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, …

Did you know?

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Relationship Between Glaucoma and Poor Sleep A study of more than 6,700 people in the United States over age 40 who answered a survey about their sleep revealed possible connections between glaucoma and sleep problems.Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve. Damage to this nerve—which is responsible for sending signals from the eye to the brain so you can see—often goes unnoticed until …

Give dad a Happy Father’s Day!

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Father’s Day is coming up soon – June 16th.  Give dad a gift he’ll really love. We’re offering $ 50 off any pair of sunglasses in stock, including these great brands and more.     Stop by our optical center – this deal is available the entire week before Father’s Day, June 10th-14th.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Did you know?

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Basketball is the Leading Cause of Eye Injuries Current research shows that basketball is the leading cause of sports-related eye injuries in the United States. Most of these injuries could have been prevented with one, simple step — wearing protective eyewear. A 2018 study in the journal Pediatrics found that basketball caused almost 16% of eye injuries in kids between 1990 and 2012. …

Why does it feel like something is rubbing against my eye when I blink?

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If it feels like something is rubbing against your eyes when you blink it is called a foreign body sensation (FBS). It can be caused by a number of different things. Although it could be caused by a particle on the surface of the eyes, the two most common causes are dry eyes, or an inflammation in the eyelids called blepharitis. Other causes …

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 …

CBD Oil May Worsen Glaucoma

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If you were hoping that CBD, or cannabidiol, would offer a natural remedy, the latest research is a downer. A new study suggests that CBD doesn’t lower eye pressure, it raises it. That’s bad because high eye pressure is the primary risk factor for glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Glaucoma is a condition …

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.

What Are the Symptoms of Glaucoma?

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Open-angle glaucoma.With open-angle glaucoma, there are no warning signs or obvious symptoms in the early stages. As the disease progresses, blind spots develop in your peripheral (side) vision. Most people with open-angle glaucoma do not notice any change in their vision until the damage is quite severe. This is why glaucoma is called the “silent thief of sight.” Having regular …

Congratulations to our doctors. Again.

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We are proud to announce our doctors have been named among the very best in the entire U.S.For more than two decades, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America’s trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has based its selection process on the foundation of peer nominations. All licensed physicians, MDs and DOs (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) are invited to participate in this …