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Coach John Strollo of Penn State University has LASIK at Memorial Eye Institute

Coach John Butler of Penn State University has LASIK at Memorial Eye Institute

John Kuhn – NFL Football Player

Good vision is a priority for a successful athletic career, so I looked into LASIK eye surgery. I decided on Memorial Eye Institute for its tremendous reputation and state of the art equipment.

My consultation was terrific and I found out that my eyes were great candidates for surgery. I had the surgery about a week later and it couldn’t have been better. It was exactly like Dr. Bennett Chotiner explained it would be. I was in and out, in about an hour. I went home and took a nap, and six hours later I had perfect vision. Actually a little better than perfect, I was told it was 20/15 when I went in for my post-op visit.

Looking back, I could not ask for a better LASIK experience. The staff and Dr. Chotiner were great. The procedure was quick and painless and best of all, my new vision is spectacular. I would recommend Memorial Eye Institute to anyone seriously considering LASIK eye surgery.

Mike Edwards -Professional Baseball Player

Good vision is important in everyone’s life. In my profession it’s essential when facing a 95 mph fastball. After my LASIK procedure at Memorial Eye Institute, my vision improved to better than 20/20. I now enjoy healthy eyes and superior vision without the everyday hassle of contacts.

Andy Panko – Professional Basketball Player

I hated my contact lenses. I cannot tell you how many times I had lost them while playing basketball –  unfortunately there are no time outs for lost contact lenses! For me, getting LASIK was the obvious choice. It was one simple procedure and now I can see 20/20 without the added expense and hindrance of contact lenses. I recommend this surgery to anyone who is considering it. My whole family and many of my friends have also had LASIK surgery from Dr. Chotiner and enjoy the benefits of clear vision without limitations.

Chachi – Z COUNTRY 106.7


I got my first pair of glasses in third grade and each year my vision and astigmatism worsened. I accepted that I would always have to wear contacts or glasses, until I was approached by a co-worker about LASIK from Memorial Eye Institute.

From the initial consultation, I felt immediately comfortable with the entire staff. They are extremely knowledgeable, professional, and cooperative. I was told that I was a great candidate for LASIK (which was surprising to me because my astigmatism was so bad). The testing equipment is top notch and I walked away excited for the process to proceed. Granted, any surgery has risks, but Dr. Chotiner is the best doctor. Period. I was nervous about the procedure, but with each meeting with Dr. C, my mind was put further at ease.

For those worried about the actual surgery itself, I want you to know that I am a complete wimp and I experienced only slight discomfort. I went home, took a nap, and woke up able to see clearly for the first time since third grade. If you’re tired of contacts, glasses or bifocals, do yourself a favor and call Memorial Eye Institute. It was the best decision I have ever made to increase the quality of my life.

Chris James – WQXA-FM

I wanted LASIK for so long because I was “coke bottle glasses boy.” I decided on Memorial Eye Institute because they just seemed to be the place that was ahead of the curve when it came to the procedure. I can now swim in the pool and not worry about running into the wall! I can wear real sunglasses and not worry about clip-ons…and I can come in from the cold in the winter and not have steamed up glasses. The follow up care has been phenomenal as well!

Denny Logan – WINK 104

I had difficulty seeing the television and street signs, so I realized it was time to explore the possibility of LASIK. Memorial Eye Institute came highly recommended from several friends and co-workers. From my initial consultation to the procedure itself, I couldn’t have imagined a more thorough and professional experience. The results were instantaneous and life changing. I whole-heartedly recommend making just one phone call for your LASIK questions and eye care needs. That call is to the Memorial Eye Institute.

Jen Shade – 105.7 THE X

I had LASIK surgery because my vision was so poor that I felt it was a threat to my safety in emergencies and contact lenses caused me problems, as I suffer from severe allergies. After my treatment at Memorial Eye Institute, I can see clearly without glasses… even years later! It changed my life. I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Dr. Chotiner and his staff. I admit, I was a little concerned about the procedure, but after doing extensive research the doctor’s resume and experience gave me the confidence to have it done. He and his staff made it easy. They take great care and have pride in what they do.