Best LASIK Surgeon In Charleston, SC

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VisionCenter is committed to connecting patients to the best local healthcare providers. We reviewed Charleston LASIK Surgeons in Charleston, Charleston, and chose this list based on their:

  • Qualifications and education
  • Years of experience
  • Reputation and resources
  • Past customer experiences

We used AI technology to analyze Charleston reviews from Google, Yelp, and Facebook to find patients' favorite surgeons in the area. Our team then went through and hand picked our list of the best LASIK surgeon in Charleston.

Carolina Eyecare Physicians – Mt. Pleasant I

1101 Clarity Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

4.8 out of 5 (483 reviews)

Summary

The lasik surgeon practice was highly recommended for their friendly staff, knowledgeable doctors, quick procedures, and successful vision improvement, with Dr. Solomon singled out for exceptional care. A few patients reported long waits or insurance issues.

Highlights

  • Short wait time, friendly atmosphere, and courteous staff
  • Skilled and knowledgeable surgeons, providing excellent results and patient care
  • Efficient and painless procedures with attentive and informative staff

Waring Vision Institute

735 Johnnie Dodds Blvd # 101, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

5 out of 5 (472 reviews)

Summary

Waring Vision Institute patients report consistently high satisfaction across all procedures. Staff professionalism, kindness and expertise enable painless procedures with clear vision improvements and reduced dry eye. The spa-like office offers a beautiful, luxurious experience exceeding expectations for medical appointments. Patients highly recommend Waring Vision for comprehensive eye care based on positive experiences.

Highlights

  • Highly professional and knowledgeable staff
  • Excellent customer service and patient care
  • Stellar reputation and cutting-edge technology

The LASIK Vision Institute

574 Lone Tree Dr, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

4.9 out of 5 (81 reviews)

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Summary

The reviews highlight patients’ positive experiences with the knowledgeable and professional staff at the Summerville location, who provide a quick and easy Lasik process. Many patients saw improved vision within a day and would recommend the practice to those considering Lasik.

Highlights

  • Friendly, personable, and knowledgeable staff that make patients feel comfortable and at ease throughout the entire process.
  • Quick and painless procedure with immediate results that exceed patients' expectations, providing 20/20 or even 20/15 vision for the first time in years or ever.
  • Well-organized and professional facility that offers high-quality eye care, exceptional service, and great value for the cost, with a lifetime warranty and personalized follow-up care.

Is LASIK Safe?

LASIK eye surgery is safe. Thanks to the advancement in technology, serious complications are rare. The general complication rates of LASIK are between 1 and 1.8%.

What Makes a Good LASIK Candidate?

A person is a good candidate for LASIK if:

  • They do not have any active eye infections, inflammations, or abrasions
  • They do not have dry eyes
  • They do not have any kind of eye disease that affects the cornea
  • They have a prescription of -11.00 diopters of nearsightedness, +5.00 diopters of farsightedness, or 5.00 diopters of astigmatism
  • Their corneal tissue is thick enough
  • They are at least 18 years old
  • Their vision has been stable for 1 to 2 years
  • They have realistic expectations going into the surgery

Other Types of Eye Surgery

LASIK is not the only type of eye surgery you can get. Other types include:

PRK

PRK stands for photorefractive keratectomy. It’s another type of laser eye surgery that can correct:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism (irregularly shaped cornea)
  • Presbyopia (age-related farsightedness)

The procedure involves removing the outer surface of the cornea. A surgeon uses an ultraviolet (excimer) laser to reshape the cornea.

Surgeons recommend PRK if a person isn’t a good candidate for LASIK. Its recovery time is slightly longer than LASIK, although they both achieve the same goal.

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

RLE is another type of eye surgery that corrects the same problems LASIK can. It involves removing a person’s natural lens, which is then replaced by an intraocular lens (IOL).

Candidates for RLE include:

  • Those over the age of 40
  • Those with refractive errors
  • Those who are not candidates for LASIK
  • Those who don’t want to use reading glasses or contact lenses
  • Those who have early cataracts

Cataract Surgery

The only way to remove cataracts is through surgery. There are two types of cataract surgery

  • Phacoemulsification procedure
  • Laser cataract procedure

Phacoemulsification involves liquifying the cataract lens using ultrasound waves. The surgeon suctions the natural lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

Laser cataract surgery involves using lasers to make precise incisions in the cornea. The surgeon then suctions out the natural lens in fragments.

Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL) for Keratoconus

Collagen cross-linking is a new surgical technique to treat keratoconus. It involves using special eye drops and ultraviolet light to strengthen the cornea’s collagen fibers.

The goal of this procedure is to prevent the progression of keratoconus. When the collagen fibers grow stronger, they stabilize the corneal tissue. It can also reduce or eliminate the need for a transplant.

Lifestyle Lenses

Lifestyle lenses are also referred to as premium lenses. They are often used during cataract surgery when the natural lens is removed and replaced with artificial ones, the lifestyle lenses.

These lenses can also correct other eye problems, including:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Presbyopia
  • Astigmatism

Intacs® Corneal Implants for Keratoconus

Intacs® are also called intracorneal ring segments (ICRS). They’re thin, crescent-shaped rings made with biocompatible plastic material. It’s the same material used for IOLs.

Intacs® are inserted into the cornea to restore its normal shape. It can treat refractive errors and keratoconus.

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)

Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) treats glaucoma using small incisions and microscopic equipment. This kind of technology reduces risks during surgery.

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