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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 […]

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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 […]

Eye Injuries

Ophthalmologists Urge Eye Protection for Recreational and Professional Sports

New research shows that about 30,000 people in the U.S. go to emergency departments each year with sports-related eye injuries, a substantially higher estimate than previously reported. This April during Sports Eye Safety Month, Griffin Eye Center and the American Academy of Ophthalmology remind the public that the right protective eyewear is the best defense […]

LASIK Cost

LASIK Costs: Options to pay for Laser Vision Correction

The cost of LASIK (Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) reflects an elective procedure that has been called life changing. Many people reduce their need for glasses and contacts for years. The money saved on associated costs reflects only part of the surgery’s value. Many find that after LASIK they can do what they could not have […]

Nano Laser

Dr. Neil Griffin First in USA to Use Cetus Nano-Laser System

Dr. Neil B. Griffin of the Griffin Eye Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina achieved two firsts. He was the first ophthalmic surgeon in the U.S.A. to use the Cetus Nano-Laser system, an FDA-approved laser technology developed and produced by A.R.C. Laser, for cataract surgery and the world first to use the combination of Nano-Laser with […]

LASIK Consult Myrtle Beach

Is LASIK right for you? You need a personal consultation

LASIK is a safe and popular alternative to glasses and contact lenses, with millions of satisfied patients. The best way for you to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK is with a complete medical examination of your eyes and personal consultation in our office. LASIK can treat a broad range of nearsightedness, farsightedness, […]

job-related eye injury

Ophthalmologists Say 90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Can be Avoided

On-the-job safety goes well beyond avoiding slips, falls, and heavy lifting. Caring for your eyes should be a high priority and part of an overall workplace wellness routine. Each day, about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. However, 90 percent of these accidents can be avoided by wearing eye […]

Eye Strain

Problems Staring at your Computers, Digital Devices and Eye Strain

Staring at your computer screen, smartphone or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry and tired. You may develop blurry vision, fatigue or eye strain. Some people also experience headaches or motion sickness when viewing 3-D, which may indicate that the viewer has a problem […]