5 Tips To Protect Against Macular Degeneration

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Seniors are at heightened risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. The disease damages central vision, limiting a person’s ability to read, write and recognize faces. Fortunately, there are steps people can take to lower their risk of losing vision due to AMD.  Here are five tips to protect against AMD-related vision loss: …

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.

It’s Halloween time … please be careful with decorative contact lenses

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Results of Study on Over-the-Counter Contacts Concerning Sure, zombie eyes might be the crowning touch on your Halloween costume. But if you’re thinking of getting decorative contact lenses online, you might want to think twice. In fact, be afraid. Be very afraid. The American Academy of Ophthalmology has issued a warning to costume shoppers about over-the-counter costume contact lenses after …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Computers, Digital Devices and Eye Strain

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Staring at your computer screen, smartphone or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry and tired. You may develop blurry vision, fatigue or eye strain. Some people also experience headaches or motion sickness when viewing 3-D, which may indicate that the viewer has a problem with focusing or depth perception. …

What happens to the eye if you wear glasses with more power than you need?

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We recently had a patient ask what happens to the eye if over corrected? For example, if one were to wear glasses twice as powerful as needed, would that weaken the eyes over time? Or would it just cause eye strain? Over correction can give some patients a headache but will have no permanent effect on the vision.

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 …

Scientist have made a contact lens that lets you zoom in by blinking

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Scientists from the University of California, San Diego, have created a new robotic soft contact lens that lets you zoom by blinking twice. The lens can be controlled by your eye movements.  Eye movements like blinking carry change potential to signal. Shengqiang Cai, the lead researcher, told the New Scientist that the eye has an electro-oculographic potential, even if you’re sleeping: Even if your eye …

How to Choose the Best Sunglasses

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Six Things to Consider Everyone knows sunglasses make it easier to see on a sunny day, whether out on the road or the water. However, wearing the right sunglasses is also a great defense against ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause short- and long-term eye damage, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. These are the most important factors to …

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

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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 to have learning disabilities are later diagnosed with vision problems? Nearly 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. Of children ages 3 to …

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 …

Should You Use Night Mode to Reduce Blue Light?

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You may have experienced trouble falling asleep after staring at your phone or other digital devices right before bed. Blue light—whether from the sun or from the screens we use—wakes us up and stimulates us. This also means too much blue light exposure late at night from phones, tablets or computer screens can disrupt our ability to fall asleep. Because …

When was your last eye exam?

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It’s so easy to forget about, or skip, your regular eye exam. Your vision seems fine, or at least no different than last year, so why bother? Routine, comprehensive eye exams at a doctors office can detect vision problems, eye disease and general health problems before you are aware a problem exists. We agree with the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s …

July is Fireworks Eye Safety Month

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Have a great 4th of July but please be safe. Fireworks and Eye Safety: What You Need to Know Fireworks injuries cause more than 10,000 visits to the emergency room each year, according to data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. As you make plans for your Fourth of July celebrations, we join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in …

What are cataracts?

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Inside our eyes, we have a natural lens. The lens bends (refracts) light rays that come into the eye to help us see. The lens should be clear. If you have a cataract, your lens has become cloudy. It is like looking through a foggy or dusty car windshield. Things look blurry, hazy or less colorful with a cataract. Fortunately, …