Domenic C. Izzo, Jr., MD
Francisco L. Tellez, MD, FACS
Peter D. Calder, MD
Kasey L. Pierson, MD
Benjamin Nicholas, MD
Michael C. Izzo, MD

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, LTD.
(800) 653-5025

1802 Paper Mill Road
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania 19610

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Serving patients seeking cataract surgery in Reading, Wyomissing and the surrounding Berks County area

The eye surgeons of Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons
are affiliated with several professional organizations.

Domenic C. Izzo, Jr., MD, Francisco L. Tellez, MD, FACS, Peter D. Calder, MD, Kasey L. Pierson, MD, and Benjamin Nicholas, MD, are board-certified ophthalmologists who specialize in cataract and intraocular lens implant (IOL) surgery. Every week they perform state-of-the-art cataract surgery, giving our patients excellent vision and fast recovery. Drs. Izzo, Tellez Calder, Pierson, and Nicholas use the highest quality surgical technologies and techniques.

The Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons team is dedicated to providing patients with comforting care and the best possible results. Drawing on their decades of experience, along with a dedicated and professional staff, Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons are able to deliver superior patient care.

Drs. Izzo, Tellez, Calder, Pierson, and Nicholas begin cataract surgery by administering eye-numbing drops and applying eyelid holders to prevent blinking. Next, they make a small “self-sealing” incision on the surface of the cornea and break up and remove the clouded lens through a process called phacoemulsification. The natural lens is then replaced with an artificial intraocular lens implant (IOL), which is customized for the patient. The IOL is selected based on the patient’s unique vision goals and lifestyle.

The eye surgeons of Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons are affiliated with several professional organizations.

Drs. Izzo, Calder, Tellez, Pierson, and Nicholas have had advanced training in presbyopia-correcting lens implantation to help patients eliminate their dependence on glasses and contact lenses.

Intraocular lens (IOL) implants have been used successfully for years to replace cataractous natural lenses that have become sufficiently opaque to interfere with good vision. Until 2005, the only IOL option for patients was the monofocal lens, which only focuses at a limited vision range. Distance vision is normally chosen, since it actually covers the longest range. Middle and near vision correction after surgery is achieved with glasses (either bifocals or trifocals).

Advanced Technology Multifocal/Extended Range of Vision

Presbyopia-correcting implant
Presbyopia is the loss of near or intermediate vision that occurs with age, due to decreased flexibility of the natural lens. These changes lead to the need for reading glasses or bifocals. In order to achieve the greatest freedom from glasses after cataract surgery, the correction of presbyopia must be addressed.

Unlike the flat surface of a monofocal IOL, the multi-tiered concentric ring surface of the Multifocal/ Extended Range of Vision IOL spreads light over multiple focal points as it passes through the lens, allowing for clear vision over a full range of distances. These intraocular lens implants are designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses for most vision activities like putting on makeup or shaving; reading newsprint or prescription bottles; watching television or movies in the theater; seeing your wristwatch and cell phone; looking at your computer screen and dashboard; reading road signs and following a golf ball down the fairway!

Advanced Technology Multifocal/Extended Range of Vision Toric

Presbyopia and Astigmatism-correcting implant
With today’s new advanced technology, the Multifocal/ Extended Range of Focus IOL now has the capability of correcting astigmatism as well as distance, middle and near vision to give the patient the clearest vision.

Advanced Technology Monofocal Toric

Astigmatism-correcting implant
Corneal astigmatism is common and occurs when the cornea is not perfectly round. One side of the curve is steeper than the other, like a football. This causes light to focus at more than one point on the retina, which creates blurred vision.

A standard monofocal IOL cannot correct or compensate for corneal astigmatism. The monofocal Toric IOL is a custom-ordered lens that is specifically designed to neutralize the astigmatism in the cornea and improve the overall quality of vision. For those who have astigmatism, the Toric IOL makes it possible to correct your cataract and astigmatism in one safe procedure. While you will still need glasses for most near activities, your need for distance glasses should be much less.

All IOLs, whether they be monofocal, monofocal Toric, multifocal or extended range of vision, have an additional benefit. Besides correcting vision, these lens implants also protect against harmful ultraviolet (UV) wavelength damaging light rays.

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons

At Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Drs. Izzo, Tellez, Calder, Pierson, and Nicholas provide personalized care for each cataract surgery patient. The patient is guided through his or her entire experience by the doctors and Berks Eye’s staff of highly trained and skilled technicians.

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons’ patients enjoy the comfort and convenience of having their cataract surgery performed locally at Berkshire Eye Surgery Center in Wyomissing. Berkshire Eye Surgery Center is owned and operated by the ophthalmologists of Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, and is the area’s only ambulatory surgical center devoted solely to advanced vision correction procedures.

To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Domenic C. Izzo, Jr., Dr. Francisco L. Tellez, Dr. Peter D. Calder, Dr. Kasey L. Pierson, or Dr. Benjamin Nicholas, and learn more about your vision correction options, please contact Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons at (800) 653-5025.

More About the Ophthalmologists of Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons

Domenic C. Izzo, Jr., MDDomenic C. Izzo, Jr., MD, completed a Bachelor of Science degree with magna cum laude honors at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania and a medical degree at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He served an internship at Reading Hospital and Medical Center and an ophthalmology residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Izzo is a member of a number of prestigious medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and the Berks County Medical Society. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Medical Director of the Berkshire Eye Surgery Center.

Francisco L. Tellez, MD, FACSFrancisco L. Tellez, MD, FACS, received his undergraduate education at Cornell University and his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine in New York City. He completed his medical internship at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and his residency in ophthalmology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he was Chief Resident his final year. He underwent additional fellowship training in glaucoma at the Emory Eye Center, one of the most highly ranked training programs in the nation. Dr. Tellez has more than 20 years of experience treating cataract and glaucoma patients. He is Fellow of the American College of Surgeon and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Berks County Medical Society.

Peter D. Calder, MDPeter D. Calder, MD, obtained his undergraduate degree at Penn State University and his medical degree at the Pennsylvania College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He completed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. Dr. Calder has been with Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons for nearly 20 years and specializes in glaucoma and cataract treatment. He served in the United States Navy as an Attending Ophthalmologist and is currently on staff at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Calder is affiliated with the American Medical Association, the Berks County Medical Society and the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Kasey L. Pierson, MDKasey L. Pierson, MD, is a board-certified Ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained Cornea Specialist. His practice focuses on state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment of numerous eye diseases. He has extensive experience with routine and complex cataract surgery including placement of the latest intraocular lenses to reduce spectacle dependence. Focusing on the cornea, Dr. Pierson has expertise in the treatment of dry eye disease, corneal dystrophies, as well as performing traditional and partial thickness corneal transplantation (DSAEK/DMEK/DALK).

Benjamin Nicholas, MDBenjamin Nicholas, MD, is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of University of Pennsylvania and received his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. His residency was completed at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Dr. Nicholas specializes in cataract and intraocular lens implant surgery, glaucoma management, and dry eye conditions.

Michael C. Izzo, MDDr. Michael Izzo is a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist with expertise in all aspects of medical and surgical glaucoma diagnosis and management. His individualized care plans offer the full range of treatment options, including the newest medications, the latest laser technologies, and the most effective surgical procedures to protect your vision and enhance your quality of life.

Dr. Izzo also specializes in small incision, no-stitch, no patch cataract and intraocular lens implant (IOL) surgery. He uses the latest technologies, such as presbyopia-correcting implants to eliminate the need for reading glasses and bifocals, as well as toric implants to correct astigmatism.

Dr. Izzo received his fellowship training at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He served as Chief Resident at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC after graduating from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Dr. Izzo is also a Boston College graduate holding a BS in Biology.

Dr. Izzo lives in Wyomissing, PA with his wife Maura.

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