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Tips to Avoid Digital Eye Strain

Avoid Digital Eye Strain

With more of our work, communication and leisure time taking place digitally, the team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons has seen an uptick in patients experiencing symptoms of computer vision syndrome — also referred to as digital eye strain.

Common symptoms of digital eye strain include eye fatigue, eye dryness or irritation, headaches, blurry vision and neck and shoulder pain. The more time spent using a computer, the worse the symptoms can be.

Luckily, there are ways to reduce symptoms of digital eye strain without giving up your job or social media use. Read on as our team shares some simple steps to minimize digital eye strain when working on computers.

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Why We Dilate Your Eyes During an Eye Exam

Dilate Eyes During Eye Exam

The team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons greatly values your ocular health, and we want to help you enjoy clear vision as long as possible. One of the most important ways to ensure the long-term health of your eyes is to have regular comprehensive eye exams.

Often our doctors use dilating drops prior to eye exams. Dilating your eyes allows more light into your eyes, giving our doctors a clear look all the way into the back of your eyes.  Think of dilation as a way of opening a door to see inside a room, instead of trying to look through a peephole.

Not only can we spot problems like a torn retina or an eye tumor during dilated eye exams, we can also catch signs of systemic diseases early — sometimes before a primary care doctor or specialist has a chance to diagnose these conditions.

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Addressing Common Concerns About Cataract Surgery

Common Cataract Concerns

Cataract surgery involves removing your eye’s natural, clouded lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Although the procedural steps seem straightforward, it is normal to be a little daunted by the thought of surgery. This might be your first experience with eye surgery and you probably do not know what to expect.

The team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons has many years of experience working with patients just like you, who felt anxious about the surgery. We will never dismiss your fears or brush them off. Instead, we are committed to educating you about the procedure and working with you to navigate your nerves about cataract surgery.

Read on as we address some of the most common concerns about cataract surgery.

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What to Expect on the Day of Your LASIK Surgery

LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK surgery is nothing new to the team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons. We understand that this is probably your first time undergoing laser eye surgery, and it is completely normal to feel curious and perhaps slightly nervous about your procedure. Having an idea of what you can expect on the day of surgery will hopefully calm some of your nerves and make you more confident about the procedure.

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Tips for Communicating Effectively with Your Eye Doctor

Communication TipsLearning you have an eye condition or vision problem can be a challenging experience. Your eye doctor will be giving you a lot of information about your condition and treatment options, and it’s important that you understand what you need to do to keep your eyes healthy.

In this post, the team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons gives their tips for communicating effectively with your eye doctor. Continue reading “Tips for Communicating Effectively with Your Eye Doctor”

Understanding the Different Types of Glaucoma

Types of Glaucoma

There are several types of glaucoma, all of which can result in damage to the optic nerve. This can result in blindness if left untreated. In most cases, glaucoma is caused by excessive pressure within the eye.

In this post, the team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons discusses the different types of glaucoma. Continue reading “Understanding the Different Types of Glaucoma”