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Yet another reason to quit smoking

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Avoiding smoking and second hand smoke—or quitting if you are a smoker—are some of the best investments you can make in not only your overall health, but the long-term health of your eyes, as well. Smoking – even in your teens or twenties when your senior years seem far away – increases your future risks for cataract and age-related macular …

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6th annual Jay Pepose ’75 Award in Vision Sciences from Brandeis University Announced

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Stanford neuroscientist William T. Newsome, whose pioneering research has helped scientists better understand the connection between visual perception and visually guided behavior, will receive the sixth annual Jay Pepose ’75 Award in Vision Sciences from Brandeis University. The Pepose Award is funded by a $1 million endowment established in 2009 through a gift from Brandeis alumni Jay Pepose ’75, MA’75, …

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Be careful: False eyelashes can be dangerous. Instead, consider Latisse.

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A popular beauty treatment has many rushing to the beauty shop. We’re talking about false eyelashes. However, the small procedure can cause big problems if you’re not careful. Lash extensions is a beauty trend that’s growing by the day. And for some ladies it’s a permanent part of their beauty routine. Celebrities like Katy Perry and the Kardashians even have their …

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Spring is almost here! Time to get rid of your glasses once and for all?

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With Spring just around the corner, this is the perfect time to learn more about LASIK Vision Correction. LASIK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular surgery used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. LASIK works by reshaping the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, so that light traveling through …

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March is Save Your Vision Month

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This is Save Your Vision Month, sponsored by the American  Optometric Association to remind everyone of the importance of eye health and regular exams. If you haven’t had an eye exam in over a year, we highly recommend you do so.  It’s quick and easy.  Please contact us to schedule your appointment.  

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Computer use and eye strain

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Staring at your computer screen, smartphone, video game or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry and tired. Some people also experience headaches or motion sickness when viewing 3-D, which may indicate that the viewer has a problem with focusing or depth perception. What causes computer-use eyestrain? – Normally, humans …

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Cataract surgery lowers risk of falls

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The risk of falling increases with age for just about everyone. But with the poor vision that a cataract brings, that risk increases dramatically. A study of more than 400 Vietnamese people aged 50 or more with cataracts in both eyes looked at how many falls each person had before and after undergoing cataract surgery. In the year after surgery …

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Believe it or not: Cataract surgery on a falcon!

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A female falcon is recovering from the world’s first falcon cataract surgery, performed at Caves Animal Hospital in Deering, N.H. The falcon, named Banner, lives at the New Hampshire School of Falconry, in Deering, N.H. She has had cataracts in each eye for nearly two years. Her condition had debilitated to the point where she could no longer fly or …

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Healthy eyes during pregnancy

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Eyes may change somewhat during pregnancy due to fluid retention, increased blood volume, hormonal fluctuations and other physical shifts that are part of pregnancy. Usually these changes are temporary and resolve after the baby is born, or after weaning a breast-fed child. Vision changes tend to be minor and don’t require a new eyeglass prescription. LASIK surgery should not be …

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February is National AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration is the number one cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in adults over 60 in the U.S. It escalates with age. It affects 14%-24% of the U.S. population aged 65-74 years and 35 – 40% of people aged 74 years or more have the disease. In other words, more than one person in three can …

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Parents’ Quick Guide to Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

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Conjunctivitis: A Common Infection in Children According to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, more than 164 million school days are missed annually in US public schools due to the spread of infectious diseases. An astonishing 3 million of those school days are lost as a result of acute conjunctivitis . . . also known as …

Remember, we now offer Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery

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As we announced last month, Pepose Vision now offers Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, including cosmetic surgery (including blepharoplasty, also called an eyelid tuck or lift), non-surgical cosmetic treatments (such as Botox and other injectable fillers such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, or fat) and facial reconstructive surgery (including for ptosis or eyelid reconstruction after trauma or tumor excision). We are not only excited to be …

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Dr Pepose just presented exciting new advancements in glaucoma treatment

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Pepose Vision is proud to continually lead in the clinical research for advancements in vision technology and treatment. Our own Dr. Pepose just returned from participating at the prestiguous  American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Hawaiian Eye Global Meeting.  1,200 ophthalmologists, retina specialists, nurses/technicians and administrators attended this conference. Dr. Pepose provided the conference with exciting and important news about advancements …

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Please be careful with indoor tanning

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Centers For Disease Control (CDC) Study Links Thousands Of Eye and Skin Injuries To Indoor Tanning. This time of the year most people notice how pale they have become and think they would look and feel better with a little “glow”. If a nice trip is not in the near future many may seek a tanning bed as the next …

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Is This the Year You Stop Needing to Wear Glasses or Contacts?

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You probably know LASIK Vision Correction is a remarkable procedure that can help you see so much better you won’t need glasses or contacts anymore. But you might not know that it’s better and safer than ever.  At least it is at Pepose Vision! That’s because we have the absolute latest technology to measure your eyes and perform the procedure.  And of course, …

We are pleased to offer eyelid and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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We are excited to announce we now offer facial reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, along with non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox, designed to improve the appearance and function of the eyelids and face and allow our patients to look and feel great. This is a unique specialty that relies on a surgeon’s technical ability and artistic skill. These procedures will be performed by Earl Gage MD. Dr. Gage …

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

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More than four million people in the United States have glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve and destroy eyesight. Unfortunately, nearly half of those with glaucoma are not even aware that they have it. Are you one of them? You owe it to yourself to find out by getting a comprehensive dilated eye exam that …

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Happy New Year!

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We wish you and your family a joyful, bright, healthy, prosperous and happiest new year ahead!