Dr. Pepose Recognized by Bausch and Lomb as Top 10 Cataract Surgeon

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Dr. Pepose was just recognized by Bausch and Lomb as one of the top 10 cataract surgeons. Here’s a note sent he received: “On behalf of the Sales and Marketing leadership team at Bausch and Lomb, we would like to thank you for being one of our top 10 implanting surgeons for Crystalens and Trulign Toric this year. We sincerely …

It’s Time to Take Care of Those Annoying Dry Eyes!

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July is Dry Eye Disease Awareness month. Dry eyes affect millions of people. Many continue to suffer yet could be easily treated. Does that include you? Make July the month you treat your dry eyes once and for all! If you have any of the following symptoms, you might have dry eyes: • Eye discomfort, such as stinging, burning or a …

10 Tricks to Defeat Eye Strain at Work

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More than 70% of American knowledge workers suffer from eye strain — that fatigued eyeball feeling you get from staring at a screen all day. The symptoms are familiar. Your eyelids get tired and dry, a headache starts rumbling inside your skull, and your ability to focus on your work starts to evaporate. These effects, research shows, lead to a …

Enjoy Summertime Sports

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Fastballs, flying debris from gardening projects, pool and lake contaminants, a scorching sun- no matter where this summer takes you, remember to protect your most valuable assets…. Your eyes!
 Your eyecare professionals at Pepose Vision Institute would like to remind you of some simple ways to care for your eyes this summer. 1.    Wear sun protection.  The sun emits different wavelengths …

Medical Mission to La Gonave, Haiti

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Lifelong Vision Foundation provided financial support for Dr. Nancy Holekamp, Director of Retinal Services at Pepose Vision Institute, on a Medical Mission to La Gonave, Haiti. Dr. Holekamp administered vision tests, refracted eyes, and distributed @ 1,000 pairs of much needed glasses, generously donated by St. Louisans. We cannot fathom the level of poverty and lack of basic resources there. Even …

Dr. Pepose plays key role in important FDA approval

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Dr. Pepose just finished presenting to the FDA and played a key role in attaining approval for what’s called the Karma inlay. The Kamra inlay is indicated for the improvement of near and intermediate vision in presbyopic patients.       Read more.

What to do about eye allergies?

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Do you have red, itchy, watery eyes and a runny nose?  With the weather warming up and the plants blooming, it is allergy season again.  The eyelids and surface of the eye are readily affected by allergies to ragweed, pollen, and mold.  An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system recognizes a substance, or allergen, as “foreign.” The skin of …

Lifelong Vision Foundation Named Ladue News Charity Awards Finalist

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Charity Awards Finalist: Lifelong Vision Foundation For months, local student Cordale Denton endured painful headaches and struggled to see the board in class. The teenager’s vision was suffering after his only pair of glasses had broken. “You can’t know what it is like to not be able to afford to do anything about it,” he says. That’s where Lifelong Vision …

Do ophthalmologists really think LASIK is safe and effective?

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The answer is a resounding yes! In a survey of members of theInternational Society of Refractive Surgery, 40% of responding ophthalmologists had undergone LASIK or PRK, along with 34% of their spouses, 26% of their children, and at least 1 sibling in 72% of respondents. An article from doctors at the Cleveland Clinic appeared in the current issue of the Journal of Cataract and …

How Dry I Am!

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Do you know of someone who has gritty, sandy, irritated eyes, with fluctuating vision that gets worse as the day goes on? If this sounds familiar, then you or a loved one may be suffering from dry eyes—one of the most prevalent ocular conditions. Dry eyes are ten times more common in women than men, and are more common following …

Are You Suffering From Computer-Vision Syndrome?

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A recent article in The Wall Street Journal asks whether we are becoming a “squinter nation”. Computer screens, I-Pads, smart phones, and a litany of other hand held devices are all typically viewed between 18 to 40 inches away. This intermediate distance is often the “black hole” in between the clear distance and near focus of typical bifocal glasses. The …

Springtime means allergies and dry eyes

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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.  We now offer an advanced diagnostic test for eye allergies.  This special, non-invasive test contains small amounts of the 58 most common allergens in the Midwest.  If you have an allergy, we will help treat your eye discomfort …

We are now an Accredited Dry Eye Center

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We are now a TearLab Accredited Dry Eye ! Millions suffer from Dry Eye, and yet the vast majority are not receiving the care they need. At our Accredited Dry Eye Center, you will be cared for by certified specialists in tear testing. We have the most advanced technology to diagnose and manage this irritating condition. There’s only a handful of accredited …

Great News for Dry Eye Suffers

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Introducing LipiFlow® LipiFlow® is one of the best treatments available for dry eyes. The majority of dry eye conditions are due to the tears evaporating too quickly. The LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation treatment applies directed energy to the affected glands and will benefit most dry eye sufferers. LipiFlow® is FDA-approved, clinically proven and minimally invasive procedure that we perform in our office. We’d like to tell you more about how LipiFlow® can treat …

Google Smart Contact Lenses Move Closer to Reality

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Google’s plan to bring smart contact lenses to diabetes sufferers inched closer to reality as the company secured two patents last week for the cutting edge, biometric sensor technology. Known among scientists as “Ophthalmic Electrochemical Sensors,” these contact lenses will feature flexible electronics that include sensors and an antenna. The sensors are designed to read chemicals in the tear fluid of the …

5th Annual Jay Pepose ’75 Award

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Richard Masland recently won the fifth annual Jay Pepose ’75 Award in Vision Sciences from Brandeis University. Masland is the associate chief for ophthalmology research and director of the Howe Laboratory, and a senior scientist at the Schepens Eye Research Institute. His research has given scientists important insights into cell organization and how visual centers function. The award is named …