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Laser Vision Correction

What is Laser Vision Correction?

Laser vision correction is the name for the set of eye procedures that uses a laser to reshape your cornea in order to create clearer vision. There are three major laser vision correction treatments available in the U.S. today: PRK: Photorefractive keratectomy LASIK: Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis SMILE: Small incision lenticule extraction. Photorefractive keratectomy In […]

Cataract Advanced Technology Lenses

Many Cataract Patients today are choosing to upgrade to one of the Advanced Technology Lenses that can provide a full range of vision, from near to distant. These Advanced Lenses can potentially eliminate one’s dependence on glasses for most activities such as driving, reading, and computer work. Some Common Lens Options: Symphony™ Lens is an […]

Visual Development

Is Too Much Screen Time Harming Children’s Vision?

As children spend more time tethered to screens, there is increasing concern about potential harm to their visual development. Ophthalmologists – physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care – are seeing a marked increase in children with dry eye and eye strain from too much screen time. But does digital eyestrain cause lasting […]

Eye Health

Sunglasses: Your Prescription for Eye Health

Next time you step outside to enjoy the summer sun, don’t forget to bring a pair of sunglasses. Most people know that the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays are bad for the skin. But did you know that too much sun on unprotected eyes increases the risk of eye diseases? This summer, Griffin Eye Center and […]

Laser Vision Correction

Understanding Your Laser Vision Correction Options

Laser vision correction is the name for the set of eye procedures that uses a laser to reshape your cornea in order to create clearer vision. There are three major laser vision correction treatments available in the U.S. today: PRK: Photorefractive keratectomy LASIK: Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis SMILE: Small incision lenticule extraction Photorefractive keratectomy PRK-In […]

What are Refractive Errors

According to the National Eye Institute the most common vision problems are refractive errors, more commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. Refractive errors occur when the shape of the eye prevents light from focusing directly on the retina. The length of the eyeball (either longer or shorter), changes in the shape of the […]

Cataract Surgery

Cataract- Leading Causes of Blindness in United States

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. During Cataract Awareness Month in June 2019, the American Academy of Ophthalmology […]

LASIK myrtle beach

What is Wavefront-Optimized LASIK?

What is Wavefront-Optimized LASIK? Because no two corneas are alike, we offer our patients Wavefront-Optimized LASIK. With Wavefront-Optimized LASIK, a combination of sophisticated measurements of each individual’s cornea are used to create a unique treatment plan designed to provide patients with: -A greater chance of having 20/20 vision as compared to conventional LASIK -The potential […]

Eye Disease

5 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease

By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. Many sight-robbing conditions can be effectively treated if detected early enough, in many cases limiting or eliminating the damage to eyesight. During the month of May, Griffin Eye Center joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in sharing valuable information about how to […]

Dr. Neil B. Griffin Cataract Surgeon

About Cataract and Understanding Your Vision

Are you having blurred vision or sensitivity to light? A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens that interferes with the light passing through to the retina. Individuals with cataracts usually describe their vision as being similar, to looking through a foggy windshield. Also, your reading may become more difficult and driving become […]