December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

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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 recommends avoiding those that launch projectiles, such as crossbows and BB guns. …

Over 65? We highly recommend a complete eye exam every year

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We agree with The American Academy of Ophthalmology is saying it’s important to have a complete eye exam every year after age 65 to check for age-related eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataract and other eye conditions. We actually recommend a complete eye exam every year or two regardless of your age. If you haven’t had …

No, Blue Light From Your Smartphone Is Not Blinding You

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Blue light from electronic screens is not making you blind. A recently released study has been creating both concern in the public and alarmist headlines from news outlets worldwide. But experts are cautioning that the news reports are leaping to unfounded conclusions about the potential effects of blue light on the eye. This laboratory research is not a reason to …

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

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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 common and debilitating vision problem experienced by diabetics is diabetic retinopathy. …

Happy Halloween

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

Retina Scan May Give Early Warning of Alzheimer’s Disease

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A new study shows that an eye scan may be a relatively easy, inexpensive way to test for early Alzheimer’s disease. The study builds on research showing that closely examining the retina might help detect Alzheimer’s in its early stages. The retina is made up of brain tissue. Retinas are connected to the brain via the optic nerve. Changes in …

How to protect your eyes if you stare at screens all day

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If you work in front of a computer all day, you’re familiar with that irritated, fuzzy, and tired feeling your eyes have by the end of the afternoon. Everything starts to get a little blurry and sometimes your head aches. This cluster of symptoms is known as eye strain or computer vision syndrome, and it’s a unique malady of our …

October is Home Eye Safety Month

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Each year, nearly 50 percent of eye injuries occur at home; that’s more injuries than occur in school and at the workplace – combined. From cleaning and cooking to mowing and repairing, eye injuries occur every day while performing routine activities. When completing these daily tasks in and around the home, we often become complacent and do not take proper …

What Causes Cataracts?

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In the normal human eye, light rays travel into the eye through the pupil. They pass through the clear lens and focus onto the retina. In an eye with a cataract, light scatters throughout the eye instead of focusing precisely on the retina. Cataract as part of aging Though there are other risk factors for cataracts, aging is the most common cause. This is due …

Can using beauty products make a cataract worse?

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Question: Can wearing eye makeup, perfume, hairspray, nail polish or other beauty products worsen a pre-existing cortical cataract? I was recently diagnosed and I want to know which products to avoid that could make it worse. Answer: Most common beauty products are very unlikely to cause or worsen cataract if used properly. Products designed to be used on the eyelids …

September is Healthy Aging Month

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September is Healthy Aging Month. One in six Americans age 65 and older has a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. The risk of eye disease increases with age, yet many older adults don’t see an ophthalmologist for care. To encourage seniors to take care of their eyes, we join the American Academy of Ophthalmology …

This is a great time for LASIK

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LASIK Vision Correction is a great way to eliminate the need to wear glasses or contacts to see at a distance. If you are active (or even tired of the hassles when watching a movie, tv or event) you’ll really appreciate the convenience. We’ve had prospective patients tell us they are afraid of having the LASIK procedure.  While there are …

The latest treatments for glaucoma

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Glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness, is a complicated disease in which damage to the opticnerve leads to progressive vision loss. Today, more than 3 million Americans are living with glaucoma, and this number is expected to double by 2050 according to Glaucoma Research Foundation. Pepose Vision is proud to offer the absolute latest glaucoma treatments: CyPass® Micro-Stent is …

Vision Screening Recommendations for Adults Over 60

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It’s important to have a comprehensive eye exam with an eye doctor every year or two after age 60 to check for age-related eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataract and other eye conditions. Our experienced doctors, using the latest technology, will help keep your eyes healthy and provide the most advanced and effective treatments you …

August Is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month!

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It’s almost back-to-school time and you’re prepared with your child’s enrollment forms, orientation schedules, and immunizations–but what about their eyes? August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month—a great signal for you to get your child’s eyes checked before school starts. Join us as we observe Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in partnership with Prevent Blindness America and the …

Is it OK to swim in a pool with advanced wet AMD?

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Question: Is it OK to swim in a pool with advanced wet AMD? Is there any potential damage to vision using goggles and swimming in the pool? Answer: There should be no worries about swimming in a pool if you have the diagnosis of advanced wet AMD. Your vision will not be threatened by using goggles and swimming.

This is a great time to consider LASIK Vision Correction

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You are likely familiar with LASIK – a popular eye treatment used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. What you may not know is our patients achieve incredible results and to a person, immediately after surgery wonder out loud why they waited so long. This is a perfect time for LASIK – enjoy all the …