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 …

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 …

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 …

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 – start the new …

Please welcome our newest Doctor

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We are pleased to introduce Dr. Jonathan Crews, who is joining our staff today. Dr. Crews specializes in primary eye care, cornea, external disease and refractive surgery. He is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating from Midwestern University, (2012). He did his internship and residency at University of Nebraska Medical Center. He earned his bachelors degree at University of Missouri-Columbia …

LASIK Experience

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We often talk about how important experience is for your doctor. This certainly true with LASIK Vision Correction. Way too many doctors have come and gone, often leaving behind unsatisfied patients. We write about this today because we had a patient that reminded us of how long – and how experienced – Dr. Pepose is as a LASIK surgeon. David …

A solar eclipse is coming. Learn how to watch it safely

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On August 21st, a solar eclipse will be visible in Missouri. This will be the first eclipse of it’s type in the continental United States since 1979. The total eclipse is expected to occur about 1 p.m. and will last approximately 2 minutes and 40 seconds. Although the effects of the eclipse will be visible across the U.S., Missouri and Illinois …

Dr. Pepose Receives Prestigious American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Life Achievement Honor Award

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“This award symbolizes Dr. Pepose’s longstanding commitment to advancing the profession and positively impacting patient’s eye health and the significant contributions to ophthalmology”, stated Dr. David W. Parke II, CEO and Cynthia G. Mattox, MD, FACS Chair Awards Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology. The Achievement Award program recognizes individuals for their contributions to the Academy, its’ scientific and education programs, …

What You Should Know About Swimming and Your Eyes

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Whether you enjoy a leisurely dip in a hotel pool or compete in the Olympic 200 meter freestyle, you may be familiar with the stinging, burning and redness of “swimmer’s eye.” While swimming is a great form of exercise and a relaxing way to cool down, it can be hard on your eyes. Pools are Tough on the Tear Film …

Shedding Light on Night Blindness

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It’s no surprise that most people don’t see well in the dark. However, some people have considerable difficulty seeing at night or in poor light. This is called night blindness (eye doctors call it nyctalopia). Night blindness doesn’t mean you are completely unable to see at night, but that your vision is poorer then. It is not a disease in itself, but instead …

School is just around the corner – be sure to schedule eye exams

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We highly recommend scheduling a comprehensive eye exam for your children before the start of each and every school year. Estimates are one-in-four children has an undiagnosed vision problem. Untreated vision conditions often lead to seemingly mysterious conditions like frequent headaches. They are also linked to everything from behavioral problems to poor performance in class to an inability to complete homework. While …

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 …