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 …

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. …

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 – start the new …

A good story about the importance of sports eye safety

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The following article was written and published by The American Academy of Ophthalmology Sight-Threatening Injury Turns Teenager into Sports Eye Safety Advocate When 15-year-old Angellia Lilomaiava got poked in the eye as she went up for a two-foot shot during a basketball tournament, she fell to the court in excruciating pain. But as she made her way back to the bench, …

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 …

Should You Be Worried About Blue Light?

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When you stare at a screen for hours at a time, whether it is a computer, TV, phone or tablet, you are exposed to blue light from the device. But there is no scientific evidence that blue light from digital devices causes damage to your eye. The discomfort some people have after looking at screens is most likely digital eyestrain. …

Please welcome our newest Doctor

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We are pleased to introduce Dr. Jonathan Crews, who is joining our staff today. Dr. Crews specializes in primary eye care, cornea, external disease and refractive surgery. He is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating from Midwestern University, (2012). He did his internship and residency at University of Nebraska Medical Center. He earned his bachelors degree at University of Missouri-Columbia …

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 …

LASIK Experience

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We often talk about how important experience is for your doctor. This certainly true with LASIK Vision Correction. Way too many doctors have come and gone, often leaving behind unsatisfied patients. We write about this today because we had a patient that reminded us of how long – and how experienced – Dr. Pepose is as a LASIK surgeon. David …

With school starting, this is the perfect time for your children to have their eyes checked. 

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August is National Eye Exam Month – a nationwide effort to educate parents on the importance of healthy vision for their children.   Much of a child’s learning is visually based, yet kids often don’t have the perspective to even know they have vision problems, much less tell their parents. In fact, did you know that many kids who are originally considered …

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 …

Ready 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 …

Vegetables and fruits can help prevent vision loss from cataracts

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Many Americans don’t eat enough fresh vegetables and fruits. Most of us know that these foods are important for avoiding heart disease, stroke and cancer. But did you know that regularly enjoying a piece of fruit and a side of vegetables can help prevent vision loss from cataracts? Studies from the United States, Japan and Sweden show that a diet …