Dr. Kerry Solomon’s Blog

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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When Should You Have Cataract Surgery?

When your ophthalmologist has diagnosed you with cataracts, one of the first questions is “When should I schedule ” I give my Charleston patients this answer: The best time to have cataract surgery is when your blurred vision is making it difficult to do things you want or need to do. In fact, many of my patients, after they’ve undergone…

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The Benefits of Undergoing LASIK in Winter

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  surgery to correct blurry vision: It becomes easier to continuously put it off, waiting for the “right time.” I’m guilty of it, too! But when…

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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 accurate and complete way to…

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

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 LASIK changed since it was first approved?…

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

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 in Charleston, SC, is right for you.  1. Is LASIK safe? Recently, I led a group of scientists…

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An Interview With Dr. Solomon, ASCRS President

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 he’s settling in to his new role.…

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When Contact Lenses Let You Down

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 that they, in fact, can’t see well…

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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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