Does swimming with contacts lead to infection?

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Wearing contact lenses in any type of water is a high risk situation for a corneal infection. Bacteria, fungi, and parasites can contaminate the contacts and this can lead to a serious eye infection. Nothing is 100 percent, but not worth the risk as corneal infections can cause blindness in rare cases.


Check out the latest fitness tracker in a pair of glasses

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Google Glass failed to win consumers, partly because of the design that made the augmented eyewear stand out in a crowd. VSP Global’s innovation lab, The Shop, which built custom frames for Glass, wants to approach eyewear tech from a different angle. The Shop has partnered with the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing to develop the …

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Improper use of contact lenses can trigger serious eye damage, CDC says

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Unsafe use of contact lenses — such as sleeping with them in place or using the same pair for too long — is triggering serious eye injuries for many Americans, a new report finds. In fact, eye damage occurred in nearly 20 percent of contact lens-related eye infections reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over 10 years, researchers …


If I wear eyeglasses because I have a slight astigmatism, will it worsen my nearsightedness/farsightedness?

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Wearing glasses NEVER makes the correction for near- or far-sightedness worse. It should make your entire vision better. The only exception is for those of us over 40, wearing just the correction for our nearsightedness without a bifocal, can make it more difficult to see at near when the glasses are on. Those over 40 usually consider a bifocal/no line …

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An Eye Test for Early Alzheimer’s Detection?

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A picture of the retina may one day help diagnose people with Alzheimer’s before they show any symptoms. A study published in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science showed that the technique could identify Alzheimer’s in mice. The procedure will be tested in humans next. Researchers at the University of Minnesota Center for Drug Design were able to identify Alzheimer’s from detailed color …

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September is Healthy Aging Month

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Aging is a process that brings many changes. Vision loss and blindness, however, do not have to be one of them. There are several simple steps you can take to keep your eyes healthy for the rest of your life. Visiting us regularly for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the most important thing you can do to reduce your risk …

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Been thinking about LASIK?

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If you’re tired of hassling with your glasses and/or contacts, perhaps it’s finally time to get LASIK. Come see us for a free consultation and learn everything you need to know about LASIK. We’ll also test your eyes to make sure LASIK is right for you. Pepose Vision was the very first to offer LASIK in St. Louis and we continue to provide …

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Can Reading a Smartphone With One Eye Lead to Temporary Blindness?

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A recent report of two women who temporarily lost sight in one eye after reading their smartphones while lying in bed shouldn’t cause alarm, experts say. But the incidents do point to the importance of using digital devices smartly to avoid eye strain. The women lost vision for up to 20 minutes in one eye after reading their phones in …

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School is just around the corner – be sure to schedule eye exams

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We highly recommend scheduling a comprehensive eye exam for your children before the start of each and every school year. Estimates are one-in-four children has an undiagnosed vision problem. Untreated vision conditions often lead to seemingly mysterious conditions like frequent headaches. They are also linked to everything from behavioral problems to poor performance in class to an inability to complete homework. While …


How long can I wear my monthly contacts?

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This seems like a pretty obvious answer but we’ve had many patients wear their lenses too long and get infections. We recommend following the manufacturers guidelines and regularly replace and clean the contacts as instructed. Also adhere to the rule to immediately remove the contacts at the first hint of redness or discomfort. Over time the contact lenses will collect …

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We’ve been working hard to improve our patient care

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Perhaps you’ve noticed we have updated out computer systems. We are now even more efficient in sending out reminders, scheduling appointments and once you are here, making your appointment go as quickly and smoothly as possible.  We will continue to work to improve your experience, and appreciate your patience with the occasional long wait as Pepose Vision also handles emergencies …


Can Results from LASIK Reverse Over Time?

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Can a LASIK procedure reverse itself in the years to come and put your vision back where it was before LASIK? The tissue that is removed during LASIK is gone forever and your vision should never go back to the way it was. However other changes in your eye can make the effect seem to lessen over time. Aging of …


Stem Cell Therapy for Eye Disease: What You Need to Know

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Avoid Unlicensed Clinics Offering Unapproved Stem Cell Therapy Stem cell therapies are getting headlines for their potential to cure diseases, including those that affect vision. But an important message is missing: the therapies are not yet proven to be safe and effective for your eyes. Stem cell treatments appear to offer hope to people with few options to recover vision. …


July is UV Safety Month

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Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer. UV rays reflected off sand and water can cause eyes to sunburn, potentially resulting in temporary blindness in just a few hours. In support of UV Safety Month this July, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public of …

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Today is National Sunglasses Day

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Every day—whether it’s sunny or cloudy, summer or winter—millions of Americans make the conscious decision to not wear sunglasses or other ultraviolet (UV)-protective eyewear. While seemingly harmless, this habit carries serious vision risks, many of which are not known or understood by those who fail to wear protective eyewear. UV radiation is often recognized as the culprit for sunburns and …

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Dr. Pepose Invited to Lecture at SUNY 44th Annual Meeting

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The SUNY Downstate Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology presented it’s 44th Annual Ophthalmology Alumni Meeting in New York where Dr. Pepose was invited to lecture as Visiting Faculty and honored to provide The Richard C. Troutman, MD 15th Annual Lecture. The Annual Troutman Lectureship was established in 2003 to honor the 6th Chief of the Division, Richard C. Troutman, who directed ophthalmology from 1956-1983 …

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Don’t forget Father’s Day!

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Don’t forget … Father’s Day is this Sunday We have a special offer  –$50 off any complete pair of prescription eye glasses (including frames and lens) and all sunglasses. This offer is available the entire week before Father’s Day – June 13th – 17th. Including these great brands and more.   This is a great chance to let Dad know how much you really care with a gift …