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, …

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 …