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“Beyond professional”

This was my first visit after moving to the area and honestly i wished i had found this place a lot sooner!! Great customer service and the exam and consult was top notch. I’ve definitely found a new home for all my vision needs!!

- Joel B.

“Wonderful Experience”

This was my first visit after moving to the area and honestly i wished i had found this place a lot sooner!! Great customer service and the exam and consult was top notch. I’ve definitely found a new home for all my vision needs!!

- Gene W.

“We love this place”

I made appointments for both of my teen boys after a family friend recommended we try them. I can’t say enough about the warm and welcoming staff. They worked with my boys to transition to contacts and were beyond patient. We will definitely be back!

- Melanie C.

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  • At Griffin Eyecare, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive eye care services. Understanding the differences between eye care professionals is crucial in knowing whom to consult for your specific vision needs:

    • Optometrists are primary healthcare professionals for the eyes. They perform eye exams, prescribe corrective lenses, and diagnose and manage various eye conditions. Our optometrists are skilled in detecting and managing conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, red eye, and dry eye, ensuring you receive thorough and preventive eye care.

    • Ophthalmologists are medical doctors specializing in eye and vision care. They are trained to perform eye exams, diagnose and treat diseases, prescribe medications, and perform eye surgery. While Griffin Eyecare focuses on optometric services, we can refer patients to trusted ophthalmologists when advanced medical or surgical intervention is required.

    • Opticians are technicians trained to design, verify, and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other devices to correct eyesight. Our opticians work closely with our optometrists to provide you with the best corrective lenses—whether you prefer glasses or contact lenses—to ensure optimal vision and comfort.

  • At Griffin Eyecare, we specialize in diagnosing, managing, and treating a wide range of vision problems, ensuring our patients receive the highest quality eye care. Some common vision problems that we address include:

    1. Myopia (Nearsightedness): Difficulty in seeing distant objects clearly. We offer comprehensive eye exams to determine the degree of myopia and prescribe corrective lenses (glasses or contact lenses) or discuss other treatment options like orthokeratology or refractive surgery referrals if appropriate.

    2. Hyperopia (Farsightedness): Difficulty in seeing close objects clearly. Similar to myopia, we provide accurate prescriptions for glasses or contact lenses and discuss your suitability for other treatment options.

    3. Astigmatism: Blurred vision due to the irregular shape of the cornea or lens. We offer specialized lenses, such as toric lenses for contact lens wearers, to correct this condition and provide clear vision.

    4. Presbyopia: Age-related difficulty in seeing close objects. We provide a range of solutions including bifocals, multifocals, reading glasses, or multifocal contact lenses to address this natural aging process of the eye.

    5. Glaucoma: A group of eye conditions that can cause damage to the optic nerve, often related to high eye pressure. We use advanced diagnostic tools to monitor eye pressure and the health of the optic nerve, offering medication and treatment plans to manage this condition effectively.

    6. Macular Degeneration: A condition that causes loss of central vision, usually in older adults. We provide monitoring, lifestyle advice, and treatment referrals to preserve vision and slow progression.

    7. Cataracts: Clouding of the eye's natural lens. We conduct assessments and when necessary, refer for surgical intervention, while providing pre- and post-operative care.

    8. Red Eye and Dry Eye Syndromes: These common conditions can result from various factors. We offer comprehensive evaluations to determine the cause and provide treatment options ranging from eye drops to specialized procedures to alleviate symptoms and improve eye comfort.

  • The frequency of eye exams at Griffin Eyecare depends on various factors including your age, health, and risk factors for eye diseases. Here's a general guideline:

    1. Children: The first eye exam should be at age 3 and before starting kindergarten. Unless specific issues are identified, children should then have their eyes examined at least every two years. Children with risk factors like a family history of eye disease, developmental delays, or history of eye injury may need more frequent exams.

    2. Adults (18-45 years): If you have no symptoms of vision problems and are at low risk for eye diseases, an exam every two years is generally recommended. However, if you wear glasses or contact lenses, have a family history of eye disease, have a health condition that affects your eyes (like diabetes), or take medications that can impact vision, annual exams are advisable.

    3. Adults (46 and older): Annual eye exams are recommended, as the risk for eye diseases increases with age. Conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma are more common in seniors, and early detection is crucial for effective management and treatment.

    Remember, these are general guidelines. At Griffin Eyecare, we tailor our recommendations based on your specific health needs and vision status. Regular eye exams are vital not only for maintaining good vision and eye health but also as an integral part of your overall healthcare. Our team is committed to providing personalized and comprehensive eye care to keep your vision clear and your eyes healthy throughout your life.

  • An eye exam is comprehensive and tailored to your individual needs. Here's what you can expect during your visit:

    1. Medical History Review: We begin by reviewing your medical and vision history, including any current symptoms, medications, or pre-existing conditions.

    2. Vision and Refraction Assessment: We assess your visual acuity and determine the correct lens prescription to correct any refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, or presbyopia.

    3. Eye Health Evaluation: We use advanced diagnostic technology to examine the health of your eyes, looking for signs of conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

    4. Binocular Vision Testing: We assess how well your eyes work together, checking for issues that might cause eye strain or headaches.

    5. Intraocular Pressure Measurement: This test helps in detecting glaucoma by measuring the fluid pressure inside your eyes.

    6. Pupil Dilation (if necessary): By dilating your pupils, we can get a better view of the internal structures of your eyes, including the retina and optic nerve.

     

    We believe in preventative care. Regular eye exams not only ensure your vision prescription is up to date but also enable early detection and treatment of any potential eye health issues. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized, attentive care to maintain and improve your vision and eye health.

  • Signs that you might need glasses or a change in prescription include:

    1. Blurred Vision: Difficulty seeing objects at a distance (myopia) or close-up (hyperopia).

    2. Frequent Squinting: Trying to reduce the size of the entry point for light, which can sometimes provide a clearer image.

    3. Headaches: Often result from overstrained eyes, which may be a symptom of a need for vision correction.

    4. Eye Strain or Fatigue: Experiencing tired or burning eyes, especially after reading or using a computer, may indicate a vision issue.

    5. Trouble with Night Vision: Difficulty seeing or driving in the dark can signify vision changes or the need for corrective lenses.

    6. Seeing Halos Around Lights: This can be a sign of cataracts or issues with your current prescription.

    7. Double Vision: Seeing double can be a sign of a range of issues, from prescription needs to more serious conditions.

    8. Changes in Vision After Head Trauma: Any vision changes after an injury should be examined immediately.

     

    If you experience any of these symptoms, it's a good idea to book an appointment at Griffin Eyecare. Our comprehensive eye exams not only determine your need for corrective lenses but also check for eye diseases and assess how your eyes work together. Remember, maintaining your prescription up to date is not just about clear vision; it's about improving your quality of life.

  • Eyeglasses:

    1. Frame Materials: We offer frames made from various materials, including lightweight and durable titanium, flexible and hypoallergenic acetate, and cost-effective plastic or metal options. Our team can help you choose based on comfort, durability, weight, and allergy considerations.

    2. Lens Types: Depending on your vision correction needs, you can choose from single vision lenses, bifocals, trifocals, or progressive lenses. Our optometrists will recommend the best type based on your prescription and daily activities.

    3. Lens Coatings: Enhance your glasses with coatings such as anti-reflective (reduces glare), scratch-resistant (extends the life of lenses), or UV-blocking (protects from harmful rays). We can guide you on the benefits of each and help you decide which coatings suit your needs.

     

    Contact Lenses:

    1. Soft Contact Lenses: Ideal for comfort and ease of use. Available in daily disposables, bi-weekly, or monthly options. Great for people with active lifestyles.

    2. Rigid Gas-Permeable (RGP) Lenses: Provide sharp vision and can correct most vision problems. They are more durable and resistant to deposit buildup.

    3. Specialized Contact Lenses: This includes toric lenses for astigmatism, multifocal lenses for those with presbyopia, and lenses for dry eyes or other specific needs.

  • Absolutely, children can and should undergo eye exams at Griffin Eyecare. Vision is a crucial part of children's development, affecting their educational, functional, and social development. Early detection and treatment of eye conditions are vital to ensuring children have the opportunity to develop the visual abilities they need to grow and learn.

    1. Preschool Age (2 to 5 years): A child's comprehensive eye exam should be at age 3. At this stage, we focus on conditions that can affect learning and development, such as lazy eye (amblyopia), crossed eyes (strabismus), and refractive errors (necessitating glasses).

    2. School Age (6 years and older): Before starting school and every year thereafter, children should have an annual eye exam. School-age children require the ability to read, write, and use computers, which places significant demands on their visual abilities. Regular exams ensure that children are seeing clearly and comfortably, and can contribute to their academic success.

  • Maintaining eye health is crucial for preserving your vision and overall quality of life. At Griffin Eyecare, we are committed to guiding our patients on the path to optimal eye health with the following advice and services:

    1. Regular Eye Exams: Schedule regular check-ups, even if you don't have any vision problems. Early detection of conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts is vital for effective treatment. Griffin Eyecare offers comprehensive eye exams using the latest technology to assess your eye health thoroughly.

    2. Protect Your Eyes from the Sun: Wear sunglasses with 100% UV protection to shield your eyes from harmful sun rays. We provide a range of high-quality sunglasses and can guide you in choosing the best pair that combines fashion and protection.

    3. Eat a Balanced Diet: Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E might help ward off age-related vision problems. Griffin Eyecare can provide nutritional advice and recommend supplements if necessary.

    4. Manage Chronic Conditions: Conditions like diabetes or hypertension can affect your eyesight. We collaborate with your general healthcare provider to manage these conditions effectively and safeguard your vision.

    5. Quit Smoking: Smoking increases the risk of cataracts, optic nerve damage, and macular degeneration. If you smoke, seek help to quit. Griffin Eyecare can provide resources and support to help you.

    6. Wear Protective Eyewear: Use safety glasses or protective goggles to shield your eyes during work or sports. We offer a variety of protective eyewear options and can help you choose the most suitable one for your activities.

  • we strive to make our comprehensive eye care services accessible and affordable for all our patients. Understanding the importance of clear vision and eye health, we offer a variety of payment options to accommodate your financial needs:

    1. Insurance Coverage: We accept a wide range of vision and medical insurance plans. Our knowledgeable staff is here to help you understand your benefits and ensure you get the maximum coverage for exams, glasses, contact lenses, and any medical eye care services.

    2. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA): You can use your FSA or HSA cards for all your eye care needs, including eye exams, prescription eyewear, and contact lenses. We can assist you in planning your eye care expenses to make the most of these tax-advantaged accounts.

    3. Credit and Debit Cards: We accept all major credit and debit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, offering a convenient and secure way to pay for your eye care services and products.

    4. Payment Plans - Cherry: Understanding that some eye care treatments and high-quality eyewear can be an investment, we offer payment plans for qualifying patients. This allows you to spread the cost of your eye care over time, making it more manageable.

  • Scheduling your appointment at Griffin Eyecare is straightforward and convenient, ensuring that you receive timely and efficient eye care tailored to your needs. Here’s how you can book your visit and what you should bring to your first appointment:

    1. Scheduling Your Appointment:

      • Phone: You can call our office directly during our working hours to speak with our friendly staff, who will help you choose a suitable time for your visit.

      • Online: Visit our website where you can fill out a simple form to request an appointment. Our staff will get back to you promptly to confirm your appointment details.

      • In-Person: Feel free to visit our office to schedule your appointment. This gives you the chance to get acquainted with our location and friendly team.

    2. What to Bring to Your First Visit:

      • Identification and Insurance Information: Bring a valid ID and your health or vision insurance cards. If you’re unsure about what your insurance covers, our staff can help clarify the benefits and ensure you get the most out of your coverage. You can also fill out patient forms prior to your appointment.

      • Current Eyeglasses or Contact Lenses: This helps our optometrists understand your current prescription and any issues you might be facing.

      • List of Medications: Include any prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, or supplements you’re taking, as some can affect your vision or eye health.

      • Medical History: Be prepared to discuss your general health and any previous eye conditions or surgeries. This information provides valuable context for your eye exam and potential treatment plans.

      • Questions or Concerns: Write down any specific questions or concerns you have about your vision or eye health to ensure you don’t forget to address them during your visit.

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Phone
770-227-2924

Location
112 W. Oak St

Griffin, GA 30224

Hours
Mon to Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

Contact

Fax
770-227-2937

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