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 …

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 …

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 …

How Can You Tell What’s Causing Your Dry Eye?

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The feeling of dry eyes is often caused by a problem in the eye’s tears. The tear problems can be caused by the environment, drugs or health conditions. Low humidity, wind (sleeping with a fan or sleep apnea mask), allergens and smoke are environmental factors that can cause problems with your tears. Low humidity indoors is usually caused by extremes …

Can allergies affect just one eye but not the other?

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The simple answer is no. Typical allergies such as hay fever, etc., are systemic and affect both eyes. It is possible that a small amount of allergen can get in one eye and cause a temporary problem, but this is highly unlikely. A red, swollen, tearing eye can be caused by tear duct obstruction, foreign body, exposed suture, ill-fitting contact …

Pepose Vision Awarded Dry Eye Center of Excellence

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We are proud to have been recognized as a Dry Eye Center of Excellence by Bio-Tissue, the leader in regenerative biologic therapies and ocular hygiene solutions for eye care professionals. Pepose Vision is the only practice in the area to receive this award. If you suffer from dry eyes, this is big news for you. As Dr. Pepose said when …

The link between allergies and dry eye

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Red, watery eyes are the hallmark of both allergies and dry eye. For a long time, scientists thought of these conditions as separate, but it turns out they may have something in common: the seasons. Dry eye can significantly impact a person’s quality of life by inducing burning, irritation and blurred vision. This common condition affects about 1 in 5 …

4 Ways to avoid dry eyes

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At Pepose Vision, we offer some of the most advanced testing and treatment for dry eyes.  We are a TearLab Accredited Dry Eye Center which means you will be cared for by certified specialists in tear testing. We have the most advanced technology to diagnose and manage this irritating condition. Indications of dry eye include but are not limited to: Eye …

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 …

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 …

We are now an Accredited Dry Eye Center

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We are now a TearLab Accredited Dry Eye ! Millions suffer from Dry Eye, and yet the vast majority are not receiving the care they need. At our Accredited Dry Eye Center, you will be cared for by certified specialists in tear testing. We have the most advanced technology to diagnose and manage this irritating condition. There’s only a handful of accredited …

Great News for Dry Eye Suffers

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Introducing LipiFlow® LipiFlow® is one of the best treatments available for dry eyes. The majority of dry eye conditions are due to the tears evaporating too quickly. The LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation treatment applies directed energy to the affected glands and will benefit most dry eye sufferers. LipiFlow® is FDA-approved, clinically proven and minimally invasive procedure that we perform in our office. We’d like to tell you more about how LipiFlow® can treat …