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Category Archives: Eye Health

How Diabetes Affects Vision and Ocular Health

Diabetes threatens the health of numerous organs of the body, including the eyes. In fact, diabetics are more likely to develop eye problems than nondiabetics. If left untreated, these eye problems, collectively referred to as diabetic eye disease, can lead to blindness. Charleston ophthalmologist specialist Dr. Kerry Solomon shares more information about diabetic eye disease in this blog post.

Real Patient Stories: Fear of surgery, Causing Horror Story Images all for Nothing

When many think of having surgery, common thoughts and images in our brain involve blood and sharp tools. Some patients even imagine their experience is going to be equivalent to their worst nightmare. That is what cataract patient, Nancy T., expressed. She said we “couldn’t even imagine the images she had in her head” prior to surgery. Nancy T. described…

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Cataract Eye Surgery: Is It Time?

One of the most common uncertainties surrounding cataracts and cataract eye surgery is deciding when it’s the right time for surgery. Patients often wonder how they’ll know when their cataracts are ready to be removed; meanwhile, others worry about whether it’s possible to wait too long for cataract removal. The simplest answer is this: The right time for surgery is…

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Real Patient Story: Finding the Right Cataract Surgeon

Choosing an eye surgeon is a huge decision that many have to make as they develop vision loss due to cataracts. Lots of patients look to those surrounding them for any advice on who to trust. Luckily for cataract patient, Maureen D., her friend of 30 years was there to help guide her. Maureen had a trusted eye doctor in New…

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May Is Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month, a campaign organized by the National Eye Institute (NEI) to encourage individuals to prioritize their eye health. In honor of this effort, top Charleston ophthalmologist and refractive surgeon Dr. Kerry Solomon shares the following tips for maintaining strong vision and eye health.

Looking into LASIK? Here’s How to Understand the Research

If you are considering your vision correction options, particularly those beyond glasses and contact lenses, you are probably looking into LASIK. While it is comforting to see the enormous amount of clinical data supporting LASIK as safe and effective, it can be tough to wade through the technical language and scientific jargon often used in research articles about the laser…

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Guidelines for Becoming a LASIK Candidate

Not everyone who needs glasses or contacts to see well enjoys wearing them, which is why – so far – more than 19 million people in the U.S. have had LASIK. The laser vision correction option is both safe and effective, which is why it is so popular. After 20 years of popularity, everyone has probably heard about LASIK. But…

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How We Know LASIK is Safe

If you rely on glasses or contact lenses to see well, it is likely at some point you have wondered what it would be like to see without needing corrective lenses. Which means, you’ve thought about a laser vision correction procedure – like LASIK. Because it is elective surgery, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits of LASIK.…

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Here’s Why Your Family Eye Health Is Important

Before undergoing an eye exam or treatment for a vision problem or eye condition, your eye doctor will ask you several questions about your family’s eye health. This is because your genes play an important role in your own eye health. The eye experts at the vision practice of Dr. Kerry Solomon explain more in this blog post. Eye Diseases…

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Are Vision Screenings and Eye Exams the Same?

The terms vision screening and eye exam are often used interchangeably. However, there are important distinctions between the two that many patients are unaware of. In this blog post, our Charleston vision experts explain the differences between the two and why eye exams are important, even if you have passed a vision screening. Vision Screenings are Limited in Scope Vision…

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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
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Mt Pleasant

1101 Clarity Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
TEL: (843) 881-3937
Mon - Thurs: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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West Ashley

2060 Charlie Hall Blvd #201
Charleston, SC 29414
TEL: (843) 881-3937
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Our renowned ophthalmologists in Charleston, and the entire state of South Carolina. At his Mt. Pleasant ophthalmology practice, with additional locations in North Charleston, West Ashley, and Summerville. Our specializes in refractive lens exchange, PRK, LASIK, cataract surgery with multifocal IOLs and toric lenses, and other eye surgery procedures. His patients come to Charleston from areas such as Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Hilton Head, Goose Creek, Johns Island, and Kiawah Island, SC; Asheville, NC; and Savannah, GA.

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