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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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June is Cataract Awareness Month

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Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. It is a clouding of the eye’s lens which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. Unlike many eye diseases, however, vision loss due to cataract can be restored. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States.  But if not …

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A contact lens that acts as a digital camera?

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Instead of using your eye to compose a photo on a camera or smartphone, what if your eye was the camera? Sony is looking into creating a contact lens that acts as a digital camera, according to a recent patent application filed by the company. The contact lens can capture still images or video using embedded sensors and camera components. …

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5 Eye Care Tips for Moms-To-Be

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Expectant moms know their bodies will change in many ways during pregnancy, but they may be surprised to find their eyes and vision change as well. During pregnancy, a woman’s body retains water and her blood volume increases. Her hormone levels fluctuate and blood pressure varies. All of these changes can affect eyes and vision. For example, vision may occasionally …

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Dr. Pepose: Presenting in Milan

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Dr. Pepose just presented at the European Society of Ophthalmology’s 14th Annual SOI International Congress. He spoke about multifocal lens implants and the KAMRA inlay. Quite an honor.

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LASIK is the perfect graduation present for your kids or grandkids

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LASIK is great vision without the need for glasses or contacts. And a great gift for your graduate. LASIK is a procedure that reshapes the cornea and allows most every patient to no longer rely on glasses or contacts. Imagine wearing glasses or contacts your entire life and then … no more! LASIK is a safe, painless procedure that takes less than …

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May is Healthy Vision Month

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The American Academy of Ophthalmology has designated May as Healthy Vision Month. Approximately 37 million adults in America have age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma, all of which can cause visual impairment or blindness. However, recent studies show that making healthy choices and getting regular eye exams can help reduce a person’s risk of vision loss. In support …