Dr. Kerry Solomon’s Blog

Before and After LASIK with an Air Force Pilot

  Clear vision is important to all of us, for all sorts of different reasons. But for Isaac D., an Air Force pilot, the ability to see clearly is absolutely essential. As he told us before his LASIK procedure, “My eyes are kind of my livelihood right now.” LASIK has been approved for United States Airforce Pilots (and even NASA…

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Thinking About LASIK? Let’s Talk About Your Health

You’ve made the decision to consider LASIK eye surgery. You’ve done your homework and scheduled your consultation. During this comprehensive consultation, we will ask you questions about your personal health history and carefully evaluate your eyes and vision to make sure they are suitable for vision correction with LASIK. We can’t stress enough the importance of providing a complete health…

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Spring Checklist for Better Eye Health

There’s something magical about spring. It’s a time of renewal and new beginnings. A time to deep clean our homes and take stock of our health. Many people live in fear of losing their sight, yet don’t prioritize taking care of their eyes as well as they should. As an ophthalmologist in Charleston, I see this all too often. Here…

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Understanding the Myopia Epidemic

  Although myopia is common, many people don’t fully understand it. Myopia is characterized by close objects appearing clear and in focus, while distant objects appear fuzzy or blurry. It occurs when the eyeball has grown too long, or if the curve of the cornea is too steep. Myopia typically develops in childhood, usually between the ages of eight and…

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Options for Saving (and Paying) for LASIK

It turns out tax season isn’t all bad for everyone, particularly those who have been wanting here in Charleston but wondering how they might pay for it. With an average price tag of about $4,000 for the most advanced LASIK procedure, finding ways to make getting rid of glasses and contacts more budget-friendly is important. If you are thinking about…

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The Evolution of Cataract Surgery

It’s easy to take for granted some of the advanced medical treatments available today. As an ophthalmologist in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina who specializes in LASIK and refractive cataract surgery, I find it fascinating to look back on what was once considered “state-of-the-art” eye care. Cataract surgery continues to improve, and surgical innovations pioneered in the past couple of decades…

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Operation Sight: Restoring Vision, Changing Lives

At Dr. Kerry Solomon’s practice, we consider ourselves fortunate to spend every day helping patients live fuller lives by improving their vision. However, the reality is that many people in our community continue to be limited by poor vision because they cannot afford the medical care they need. Mrs. Cindi Solomon, along with Drs. Kerry Solomon, John Boatwright, and Paul Herring,…

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When LASIK Isn’t the Answer: Alternative Vision Correction Options

We tend to talk a lot about LASIK, both around the office and here on the blog. But, of course, not every patient is a good candidate for LASIK. Many factors come into play, including physical traits like corneal thickness and dry eye, as well as lifestyle and age. No two patients are alike, which means there is no one-size-fits-all…

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Preparing for Cataract Surgery

If you’re one of the more than 20 million Americans over 40 affected by cataracts, you know what it’s like to live with the blurred vision, the glare (especially when driving at night), and the gradual loss of contrast and color that comes with the condition. This is no way to spend your golden years! I tell my Charleston patients…

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How Much Should LASIK Cost…and Why?

If you’re in the market for , in Charleston or anywhere else in the country, you’ve probably noticed lots of ads for low-cost LASIK and wondered why you should pay more than $999 per eye. Well, to start with, those low prices you see on billboards and hear in radio ads usually exclude around 99% of prospective patients because the…

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Kerry Solomon, MD

Most experienced LASIK &
Laser Cataract Surgeon in SC

A leader in ophthalmic research and education, Dr. Solomon is often
the first in the state to have access to new technology, which he
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