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LASIK

What is the cost of LASIK in 2020?

The average cost of LASIK surgery performed in the United States is $2,199 per eye, according to Market Scope. One of the first considerations consumers have about LASIK or laser vision correction surgery is the cost. The actual price you pay depends on many factors, including the experience and reputation of your surgeon and the […]

The U.S. Military Trusts LASIK, So Can You

For most people, having LASIK is about seeing well without needing to rely on glasses and contacts. What you may not know is that the U.S. military trusts LASIK and other laser vision correction procedures in order for service members to have the vision required for operational success and safety. While a civilian may really […]

Eye Injuries

Make Sure Protective Eyewear is on Your Christmas Shopping List

Griffin Eye Center and the American Academy of Ophthalmology urge the public to celebrate with an eye on safety. In the beloved holiday movie, A Christmas Story, Ralphie attempts to convince his parents and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun is the perfect Christmas gift. They all reject his pleas with the same warning: […]

Diabetic Eye

Sixty Percent of Americans with Diabetes Skip Annual Sight-Saving Exams

People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving, annual eye exams, according to a large study. Griffin Eye Center joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reiterating the importance of eye exams during the month of November, which is observed as Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness […]

Costume Contact Lenses

Consult an Eye Care Professional if Your Halloween Costume Includes Scary Eyes

Creepy costume lenses might add a spine-tingling thrill to your Halloween costume, but wearing costume contact lenses without a prescription can lead to serious eye infections or permanent vision loss. Decorative lenses are medical devices, not costume jewelry. They must be prescribed and fitted by an eye care professional, just like regular contact lenses. That’s why Griffin Eye Center […]

Cataract Surgery

When Should I Have Cataract Surgery?

Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. If not treated, cataracts can lead to blindness. In addition, the longer cataracts are left untreated, the more difficult it can be to successfully remove the cataract and restore vision. The American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public that early detection and […]

blade-free LASIK

Is Blade-Free LASIK Right for You?

LASIK (Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis) is an FDA-approved outpatient procedure that uses the excimer laser to reshape the cornea to correct your vision. LASIK typically takes less than 10 minutes to perform on each eye and is one of the most frequently performed healthcare procedures in North America. There are many options available and Blade-Free LASIK might […]

eye exam

Ophthalmologists Encourage Making Eye Exams Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy

According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or vision problems. A significant percentage of them, however, fail to seek medical attention in the form of regular, sight-saving eye exams. In observance of Healthy Aging Month in September, Griffin Eye Center […]