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 …

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration is the number one cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in adults over 60 in the U.S. It escalates with age. It affects 14%-24% of the U.S. population aged 65-74 years and 35 – 40% of people aged 74 years or more have the disease. In other words, more than one person in three can …

What is an Ophthalmologist?

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Ever wonder the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist? Ophthalmologist An ophthalmologist is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists complete 12 to 13 years of training and education, and are licensed to practice medicine and surgery. This advanced training allows ophthalmologists to diagnose and treat a wider range of conditions than optometrists …

Ever wonder what Does 20/20 Vision Mean?

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We all want 20/20 vision. But what does that really mean? Turns out the phrase “20/20 vision” refers to normal vision.“ A person with 20/20 vision can see what an average individual can see on an eye chart when they are standing 20 feet away. An eye chart measures visual acuity, which is the clarity or sharpness of vision. The top number …

Time for an eye exam

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We highly recommend everyone have regular eye exams, and if you’re over age 40, that you have an exam every year. And be sure to have a comprehensive exam, not just a basic eye check, so that you can learn in advance of any potential issues. Please contact us for your comprehensive exam and let us help you take care …

Been thinking about LASIK?

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If you’re tired of hassling with your glasses and/or contacts, make this the year you finally get LASIK. Come see us for a free consultation and learn everything you need to know about LASIK. We’ll also test your eyes to make sure LASIK is right for you. Pepose Vision was the very first to offer LASIK in St. Louis and we continue to …

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and …

Happy New Year!

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We wish you and your family a joyful, bright, healthy, prosperous and happiest new year ahead!

Happy Holidays

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The doctors and staff at Pepose Vision hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season and a healthy and happy new year.

Over 65? We highly recommend a complete eye exam every year

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We agree with The American Academy of Ophthalmology is saying it’s important to have a complete eye exam every year after age 65 to check for age-related eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataract and other eye conditions. We actually recommend a complete eye exam every year or two regardless of your age. If you haven’t had …

No, Blue Light From Your Smartphone Is Not Blinding You

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Blue light from electronic screens is not making you blind. A recently released study has been creating both concern in the public and alarmist headlines from news outlets worldwide. But experts are cautioning that the news reports are leaping to unfounded conclusions about the potential effects of blue light on the eye. This laboratory research is not a reason to …

Retina Scan May Give Early Warning of Alzheimer’s Disease

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A new study shows that an eye scan may be a relatively easy, inexpensive way to test for early Alzheimer’s disease. The study builds on research showing that closely examining the retina might help detect Alzheimer’s in its early stages. The retina is made up of brain tissue. Retinas are connected to the brain via the optic nerve. Changes in …

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 …