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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 …

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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.