Category Archives: LASIK

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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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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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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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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Answers to the Most Common LASIK Questions

Many of the patients we see for consultations at our  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 this in mind, I’ve met with Dr. Hood and compiled…

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LASIK Research: What It Is and What It Means

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 thousands of other medical treatments. They’re the…

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Carolina EyeCare Research Center Authors Latest Global LASIK Scientific Literature Review

In 2009, our team at the took on the enormous task of the first global 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, we were extremely pleased to find the global LASIK patient satisfaction rate…

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Kerry Solomon, MD

Most experienced LASIK &
Laser Cataract Surgeon in SC

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