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December is Safe Toys & Celebrations Month – Please Be Careful

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Roughly 1 in 10 children’s eye injuries that end up in the ER are caused by toys. In support of Safe Toys and Celebrations Month this December, we join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in advising parents to be cautious when choosing holiday gifts for young people and recommend avoiding those that launch projectiles. Here’s to the start of a great – …

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How does high blood pressure affect vision?

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High Blood Pressure and Eye Disease Along with causing heart and kidney problems, untreated high blood pressure can also affect your eyesight and lead to eye disease. Hypertension can cause damage to the blood vessels in the retina, the area at the back of the eye where images focus. This eye disease is known as hypertensive retinopathy. The damage can …

End of 2015

Be sure to use your Flex Savings Account before you lose it!

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We have many patients that use their Flex Savings to finally get rid of their glasses/contacts with LASIK. There is still time this year to schedule your procedure. Please contact us to schedule your free consult where we’ll show you exactly what LASIK can do for you and what you can expect, and make sure you’re a candidate.  You can …

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Tattoos may be harmful to your eyes

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Uveitis May Be Linked with Tattoos More Than Previously Thought People receiving tattoos – especially black-ink tattoos – may be associated with uveitis more often than previously thought, according to research from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Uveitis is an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye – between the white of the eye (sclera) and retina. This layer includes …

President Volunteer Award

Congratulations, Dr. Pepose for Presidential Award

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Dr. Pepose was recently presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his work with EyeCare America . Dr. Pepose volunteers with EyeCare America to restore vision for seniors. Eyecare America, a program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is one of the largest public service programs in American medicine. In Missouri, over the last 30 years, the program …

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November is Diabetic eye disease awareness month

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Another good reason to have a yearly comprehensive eye exam … Diabetes can lead to a wide variety health complications, including heart disease, nerve damage, stroke, kidney disease, and vision loss. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among working-age Americans. Diabetes is a risk factor for developing glaucoma, as well as for developing cataracts, but the most …

Dr. Branstetter

We are pleased to introduce our newest associate… Dr. Steven Branstetter

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We are pleased to welcome Dr. Branstetter! He specializes in primary eye care, ocular disease, including dry eye & glaucoma, low vision & specialty contact lens fittings. Dr. Branstetter is a graduate of University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry (2013) where he was on the Dean’s list. He earned his bachelors degree at University of Central Missouri …

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

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  The doctors and staff at Pepose Vision hope you and your family have fun and safe Halloween.

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Interesting info about Dyslexia and eyesight

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Dyslexia is not connected to bad eyesight, according to a study which found that many patients had near-perfect vision at the same rates as people who are not dyslexic. Researchers reviewed eye tests for 5,822 children between age 7 and 9, comparing the results from 172 severely dyslexic children to 5,650 who either were mildly dyslexic or not dyslexic at …

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It’s Halloween time … please be careful with decorative contact lenses

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Results of Study on Over-the-Counter Contacts Concerning Sure, zombie eyes might be the crowning touch on your Halloween costume. But if you’re thinking of getting decorative contact lenses online, you might want to think twice. In fact, be afraid. Be very afraid. The American Academy of Ophthalmology has issued a warning to costume shoppers about over-the-counter costume contact lenses after …

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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 of reading glasses. …

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KSDK talked to Dr. Pepose and a happy KAMRA patient

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KSDK interviewed Dr. Pepose and a very happy KAMRA patient. Watch the video here to learn more about the KAMRA inlay and how you could be free from the hassles of reading glasses. And don’t forget, we have another free, no-obligation seminar next Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30p at our Chesterfield location.  Please call us at 636.728.0111 to reserve your space. Dr. Pepose …

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Dissolving Cataracts with Eye Drops Instead of Surgery?

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  The news has been buzzing with reports of a new eye drop that may one day allow for cataracts to be treated without surgery. But don’t cancel that cataract surgery consultation just yet. While this research may show initial promise, it has yet to be tested in humans or approved for patient use. Chinese and American scientists and ophthalmologists …

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It’s very possible you won’t need reading glasses anymore

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The KAMRA Inlay is an exciting new procedure that could give you freedom from reading glasses!  We are proud to be the first practice in the area (and one of the first in the country) to offer the KAMRA. If you’d like to learn more, please schedule an appointment.  Or if you’d rather, come to our KAMRA seminar on Wednesday, October 7th at …

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Important questions to consider when choosing your LASIK surgeon

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  • Do they offer more than just LASIK surgery? • Do other doctors recommend them? • Are they are up on the newest technologies in the field? • Have they developed any advances in the field? • Will they tell you if you’re NOT a good candidate for LASIK? • IMPORTANT: Will they be personally involved in your pre-operative …

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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 …