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Can Certain Foods Improve Eyesight?

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One expert explains why kale is important to vision and how people really are what they eat. Mom always said to eat those carrots—they’ll improve your eyesight. Some people attribute that old belief to World War II propaganda that claimed munching on carrots was the reason British pilots had perfect night vision (they were actually using radar). Is there a …

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The link between allergies and dry eye

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Red, watery eyes are the hallmark of both allergies and dry eye. For a long time, scientists thought of these conditions as separate, but it turns out they may have something in common: the seasons. Dry eye can significantly impact a person’s quality of life by inducing burning, irritation and blurred vision. This common condition affects about 1 in 5 …

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Dr. Pepose Lectured at the Italian Ophthalmological Society May 15

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Dr. Pepose just finished lecturing about the exciting, newly FDA-approved KAMRA inlay at the Italian Ophthalmological Society. The Acufocus KAMRA inlay is a small device implanted in the cornea, proven to be the only surgical treatment for presbyopia to improve near and intermediate vision while maintaining distance vision. Recently approved by the FDA, the inlay has proven to be the only surgical …

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A Cure for Colorblindess?

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“Colorblindness is just the latest problem that scientists have tried to solve with a technical fix. They’ve modified the DNA of plants such as corn to resist pests and fight disease, and now are building electronic bees to pollinate them. Drugs let antsy children concentrate in class and help depressed adults feel balanced. Cochlear implants help the deaf hear, and …

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May is Healthy Vision Month

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May is Healthy Vision Month, a great time for you and your family to make eye health a priority and remember the following tips from the National Eye Institute: • Get an annual eye exam: You might think your vision is in good shape or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated …

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Dr. Pepose presents exciting news for patients with cataracts

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Almost all of us will develop cataracts as we age, because the eyes’ lenses become more opaque as we get older. Luckily, cataracts have become a “common” problem to rectify. In an outpatient procedure, we can replace your eye’s lens with an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL). Today’s advances in medical technology allow us to correct both cataracts and astigmatism …

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Dr. Rieger represents PVI at Color Run

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Dr. Rieger and family represented Pepose Vision at the annual Color Run, helping to support efforts to fight autism. Here’s a link to photos in the news and to The Color Run website. Nice job, Dr. Rieger.

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Dr. Pepose Honored by ASCRS

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Dr. Pepose has been awarded the prestigious Best Paper of Session at the current ASCRS Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery.  His paper was selected as the best of more than 800 that were submitted by ophthalmologists worldwide! Congratulations, Dr. Pepose.  

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4 Ways to avoid dry eyes

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At Pepose Vision, we offer some of the most advanced testing and treatment for dry eyes.  We are a TearLab Accredited Dry Eye Center which means you will be cared for by certified specialists in tear testing. We have the most advanced technology to diagnose and manage this irritating condition. Indications of dry eye include but are not limited to: Eye …

See our new LASIK TV Commercial

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Now that warm weather is here, it’s a great time to think about LASIK.  Contact us for a free consultation and we can tell you everything you need to know and also perform tests to make sure LASIK is right for you. It’s a great graduation gift, too!  

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

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Here’s some great information from The American Academy of Ophthalmology … 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 …

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April is sports eye safety month

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As millions take to the playing field this spring, the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons warns the public that thousands of people are blinded by sports-related eye injuries. In support of Sports Eye Safety Month this April, Pepose Vision joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reminding coaches, parents and athletes of the importance of wearing eye protection …

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Our Clinical Studies offer great opportunites.

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You might be eligible to benefit from advanced vision treatments before they are available to the general public. Pepose Vision is proud to serve as the Primary Investigator for a number of exciting clinical trials administered by Lifelong Vision Foundation. Clinical trials are part of clinical research and at the heart of all medical advances. Our clinical trials look at …

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Spring time is LASIK time!

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It’s time to enjoy being outdoors without the hassles of glasses or contacts! It’s that time of year. The cold weather is almost gone and spring is here. Time to enjoy being outside. Biking. Jogging. Hiking. Swimming. Softball. Tennis. You name it. And every one of those activities is even more enjoyable when you don’t have to mess with glasses …

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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 …