Serving as the beautiful capital city of South Carolina, Columbia is diverse and culturally fascinating. With the creation of the city dating back to 1786, Columbia’s history is filled with anecdotes in America’s most notable wars and movements, including the Civil War and World War I and II. Now Columbia is home to many museums, theatres, the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, and many other cultural centers. Additionally, there are shopping centers, sports venues, a zoo, outdoor recreation areas, and higher education institutions, including the University of South Carolina.
Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, is a city rich in history. Columbia residents can visit Dr. George Waring and his ophthalmology practice for any concerns about vision, vision correction, or to treat a range of eye conditions and diseases. Dr. Waring is regarded by Castle Connolly’s Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists as one of the nation’s top doctors, and is an authority on laser treatments for vision correction and advanced cataract surgery. He has been involved in the development of some of the most advanced surgical devices and techniques for vision correction, and often called upon to educate others in his field in these modern surgical methods making him arguably the best eye doctor Columbia SC has to offer.
Laser Surgery for
Clear, Sharp Vision
Those who already have glasses or contacts know they are inconvenient and bothersome. The use of glasses or contacts can be greatly reduced or even eliminated with laser eye surgery. For those who have nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, choosing to undergo laser surgery can greatly improve quality of life. In this procedure, a small entry is made in the outer layer of your eye with a laser, and a second specially designed laser is used to reshape the cornea, correcting vision problems. The laser is computer programmed and makes the procedure extremely accurate. Dr. Waring is a internationally-acclaimed professional in vision correction surgeries, and his clinic is known for offering clients the most advanced surgical treatments. He has been the first surgeon to perform advanced vision correction procedures in both the United States and the South Carolina.
Laser Surgery for Eye Conditions
Due to accuracy and speed, lasers have also been incorporated into other procedures for various eye conditions. Using lasers automates the procedure with image guidance, thus reducing the need for hand-held tools or other instruments. Some of the uses include:
- Cataract Surgery. Advanced laser technology has been incorporated into cataract surgery in some cases to create smaller, more accurate corneal incisions. They have also been used to aid in the fragmenting and softening of the cataract and reduction or correction of astigmatism.
- Glaucoma Surgery. Glaucoma treatment varies, based upon the unique case, but in many cases, will be best resolved by using a laser to modify the eye’s structure to reduce intraocular pressure. The laser’s accuracy allows for the adjustment of the drain to increase the natural flow of fluid, or reduce the size of the fluid-producing portion of the eye to control fluid production and reduce pressure.
- Refractive Lens Exchange. RLE is similar to cataract surgery, but the lens is replaced due to refractive problems as opposed to the development of cataracts. Lasers can be used during this procedure to make accurate incisions, and can be precisely programmed to create the exact correction to resolve vision problems associated with age.
These are the some of the common procedures that incorporate laser vision correction technology. Consult with our ophthalmologist to answer any questions regarding your eye condition and your treatment options. We are also involved in ongoing clinical research and trials.
Columbia: The Wonderful Capital City of South Carolina
Come and Visit the Waring Vision Institute
The residents of Columbia can easily access the Waring Vision Institute by taking a short drive, and Dr. Waring has a large practice from Columbia. Dr. Waring’s attention to detail and dedication to personalized, friendly client care make him one of the most highly-respected ophthalmologists in the country. Castle Connolly’s Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists has named him one of the nation’s top in his field. His knowledgeable and caring staff will make you feel comfortable, and you can trust our team to provide professional care and advanced technology and procedures, all provided in our state-of-the-art facility. Schedule a consultation with our us to find out if you are a candidate for laser vision correction with likely the top eye doctor Columbia SC has.