Refractive Surgery

Providing crystal clear vision to Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, Stockton & nearby areas of California

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Refractive surgery can help you live your life free of glasses and contacts. Our Roseville and Sacramento refractive surgeons have helped thousands of patients see more clearly with corrective vision surgery.

Refractive Errors

Refractive errors are very common. They are the reason most patients seek out an eye care professional in the first place. You may suffer from a combination of any of the following:

  • Nearsightedness (myopia) – inability to focus at a distance
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia) – inability to focus on objects up close
  • Astigmatism – results in distorted, blurry vision at all distances
  • Presbyopia – an age-related condition that prevents you from seeing up close

Each of these refractive errors occurs because the shape of your eye keeps light from focusing properly on your retina. Your eye may be elongated or too short, resulting in nearsightedness or farsightedness, or your cornea can be slightly misshapen, resulting in an astigmatism.

Patients with presbyopia have a natural lens that has hardened over time, which prevents the flexibility needed to focus on close objects.

Refractive Surgery Options

Gone are the days when you had to rely on glasses or contacts to correct these vision errors. Our Sacramento and Roseville refractive surgeons offer a variety of options to improve your vision, including:

  • LASIK – the most advanced form of laser vision correction surgery in which we can treat your cornea with an excimer laser to allow light to clearly focus on your retina.
  • PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) – the first laser vision correction surgery approved by the FDA to use the excimer laser. PRK does not require creation of a corneal flap so it is a good alternative for patients with thin corneas who are not ideal candidates for LASIK.
  • ReSTOR® intraocular lens – replaces your natural lens, usually for patients over 40 who suffer from presbyopia and cataracts.

To learn more about how refractive surgery can help you see the world more clearly, please contact Griffin & Reed Eye Care online or call (916) 485-2020 to schedule your appointment with a Roseville or Sacramento refractive surgeon today.