Today is World Sjögren’s Day

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Today is World Sjögren’s Day which commemorates the birthday of Dr. Henrik Sjögren, a Swedish ophthalmologist who first identified this disease in 1933. Sjögren’s syndrome is a serious, progressive autoimmune disease affecting approximately 4 million people in the US, 75% of whom are still undiagnosed! Dry eye is a common early symptom and as many as 1 in 10 dry …

Infrared Sensor Could Lead to Night Vision Contact Lenses

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If you’re scared of the dark, you may no longer have reason to fear. Researchers out of the University of Michigan have developed an infrared sensor that could eventually be used in the production of night vision contact lenses. Here’s an interesting article from Mashable – fun to read what might be in the future.  

Join us at our free, informative seminar!

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On Wednesday, July 23rd, from 6-8pm we are having a FREE seminar at our Chesterfield location (1815 Clarkson Road) where we’ll discuss the treatment of cataracts and dry eyes and LASIK Vision Correction. This is a great chance to meet our doctors, learn about all the latest advances and ask any question you might have. We’ll be breaking into groups …

Dr. Pepose Wins Award

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Dr. Pepose received an award for “Best Scientific Poster” at the annual Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting. He conducted a study on how several highly advanced lens implants affect our ability to compare and contrast images in differing lighting conditions. This study is laying the groundwork for the launch of several exciting implants over the next few years and you …

Google Working on Smart Contact Lenses with Teensy Embedded cameras?

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By now you’ve heard of Google Glasses.  It looks like Google is now looking into contact lens that includes a small camera. Pretty much speculation, but interesting stuff.  Here’s an article in  – Google Eyes A Creepier Glass—A Camera-Bearing Contact Lens – that talks about what might be.

Retinal Detachment Emergency Treatment

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Recently on a Tuesday morning, Dr. Holekamp received a phone call at the Pepose Vision Institute from an optometrist in southern Illinois. His pastor came to the office complaining of a 3-day history of floaters, flashes, and loss of peripheral vision. The optometrist diagnosed a macula-on retinal detachment. The term “macula-on” means that the center of the retina, the macula, …

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 …