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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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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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LASIK Achieves Operation-Ready Vision for Military Service Personnel

Recently, one of our most popular professional journals, EyeWorld, devoted much of its issue to the benefit of vision correction surgery for military personnel. As a civilian, you may be unaware of the importance placed on vision in military readiness for all branches of service. With the military being a such an important part of our community here in Charleston,…

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New Study Finds Overall Vision Satisfaction in LASIK Patients

New study finds LASIK patients who used to wear contact lenses are more satisfied with their vision and remain satisfied over time. When you rely on vision correction to see well, it is important to look into all of your options. Sometimes research can help inform your choice, so we like to share studies we believe have important findings. An…

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The Compromises of Contact Lenses

There is no denying the fact contact lenses are a popular option for vision correction. But nearly every day in my work as an ophthalmologist, I see contact lens wearers in my Charleston, SC, office complaining about the daily hassle of cleaning and disinfecting them. Over time, these patients become more and more dissatisfied with contact lenses, the vision they provide…

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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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