Testimonials

 

I love Dr. DeStafeno! He saved me a few years ago, when I had an abrupt onset of acute eye pain. I had an ulceration of the cornea. Now, I’m healed, treatment is surveillance and eye drops. He and his entire staff are consistently friendly, concerned, and professional. My entire family goes to CCEC and we will continue to do so because of the treatment mentioned above.
~ Darlene L.


Wait at appointment is always short. Assistants and administrative staff all very competent and caring. Doctors are very professional and caring.
~ Peter D.


I came to Chester County Eye Care upon recommendation from my optometrist. The staff and specialists are outstanding and well-respected in their fields. I am undergoing regular treatment for wet macular degeneration. When I requested a second opinion, the specialists made an excellent referral who fully concurred with recommended care plan of CCEC. As a 45-year-old woman, it pleases me to know that the treatments I receive will help ensure my vision will remain intact as I advance in years. Thank you to all the staff and specialists at CCEC!
~ Lorraine H.


Debris from a tree branch damaged my left eye and it became infected. I needed to see an eye care professional immediately and my wife who is a nurse searched the internet to find the most highly recommended and competent doctors in the West Chester area. Many of the MD’s at Chester County Eye Care received “Top Doctor” awards so we chose them. The service we received was excellent. The scheduling assistant recognized this was an emergency situation and worked us into the schedule within 2 hours of our call. The receptionist was cheerful and engaging. The facility waiting room was clean, open and comfortable. The doctor (Dr. Cristan Arena) was thorough and quickly assessed the situation, calming our fears and verifying that no debris was in the eye, that it was infected, and all would be well. A week later after medication for the infection and eye drops for the abrasion, the eye is quickly on the mend. I would highly recommend the doctors at Chester County Eye Care!
~ Mark K.


When selecting a physician and center of excellence, you evaluate the quality of the physicians (Dr. Arena), comprehensive services (expertise of physicians), and clinical and administrative staff. Dr. Arena is an exceptional physician and is patient-centered in her commitment. The nurses are customer experienced focused and care about their patients. One example is Brianna who was patient and answered all my pre-op questions. I would highly recommend Chester County Eye Care.
~ Elizabeth B.


I feel very confident in the hands of Dr. Arena. She cares for both myself and my mom. The office staff are equally as kind. Of note: My mom also sees Dr. Ward. Again, a very kind and competent physician.
~ Kim A.


I am a nurse in a general practice. I have been asking our patients how they liked your ophthalmic practice. You got straight A+’s. No complaints. I saw Dr. Arena and Dr. Chu. I had bilateral cataract extractions and see 20/20 in both eyes. Your personnel in the office and vision was outstanding.
~ Patricia S.


Saw Dr. Arena to check pressure after diode surgery. Front desk, each and everyone welcomes you with a lovely smile. No complaints. I am happy with doctor and doctor’s service. Thank you all. Everyone at Chester County Eye Care are the best.
~ Rajul B.


A friend of mine recommended Chester County Eye Care after I told them about an abrasion from a few days prior. I was able to quickly make an appointment to have a professional take a look to ensure proper action would be taken for the blurred vision and irritation. After my appointment and follow-up appointment 4 weeks later, the cyst in my eye was removed. The friendly and helpful staff and doctors at Chester County Eye Care treated me well. I would highly recommend them for anyone with glasses, eye issues, etc.
~ William S.


I began coming to Chester County Eye Care many years ago, after witnessing first hand in the OR the excellent work that both Dr. Robert Liss and Dr. Bruce Saran, gave to their patients. I was fortunate to work with them both in the OR. Besides their technical skills, they were both very caring and compassionate to their patients. I have found the same to be true of the office staff. The staff are cooperative with one another, and the office is very efficient.
~ Catherine D.


Dr. Saran did a great job of repairing my retina, macular pucker, and floater issue. I am 100% confident in the expertise, experience, and professionalism at Chester County Eye Care.
~ Bernard M.


I have come to Chester County Eye Care for over 20 years and this organization is the best medical group I have ever dealt with.
~ John B.


I have been in this practice for 23 years. A neighbor recommended it. I saw Dr. Liss for many years and he referred me to Dr. Oldham. I need close follow up for my eye conditions and get it with you.
~ Carol H.


I’ve been seeing Dr. Ward for several years. He always takes time to answer my questions and gives me options. I also like what I see as an efficient system of moving from one station to another. Most of all I appreciate the pleasant manner exhibited by Dr. Ward and the other staff while competently performing their duties.
~ Robert C.


I started coming here 45 years ago when I needed glasses. I’ve never gone anywhere else. I see Dr. Stark for glaucoma and Dr. Ward for a retina issue. Both are excellent and I feel great about my care. Will never go anywhere else. Everyone is friendly and helpful.
~ Marsha B.


I was referred to the practice by my basic eye doctor. After researching alternative doctors and speaking with my PCP, I decided on Dr. DeStafeno. I am very impressed by professionalism of all associated with practice and pleased by how everyone I saw explained what was being done, especially Dr. DeStafeno. I am and will be very comfortable with handling my procedure performed by this practice.
~ Michael C.


Dr. Kuc was the doctor I saw. He was extremely detailed, professional, and kind my entire visit. Had me take multiple tests. He expressed concerns about my vision and found both eyes have cataracts. We discussed my health issues. He referred me to Dr. DeStafeno. I feel very confident in the care and referral made for a cataract surgeon. Dr. Kuc’s very knowledgeable and accurate. He also has wonderful bedside manner. The news was explained so I did not feel like just a number but as a person. Thank you!
~ Claire S.


Both the West Chester and Exton offices were convenient. Over the years, I have seen or had service from various doctors and assistants. All were satisfactory to outstanding. I am especially pleased with Dr. Ward, Dr. Oldham, and Dr. DeStafeno. Prior work by Dr. Liss was good also. The office personnel and doctor’s assistants were courteous and competent. I have kept my sight pretty well controlled through the efforts of my eye care here.
~ John C.


My regular eye doctor sent me here. I see Dr. DeStafeno. I had cataract surgery and cornea transplant. Everyone here is so nice and caring. I feel in good hands when I’m here. I feel well taken care of.
~ Grace C.


Dr. Arena is the best. She is a friendly and warm doctor. Very knowledgeable and caring. I have worked with her for years due to my glaucoma.
~ Dorothy K.


My experiences with Chester County Eye Care have been very good. It began with an eye exam and “progressed” to emergency eye surgery for a detached retina. I have seen several doctors in the practice both in and out of the operating room. All care has been stellar and personal. I have recommended the practice to my friends.
~ Deborah B.


Thank you very much for your great and wonderful professinalism in taking care of me for the last 15 years. Without you, I could hardly wait to receive botox to keep my eyes opened. I deeply appreciate your care!
~ Mary N.


This message of thanks is to Leah, the staff at CCEC and Dr. DeStefano. It was such a pleasure working with a group who is so professional and detail-oriented.  Everyone was friendly and helpful.   It’s obvious, at least from a patient perspective, that this is a well-run and well-organized group.  I am so grateful for my new excellent vision, and don’t take for granted the skill that was required to make this happen.   Every day I notice something else I hadn’t seen in a long time – such as being able to tell how late my train is going to be when waiting on the platform – all I knew before was that green was on time and red was late or cancelled.
~ Regina M.


I’m a patient of Dr. DeStefano. He and Kate have been great- especially with my post-surgery follow-up. We found Chester County Eye Care online and are very pleased with locations, facilities, and customer service. Dr. DeStafeno has been exceptional at giving me info/explanations of treatment, etc. I would certainly recommend CCEC to anyone.
~ Doug S.

CCEC, Drs. DeStafeno, Ward and Liss have painstakingly and assiduously worked through my left eye issue for 3 ½ years. I thank God for their ability and each of their personalities. Each of the technicians has been phenomenal in walking me through this journey! My sight has just about returned to what it was before shingles affected my cornea.
~ Richard O.

I visited Chester County Eye Care for cataract surgery. My sister recommended their services and was very satisfied. My surgery was successful and the follow-up visits have been great. Everyone has been very helpful in explaining the procedures I needed to follow. I would definitely recommend CCEC.
~ TJ F.

I came to Chester County Eye Care on a recommendation from a doctor in Seattle, WA, who treated me for Wet AMD when I was there on vacation. He recommended Dr. Bruce Saran, whom he knew by reputation, to take care of me upon my return to the West Chester area. I came to CCEC immediately upon my return and I have been giving thanks ever since. It’s still exciting after about 6 years of treatment that I can continue to see. This is all because of the skill, knowledge, talent, kindness, and support of Dr. Saran and his wonderful staff of technicians at CCEC. I can’t thank them enough for not only saving my sight but continuing to do all they can to keep it that way!
~ David B.

I was sent to Chester County Eye Care by my optometrist. It started out as routine visits checking my eyes due to medicines I was on. Dr. Stark was my initial doctor, and he was always thorough and explained everything. Several years ago, Dr. DeStafeno was brought in on my care for severe dry eye. It has been a long hard road, and I could not have made it without his help and medicines. He is the Best! Superb doctors, superb helpers- Chai, Marina, and others. Love CCEC. Better than Wills Eye!
~ Colleen B.

I have treated with Dr. Saran and Chester County Eye Care for more than 12 years. I first treated with Dr. Saran in an emergency situation in which Dr. Saran went above and beyond to ensure that I was seen immediately and that I received the best treatment available to restore my vision. With Dr. Saran and his staff, I know that I always receive the highest level of care and the most advanced treatments. I am convinced that he saved my vision many times over, and there is no one I trust more with my vision than Dr. Saran.
~ Kathy M.

I have been coming to CCEC for many years. I trust the doctors here- they have helped me preserve my best vision. I see Dr. Arena and she has kept a good check on the threat of glaucoma. The staff here is friendly and helpful, especially Madeline- I look forward to seeing and chatting with her and the doctors too.
~ Joan W.

My mother and I both are patients. My mother sees Dr. Saran and Dr. Stark. She is very pleased about her macular treatments and with the entire staff. I too, can’t say enough about the care, concern, attentiveness, consideration, and expertise shown to both of us every time we have an appointment. It starts at the front desk and follows us to the doctor. We are completely satisfied with Chester County Eye Care and highly recommend to others.
~ Anna V.

We were referred by a friend. My dad is very happy with Dr. Liss. Dr. Liss is extremely patient and kind and has been able to lower my dad’s eye pressure considerably! We will continue with Dr. Liss and be happy to refer CCEC to all our friends and family!
~ Meg F.

Being a patient at Chester County Eye Care has been a rewarding experience. I have found a gentle, caring doctor named Michael Ward, who I see on a regular schedule. Fortunately, the Exton office is close to my home. The staff is professional, polite, and pleasant and waiting time is short. My condition requires ongoing visits, so I’m happy to say that it’s a perfect place to go if I want to keep seeing. Good eye care is so important!
~ Gina M.

I would highly recommend Chester County Eye Care. From the initial consultation through surgery and follow-up, the staff has been knowledgeable, caring, and thorough. I have taken to calling Dr. Arena an “angel”. She is caring and knows how to comfort and ease a patient’s anxiety.
~ Janet R.

When my husband was first diagnosed with macular degeneration in both eyes, we were very concerned that his vision would deteriorate and our lives would change. Our doctor sent us to see Dr. Ward and his treatment has resulted in a vast improvement. His vision is almost back to normal. We are thrilled with the results of the care he receives and are very satisfied with the staff in the West Chester office who have been caring and professional.
~ Marilyn G.

I have been coming here for years. I have retinal detachment disorder; Dr. Stark was my doctor. Very efficient, very nice. I had to have surgery on my eyes and was very nervous. Dr. Stark reassured me that I would be fine. Felt very peaceful and relaxed. I also see Dr. Chu, I really feel like she is very thorough with her exams, she does not rush or seem to be in a hurry and very patient with questions and concerns. These two doctors really care about what they do and about their patients.
~ Christine D.

I was having trouble seeing distance clearly. My husband is a patient and recommended Chester County Eye Care. Appointments were on time, staff was pleasant and helpful. The doctor listened to my needs and requests. I can now see distance clearly and also can read most printed materials. Along with being able to see more clearly, I am glad to have had a successful eye examination that revealed no eye health issues.
~ Susan M.

Dr. Chu conducts a thorough exam. The office is very well run and the staff is friendly and positive- all good reasons to choose Chester County Eye Care for routine, annual eye exams. The office in Exton is conveniently located to my home. The most important reason for choosing CCEC is Dr. Chu’s thoroughness in optimizing my prescription, monitoring my developing cataract, and testing for glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other eye issues. Dr. Chu’s discussion of these issues is greatly appreciated.
~ Raymond W.

Dr. Ward has always been very courteous and has told me what has been happening with my eye. The staff has always been very helpful. The technicians have called me back when I have a question. I would highly recommend Chester County Eye Care.
~ Sheryl L.

The first time I stepped into the office I was treated with friendly smiles and light chit-chat. I felt very comfortable with the staff and other patients as well. I am so touched by the care I’m given as well as the care others have received. I thank God for all those who unselfishly take time and show concern for the patients. Overall, I give this practice an A+.
~ Sandra M.

I was seen by Dr. Arena whose diagnosis was exact and reassuring. My vision plays a determining factor in my job. Knowing that my vision would return to normal was a great relief and at this time is 99%. Being treated by professionals that are positive in their diagnosis and treatment is most important to a 2x cancer survivor. Thank you!
~ Edward C.

I have always been appreciative of the wonderful care that Dr. Liss and Dr. Ward provide. Each receptionist, billing specialist, technician, and doctor have been professional and yet very caring. I especially appreciate the efficiency with which the office works. There is a minimal wait and that translates to me that my time is as valuable as the doctor’s time. This is important and impressive.
~ Rebecca H.

I came CCEC to have a corneal abrasion looked at and was so pleased with the establishment and people that I decided to come back and get my vision checked and make this my new regular eye doctors office. May even be back for LASIK!
~ Andrew S.

I love, love, LOVE getting my Botox treatments here! It’s reassuring to have an ophthalmologist doing such delicate work around my eyes. I trust Dr. Stark and the Center for Rejuvenations team with my face, which is saying a LOT. I also enjoy how they turn the office into a party whenever they have these events: delicious treats, soothing music, and an overall gentle, fun ambiance.
~ Amy G.

I chose Center for Rejuvenations because my friend recommended it and she looks wonderful. Everyone here is so kind and welcoming. They make me feel so comfortable. The lines between my brows are much reduced. This is a great place to come for a renewal.
~ Joanne B.

I chose the Center for Rejuvenations because Chester County Eye Care is an amazing practice and I had met Dr. Stark and Carol at a beauty event. He is an amazing doctor and has never caused me any bruising or discomfort. Carol is so patient and helpful that I am happy to call her my friend. I have referred many patients to Dr. Stark and they keep coming back!!!
~ Carole B.

I love getting Botox at Chester County Eye Care. It gets rids of the frown lines and makes me look less tired. The events are fun too!
~ Susanne N.

30 years ago, I was involved in an automobile accident. It wasn’t very serious although my car was totaled. The windshield was broken and I could feel some of the shattered glass had gotten in my eye. I didn’t have a regular eye doctor at the time but someone got me to Dr. Stark. He saw me right away and I was put in the chair immediately. And he assisted me with my problem right away. Fortunately, it wasn’t serious but it was just not pleasant and very disconcerting to feel you have glass on your eyeballs. I was impressed by his quick and concerned treatment. I was very grateful and have never gone anywhere else but Chester County Eye Care.
~ Bill S.

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