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July is UV Safety Month

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Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer. UV rays reflected off sand and water can cause eyes to sunburn, potentially resulting in temporary blindness in just a few hours. In support of UV Safety Month this July, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public of …

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Today is National Sunglasses Day

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Every day—whether it’s sunny or cloudy, summer or winter—millions of Americans make the conscious decision to not wear sunglasses or other ultraviolet (UV)-protective eyewear. While seemingly harmless, this habit carries serious vision risks, many of which are not known or understood by those who fail to wear protective eyewear. UV radiation is often recognized as the culprit for sunburns and …

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Dr. Pepose Invited to Lecture at SUNY 44th Annual Meeting

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The SUNY Downstate Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology presented it’s 44th Annual Ophthalmology Alumni Meeting in New York where Dr. Pepose was invited to lecture as Visiting Faculty and honored to provide The Richard C. Troutman, MD 15th Annual Lecture. The Annual Troutman Lectureship was established in 2003 to honor the 6th Chief of the Division, Richard C. Troutman, who directed ophthalmology from 1956-1983 …

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Don’t forget Father’s Day!

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Don’t forget … Father’s Day is this Sunday We have a special offer  –$50 off any complete pair of prescription eye glasses (including frames and lens) and all sunglasses. This offer is available the entire week before Father’s Day – June 13th – 17th. Including these great brands and more.   This is a great chance to let Dad know how much you really care with a gift …

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June is Cataract Awareness Month

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Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. It is a clouding of the eye’s lens which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. Unlike many eye diseases, however, vision loss due to cataract can be restored. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States.  But if not …

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A contact lens that acts as a digital camera?

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Instead of using your eye to compose a photo on a camera or smartphone, what if your eye was the camera? Sony is looking into creating a contact lens that acts as a digital camera, according to a recent patent application filed by the company. The contact lens can capture still images or video using embedded sensors and camera components. …

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5 Eye Care Tips for Moms-To-Be

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Expectant moms know their bodies will change in many ways during pregnancy, but they may be surprised to find their eyes and vision change as well. During pregnancy, a woman’s body retains water and her blood volume increases. Her hormone levels fluctuate and blood pressure varies. All of these changes can affect eyes and vision. For example, vision may occasionally …

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Dr. Pepose: Presenting in Milan

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Dr. Pepose just presented at the European Society of Ophthalmology’s 14th Annual SOI International Congress. He spoke about multifocal lens implants and the KAMRA inlay. Quite an honor.

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LASIK is the perfect graduation present for your kids or grandkids

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LASIK is great vision without the need for glasses or contacts. And a great gift for your graduate. LASIK is a procedure that reshapes the cornea and allows most every patient to no longer rely on glasses or contacts. Imagine wearing glasses or contacts your entire life and then … no more! LASIK is a safe, painless procedure that takes less than …

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May is Healthy Vision Month

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The American Academy of Ophthalmology has designated May as Healthy Vision Month. Approximately 37 million adults in America have age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma, all of which can cause visual impairment or blindness. However, recent studies show that making healthy choices and getting regular eye exams can help reduce a person’s risk of vision loss. In support …

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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 …