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'.Read More
Griffin & Reed Eye Care Vision Information
Providing crystal clear vision to Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, & nearby areas of California
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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.
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.
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!
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Griffin & Reed Eye Care
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...Read More
A commonly used laser in the US for LASIK has been recalled. We do NOT use this laser but are providing this information as a public service. Please see the FDA website below for information on the LADAR6000 recall.
Alcon Refractive Horizons LADAR6000 Excimer Laser System
Audience: Ophthalmologists, patients
[Posted 06/05/2007] Alcon Refractive Horizons and FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients of a Class I Recall of the LADAR6000 Excimer Laser...Read More
We recently updated and refined several areas of our website such as 20 Questions to Consider While Researching Laser Vision Correction, Why We Are Clearly Different and our Virtual LASIK Seminar videos. In an effort to continue to differentiate our practice and continue to put the patient first, our surgeons now offer free LASIK consultations. In today's market of corporate LASIK chains and centers operating more like surgery mills than medical practices, we wanted to offer our patients something unique...Read More