It’s that time of year … dry eyes and allergies.

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It’s that time of year again when springtime brings great weather but also allergens that effect your eyes. Pepose Vision can help with the latest advances in dry eye treatments. We are a  TearLab Accredited Dry Eye Center and also are proud to be one of the few vision centers in the country to have the Lipi-View diagnostic system that …

Dry Eyes and Contact Lenses: Do’s and Don’ts

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Pepose Vision offers advanced testing and treatments for dry eyes and eye allergies. Contact us to learn more. Wearing contact lenses is a risk factor for dry eye problems. Dry eyes, in turn, can make contacts much less comfortable. It’s a situation that causes a lot of frustration for many contact lens wearers. In fact, this combination of dryness and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Exciting New Research in the Attempt to Cure Macular Degeneration

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Macular degeneration: ‘I’ve been given my sight back’ Doctors have taken a major step towards curing the most common form of blindness in the UK – age-related macular degeneration. Douglas Waters, 86, could not see out of his right eye, but “I can now read the newspaper” with it, he says. He was one of two patients given pioneering stem …

Why Excellent Vision Matters for Winter Athletes

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For winter sports athletes with Olympic-sized dreams, it’s easy to see why competitive athletes choose vision correction procedures to boost their competitive edge. However, athletes – especially those training in sports such as hockey, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and more – need more than talent to perform: they have to move fast, efficiently, and with confidence and they rely on their …

Night Driving Glasses May Hurt, Not Help

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If you search the internet for help with night driving, you’ll probably get numerous links to specialized night vision glasses, ranging in price from around $10 to near $100. Most have a tinted yellowish hue, and are marketed to reduce glare from headlights, streetlights and neon signs. But do night driving glasses work? Ophthalmologist Andrew Iwach, MD, isn’t so certain. …

Smoking and Eye Health

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As if you needed another reason … Avoiding smoking and second-hand smoke — or quitting if you are a smoker — are some of the best investments you can make in your long-term eye health. Smoking — even in your teens or twenties when your senior years seem far away – increases your future risks for cataract and age-related macular …

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

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Each year, nearly 25,000 Americans visit the emergency room due to a workplace eye injury. During Workplace Eye Wellness Month this March, Pepose Vision joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology to remind employers and workers about the importance of wearing certified and approved eye protection.

New Laser Treatment Can Help Get Rid of Eye Floaters

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Millions of Americans who live with annoying spots in their field of vision may soon have a remedy: a laser treatment called YAG vitreolysis. A new study followed 680 patients who underwent this procedure to reduce the symptoms of eye floaters. Ninety-three percent reported significant improvement in their vision. Inder Paul Singh, MD, an ophthalmologist with the Eye Centers of …

First Aid for Eye Scratches

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Dos and Don’ts When You Scratch Your Eye People are usually very good at keeping things out of their eyes. Eyelashes help protect the eyes, our reflexes can snap our eyelids closed to block objects and our tears will wash out most dust or dirt that does get by. But accidents can still happen. Housework and sports are common eye injury causes. But even cooking or holding a small child can …

Intel Introduces Smart Glasses That Look Normal

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Verge.com wrote about new Smart Glasses from Intel … Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out. There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no …

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 …

FDA approves gene therapy for rare form of blindness

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WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials approved the nation’s first gene therapy for an inherited disease, a treatment that improves the sight of patients with a rare form of blindness. It marks another major advance for the emerging field of genetic medicine. The approval for Spark Therapeutics offers a life-changing intervention for a small group of patients with a vision-destroying genetic mutation and …

It’s the new year. Ready to get rid of your glasses or contacts?

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The new year is a great time to finally get the freedom from glasses and contacts with LASIK Vision Correction. As you likely know, LASIK is 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 …

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 …