Too Much Sunlight Can Be Bad for Your Eyes

You may already wear sunglasses when going out for a walk on a nice summer’s day, or visiting the beach to relax or hang out in the surf, but did you know that ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can be just as harmful in the cold, winter months? In an article published in ModernMedicine, […]

Do You Have Cataracts? Sunglasses May Offer Valuable Protection to Your Eyes

For many of us, it’s no secret that harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight can damage skin and increase the risk of skin cancer. You may have been told to wear sunscreen whenever you go outside to protect your skin from sun damage. However, did you know that too much UV radiation can also affect […]

Eyes on Toy Safety This Holiday Season

Tis the season for snow, and gift-giving. Children everywhere are getting ready for the holidays, and their wish lists keep getting longer. However, your child may not always keep safety in mind when thinking about the perfect toy. In 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported more than 250,000 toy-related injuries in the United States. […]

How to Find A GOOD LASIK Surgeon: The Consultation

If you have followed steps 1 through 4 of our blog posts to narrow your selection, your list no doubt includes the “cream of the crop” in LASIK surgery.  We’re pretty confident that Dr. Solomon is somewhere on that list…in fact, he may even be at the top!  If you haven’t made your decision yet, […]

Feast Your Eyes on Healthy Foods This Thanksgiving

Get ready to carve the turkey and feast on some delicious morsels this holiday. Even if you take in too many calories, you can rest assured that the eye-healthy nutrients found in a traditional Thanksgiving feast will be more than worth it. Carrots and sweet potatoes are full of Vitamin A. Make sure you get […]

Nutrients Essential for Eye Health Often Overlooked by Baby Boomers

Results of the “Eye of the Boomer” survey released by the Ocular Nutrition Society indicate that “Baby Boomers” don’t always realize the importance of proper eye care. Of 1,000 men and women surveyed between the ages of 45 and 66, 78% of them stated that vision loss was a primary health concern. However, nearly half […]

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month! Prevent Blindness America wants to educate the public about diabetes and how it effects vision through its new campaign called “Live Right, Save Sight!” The message is simple: Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the United States for those 20 years of age and older. Maintaining […]

What’s New? Operation Sight!

Imagine having cataracts and being unable to afford the eye surgery needed to restore good vision and improve quality of life. Now, co-founders Dr. Kerry Solomon, Dr. John Boatwright, and Dr. Paul Herring of Carolina Eyecare Physicians are proud to introduce “Operation Sight,” the first program of its kind in the Lowcountry. This new not-for-profit […]

How to Find a Good LASIK Surgeon: Ask About Technology

When you took step 3 and asked about experience, we hope you included Dr. Solomon.  If you did, you no doubt discovered that he has performed more than 10,000 LASIK procedures, and it’s information like this that helps to further narrow your search before taking the next step. Step 4:  Ask about TECHNOLOGY.  Technology is […]

How to Find a GOOD LASIK Surgeon: Ask About Experience

After narrowing your search by gathering recommendations from family, friends, and eye care professionals, you are ready for the next step. Step 3:  Ask about EXPERIENCE.  As the old saying goes, “practice makes perfect.”  Well, not “perfect” perhaps, but a LASIK surgeon who has had more opportunity to perfect his or her technique is likely […]