In Sacramento & Roseville, California
Here's what just a few of our loyal patients had to say about their LASIK experience at Griffin & Reed Eye Care:
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Dear Doctor Griffin and Doctor Reed:
We are nearly 8 years down the road with our LASIK surgery and we just wanted to drop a line and let you know how pleased we are with all the care given us by Griffin and Reed Eye Care over the years. We, Jack and Joe, and all of our friends and family that have gotten LASIK surgery over the years couldn't be happier with the results. You guys truly are the class of your field. Thanks for everything and if we can ever be of help spreading the word let us know.Thanks again,
Jack Armstrong and Joe Getty
I really appreciated the professionalism and personal concern exhibited by all. I'm very glad I chose Griffin & Reed Eye Care, in spite of the logistical inconvenience of living in Nevada. I'd recommend you in a heartbeat. My sister Pam M., did the initial research and selected Griffin & Reed. I was impressed with what she had to say and her personal experience.
If I had another set of eyes, I would trust Dr. Reed all over again.
I always felt that I was the most important. I felt I had the undivided attention from all the staff.
To My Friends at Griffin & Reed,
I have been enjoying my new 20/20 vision for 10 years now! I still have people ask me about my News 10 series on Laser Eye Surgery. In 1994, I followed patients of Dr. Griffin and Dr. Reed as they headed to Canada for PRK. We documented their experiences and later followed up to see how they were doing. I was so impressed with the results I returned to Canada as a patient, reporting on my own eye surgery. That was all before the FDA had approved the procedure in this country. Of course, now Laser Eye Surgery is one of the most popular procedures in the U.S.
I appreciate the professionalism of Dr. Griffin & Dr. Reed and their staff. They obviously care deeply about their patients. About a year or so after the series they hosted a wonderful reception of patients celebrating their life without glasses or contacts. It was an evening filled with emotional testimonials and gratitude.
I'm proud to think my news series helped educate Northern Californians about this life changing surgery, and I'm grateful for the connections made with experienced doctors and local patients.
Best wishes for continued success.
I grin when I'm in Target and pass by the contact lens solutions - I'm free of them! I hated wearing contacts. My employer told me how wonderful his LASIK and his wife's LASIK procedures went. He said he wouldn't go anywhere but Griffin & Reed - so I made my appointment. Poor eyesight --> Surgery --> Perfect eyesight. No complaints.
A miracle! One of the best decisions of my life. Griffin & Reed Eye Care's staff was extremely considerate and kind and made it the best medical experience I have ever had.
I had my laser surgery performed in 1999 by Dr. Reed. My life has been completely affected in a positive way ever since. Before I had the surgery my glasses really slowed me down when it came to night driving and playing sports. Now I can drive down the street and easily see names and addresses and I am a lot more active athletically. Now I am not a good patient by nature, however Dr. Reed and his staff were extremely thorough in keeping me educated throughout the whole procedure and as a result I was very at ease the entire time. Following the surgery, the staff at Griffin & Reed did a great job with after care and made my recovery a simple process. I thank Griffin & Reed for making my life simple again and I highly recommend that you consider having your surgery here as well.
This is definitely a life transforming experience. I feel so lucky to live in a time that this is actually possible. Having Dr. Maboudi as my doctor made all the difference, she is so intelligent and personable. I feel very fortunate to have her as my doctor.
Dear Griffin and Reed Eye Care,
Greetings from Ohio.
It's been six years since my LASIK Surgery, so I want to update you on my eyes and my life.Ohio is beautiful this time of year and I want you to know I'm still seeing everything crystal clear thanks to you. I think about my LASIK correction every time I hit a golf ball or look out on the gorgeous green countryside.
But back in December, I thought my eyes were deceiving me after I gazed out my front window to see snow so deep it was covering my mailbox. Needless to say, during my first Cleveland winter I saw things I had never seen before.
So far, the family is adjusting well to Ohio. We settled in a fantastic neighborhood about 15 minutes south of Lake Erie. Everything here is family oriented and the children love it. Living in a cold climate can be quite a challenge, but also quite beautiful. Thankfully we made it through our first winter without losing any of our kids in a snowdrift.
But now, we're in the middle of warm summer days and breezy nights - so the winter seems like a distant memory.
At any rate, I miss everyone at the office. Please say hello to the Doctors and give the staff my best.
And thanks again for the 20/20 vision. I really do enjoy it every day.
WOIO TV (CBS)
5 & 11pm Anchor
Wonderful! I just came back from a month of sailing - and due to my surgery, the snorkeling was fantastic! The experience at Griffin & Reed Eye Care was positive, I wouldn't hesitate to refer friends to Griffin & Reed Eye Care.
Griffin & Reed Eye Care literally changed my life! Before I had LASIK surgery, I had to wear contacts or glasses at all times. It was such as hassle for an active guy like me, and even made it impossible to do something as simple as take a nap!
Tired of having to gouge at my eyes and be concerned with the contact lenses that were literally stuck to my eye-ball, I sought out Griffin & Reed Eye Care. Dr. Reed and Dr. Melrose took the time to explain the entire LASIK process, outlined how they minimize any risk and what I could do to ensure a positive outcome. All my fears were put to rest. A procedure that took less than 10 minutes in totality liberated me for a lifetime.
Since then, I'm not only still seeing clearly, but I continue to consistently register vision that's better than 20/20! It is with complete conviction and confidence that I 100% recommend the Griffin & Reed Eye Care experience.
Rob, Arnie and Dawn in the morning
98 Rock (98.5 FM, KRXQ)
Everyone was very friendly - I've really enjoyed working with them, especially Jami & Sabrena. I felt personally cared for, almost a "family-like" experience, not as a patient but like true concern for me as a patient. It's been a very long time since a doctor and staff showed any concern.
Dear Griffin & Reed:
I am one of those patients that waited many years to finally decide to proceed with LASIK surgery. When I had my first appointment with Dr. Melrose at Griffin & Reed I knew immediately that I made the right decision and was in the best of care. The results have been terrific - I love not wearing contacts!
I extend a gracious thank you to Drs. Reed and Melrose and your entire staff. I heartily recommend Griffin & Reed to any LASIK surgery candidate. My vision is terrific and I can't believe I waited so long to get this done!
Thank you again Griffin & Reed for everything.
President and Chief Operating Officer, Sacramento River Cats
Dear Griffin & Reed Eye Care,
The American poet, Ralph Emerson, said one, "We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision." Well, I don't know if he meant that LITERALLY, but ever since I got LASIK with you guys...it sure has helped.
Ever since I was around 11 or 12 years-old, I had poor vision. I couldn't wear contact lenses because it felt like I had lemon juice in my eyes, so I had to become a slave to glasses. I've lost count of all the pairs of glasses I've bent, crushed, broken and lost for any number of reasons. (Especially falling asleep with them on!) I've missed out on things like seeing the ocean while swimming, taking in the views from a rollercoaster or even playing backyard football with the family. Plus I can't even begin to tell you how hard it was trying to look cool with either clip-on sunglasses or even trying to hid my glasses under larger sunglasses.
But after getting LASIK from Dr. Reed, it really is a new beginning. I feel more independent in a strange way. And looking back at the experience, I feel a little foolish. Foolish that I ever had doubt in my mind about getting it done or fear it would hurt. The incredible staff at Griffin & Reed will forever be in my debt. I wouldn't have trusted my eyes to just anyone and you never took my trust for granted. So I would like to give you a very deeply felt and heart-filled "Thank You!" This was clearly on of the greatest decisions I ever made and I'm glad I made it with Griffin & Reed.
Happily Your Patient,
The Wake Up Call
107.9 The End
I had heard that Griffin & Reed Eye Care were the best and this was confirmed after I had discussed the procedure with Dr. Reed. His experience speaks volumes.
Well, what can I say. Five months ago I wanted LASIK surgery but was, like most people, concerned about messing around with my eyesight. I men, it's my eyes we're talking about here! But that's just it. These folks know this stuff! I met the G & R staff and Dr. Reed in particular, and knew immediately this was the place for me. From the first consultation, the first exam, through the procedure itself, and in the follow up. Everyone dealt with my concerns, questions, and apprehensions with honesty and understanding. Oh, and don't forget the important part.they did a great job! Between the latest and best technology and the best surgeons, the results are amazing.
So now it's been almost two months and I'm even more convinced I did the right thing and came to the right place. Most days I go back and forth between forgetting I even had LASIK, because my eyesight is so great it just seems like it's always been this way.and realizing how great a job G & R did because I'm literally seeing everything in a new way.
Thanks for everything!
I got my first pair of glasses in the 8th grade. A pair of those old thick-rimmed nerd glasses guaranteed to get you beaten up during recess. My wife, Holly, got her first pair even earlier, in the 2nd grade. Over the years we spent a small fortune on glasses, prescription sunglasses, contacts and contact solutions.
We had both considered LASIK in the past but had a long list of concerns and questions that had never been addressed to our satisfaction, until we sat down with the doctors and staff here. When we did we learned what you will learn. You will learn that the results the doctors here get are unsurpassed; that Griffin & Reed is a repository of experience, excellence and professionalism that is unmatched. Dr. Reed even put his eyes where his mouth is by having the procedure done himself and treats every patient as if that patient's eyes were his own.
You will find that Griffin & Reed employs advanced technology and a sense of obligation to you, the patient that not only impressed us but has made us enthusiastic cheerleaders for Griffin & Reed Eye Care. Our vision is now excellent. But the value of LASIK surgery by Griffin & Reed was really driven home to us during our visit to Baghdad, Iraq for my series, "Voices of Soldiers" broadcasts when we had to cope with a massive sand-storm and temperatures nearing 130-degrees with zero-percent humidity. Glasses or contacts (especially contacts) would have been a huge problem in that environment. Hopefully you will never have the point driven home as forcefully but you will still get the point when the world suddenly comes into focus every time you open your eyes!
As we write this it has been nearly a year and there are times when I still move to take my glasses off when I wash my face or reach for them on the night stand because I see things so clearly that, in my mind, I must still be wearing the glasses that I have worn since the 8th grade!
No pain and nothing scary. These guys are the absolute best!
We love these guys! If you are on the fence about LASIK we have two words for you: "Do it!" .okay, four words: "Griffin & Reed!" See clearly without that albatross on the bridge of your nose or those foreign objects stuck in your eye balls.
Talk Show Host
Dear Griffin & Reed Eye Care,
I wanted to thank everyone for the fine care you've taken of my eyes. I still can't believe how good I'm seeing without glasses, for the first time in over 15 years! It's absolutely incredible. Being an active person I can't tell you what a pleasure it is to go jet skiing, swimming, and hiking without having the hassle of glasses and seeing everything so clearly. I'm greatly indebted.
A special thanks to Dr. Melrose, Dr. Reed, Brad, Sabrena, James and your entire staff for their professionalism and dedication to doing the very best job possible. It didn't go unnoticed, I really appreciate it and will gladly refer all my friends to your fine company. And please let me know if you need any Metallica tickets!See you all soon, very clearly, and thanks again!
Radio Personality - 98 Rock
DEAR POTENTIAL LASIK PATIENT, YOU'RE HERE AT GRIFFIN & REED EYE CARE BECAUSE YOU WANT TO SEE BETTER, RIGHT? YOU MAY EVEN HAVE TROUBLE READING THIS SO I AM WRITING BIG TO LESSEN THE STRAIN. BELIEVE ME, AFTER YOUR LASIK PROCEDURE YOU'LL BE ABLE TO READ ANYTHING. COME BACK AFTER YOUR LASIK SURGERY WHEN YOU CAN READ BELOW!
What did I tell you - amazing isn't it? The staff at Griffin & Reed is phenomenal! This whole experience has been amazing, from beginning to end. Thanks to EVERYONE, especially Dr. Reed and Dr. Melrose who gave me 20/15 vision. I can see so good I can see you RIGHT NOW! QUIT STARING!
Craig "The Dog Faced Boy"
Sacramento's ROCK Station, 98 Rock
I just wanted to drop a note to you to say thank you. Second only to the birth of my children, the LASIK eye surgery you performed on me is the single most profound, life changing event that I have experienced.
I began wearing glasses when I was five years old. I wore those glasses until high school. And not just any glasses. I had "coke bottles". My glasses were the biggest glasses most people had ever seen. I always won that game of comparing who had the most powerful prescription. Funny now, but not at the time. I was able to get into contact lenses in high school. I really thought that was it. I was finally rid of the glasses, but contacts have their drawbacks too. Because of my severe prescription, the contacts were enormous. They never really fit that well either. I always had to mess with them. Not to mention the countless bottles of solutions I went through. My eyes were often red and irritated. I could really only wear them for part of the day, but that was better than those glasses. I wore contacts for almost twenty years before my eye surgery. Needless to say, I was eager to have the procedure.
What I respect most about you and your staff is your honesty and integrity. I came to you for several years and had many visits before you took on my case. You told me from the first exam that you did not have the technology to tackle my particular combination of conditions. You also told me that other eye surgeons might attempt to do the surgery, but really it was best to wait, no matter how eager I was. You told me you would do the surgery ONLY when you had the right combination of equipment and skills and that I could be confident knowing it would be done correctly.
As tough as that was to hear, it was the proper thing to do. The time did come and the surgery did happen. Now I can see without glasses or contacts. I really didn't believe it was possible. I had no idea what a change it would make. No more that five minutes in the chair. Two quick zaps. Things have never been the same.
Radio Personality - KSSJ
Dear Dr. Reed,
Here's a quick note to say "Thanks" for the extraordinary care and thoughtfulness you've shown to me over the past months. From our first visit, to the LASIK surgery, and our follow-up appointments, I was always confident in you and very thankful for your patience. I'm slow to make big decisions, and it was clear that your concern was always for my comfort and the best possible outcome for my eyesight.
It has been a delight to be free from glasses for so many of the things I love to do. I finished three marathons in the last year, and thanks to you I ran the last one without sweat dripping down the lens of my glasses for the first time!
Please give my best to the amusing Dr. Melrose and the rest of your staff.
Paul & Phil, Y92.5 & Talk 650
PS: Check out that wedding photo with no glasses! Makes me look MUCH too young to be Father-of-the-Bride.
I never expected to be able to see so well! 20/15 is awesome!
What a wonderful experience I've had start to finish with my LASIK procedure. The attention to detail at Griffin & Reed Eye Care is really impressive. From the original extensive and thoroughly informative seminar to the testing and re-testing of my vision, I felt completely comfortable and at ease with the procedure.
On the day of the procedure, the staff made me feel at ease and reassured right up to my LASIK. The operation(s) were painless and oh so quick. Five to ten minutes after my LASIK my astigmatism was immediately corrected. What a world of difference. As for my farsightedness, it has steadily, over the past several weeks, improved to where my world without glasses has been like a rebirth. FREEDOM! No glasses. Peripheral vision! Wow!
Thanks for the new me. I love it!
Dave and Melanie in the Morning, Mix 96 Radio, Sacramento
I had attended a consultation with another doctor in the Bay area. I then checked with my Optometrist who recommended "Griffin & Reed Eye Care". It's great to see across my back yard without glasses or contacts.
I was very pleased with the amount of time that Dr. Reed spends with you, both before and after surgery. He made sure my questions were answered.
To Whom It May Concern:
A few years ago, I was experiencing a serious eye problem. None of the Sacramento area eye doctors I saw could determine what was wrong. I was getting very concerned. A friend recommended their doctor, Brent Reed.
I'll never forget what Dr. Reed told me the day of that first appointment. He said, "I understand you are having problems with your eyes. Well, you're not leaving until we figure out what's going on." I can't tell you the relief I felt. After a series of tests and exams, plus consultations with his staff, Dr. Reed diagnosed my problem. After successful surgery, which he performed, my problem was solved.
Dr. Brent Reed is a wonderful doctor! He has taken excellent care of my eyes. I recommend him whenever I get the chance.
KOOL 101.9 - Sacramento's Oldies Station
Dear Dr. Reed, Dr. Melrose, Brad, Sabrena and all of the wonderful staff at Griffin & Reed Eye Care:
Thank you all so much for making my LASIK experience so easy and satisfying. It's only been a week since my surgery, but my life has already changed tremendously! I can see so much better now than I ever did with contacts, and the healing process has been a piece of cake. I really thought I would be doomed to a life of dry, gritty contact lenses or inconvenient, uncomfortable glasses forever. Thanks to all of you, I am finally free!
My contacts used to always inhibit my active lifestyle. Racing motorcycles is my passion, and I was always having trouble on the track with my contacts. When fractions of a second count, a dry or itchy lens can be the different between a good finish and a bad one. In my professional life, making an impression is crucial. Meeting the 98 Rock listeners without my glasses or red eyes from my contacts helps me really present my true self.
Everyone at Griffin & Reed was so friendly and comforting, you all helped make my LASIK surgery stress-free - and the results are far beyond what I hoped for!
Thanks for everything!
Radio Personality - 98 Rock
Dear Dr. Griffin & Reed,
Please read the following letters on the bottom line - you can see clearly.
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! This is how I feel after having laser vision correction with Dr. Reed! I was wearing eyeglasses or contacts since I was in the fourth grade, both delivered nothing but fuzzy vision and headaches. Within twenty-four hours of surgery, I was seeing better than I ever did with contacts. Everyday I am still amazed by the detail my eyes can see now that my vision is better than 20/20! I am driving the people around me crazy because I will not stop reading signs from far distances! I can't help it, I'm excited! Dr. Reed, as I nervously sat in your examination chair, you made me feel comfortable with the procedure and the recovery. I felt well educated before I made the final decision to have the surgery and the recovery was as billed, quick and pain free! Would I do it again? No, I don't need to, Griffin & Reed got my vision perfect the first time! Would I send a friend or family member to Griffin & Reed? Absolutely, they would be hard pressed to find a staff as impressive as Griffin & Reed Eye Care!
Thank you so much!
Radio Personality - Flash 103.9
After wearing glasses for 50 years, I'm thrilled to be able to see without them!
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