also talk about the benefits, risks, available options and preparation and recovery associated with the surgery to ensure that your goals and expectations are realistic.
Chesen Laser Eye Center offers the latest technology in LASIK laser vision correction as well as other forms of vision correction. We encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation to determine your candidacy for vision correction. Our highly trained staff will work with you to find the absolute best LASIK options for you, with the most state-of-the-art technology and procedures available. Free yourself from the hassles of glasses and contact lenses at Chesen Laser Eye Center!
Imagine life without glasses or contacts. Activities like hiking, biking, swimming and golf are more convenient because you don’t have to worry about losing a contact or breaking your frames. This freedom and comfort is what LASIK can do for you. We are able to treat most types of refractive errors including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia.
LASIK (laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is the most commonly performed and well known vision correction surgery. Using an excimer laser, Dr. Chesen re-shapes the cornea (the refractive element at the front of the eye) so that images are focused to the correct spot on the retina (the light receptor of the eye). The success rate with this procedure is excellent. In fact over 98% of Dr. Chesen’s patients achieve 20/20 vision.
The LASIK procedure itself involves little or no discomfort both during the procedure and through the recovery process. Also, eyesight improvement is almost immediate and maximum vision is typically achieved within a few days.
Prior to your procedure, you will be given a mild sedative to help you relax. During the procedure, Dr. Chesen first administers a local anesthetic eye drop, so the patient will feel no discomfort during the surgery. A speculum is then placed over the eye to prevent the patient from blinking. Next, the surgeon creates an extremely thin flap from the outer layer of the cornea.
The flap is folded to the side and the excimer laser, programmed with the individual map of the patient’s eye, removes excess tissue with quick pulses of concentrated light. This process usually takes less than a minute. Once this is done, the doctor gently places the flap back into position and the healing process begins immediately.
The patient may go home shortly after the procedure; however, you must arrange transportation as you will not be permitted to drive yourself. Patients will be asked to avoid rubbing the eye for a period of time.
There are follow up appointments with the doctor 1 to 3 days after the procedure and periodically over the following weeks and months.
Vision should dramatically improve in the first few days following surgery. The patient often may return to work the next day.
If you are interested in having LASIK eye surgery we will need to schedule you for a complete eye exam. There are different types of LASIK eye vision correction procedures depending on the condition of your eyes. We will accurately assess the conditions of your eyes at your LASIK pre-operative evaluation.
If it is determined that you are a LASIK candidate, the payment of the procedure needs to be discussed. If LASIK cost is an issue for you please feel free to visit our LASIK financing page to review the affordability options or simply apply for financing. We have an exce lent financing program via CareCredit that can make LASIK affordable for you immediately. Our LASIK counselors will make sure to discuss these options with you in order to make LASIK a reality.
Once cost has been assessed, then it is time to schedule surgery. Our LASIK coordinator and LASIK surgeons will provide you with all of the information that you will need for the day of surgery. There will be some medications to take prior to surgery and some to take after. Please be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home from surgery
Neil Chesen, MD is one of the most experienced Pennsylvania LASIK doctors in the area. We are proud to offer the latest LASIK technology to help create superior results. We encourage you to read our patient testimonials to get an idea as to exactly what we mean by superior LASIK eye surgery results.
Chesen Laser Eye Center has given me freedom from glasses and contacts. I get migraine headaches and could not wear glasses or contacts when I got a headache.
I wish I would have met Dr. Chesen years ago. I would highly recommend Dr. Chesen and his staff to anyone considering LASIK eye surgery.
After wearing heavy glasses for forty-one years having LASIK surgery was truly a life-changing experience. I thought that I would be wearing glasses the rest of my life.