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 …

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 …

Yes, people tattoo their eyes. And no, it isn’t safe.

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A woman from Ontario, Canada, had the white of her right eye tattooed purple in September. The eye tattoo, however, went horribly wrong. Following is an article that tells the story.   Eye Tattoo Gone Wrong Places Model At Risk Of Losing Her Eyeball: Will The Procedure Be Banned? A model is at risk of losing her eyeball after an …

Eyeball tatoos? Yes, people have done this but it isn’t safe.

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The Washington Post just wrote about a Canadian model who decided to tattoo her eyeball – something called sclera staining. The results were terrible.  Read the article and please talk to us if you are ever considering any type of procedure involving your eyes.   Click below to read the article.    

A good story about the importance of sports eye safety

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The following article was written and published by The American Academy of Ophthalmology Sight-Threatening Injury Turns Teenager into Sports Eye Safety Advocate When 15-year-old Angellia Lilomaiava got poked in the eye as she went up for a two-foot shot during a basketball tournament, she fell to the court in excruciating pain. But as she made her way back to the bench, …

Should You Be Worried About Blue Light?

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When you stare at a screen for hours at a time, whether it is a computer, TV, phone or tablet, you are exposed to blue light from the device. But there is no scientific evidence that blue light from digital devices causes damage to your eye. The discomfort some people have after looking at screens is most likely digital eyestrain. …

Kitchen Eye Safety Tips

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While it’s true that good nutrition is essential for long-term eye health, there can also be a more direct connection between food and eye safety. Make sure you know how to keep your eyes safe in the kitchen before you spend long hours on holiday meals. If you do injure yourself, come see us or go to the emergency room if …

Why Get an Eye Exam? To Spot the Signs You Can’t See

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As adults age, many will develop eye diseases that could become debilitating if not treated in time. But people can protect themselves by having eye exams that can spot early and often-hidden signs of eye disease. Watch this animated video to learn how. Then, share it with your friends and loved ones so they can take steps to care for …

Protect your young children’s eyes from laundry packets

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The following article is from CNN (link). If you use laundry detergent packets, please be sure to store them where kids can’t reach, and look for the new locking containers.   Laundry packet poisonings increase in kids Children continue to eat a dangerously large number of laundry detergent packets, new data show. Calls to poison control centers increased 17% from …

If I wear eyeglasses because I have a slight astigmatism, will it worsen my nearsightedness/farsightedness?

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Wearing glasses NEVER makes the correction for near- or far-sightedness worse. It should make your entire vision better. The only exception is for those of us over 40, wearing just the correction for our nearsightedness without a bifocal, can make it more difficult to see at near when the glasses are on. Those over 40 usually consider a bifocal/no line …

September is Healthy Aging Month

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Aging is a process that brings many changes. Vision loss and blindness, however, do not have to be one of them. There are several simple steps you can take to keep your eyes healthy for the rest of your life. Visiting us regularly for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the most important thing you can do to reduce your risk …

We’ve been working hard to improve our patient care

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Perhaps you’ve noticed we have updated out computer systems. We are now even more efficient in sending out reminders, scheduling appointments and once you are here, making your appointment go as quickly and smoothly as possible.  We will continue to work to improve your experience, and appreciate your patience with the occasional long wait as Pepose Vision also handles emergencies …

Stem Cell Therapy for Eye Disease: What You Need to Know

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Avoid Unlicensed Clinics Offering Unapproved Stem Cell Therapy Stem cell therapies are getting headlines for their potential to cure diseases, including those that affect vision. But an important message is missing: the therapies are not yet proven to be safe and effective for your eyes. Stem cell treatments appear to offer hope to people with few options to recover vision. …

July is UV Safety Month

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Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer. UV rays reflected off sand and water can cause eyes to sunburn, potentially resulting in temporary blindness in just a few hours. In support of UV Safety Month this July, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public of …

Today is National Sunglasses Day

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Every day—whether it’s sunny or cloudy, summer or winter—millions of Americans make the conscious decision to not wear sunglasses or other ultraviolet (UV)-protective eyewear. While seemingly harmless, this habit carries serious vision risks, many of which are not known or understood by those who fail to wear protective eyewear. UV radiation is often recognized as the culprit for sunburns and …

5 Eye Care Tips for Moms-To-Be

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Expectant moms know their bodies will change in many ways during pregnancy, but they may be surprised to find their eyes and vision change as well. During pregnancy, a woman’s body retains water and her blood volume increases. Her hormone levels fluctuate and blood pressure varies. All of these changes can affect eyes and vision. For example, vision may occasionally …

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

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The human eye is often taken for granted. While people are accustomed to eating healthy foods and receiving the proper amount of exercise, many rarely consider their vision health. When it comes to our eyes, it is most important to protect the eyesight we have been given. During Workplace Wellness Month, Pepose Vision reminds everyone that workplace eye safety actions are …