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How Cataracts Affect Quality Of Life

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.
How Cataracts Affect Life Quality

More than half of Americans have developed cataracts by the time they reach their late 70s. Although cataracts cannot be prevented, they can be treated easily and successfully with cataract surgery. In this blog, the ophthalmology team at Berks Eye describes the negative effects that you may notice from cataracts and explains why cataract surgery is so beneficial.

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The Cost Of Wearing Cheap Sunglasses

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.

When you go shopping for sunglasses, you face endless choices. While decisions like which brand, style, color and shape come down to a matter of personal taste, the eye doctors at Berks Eye in Reading, PA can help make the choice easier in at least one respect: you should always look for great lenses. In this blog, our team of experts explains why choosing high-quality lenses is an important part of protecting the long-term health of your eyes and vision.

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Computers, Digital Devices And Eye Strain

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.
Eye Care Specialist Reading, PA

How much time do you spend on your computer? What about your other digital devices like your phone and tablet? You probably spend a lot of your time on these devices, especially if computers and digital devices are required for your job. If you use these devices for prolonged periods of time, you may notice that you are experiencing some discomfort, including eye strain.

It’s unlikely that you are going to cut back on your use of digital devices. So, what can you do? Here, the eye doctors at Berks Eye discuss digital eye strain and tips to avoid eye strain while you are on your digital devices.

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What Lasik Can And Cannot Correct

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.
LASIK Specialist Reading, PA

LASIK is a type of eye surgery that can potentially reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contacts. Berks Eye values the eye health and vision of our patients. As such, we utilize all-laser LASIK for most of our vision correction procedures. All-laser LASIK utilizes two different types of lasers to correct refractive errors. The procedure takes around 10 minutes per eye. Patients experience little to no pain and achieve significant visual improvement within days.

If you depend on glasses or contacts, you may be wondering if LASIK is right for you. Here the doctors at Berks Eye discuss what LASIK can and cannot correct.

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Eye Conditions That Affect Your Retina

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.
Retina Specialist Reading, PA

Can you name all the parts of your eye? Even if you can’t name every part, you have probably heard of the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. It is very important to your vision. This means that any type of damage to or disease of your retina can have severe consequences. Here at Berks Eye, we treat a number of eye conditions that affect your retina.

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Why People With Diabetes Should Schedule Regular Eye Exams

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.
Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment Reading PA

Diabetes is linked to many health problems such as fatigue, heart disease, high blood pressure and nerve damage. With all these concerns, one factor that diabetic patients often overlook is eye health. Unfortunately, diabetics have greater odds of developing multiple debilitating eye conditions that can lead to blindness. To emphasize the need for regular eye examinations, the eye doctors at Berks Eye discuss a few diabetes-related conditions that warrant early treatment.

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Are You A Good Candidate For Contact Lenses?

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.
Contact Lenses Candidate Reading PA

If you wear eyeglasses, at some point in time you have probably stopped to ask yourself, “Should I try contact lenses?” Here at Berks Eye, patients often request a professional opinion on contact lenses. We are happy to have this discussion with them and inform them of their options for vision correction.

In this blog, we discuss some of the most important factors to take into account if you are considering contact lenses.  

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When Should You Plan To Have Cataract Surgery?

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.
Cataract Surgery Reading PA

About one in six people over the age of 40 have cataracts, with that figure reaching nearly 50% for patients over 80. Just because it is common does not mean it can be ignored, however. When patients first discover that they have cataracts — either by noticing their vision getting progressively hazier or via a comprehensive eye exam — they often ask the team at Berks Eye when they should seek treatment. Here is what our doctors have to say:

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You’re Invited To Berks Eye’s Patient Appreciation Event!

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Special Events 10 am – 3 pm

Eye Care Specialist Reading PA

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 Wednesday, November 10, 2021 for a day full of fun! Come see us at 1802 Paper Mill Road in Wyomissing for:

• Raffle Prizes
• Games & Giveaways
• Refreshments
• Special Discounts on Glasses
• Fun!

NO RSVP REQUIRED

ADDRESS:
1802 Paper Mill Road Wyomissing, PA 19610
PHONE:
FAX:
(610) 376-6968
OFFICE HOURS
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm