One of the most common questions we hear at our Sacramento and Roseville offices is whether you can go blind from LASIK. It is possible, but extremely rare and typically happens due to cheap or poorly-maintained equipment. However, you can also go blind from wearing contacts or from an untreated eye infection. Our eye surgeons use state-of-the-art equipment and have decades of experience with LASIK and other forms of eye surgery. Learn more in...Read More
Griffin & Reed Eye Care Vision Information
Providing crystal clear vision to Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, Stockton & nearby areas of California
A pediatrician will typically be the first to notice a vision problem in your child during a wellness visit. Sometimes, these issues are caught during a school screening, while other times it can take years for parents to notice behaviors that indicate poor vision such as squinting. You should bring your child in for an eye exam by the time they’re five because the earlier a lazy eye or refractive error is caught, the better quality of life your child can have.
Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness in America and even men and women who have had LASIK are susceptible to this eye disease. Many of our patients stay with Griffin & Reed Eye Care for years, even decades, and our LASIK patients are used to a higher standard of vision. Dr. Reed believes in using premium multifocal lenses because these implants are the best way to restore your vision as close to 20/20 as possible. One of Dr. Reed’s patients was able to see 20/20 the...Read More
Individual LASIK patients stick out over the years. For Dr. Kim, that patient was a gentleman who came in after his house had caught on fire. Instead of being able to find his kids and get out of the house quickly, he had to waste precious time finding his glasses. Everyone got out of the house safely, but it was that moment the man decided he needed to have refractive surgery.
Learn more about Dr. Kim’s patient in the video above...Read More
Griffin & Reed Eye Care offers a friendly atmosphere for our patients. Our physicians and staff love working in our Sacramento and Roseville offices because we’ve become very much like a family. We push each other to become better as the years go on through continued education and learning advancing techniques for LASIK and other eye services. Some of our ophthalmologists and optometrists have been with us for decades.
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Amanda was severely nearsighted and considered legally blind without her glasses or contact lenses. She came to see Dr. Kim at Griffin & Reed Eye Care and decided to have monovision to correct her eyesight. Amanda was astounded at the immediate difference in her vision. The afternoon after her eye surgery, Amanda's near vision was already noticeably better, and over a short period of time, her distance vision became clear as well...Read More
Your eye is a camera, and refractive surgery is like fixing the lens, but if there’s something wrong with the mechanics of your eyes, vision correction is typically not recommended. We perform a number of tests on all of our LASIK patients to ensure that you’re a good candidate for laser eye surgery.
LASIK may not be recommended if:
- Your corneas are too thin.
- Your prescription is too big or too small.
- There is an issue with your retinal...
Dr. Kwang Kim attended the University of Iowa and earned his M.D. and Ph.D. through a combined degree program. He initially thought he would go into internal medicine as he went through the rigorous program, but during his clinical rotations, Dr. Kim realized how rewarding a career in ophthalmology could be.
“A lot of people call it instant gratification, cataract surgery. The patient being able to see the next day—that...Read More
Dr. Douglas Brent Reed did not initially plan to become an ophthalmologist. During his third year of medical school, Dr. Reed assisted a VA eye surgeon in performing cataract surgery on an older gentleman. The next morning, the VA physician removed the bandage from the patient’s eye and his emotional reaction forever changed Dr. Reed’s life. He realized the full impact he could have on someone’s life through...Read More
Cataract surgery is often performed with the assistance of laser technology. Laser-assisted cataract surgery offers many benefits such as:
- The laser softens the hard lens, allowing for easier surgical removal.
- Laser incisions are more precise than previous handheld methods.
- The laser can correct astigmatism at the same time.
Learn more about laser-assisted cataract surgery in the video above.
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