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There’s still time to use your HSA or FSA account for LASIK or Advanced Cataract Surgery.

Don’t forget … Although for the tax year 2019, the IRS announced new contribution limits for both the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and the Health Savings Accounts (HSA), these accounts may still be used for life-improving procedures such as LASIK and Advanced Cataract Surgery. Take advantage of this opportunity to see better than you have […]

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Scientist have made a contact lens that lets you zoom in by blinking

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Interesting Info, Pepose Info on August 22, 2019

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 […]

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How to Choose the Best Sunglasses

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Eye Care, Interesting Info on August 15, 2019

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 […]

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CBD Oil May Worsen Glaucoma

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Glaucoma, Interesting Info on March 20, 2019

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 […]

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What is an Ophthalmologist?

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Interesting Info on January 28, 2019

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 […]

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Can using beauty products make a cataract worse?

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Cataracts, Interesting Info on September 18, 2018

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 […]

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