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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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Using HSA or FSA Funds Saves Money on LASIK

The good news is vision correction procedure LASIK is a qualified medical expense by the IRS and, therefore, can be used with funds set aside in an HSA or a flexible savings account, known as an FSA. The funds in these tax savings accounts are set aside directly from your paycheck – before taxes are […]

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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 the Difference Between LASIK and Cataract Surgery?

The Difference Between LASIK and Cataract Surgery: LASIK reshapes the outer layer of the eye (cornea) to change the way the eye focuses light on the retina. In contrast, cataract surgery is a treatment applied to the lens of the eye. The natural lens becomes cloudy for cataract patients making their vision blurry or fuzzy. […]

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 […]

Reasons Athletes Choose LASIK for Laser Vision Correction in 2023

5 Reasons Athletes Choose LASIK Because different types of sports have different requirements, athletes should know there are options when it comes to laser vision correction treatment. LASIK is the most popular laser vision correction procedure available today because it is a safe and effective option, delivering excellent vision with a fast recovery time in […]

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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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Why I Chose Griffin Eye Center Myrtle Beach for Cataract Surgery

I was recently diagnosed with cataracts, and I knew two things for sure based on my 20+ year career in Ophthalmology, along with being privy to hundreds of positive patient and family reviews. I was going to get a “PanOptix Multifocal lens” implant and Dr. Neil Griffin was going to be my cataract surgeon. Sounded […]

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Cataract Surgeon Myrtle Beach

Ophthalmic cataract surgeon, Dr. Neil B. Griffin is the first in the Myrtle Beach area to go beyond laser and offer cataract patients state-of-the-art and groundbreaking technology of the Zepto® microsurgical technology.  Dr. Griffin is committed to providing world class technology and the most advanced vision diagnostics and surgical technologies. Griffin Eye Center offers the most advanced […]