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Cataract Surgery at a Glance in Myrtle Beach

Cataract surgery removes the clouded natural lens and replaces it with an artificial plastic lens to correct farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. There are several vision-correcting lens options for cataract surgery. Which intraocular lens (IOL) is right for you depends on your lifestyle as well as your vision needs. What is Cataract Surgery with Vision-Correcting IOLs? […]

HSAs and FSAs are options for financing LASIK

For the tax year 2022, the IRS has announced contribution limits for both the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and the Health Savings Accounts (HSA).  Those who have access to these accounts may be interested to learn they can use their FSA or HSA for laser vision correction such as LASIK as these procedures are an […]

Options in Laser Vision Correction

Options in Laser Vision Correction Conventional LASIK – This is the oldest form of LASIK which uses a microkeratome blade to create a flap in the cornea. The flap is folded back and an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea under the flap to address your vision prescription.  The flap is gently placed back […]

Most Googled Questions About LASIK Answered

Today we wanted to take some time to answer some of the most-Googled questions about LASIK. With so many options in laser vision correction today, having an in-person conversation with a highly qualified surgeon is the best way to get the information you need. However, we thought you would find it helpful if we put […]

3 Things to Know About Cataracts

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which causes cloudy, blurry or dim vision and often develops with advancing age. This June, Griffin Eye Center joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Cataract Awareness Month by sharing three things everyone should know about the condition and its treatment. […]

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Cataract Questions and Answers Myrtle Beach

If your world is getting a little cloudy, it may not be the weather. You could be developing cataract, which means the lens in one of your eyes – or both eyes – has becomes partly or completely cloudy. The lens plays a vital role in helping us see clearly. When you look at something, […]

LASIK Safety and Performance Continue to Impress

At the May 2016 annual meeting of the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery – the medical organization of surgeons specializing in vision correction and cataract surgeries – updates of several high-profile research studies of LASIK safety and performance, including the FDA PROWL study, were presented showing impressively and consistently high marks for safety, outcomes, as well as […]

Contact Lenses Uncomfortable?

The latest estimates place the number of contact lens wearers at about 30 million. But for some, they may find that their contact lenses become uncomfortable over time.  It may be that you used to be able to wear them morning to night. But then something changes and at some point, you start taking them […]

LASIK Procedure Checklist

Your LASIK Consultation Checklist: I have independently researched the LASIK procedure and other laser vision correction procedures. I have taken the time to think through whether vision correction surgery is a good option for my vision and lifestyle. What to Look for in a LASIK Surgeon: I have selected a qualified surgeon who is: A […]

What It Takes to See the Golf Ball Clearly

High visual acuity is necessary to target the landing on the fairway, line up the shot, and hit the ball. Here are a few of the ways eyes and vision work to support a great golf game: Eye-hand coordination: The ability to absorb the relevant visual information (distance, direction, elevation, conditions, topography, etc.) and use […]