Special Thank You

Special Thank You

Berks Eye wants to thank you for allowing us to share in the care of your eye health. As a special thank you, we are inviting you to join us at our office on August 21 from 10am to 4 pm for refreshments, raffle prizes, the opportunity to shop new eyewear, and loads of fun! You will also have a chance to meet our new doctors, Kasey Pierson, M.D. and Travis Gabriel, O.D.

No RSVP is required.

What Causes Pterygium?

What causes pterygium Reading PAPterygium or “surfer’s eye” is an elevated, wedge-shaped growth on the eyeball that begins on the white of the eye (sclera) and can extend to the cornea. Although benign, pterygium can become quite bothersome if left untreated.

The eye doctors at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons have years of experience treating patients with pterygium. Here, we explain what causes the eye condition. Continue reading “What Causes Pterygium?”

Fall-Related Eye Injuries on the Rise: Tips to Protect Yourself

Fall-Related Eye Injuries On the RiseThe number of people hospitalized with an eye injury, regardless of whether it was the primary or secondary injury, is on the rise. According to a cohort study, the number rose by 18 percent over 13 years and researchers believe the majority of the increase is due to falls among adults age 65 and older.

The good news is that there are several things you can do to keep you and your loved ones safe. Here, Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons shares more information on the study and how you can avoid fall-induced injuries. Continue reading “Fall-Related Eye Injuries on the Rise: Tips to Protect Yourself”

Five Facts You Should Know for Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract Awareness MonthCataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in individuals over age 40 and the number one cause of blindness in the world. Cataract Awareness Month is a great time to learn more about the eye disease, including how it’s treated. Here, the trusted team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons shares five facts about cataracts. Continue reading “Five Facts You Should Know for Cataract Awareness Month”

Treatment Options for Astigmatism

Astigmatism TreatmentAstigmatism is a refractive error in which light entering the eye fails to come to a single focus on the retina to produce clear vision. Instead, light is focused onto multiple focus points, either in front of the retina, behind it or both, causing blurry or distorted vision.

If you have astigmatism, you have several treatment options to restore sharp eyesight. The team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons can help you find the best option based on your vision needs and goals. Continue reading “Treatment Options for Astigmatism”