When it comes to vision correction, our patients have many choices aside from LASIK. Our eye doctors at Griffin & Reed Eye Care will assess your eyes and help you decide which of these options is best for you:
Vision loss or blindness is a big fear for many of our Roseville and Sacramento patients. In fact, some of our patients who have had heart transplants or other life-threatening surgeries admit that they are more nervous to have LASIK vision correction than they were for their previous surgeries.
Every form of surgery carries with it some risk of complications or problems. The ideal eye surgery offers minimal risks with optimal results, and our laser surgeons believe that blade-free, all-laser LASIK offers exactly that. All-laser LASIK eye surgery minimizes the potential complications associated with the LASIK procedure.
A patient's safety is the eye doctor's first priority in laser vision correction. Not only must the health of the eyes and the health of the patient be considered while critical standards of eligibility must be met. Eye testing with non-routine scans and devices help to inform patients of their eligibility for laser eye surgery, ensuring the safest possible choice for each patient.
If you've ever lost your glasses only to find them perched on your head, you've probably considered LASIK surgery. But the idea of having a doctor perform such a delicate procedure on a body part as precious as your eyes may be keeping you from taking advantage of this amazing technology.
We recently had the opportunity to help once again kick off the UC Davis Children's Hospital fundraiser on Entercom radio with the Rob, Arnie and Dawn show during their 29 hour straight RAD-a-thon. We are honored to have the opportunity to give back to the community with efforts such as this with the UC Davis Children's Hospital. From 7-8AM we matched all donations that came in during the Rob, Arnie and Dawn show. It was a great opportunity to answer questions some listeners had about laser vision correction and help out with a great cause.
Floaters are small specks in your field of vision. You might see them when you look at a plain background, like a blank wall. The vitreous humor of your eye- the clear gel that fills the inside of your eye - is where floaters originate, in the form of tiny bits of gel or cells. You aren't actually seeing these bits, but are really seeing their shadows as they are cast on your eye's retina, which is light sensitive. As your eye moves, the floater moves too, because it is inside your eye.
Custom laser vision correction, using sophisticated iris tracking, is the latest advance in the field of laser vision correction. We all have unique imperfections in our eyes, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, sometimes in combination. Irregularities happen because of the way our eye bends light, and these unique imperfections are known by eye care professionals as 'wavefront abnormalities'.
As we age, changes occur in our vision that may lead to a number of conditions, such as cataracts and presbyopia.
A cataract is an opaque or cloudy area that forms within the eye's lens, making vision difficult. Cataracts occur with aging or trauma. The treatment for cataracts is to remove the lens and implant an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL).
Disclaimer: Griffin & Reed Eye Care provides eye surgery and LASIK laser vision correction for Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, Stockton and nearby areas of California. This website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you are interested in learning more, please contact one of our LASIK surgeons for a consultation at our Sacramento or Roseville offices.