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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!

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Rise in Toddlers Wearing Glasses Due to Improvements in Vision Screening

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Here’s an interesting article published this month online at the Triblive.  Annual eye exams are important (and easy) for everyone, even young kids. Little Matteo’s right eye was turning inward and getting stuck, and the condition was worsening every day. His parents — Hilary and Matt Meurer of the North Side — suspected their 2-year-old might have lazy eye, so …

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Contact Lens Related Infection On The Rise in the U.S.

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Contact Lens Related Microbial Keratitis Infection On The Rise in the U.S. An eye infection called keratitis is on the rise in America. It is related to contact lens use. The CDC states, “Among the estimated 38 million contact lens wearers in the United States, poor storage case hygiene, infrequent storage case replacement, and overnight lens wear are established preventable …

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Seven Sight-Saving Habits for Older Adults to Help Maintain Independence

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In the United States, one in six Americans over age 65 has a visual impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. This is often caused by common eye conditions and diseases. Among older Americans, visual impairment is one of the most significant contributors to loss of independence; it is also associated with a higher prevalence of chronic …

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Use your flexible spending account before the year ends

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As 2014 comes to an end, remember to use your flexible spending account. This is a great way to pay for services such as LASIK vision correction.  Imagine starting the new year with great vision free from glasses and contacts! You can also use your Health Savings Account. If you have any questions, please contact us.  And if you’re interested in LASIK, …

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December is Safe Toys and Celebration Month

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Please be careful this holiday season. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that there were 265,000 toy-related injuries treated in emergency rooms last year. Most of these injuries affect children under age 15, and nearly half affect the head or face. Common eye injuries from these toys include corneal abrasion (scratch),ocular hyphema,traumatic cataract and increased intraocular pressure injuries which …

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Dr. Pepose Lectures at John Hopkins Cataract and Cornea Practicum

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Dr. Jay S. Pepose was part of the participating expert faculty at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology this past November 15th. Dr. Pepose’s presentation was on the Impact of Ocular Surface Disease on Anterior Segment Surgery and Intraocular Lens Update. The Continuing Medical Education (CME) program was presented by John Hopkins Cataract and Cornea …

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Testing Children for Color Blindness

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New study shows that kids can be tested for color blindness as soon as age 4, finds Caucasian boys most likely to be color blind among different ethnicities.   Giving 4-year-olds a test at school might seem a tad early, but when the testing is for color blindness, the results may very well help color blind children succeed in class. …

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Cataract Surgery Patients Found to Live Longer

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A new study finds that those who have cataract surgery to correct visual impairment live longer than those who do not have the surgery. Previous studies have shown that older persons with cataract-related visual impairment likely have a greater mortality risk than their peers who have normal vision – and that cataract surgery might reduce that risk. New research from …

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Your Next Password Might Be Your Eye

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LOG IN TO YOUR EMAIL–WITH THE BLOOD VESSELS IN YOUR EYES. You can use your phone to figure out your heart rate, track how much you walk, and even measure your sex life. But the powerful sensors inside smartphones can do more than keep you updated on your health: They can also turn your body into a password. EyeVerify is …

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Dr. Qazi Honored with the Vitals Patient’s Choice Award 2014

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Our own Dr. Mujtaba Qazi has received the 2014 Vitals Patients’ Choice Award, an award that honors physicians who provided excellent patient care – as reflected in their near perfect patient ratings and reviews on Vitals.com. Of the nation’s 870,000 active doctors, only 5 percent were accorded this honor by their patients in 2014. Congratulations Dr. Qazi.

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Visit Our New LASIK Website

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We are pleased to announce our new website dedicated to LASIK Vision Correction.  This is part of our response to an increase in requests for information from patients about the LASIK procedure. At Pepose Vision, we take pride in not only providing the absolute highest-quality vision services, but also in educating our patients so they can make the best decisions for themselves …

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

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Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working-age Americans. During the month of November, we will be focusing on helping patients increase awareness and encourage them to seek treatment of vision problems related to Diabetes. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, approximately 29 million Americans age 20 or older have diabetes, but almost one-third don’t know they have the disease …