Griffin & Reed Eye Care Vision Information

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March 11, 2008

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. We are pleased that the matching hour was, once again, the best hour...

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March 11, 2008

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.

Older people at risk for detached retina sometimes see flashes of light, an early warning...

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February 11, 2008

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'.

With the very latest CustomVue or Wavefront treatments, Sacramento LASIK eye care professionals can...

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January 15, 2008

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).

Presbyopia is an age-related vision impairment. As the tiny muscles controlling the crystalline lens become weaker, the lens cannot be shaped to accommodate changes in distance. Vision becomes blurry for near objects and the individual...

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December 30, 2007

If you're considering LASIK surgery, you'll meet with an experienced ophthalmologist to check your vision and review your medical history. The ophthalmologist will discuss traditional and custom LASIK options.

The requirements for LASIK are:

  • Over 18
  • Good overall health
  • Good vision health
  • Vision errors within the FDA's approved range
  • Stable eyesight for 18-24 months

Before your LASIK procedure begins, you will receive a thorough eye examination, in which the amount of refractive error...

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December 04, 2007

Recently, Nintendo has been promoting a new game package for its handheld DS system. The package, called Flash Focus, is a series of exercises for your eyes, ostensibly to stave off vision loss that occurs as we age. Very popular in Japan, Nintendo is hoping to target a different sector of the American market with this product. The question is: if you want better vision, can eye exercises help?

When we are young, our healthy eyes work well in seeing both near and far. As the eyes age, problems with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and...

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September 30, 2007

Thanks to all of the patients deciding to visit us in Roseville. If you haven't heard, our surgeons are now seeing patients in Roseville and Sacramento. If you are thinking about having LASIK and would like to have a free LASIK evaluation with one of our surgeons, I invite you to give us a call or contact Jami through the link on the right side of your screen. Thanks for visiting our site.


August 16, 2007

Sacramento LASIK Surgeons Tune in this Sunday night to KOVR 13 and watch Kurtis Ming's segment, Buy It and Try It. Channel 13 contacted us for our help in testing a popular product on the market called, The Lens Doctor. This product claims to fix scratches on your glasses and restore them to like new condition.


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July 17, 2007

For quite a while patients have been requesting that we expand our services to include the Roseville area. We are happy to announce that this will finally become a reality. Effective today, we will begin seeing patients in Roseville for LASIK. If you would like to have your free LASIK evaluation performed by Dr. Reed in Roseville, please contact our LASIK department and they would be happy to schedule your appointment. More exciting news to come in regard to Roseville!

Thank you for stopping by.

Brad Mitchell
Griffin & Reed Eye Care

July 06, 2007

Refractive surgery program policy changes

5/24/2007 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Air Force officials have changed the policy to allow people applying for aviation and aviation-related jobs to have had LASIK surgery. The change became effective May 21. The change also removes the altitude and high-performance aircraft restrictions for people who have had LASIK.

The decision to make these changes was based on studies that showed there was little to no effect on LASIK-treated eyes when subjected to the wind blast experienced during aircraft ejection or exposure to high altitude.

Due to stresses placed on the eyes during flight...

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