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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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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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Parents’ Quick Guide to Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

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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 pink eye. Pepose Vision, along with …

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Is LASIK right for you?

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Most everyone that needs vision correction has at least thought about what it would be like to have LASIK and be free from the daily hassles or glasses and contacts. So is it right for you? If you are between the ages of 18 and 45 and have a stable glasses or contacts prescription, odds are good that you will be able to …

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August Is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month!

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It’s almost back-to-school time and you’re prepared with your child’s enrollment forms, orientation schedules, and immunizations–but what about their eyes? August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month—a great signal for you to get your child’s eyes checked before school starts. Join us as we observe Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in partnership with Prevent Blindness America and the …

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Cataracts Affect Sleep and Cognitive Function, Says Study

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If you’ve been feeling tired and sleepy during the day, maybe it’s time to get that cataract surgery you’ve been putting off. A recent study found that people with cataracts often experience poor sleep quality. Advanced cataracts can reduce the amount of light that reaches the retina in the back of the eye, and this may cause an abnormal circadian …

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Don’t miss our free KAMRA seminar this Wednesday at 6:30p

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The KAMRA Inlay could give you freedom from reading glasses!  We are offering a seminar this Wednesday at 6:30p at our Chesterfield location where Dr. Pepose will explain the KAMRA and we’ll see if it is right for you.  This seminar is free and there is no obligation.  Why not find out if you can enjoy life without the hassles …

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Happy 4th of July. Please be careful.

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Happy 4th of July, from your friends at Pepose Vision. And while you’re celebrating, please be careful.  There are way too many eye injuries each 4th of July, injuries that can be easily avoided. If an eye injury from fireworks does occur, remember: Contact us immediately. Do not rub your eyes. Do not rinse your eyes. Do not apply pressure. …

Time to get rid of your reading glasses

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A few weeks ago we announced our excitement at being the first and only ophthalmologists in the St. Louis area to offer the new KAMRA inlay. The response to this great new product has been overwhelming.   What is the KAMRA inlay? The KAMRA inlay, smaller than a contact lens, is a mini-ring with a pin-hole opening in the the center …

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Tomorrow is National Sunglasses Day! Remember to protect your eyes.

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Pepose Vision and the Vision Council are working to educate patients on the negative eye health effects of UV rays. Join us in spreading the message of UV protection. Please wear UV protective eyewear when outdoors.  And use National Sunglasses Day – June 27, 2015 –  as a time to not only commit to taking care of your eyes when outdoors, but …

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Summer is the perfect time for LASIK

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If you’ve been thinking about LASIK, this is the perfect time. Not only will you love the freedom of enjoying all of summer’s activities without hassling with glasses or contacts, we also have additional times for your LASIK procedure. Meaning it’s possible you can have your great vision in just a few weeks! The first step is to schedule your …

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No more reading glasses?

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  We are excited to announce we are the first and only ophthalmologists in the St. Louis area to offer the new KAMRA inlay. As we age, we start to lose our ability to see up close.  Which is why so many of us need reading glasses to use our phones and tablets, read books and more. We have exciting news …

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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 …