Dr. George Waring IV, MD FACS

Charleston LASIK and Cataract Surgeon
Dr. George Waring IV, MD FACS

Dr. George Waring IV


Trusted LASIK Surgeons
Dr. George Waring IV, MD FACS

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, South Carolina
  • Principal Investigator for 3 FDA clinical studies concerning vision correction surgery
  • Founding Member, Vanguard Ophthalmology Society
  • First surgeon in the United States to perform LASIK surgery with the Alcon Refractive Suite


Credentials and Qualifications
Premier Patient Care
Professional Credentials
Additional Career Highlights
Surgeon Bio

Appointments and Information:

Dr. George Waring IV, MD FACS, treats patients seeking LASIK, refractive and cataract surgery from Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley, Summerville, Ladson, Goose Creek communities, and the surrounding Beaufort and Myrtle Beach outlying coastal areas in South Carolina.

LASIK, and laser vision correction surgery and cataract surgery: (843) 592-3955

Waring Vision Institute

735 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Suite 101
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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email: [email protected] 

Call or contact Dr. George Waring, IV today and please mention Trusted LASIK Surgeons for your free LASIK consultation with a true LASIK expert who is a trusted eye surgeon, vision care specialist and cataract surgeon. Dr. Waring’s exceptional qualifications are provided below.

Credentials and Qualifications

Dr. George Waring, IV has extensive qualifications that Trusted LASIK Surgeons estimates place him among the top expert LASIK, laser eye surgery and refractive surgeons and cataract surgery specialists in the United States.

For your convenience, these credentials and criteria have been grouped by Experience, Premier Patient Care and Credentials. In addition, Dr. Waring has included some additional career highlights which while not used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons in our screening process, clearly demonstrate his highly distinguished career as a true pioneer in advancing vision correction surgery throughout the world and demonstrating his expertise as one of the best vision correction surgeons you can find.

Dr. George Waring IV’s qualifications and credentials as one of the best LASIK, cataract, laser cataract and refractive surgery experts include:


  • First LASIK surgeon in the United States to perform LASIK surgery with the Alcon Wavelight EX500 Excimer laser. To see the video, please visit Dr. George Waring performing LASIK with the Alcon Refractive Suite
  • First surgeon in the United States to perform PRK surgery with the Alcon Wavelight EX500 Excimer laser.
  • First surgeon in the state of South Carolina to perform Optimedica Catalys femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgeries
  • Performed thousands of LASIK and PRK laser vision, refractive and cataract surgery procedures
  • Principal Investigator for 3 FDA clinical studies for manufacturers of lasers and other devices, products, and/or medications related to vision and general eyecare
  • Refractive and Cataract Surgery Expert Witness: Available to provide expert witness services on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, including case review and expert testimony for cases involving the following refractive and cataract eye surgery procedures:
    • LASIK, PRK laser eye surgery, cataract surgery, conductive keratoplasty, intraocular lens (IOL) implant procedures, including toric lenses, phakic lenses, monofocal lenses, multifocal lenses, and accommodating lenses

Premier Patient Care

  • Use of Alcon Refractive Suite
    • Wavelight EX500 Excimer laser (fastest excimer laser available in the United States)
    • FS200 Femtosecond laser (fastest femtosecond laser for LASIK flap creation available in the United States)
  • Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
    • Use of Optimedica Catalys femtosecond laser for cataract surgery
  • Offers complete refractive surgery care including LASIK and other laser assisted cataract surgery
    • LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery
    • Laser-assisted cataract surgery
    • Cataract surgery (including cataract surgery with advanced lens implants)
    • Intraocular lens implant surgery (IOLs) including Refractive Lensectomy (RLE) or Clear Lensectomy (CLE) using:monofocal lenses, multifocal lenses, toric astigmatism correcting lenses, and accommodating lenses
    • Astigmatism Correction
    • Implantable contact lens (ICL) and Phakic IOLs
  • Specializes in Premium Lens Implants
  • Specializes in the surgical management of Presbyopia
  • Specializes in the surgical management of Keratoconus
  • Management of complications of surgery for new patients who had problems from a LASIK or other vision correction or cataract surgery procedure performed by another doctor
  • Other eye surgeons, optometrists, opticians, employees of companies that specialize in vision correction surgery devices or products, and/or their family members from all over the United States have chosen Dr. George Waring, IV to perform their LASIK or another vision correction procedure or cataract surgery.

Professional Credentials

  • Committee Service (includes current and past positions)
    • Program Committee, American College of Ophthalmic Surgery, Summer Symposium, Deer Valley, UT
    • Chairman, Ambulatory Procedure Center Working Group Committee, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC
    • Program Committee, International Society of Refractive Surgery, San Francisco, CA
    • Membership Committee, Vanguard Ophthalmology Society
    • Chairman, Graduate Medical Education, Resident Subcommittee, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
    • Represented over 900 resident physicians in all specialties
    • Chairman, Resident Affairs Committee, Department of Ophthalmology, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Certified by American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Consulting Positions (for companies that develop lasers, other ophthalmic products and medications)
    • TrueVision, SRD Vision, Accelerated Vision, Topcon Medical Systems, Bausch and Lomb (formerly ISTA Pharmaceuticals, FocalPoint Asia, Clinical Research Consultants, RevitalVision, AcuFocus
  • Scientific, Medical, and Surgical Advisory Board Positions
    • Ace Vision Group, TrueVision, SRD Vision, RevitalVision, AcuFocus, Inc.
  • Certification(s) to Train other LASIK and refractive eye surgeons
    • Presbyopic inlays (KAMRA, AcuFocus Inc.) worldwide
  • Editorial Activity (includes current and past positions)
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology
      • Senior Editor Refractive Management Subcommittee
      • Ophthalmic New & Education Network
    • Millennial Eye
      • Chief Medical Editor
    • Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today
      • Editorial Board
    • Advanced Ocular Care
      • Section Editor
    • Technology Watch
    • Ophthalmology Times
      • Section Editor
    • Focus of Refractive Surgery
    • Pearls in Ophthalmology
      • Senior Editor
      • Refractive Surgery Section
  • Over 100 scientific publications, abstracts, and presentations15
  • Over 20 peer reviewed manuscripts
  • Over 6 text book chapters on corneal, refractive and lens surgery
  • Over 50 invited lectures
  • Over 12 videos and podcasts on ophthalmology
  • Presentations, Lectures, Panels, and Courses
    • Over 35 lectures and presentations on research topics at major eye meetings
    • Served on over 25 vision correction and other eye related panels at major ophthalmology meetings
    • Taught over 15 courses at major eye meetings

Inventions and Patents

Additional Career Highlights

  • Awards, Honors & Recognitions
    • Outstanding Service to SUNY Downstate Award, The Residents and Fellows Alumni Society, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center (2007)
      • Elected by chairmen and program directors of all departments.
    • Resident Representative for American Academy of Ophthalmology, Mid-Year Forum for New York State Ophthalmology, Washington, DC (2007)
    • Physician of the Year, Department of Ophthalmology, Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY (2006 and 2007)
      • Only resident in history of program to receive this award 2 consecutive years
    • Rabb-Venable Award in Ophthalmic Research, National Medical Association Annual Convention, Dallas, TX (2006)
      • Second Place


Surgeon Bio

Dr. George O. Waring IV, MD FACS, is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, the Director of Refractive Surgery at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Storm Eye Institute and serves as the Medical Director at Magill Vision Center. Dr. Waring also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University. Prior to joining faculty at MUSC, Dr. Waring specialized in corneal refractive, cataract and intraocular lens surgery in private practice Ohio. He has served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Emory University School of Medicine, and a Staff Ophthalmologist at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Waring IV is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has served as the World Surgical Monitor for AcuFocus, Inc., and teaches ophthalmic surgeons worldwide advanced techniques in the surgical correction of presbyopia. Dr. Waring IV is a founding member of the American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons and was selected as one of 10 founding members of the prestigious Vanguard Ophthalmology society to recognize future leaders in Ophthalmology. He is a founding member of the Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Society, is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and is an associate fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Other professional memberships include the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the Cornea Society. Dr. Waring IV serves on the Program Committee for the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the Program Committee for the American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons and is the Course Director for the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology Laser Refractive Surgery Course.

Dr. Waring IV is active in clinical research, and has served as Medical Director of Ophthalmology at the St. Joseph’s Translational Research Institute in Atlanta, GA. He has performed surgery, taught new surgical procedures and delivered invited lectures on four continents. He has over 100 scientific publications, abstracts and presentations to his credit, including over 20 peer reviewed manuscripts and over half a dozen book chapters on corneal, refractive and lens surgery. Dr. Waring IV has received numerous awards and distinctions for excellence in ophthalmology including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award and the Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society Gold Medal Award. He has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top Doctors in Ophthalmology by Castle Connolly’s Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists. He is the Senior Editor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Ophthalmic News and Educations Subcommittee on Refractive Management. He is the Chief medical Editor of Millennial Eye, a groundbreaking all digital publication targeted to future leaders in Ophthalmology. Dr. Waring IV serves as a Faculty Member of “Faculty of 1000”, a global peer review process for the literature in refractive surgery. He is also a regular reviewer for multiple peer reviewed journals including the American Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Refractive Surgery, the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Cornea. He serves on the Editorial Board of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, and is Section Editor for the columns “Focus on Refractive Surgery” in Ophthalmology Times and “Technology Watch” in Advanced Ocular Care. He also serves as Senior Editor for the Refractive Surgery section of Pearls in Ophthalmology. Dr. Waring also serves on multiple scientific advisory panels, aiding in the development of new technologies.

Dr. Waring IV completed a dual degree in Economics and Ecology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, followed by his Doctor of Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Waring IV served as Administrative Chief Resident of Ophthalmology at the State University of New York (SUNY), where he was the first resident to be named Resident Physician of the Year by the faculty two years in a row. He served as Resident Chairman of Graduate Medical Education to represent over 900 residents, and he received the distinguished Award for Outstanding Service to SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He completed his sub-specialty fellowship training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery under the world-renowned mentorship of Daniel S. Durrie, MD, in Overland Park, KS.

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For LASIK, cataract surgery and other vision correction procedures, please call (843) 592-3955.

Contact Dr. George Waring IV at the Waring Vision Institute today for your free LASIK consultation with a trusted expert LASIK surgeon and vision care specialist who is also a cataract surgeon with proven expertise.

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