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Protective Eyewear

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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

FDA Approved Trifocal Lens for Cataract Surgery

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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...read more

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:...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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