West Chester Eye Doctors Say the New Year Brings More Vision Correction Procedures

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Doctors at the Chester County Eye Care Associates, a team of LASIK and cataract surgeons in West Chester, PA, say the number of eye care and cosmetic services at their practice have increased significantly with the beginning of the new year. Backed by statistics from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Chester County Eye Care says they expect these procedures to continue rising as the year progresses and technology in the field of vision correction advances even further.

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New Year, New Eyes with Chester County Eye Surgeons

Winter is a great time to undergo cosmetic procedures to erase the skin damage of last year and start fresh. Patients also don’t need to be as worried about exposure to excessive sunshine after the procedure.

According to the latest statistics from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), more than 150 million Americans use corrective eyewear to compensate for refractive errors, costing over $15 billion each year. Chester County Eye Care (CCEC) optometrists and eye surgeons in West Chester, PA say the beginning of a new year often offers relief from those costs for some patients as more and more become interested in vision correction procedures. Doctors with the West Chester cataract surgery practice say they typically see a surge in popularity of eye care and cosmetic services with the dawn of a new year because patients begin taking advantage of financing options and Flexible Spending Accounts as well as the winter weather to help improve their eyesight and their facial aesthetics.

Over 800,000 refractive procedures were performed in the last year, as stated by the AAO survey, the CCEC doctors say procedures such as LASIK, implantable contact lenses, and cataract surgery have been growing in popularity over the past few years. They say many patients have begun to see the benefits of improving their vision and decreasing their dependency on glasses or contact lenses. Particularly in anticipation of the coming spring and summer months full of outdoor activities, doctors at the CCEC say the new year is a great time to undergo a vision correction procedure to help them enjoy activities that may be hindered by glasses or contacts.

The CCEC also says cosmetic procedures such as laser skin resurfacing and eyelid surgery are popular at the beginning of a new year as the cooler air of winter can be gentler on the skin and people tend to spend less time outside. “Winter is a great time to undergo cosmetic procedures to erase the skin damage of last year and start fresh. Patients also don’t need to be as worried about exposure to excessive sunshine after the procedure,” says Bruce Stark, MD, Medical Director, Center for Rejuvenations.

Additionally, as a cataract and LASIK surgeon in West Chester, Dr. DeStafeno adds that winter is a good time for routine exams to ensure the issues patients confront can be attributed to seasonal differences. "Our patients with glasses and contact lens have more problems in cold weather due to dryness of the eyes as a result of heating systems in their homes and at work. Glasses tend to be more cumbersome as they fog and blur when transitioning between warm and cold environments.”

Offering a wide range of eye procedures from LASIK to specialty eye care such as treatment of glaucoma, doctors at the CCEC say regardless of when or if patients decide a vision correction procedure is right for them, they should always seek the advice of an experienced and qualified eye care practice. They add that the proper treatment from a dedicated LASIK or cataract surgeon can help patients start the year off on the right foot with a positive and confident outlook on life.

About Chester County Eye Care Associates
With over 35 years of experience in eye care in the West Chester area, Chester County Eye Care is composed of a team of board-certified and fellowship-trained ophthalmologists and optometrists. Their doctors have been selected and voted as “Top Docs” by Main Line Today magazine, co-chairmen of programs run by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and educators at Wills Eye Hospital and the Sheie Eye Institute. Providing services in a range of eye treatments including cataract, glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration, the CCEC is the only practice in Chester County to perform the Intralase No-Blade LASIK, synthetic iris implant surgery, and other innovative procedures.

To learn more about the Chester County Eye Care Associates, it can be contacted at (610) 696-1230 or online via the websites chestercountyeyecare.com, chestercountylasik.com, or centerforrejuvenations.com.

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