The Benefits of Undergoing LASIK in Winter

[link pid=”41″][/link] With our busy lives, we often put off doing things that will benefit us, even when it’s as simple as scheduling a haircut or taking the car in for a tune up. That goes double for something like [link pid=”41″]LASIK[/link] surgery to correct blurry vision: It becomes easier to continuously put it off, waiting for the “right […]

What You Need To Know About PROWL

This post originally appeared on the ARSC Insight Blog. Two new PROWL studies published online in the JAMA Ophthalmology shed new and important light on patient experiences after LASIK surgery. What is PROWL? The goal of the FDA’s PROWL (Patient Reported Outcomes with LASIK) studies was to validate a new questionnaire that gives patients an […]

8 Questions I Want You to Ask Me About LASIK (Part II of II)

[link pid=”41″][/link] Being informed about your vision correction options, including laser eye surgery, is very important. Yesterday, we covered the first 4 questions, including the safety of LASIK and how the surgery compares to contact lenses. Today, we continue with the final 4 questions you need to be asking about LASIK in Charleston, SC. 5. Has […]

8 Questions I Want You to Ask Me About LASIK (Part I of II)

[link pid=”41″][/link] Being informed about your vision correction options, including laser eye surgery, is an important first step in determining what’s right for you. In this 2-part series, we cover eight questions I want you to ask me while doing your research and evaluating if [link pid=”41″]LASIK[/link] in Charleston, SC, is right for you.  1. Is […]

An Interview With Dr. Solomon, ASCRS President

[link pid=”29″][/link] As you may have seen and heard, Dr. Solomon has been around the world and back this year, serving as president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. We sat down with Dr. Solomon between trips to ask him a few questions about his role and experiences, and find out how […]

When Contact Lenses Let You Down

[link pid=”41″][/link] Sometimes it starts with a mild tingling sensation. Or maybe your eyes just feeling drier than usual. It’s the beginning of a day when your contacts aren’t going to be comfortable. And, it’s disappointing, because for more than 30 million people in the U.S., contacts are the vision correction of choice without broadcasting […]

Answers to the Most Common LASIK Questions

[link pid=”41″][/link] Many of the patients we see for [link pid=”41″]LASIK[/link] consultations at our [link pid=”180″]offices[/link] around Charleston, SC, are prepared with a list of questions about the surgery. Often, each patient has the same concerns, so we try to address them early on and leave time for more questions and discussions after their surgery. With […]

LASIK Research: What It Is and What It Means

[link pid=”41″][/link] So you’ve been considering LASIK and in the course of your research you keep coming across the results of clinical studies. What are those?  Do they matter?  Should you pay attention to them? In a word – yes! Clinical studies, in a nutshell, are how we know what we know about LASIK and […]

Carolina EyeCare Research Center Authors Latest Global LASIK Scientific Literature Review

In 2009, our team at the [link pid=”37″]Carolina EyeCare Research Center[/link] took on the enormous task of the first global [link pid=”41″]LASIK[/link] scientific literature review – “LASIK World Literature Review – Quality of Life and Patient Satisfaction” – which compiled more than 2,900 peer-reviewed papers on LASIK published between 1988 and 2008. At that time, […]

A LASIK Treatment, From Start to Finish

As an ophthalmologist who performs [link pid=”41″]LASIK[/link] here in Charleston, South Carolina, one of my favorite questions to ask patients is, “When was the last time you went without glasses?” I often encounter a long pause as patients mentally rewind to a time — years or even decades earlier — when clear vision without corrective lenses […]