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Make this a really Happy Mother’s Day!

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Don’t forget … Mother’s Day is May 8th. We have a special offer  -$50 off any complete pair of prescription eye glasses (including frames and lens) and all sunglasses. This offer is a vailable the entire week before Mother’s Day – May 2nd-6th Including these great brands and more.     This is a great chance to let Mom know how much you really …

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Dr. Pepose Named Member of Exclusive Premier Surgeon 300 Innovators in Refractive Cataract Surgery

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Following is a message from Ocular Surgery News, explaining the honor of being named to the exclusive Premier Surgeon 300. What is the Premier Surgeon 300? Simply stated, the Premier Surgeon 300 is a list of premium refractive cataract surgeons the editors and publisher have identified as leading innovators in the field of refractive cataract surgery. These surgeons work to …

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Attend a free seminar to learn how the KAMRA inlay can reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses.

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Join us at a free seminar to learn all about the remarkable KAMRA™ inlay. April 20th at 6pm
 at our Chesterfield location Dr. Pepose will fully explain how the KAMRA inlay works, describe the procedure and answer all of your questions. You’ll also have a chance to meet one of our happy KAMRA patients and hear about their experience firsthand. There is …

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Can allergies affect just one eye but not the other?

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The simple answer is no. Typical allergies such as hay fever, etc., are systemic and affect both eyes. It is possible that a small amount of allergen can get in one eye and cause a temporary problem, but this is highly unlikely. A red, swollen, tearing eye can be caused by tear duct obstruction, foreign body, exposed suture, ill-fitting contact …

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Seventh annual Jay Pepose ’75 Award in Vision Sciences from Brandeis University Announced

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University of Rochester professor to receive seventh annual Jay Pepose ’75 Award in Vision Sciences Leading vision researcher David Williams, whose pioneering use of adaptive optics has improved the effectiveness of laser refractive surgery, the design of contact lenses and enabled the imaging of single cells in the living retina, will receive the seventh annual Jay Pepose ’75 Award in …

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April is Sports Eye Safety Month

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The American Academy of Ophthalmology has designated April as Sports Eye Safety Month  Each year, tens of thousands of sports and recreation-related eye injuries occur. The good news is that 90 percent of serious eye injuries are preventable through use of appropriate protective eyewear.  The risk of eye injury can vary depending on the activity. Make sure the level of eye protection …

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The Wall Street Journal Discusses the KAMRA Inlay

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We’ve been talking about the KAMRA inlay for a few months now, ever since Pepose Vision became the first to offer it in the bi-state area.  The KAMRA Inlay is an easy procedure that can greatly reduce your reliance on reading glasses.  We have many incredibly happy patients. This week the Wall Street Journal discusses the KAMRA inlay.  Here is …

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Allergy season is here

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Eye allergies — red, itchy, watery eyes that are bothered by the same irritants that cause sneezing and a runny nose among seasonal allergy sufferers — are very common in the midwest. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimates that 50 million people in the United States have seasonal allergies, and its prevalence is increasing — affecting up …

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Should I Use Eye Drops for Contact Lens Pain?

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Some contact lens wearers experience eye pain after removal for a variety of reasons but most commonly due to a lack of oxygen through the lens, dryness, or from an inappropriate fit.  If you’re experiencing pain please come see us so we can evaluate your eyes both when the contact lenses are in and out to see if the lenses are …

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Pepose Vision Awarded Dry Eye Center of Excellence

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We are proud to have been recognized as a Dry Eye Center of Excellence by Bio-Tissue, the leader in regenerative biologic therapies and ocular hygiene solutions for eye care professionals. Pepose Vision is the only practice in the area to receive this award. If you suffer from dry eyes, this is big news for you. As Dr. Pepose said when …

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New Cataract Surgery Using Stem Cells May Regenerate Eye Lens

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Babies born with cataracts may soon benefit from a new surgery that permits stem cells to regenerate eye lens and make it functional. After testing the treatment on animals and a small group of human subjects, researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) found that the procedure entails fewer complications than the current method. The surgery also resulted in …

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March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

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The human eye is often taken for granted. While people are accustomed to eating healthy foods and receiving the proper amount of exercise, many rarely consider their vision health. When it comes to our eyes, it is most important to protect the eyesight we have been given. During Workplace Wellness Month, Pepose Vision reminds everyone that workplace eye safety actions are …

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5 Tips To Protect Against Macular Degeneration

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Seniors are at heightened risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. The disease damages central vision, limiting a person’s ability to read, write and recognize faces. Fortunately, there are steps people can take to lower their risk of losing vision due to AMD.  Here are five tips to protect against AMD-related vision loss: …

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What is Photokeratitis — Including Snow Blindness?

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This time of year a lot of us head to the mountains to ski and snowboard.  If you do go, please protect your eyes, and those of your family. Photokeratitis is a painful eye condition that occurs when your eye is exposed to invisible rays of energy called ultraviolet (UV) rays, either from the sun or from a man-made source. …

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Can wearing eyeglasses for myopia (nearsightedness) causes vision to get worse?

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No. Although the causes of progressive myopia are many and not completely understood, using glasses to correct myopia is not a cause. To the contrary, it is necessary for normal distance vision. If you have trouble seeing things in the distance clearly, you might need glasses. Or be a candidate for LASIK or other eye treatments.  

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Patient questions …

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I have beginning macular degeneration. Is there a certain type of dark sunglasses I should wear to protect my eyes? There is no definitive scientific evidence that any particular type of sunglasses can protect against the development or progression of macular degeneration (a breakdown of tissues in the back of the eye).  However, we do encourage the wearing of sunglasses …

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No more reading glasses? Learn more.

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The KAMRA™ inlay  is  anew eye procedure that restores near vision and reduces the need for reading glasses. It provides a natural range of vision – from near to far – without blurry zones, making it easier to see text messages and menus, apply makeup, shave and more. The KAMRA Inlay could give you freedom from reading glasses!  We are offering a …

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Spring is only a few weeks away. It’s time to think about how great it would be without glasses or contacts.

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It might still be cold outside but good news … spring is almost here.  The perfect time to have LASIK and finally get rid of the hassles of glasses and/or contacts. Imagine waking up and seeing perfectly.  Playing sports. Watching tv. Going to movies and events.  All without having to find your glasses or messing with contacts. We offer a …

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Should you apply an ice pack to an injured eye?

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Cold applications to the structures around the eye may reduce pain and swelling due to injuries or some disease processes. However, before using an ice pack, wrap it in a small wet towel so that a few layers of cloth are between the ice pack and the skin. Applying the ice pack directly onto the closed eyelids could cause localized …