If you had LASIK surgery over 15 years ago, and your vision is starting to get worse, can you have it done again?

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It depends. If you have enough thickness left in the cornea, mostly likely, yes. Also, this assumes no other problem like cataracts is causing the change in vision. We have the most experienced LASIK doctor in town and the latest technology to diagnose what is best to improve your vision – whether LASIK again or another treatment. Please come see …

Dr. Pepose Receives Prestigious American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Life Achievement Honor Award

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“This award symbolizes Dr. Pepose’s longstanding commitment to advancing the profession and positively impacting patient’s eye health and the significant contributions to ophthalmology”, stated Dr. David W. Parke II, CEO and Cynthia G. Mattox, MD, FACS Chair Awards Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology. The Achievement Award program recognizes individuals for their contributions to the Academy, its’ scientific and education programs, …

Give dad a Happy Father’s Day!

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Father’s Day is coming up soon – June 18th. Give dad a gift he’ll really love. We’re offering $ 50 off any complete pair of prescription eye glasses (including frames and lens) and all sunglasses, including these great brands and more:       This special deal is available the entire week before Father’s Day, June 13th-17th.

June is Cataract Awareness Month

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Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. If not treated, it can lead to blindness. In addition, the longer cataracts are left untreated, the more difficult it can be to successfully remove the cataract and restore vision. During Cataract Awareness Month in June, we join the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public that early …

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 …

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 …

What You Should Know About Swimming and Your Eyes

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Whether you enjoy a leisurely dip in a hotel pool or compete in the Olympic 200 meter freestyle, you may be familiar with the stinging, burning and redness of “swimmer’s eye.” While swimming is a great form of exercise and a relaxing way to cool down, it can be hard on your eyes. Pools are Tough on the Tear Film …

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 …

Make this a really Happy Mother’s Day!

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Don’t forget … Mother’s Day is May 14th. 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 Mother’s Day – May 8th-12th. Including these great brands and more.     This is a great chance to let Mom know how much you …

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 …

Why Do Humans Have Eyebrows and Eyelashes?

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As humans have evolved, our body hair and facial hair have diminished over time. But eyebrows and eyelashes remained a core part of our features. They are our foremost eye accessories, and we wax, tweeze and even dye them. But is there a biological or functional reason we have hair above and around our eyes? Researchers and ophthalmologists believe there …

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 …

Kitchen Eye Safety Tips

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While it’s true that good nutrition is essential for long-term eye health, there can also be a more direct connection between food and eye safety. Make sure you know how to keep your eyes safe in the kitchen before you spend long hours on holiday meals. If you do injure yourself, come see us or go to the emergency room if …

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 …

Have you heard about the remarkable Tecnis Symfony lens for cataracts?

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The Tecnis Symfony provides a full range of continuous high-quality vision following cataract surgery When a person is diagnosed with cataracts, the treatment is to remove and replace the clouded lens with an intraocular lens or IOL. Advancements have led to new lenses that not only remove the cloudiness from cataracts, but actually help improve vision. This includes multi focal …

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.

Why Get an Eye Exam? To Spot the Signs You Can’t See

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As adults age, many will develop eye diseases that could become debilitating if not treated in time. But people can protect themselves by having eye exams that can spot early and often-hidden signs of eye disease. Watch this animated video to learn how. Then, share it with your friends and loved ones so they can take steps to care for …

Protect your young children’s eyes from laundry packets

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The following article is from CNN (link). If you use laundry detergent packets, please be sure to store them where kids can’t reach, and look for the new locking containers.   Laundry packet poisonings increase in kids Children continue to eat a dangerously large number of laundry detergent packets, new data show. Calls to poison control centers increased 17% from …

Does swimming with contacts lead to infection?

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Question: Is it dangerous to swim with contact lenses? Can it lead to an infection 100 percent of the time? Answer: Wearing contact lenses in any type of water is a high risk situation for a corneal infection. Bacteria, fungi, and parasites can contaminate the contacts and this can lead to a serious eye infection. Nothing is 100 percent, but …