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 …

Can using beauty products make a cataract worse?

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Question: Can wearing eye makeup, perfume, hairspray, nail polish or other beauty products worsen a pre-existing cortical cataract? I was recently diagnosed and I want to know which products to avoid that could make it worse. Answer: Most common beauty products are very unlikely to cause or worsen cataract if used properly. Products designed to be used on the eyelids …

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 …

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 …

The latest treatments for glaucoma

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Glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness, is a complicated disease in which damage to the opticnerve leads to progressive vision loss. Today, more than 3 million Americans are living with glaucoma, and this number is expected to double by 2050 according to Glaucoma Research Foundation. Pepose Vision is proud to offer the absolute latest glaucoma treatments: CyPass® Micro-Stent is …

Vision Screening Recommendations for Adults Over 60

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It’s important to have a comprehensive eye exam with an eye doctor every year or two after age 60 to check for age-related eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataract and other eye conditions. Our experienced doctors, using the latest technology, will help keep your eyes healthy and provide the most advanced and effective treatments you …

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 …

Is it OK to swim in a pool with advanced wet AMD?

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Question: Is it OK to swim in a pool with advanced wet AMD? Is there any potential damage to vision using goggles and swimming in the pool? Answer: There should be no worries about swimming in a pool if you have the diagnosis of advanced wet AMD. Your vision will not be threatened by using goggles and swimming.

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 – enjoy all the …

July is Fireworks Eye Safety Month

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Have a great 4th of July but please be safe. Fireworks Eye Safety Month is sponsored by Prevent Blindness America and supported by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Independence Day or the Fourth of July, is a time of joy and celebration for all Americans.  Don’t let an accident spoil your celebration.  Each year, thousands of people are injured by fireworks in …

Give dad a Happy Father’s Day!

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Father’s Day is coming up soon – June 17th. Give dad a gift he’ll really love. We’re offering $ 50 off any complete pair of prescription eye glasses (including frames and lens) and all sunglasses, including these great brands and more:       Stop by our optical center this week – this special deal is available the entire week before Father’s …

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 …

Can you prevent or slow the development of a mild cataract?

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Question: I am 67 years old and have had a diagnosis of mild cataracts. Is there any way to prevent or slow its development? Answer: Cataracts are a normal function of aging. If you live long enough, you will develop cataracts. That being said, there are a few things that can be done to delay some forms of cataract. Ultraviolet …

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 …

Dry Eyes and Contact Lenses: Do’s and Don’ts

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Pepose Vision offers advanced testing and treatments for dry eyes and eye allergies. Contact us to learn more. Wearing contact lenses is a risk factor for dry eye problems. Dry eyes, in turn, can make contacts much less comfortable. It’s a situation that causes a lot of frustration for many contact lens wearers. In fact, this combination of dryness and …

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 …