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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 …

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March is Save Your Vision Month

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This is Save Your Vision Month, sponsored by the American  Optometric Association to remind everyone of the importance of eye health and regular exams. If you haven’t had an eye exam in over a year, we highly recommend you do so.  It’s quick and easy.  Please contact us to schedule your appointment.  

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Computer use and eye strain

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Staring at your computer screen, smartphone, video game or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry and tired. Some people also experience headaches or motion sickness when viewing 3-D, which may indicate that the viewer has a problem with focusing or depth perception. What causes computer-use eyestrain? – Normally, humans …

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Cataract surgery lowers risk of falls

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The risk of falling increases with age for just about everyone. But with the poor vision that a cataract brings, that risk increases dramatically. A study of more than 400 Vietnamese people aged 50 or more with cataracts in both eyes looked at how many falls each person had before and after undergoing cataract surgery. In the year after surgery …

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Believe it or not: Cataract surgery on a falcon!

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A female falcon is recovering from the world’s first falcon cataract surgery, performed at Caves Animal Hospital in Deering, N.H. The falcon, named Banner, lives at the New Hampshire School of Falconry, in Deering, N.H. She has had cataracts in each eye for nearly two years. Her condition had debilitated to the point where she could no longer fly or …

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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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February is National AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration is the number one cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in adults over 60 in the U.S. It escalates with age. It affects 14%-24% of the U.S. population aged 65-74 years and 35 – 40% of people aged 74 years or more have the disease. In other words, more than one person in three can …