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Cataract surgery

Am I a Candidate for Cataract Surgery with Vision-Correcting Lenses?

If you are a good candidate for cataract surgery, it is likely you are a candidate for today’s advanced vision-correcting intraocular lens technology. Your optometrist and/or ophthalmologist should perform a comprehensive eye exam to check the overall health of your eyes, evaluate whether there are reasons why you should not have surgery and identify any […]

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Advances in Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is only performed once in a person’s lifetime, so it is important to consider your lens options. Cataract surgery removes the clouded natural lens and replaces it with an artificial plastic lens. Today’s lens technology enables cataract patients to not only replace their clouded lens with a clear plastic lens, but also correct […]

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Are Cataracts Common?

Are Cataracts Common? Over fifty percent of people over the age of 60, and quite a few younger than that, experience cataracts. In fact, cataracts are so common, it is said that everyone will develop a cataract if they live long enough. A cataract is a progressive clouding of the eye’s natural lens that interferes […]

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Risk Factors for Cataracts

Are you at Risk for Cataracts? The greatest risk factor for cataracts is simply getting older. The eye’s lens is made up of water and proteins, and over time those proteins begin to clump together, leading to the blurry and fuzzy vision of cataracts. You can change your eye glass prescription only so much, but […]

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Common Cataract Causes and Treatment

Though cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss worldwide, myths persist about common cataract causes and treatment. Cataracts affect nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and older. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have cataracts, according to the National Eye Institute. Cataracts are a natural result of aging. As the […]

What is Cataract Surgery with Vision Correcting Lenses?

Cataract surgery removes the clouded natural lens and replaces it with an artificial plastic lens. Today’s lens technology enables cataract patients to not only replace their clouded lens with a clear plastic lens, but also correct other vision issues such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Working with your ophthalmologist, you can customize the procedure to […]

Griffin Eye Center Voted Neighborhood Fave in Nextdoor’s Business Award

Griffin Eye Center Voted a Neighborhood Fave in Nextdoor’s 2023 Local Business Awards! Griffin Eye Center has been named to the winning list of Nextdoor’s 2023 Neighborhood Faves, the only annual awards where neighbors vote to celebrate their favorite local businesses. “Neighbors know best, and Nextdoor’s Neighborhood Faves are the only annual awards celebrating the […]

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Can Cataracts be Prevented?

Can cataracts be prevented is a common question. Cataracts cannot be naturally prevented from forming. Research has shown, however, that lifestyle and health behavior influence when and how early a cataract starts to form. The American Association of Ophthalmology (AAO) overviews several key areas of behavioral practice for aging adults to be aware of that can lower […]

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What you Need to Know About Cataracts

Things to know about cataracts. Approximately twenty-five million Americans have cataracts, which causes cloudy, blurry 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 several things everyone should know about the condition of cataracts and its treatment. As everyone […]

Cataract Surgery Myrtle Beach

Want to be Less Dependent on Glasses after Cataract Surgery? As we age, proteins begin to clump together inside the natural lens of the eye. This causes the lens of the eye to become cloudy and light rays to scatter inside the eye instead of focusing directly on the back of the eye (retina) and […]