Questions?

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 …

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Blue Light Filters Are Good For Your Health

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Recent studies show that blue light emitted from our devices and monitors are harmful to our health. Excessive blue light can damage our retina and macula and may speed up nearsightedness and cataract formation. They may also be linked to increase obesity and increased risk of diabetes. The latest information is pointing toward blue light disrupting our normal sleep cycle. …

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

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Look to the Future: Get an Eye Exam to Save Your Vision from Glaucoma Glaucoma affects almost 3 million Americans over the age 40. Glaucoma is often referred to as “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, the damage is permanent. Often as much as 40% of vision can be lost before most …

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Eye Makeup Safety Tips

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Keep Your Eyes Safe and Beautiful Eye injuries and infections from using makeup improperly happen all too often. Department store and drugstore makeup aisles are filled with a tempting array of makeup colors and products for the eyes. But knowing how to apply and remove eye makeup properly will not only make your eyes beautiful, like those of the models …

Questions?

Patient questions …

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After cataract surgery, can you develop another cataract in the same eye? Absolutely not! At most, what may happen within months to years after having cataract surgery, is the formation of cell growth across the posterior capsule that sits behind the new lens implant. This can cause some haze to the vision but is easily treatable by a less than …

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Ever wake up with blurry vision? Wonder why?

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The most common reason for blurry vision after waking up from sleep (assuming this gets better after a few minutes) is having some dried out tear secretions floating around on the surface of the eye. This happens in most people, and is part of the reason that many people “rub their eyes” when they wake up; they are trying (unconsciously …

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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 …