Signs You May Be a Great Candidate for LASIK

Dr. Domenic C. Izzo, Jr., is committed to delivering safe, successful LASIK outcomes. Not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. Because LASIK is not right for everyone, we screen potential candidates very carefully to ensure they meet the proper qualifications.

In this post, we outline some of the signs that you may be a good candidate for LASIK. Continue reading “Signs You May Be a Great Candidate for LASIK”

Why People with Diabetes Need Routine Eye Exams

Diabetes threatens the health of numerous organs and systems of the body, including the eyes and visual system. It raises the risk of serious eye problems that can lead to blindness. One of the most prominent vision-related threats to people with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy, which damages the small blood vessels in the retina. The disease can cause the retina to grow weak, abnormal blood vessels that leak blood and fluid; it can also trigger the growth of scar tissue in the eye.

Routine eye exams can catch problems like diabetic retinopathy in their early stages and keep them at bay. The team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons encourages people with diabetes to be diligent about scheduling regular eye exams to stay ahead of vision problems. Continue reading “Why People with Diabetes Need Routine Eye Exams”

Clear Vision after Cataracts with Advanced IOLs

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. To treat cataracts, surgeons remove the lens and replace it with an artificial lens, which restores clear vision. The specific type of artificial lens implant used is determined preoperatively, based on a discussion between surgeon and patient.

The standard type of IOL placed during surgery is the monofocal IOL, which is typically covered by Medicare insurance. This lens restores clear vision at a single fixed distance. Many patients with monofocal IOLs opt for the IOL to correct distance vision, and then they wear reading glasses to see clearly while performing up-close tasks like sending a text message or checking a watch.

The team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons understands that although monofocal IOLs are certainly effective, they are not the ideal choice for every patient. We know that our patients are diverse and have unique vision needs; therefore, we offer several types of IOLs to suit different needs and goals. Continue reading “Clear Vision after Cataracts with Advanced IOLs”

Are you struggling with your vision?

Are you struggling with your vision on a daily basis? Berks Eye offers a low vision evaluation to qualifying patients who suffer from conditions such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. Dr. Dayna Luckey, our low vision specialist, will perform an in depth refraction in an effort to optimize your glasses prescription. She will also demonstrate a few tools and devices that may help to make your day-to-day just a little bit easier. Call to schedule your appointment today!

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Fossil Eyewear for Men, Now at Berks Eye!

Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons are proud to announce the addition of Fossil Eyewear for men to our optical boutique. At Fossil, they love all things vintage. It’s true. But it’s not just the look, it’s the feeling you get when something is so uniquely designed that it becomes timeless. And when that feeling or memory resonates with you personally, it’s golden. So it’s no wonder that’s exactly what Fossil was going for with their men’s eyeglass frames! They’re simply the most iconic frame shapes in men’s fashion eyewear.

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