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 …

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 …

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 …

Your tax refund is a great time to take care of something very important – your vision.

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It’s that time of year – hopefully, you’ll be receiving a tax refund this year.  If so, what a great opportunity to greatly improve your vision once and for all. You truly can see better than you have in decades. We have the most experienced doctors and latest technology to help greatly improve your vision, no matter your need.   …

Allergy season is here

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Eye allergies — red, itchy, watery eyes that are bothered by the same irritants that cause sneezing and a runny nose among seasonal allergy sufferers — are very common in the midwest. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimates that 50 million people in the United States have seasonal allergies, and its prevalence is increasing — affecting up …

Exciting New Research in the Attempt to Cure Macular Degeneration

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Macular degeneration: ‘I’ve been given my sight back’ Doctors have taken a major step towards curing the most common form of blindness in the UK – age-related macular degeneration. Douglas Waters, 86, could not see out of his right eye, but “I can now read the newspaper” with it, he says. He was one of two patients given pioneering stem …

Why Excellent Vision Matters for Winter Athletes

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For winter sports athletes with Olympic-sized dreams, it’s easy to see why competitive athletes choose vision correction procedures to boost their competitive edge. However, athletes – especially those training in sports such as hockey, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and more – need more than talent to perform: they have to move fast, efficiently, and with confidence and they rely on their …

Night Driving Glasses May Hurt, Not Help

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If you search the internet for help with night driving, you’ll probably get numerous links to specialized night vision glasses, ranging in price from around $10 to near $100. Most have a tinted yellowish hue, and are marketed to reduce glare from headlights, streetlights and neon signs. But do night driving glasses work? Ophthalmologist Andrew Iwach, MD, isn’t so certain. …

Smoking and Eye Health

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As if you needed another reason … Avoiding smoking and second-hand smoke — or quitting if you are a smoker — are some of the best investments you can make in your long-term eye health. Smoking — even in your teens or twenties when your senior years seem far away – increases your future risks for cataract and age-related macular …

New Laser Treatment Can Help Get Rid of Eye Floaters

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Millions of Americans who live with annoying spots in their field of vision may soon have a remedy: a laser treatment called YAG vitreolysis. A new study followed 680 patients who underwent this procedure to reduce the symptoms of eye floaters. Ninety-three percent reported significant improvement in their vision. Inder Paul Singh, MD, an ophthalmologist with the Eye Centers of …

Intel Introduces Smart Glasses That Look Normal

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Verge.com wrote about new Smart Glasses from Intel … Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out. There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no …

What is an Ophthalmologist?

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Ever wonder the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist? OphthalmologistAn 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 and …

FDA approves gene therapy for rare form of blindness

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WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials approved the nation’s first gene therapy for an inherited disease, a treatment that improves the sight of patients with a rare form of blindness. It marks another major advance for the emerging field of genetic medicine. The approval for Spark Therapeutics offers a life-changing intervention for a small group of patients with a vision-destroying genetic mutation and …

It’s the new year. Ready to get rid of your glasses or contacts?

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The new year is a great time to finally get the freedom from glasses and contacts with LASIK Vision Correction. As you likely know, LASIK is 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 …

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 …