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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”

What Makes Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light & Eye SensitivityDo you find yourself closing your eyes, squinting or shielding your eyes when exposed to light? You may have light sensitivity or photophobia, a common and usually benign symptom that causes slight and momentary discomfort. Most light-sensitive people are only bothered by bright lights, whether it be sunlight or harsh indoor lighting. But in severe cases any light can irritate the eyes.

Although photophobia is not an eye disease, it can be a sign of a serious underlying problem. Here, the team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons discusses the causes of and treatment options for light sensitivity. Continue reading “What Makes Eyes Sensitive to Light?”

Do Cataract Patients Need to Wear Glasses after Surgery?

At Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons, we have performed cataract surgery and helped thousands of patients achieve clear vision after cataracts. In our experience, one of the most commonly asked questions among prospective patients is whether they will need to wear glasses after surgery. The answer depends on the patient’s eyes and the choices they make about their surgery.

In particular, the type of intraocular lens (IOL) the patient selects heavily influences whether they will need glasses after surgery. During the cataract procedure, the surgeon removes the natural cloudy lens and replaces it with a tiny artificial lens. The lens helps to refract light that enters the eye and provide clearer, sharper vision after surgery. We offer a wide range of IOLs designed to suit our patients’ diverse visual needs and lifestyles. Continue reading “Do Cataract Patients Need to Wear Glasses after Surgery?”