February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration is the number one cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in adults over 60 in the U.S. It escalates with age. It affects 14%-24% of the U.S. population aged 65-74 years and 35 – 40% of people aged 74 years or more have the disease. In other words, more than one person in three can …

What is an Ophthalmologist?

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Ever wonder the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist? Ophthalmologist An ophthalmologist is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists complete 12 to 13 years of training and education, and are licensed to practice medicine and surgery. This advanced training allows ophthalmologists to diagnose and treat a wider range of conditions than optometrists …

Ever wonder what Does 20/20 Vision Mean?

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We all want 20/20 vision. But what does that really mean? Turns out the phrase “20/20 vision” refers to normal vision.“ A person with 20/20 vision can see what an average individual can see on an eye chart when they are standing 20 feet away. An eye chart measures visual acuity, which is the clarity or sharpness of vision. The top number …

Time for an eye exam

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We highly recommend everyone have regular eye exams, and if you’re over age 40, that you have an exam every year. And be sure to have a comprehensive exam, not just a basic eye check, so that you can learn in advance of any potential issues. Please contact us for your comprehensive exam and let us help you take care …

Been thinking about LASIK?

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If you’re tired of hassling with your glasses and/or contacts, make this the year you finally get LASIK. Come see us for a free consultation and learn everything you need to know about LASIK. We’ll also test your eyes to make sure LASIK is right for you. Pepose Vision was the very first to offer LASIK in St. Louis and we continue to …

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and …

Happy New Year!

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We wish you and your family a joyful, bright, healthy, prosperous and happiest new year ahead!

Great vision is the perfect gift

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This holiday season, consider the gift of vision. We have advanced treatments to help see great at a distance (LASIK, Visian ICL Implantable Lens and more) and up close (Kamra Inlay). We also have an optical center with the top brands and latest styles of frames for glasses and sunglasses. We offer gift cards in any amount you’d like. Please …

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 …