Welcome to Coastal Eye Group, PC

Next to life itself nothing is more important than our ability to see the world.  Welcome to Coastal Eye Group, South Carolina's premier group of eye specialists.  Coastal Eye Group can make your vision care goals a reality. Our practice specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology and surgical eye procedures including LASIK, cataract surgery, lens implant procedures, glaucoma procedures, retinal laser and surgery, and general ophthalmology. Our Ophthalmologists and Optometrists diagnose and treat a wide range of medical and optical eye conditions, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, double vision issues, dry eye, and much more. 

We invite you to browse this website to get better acquainted with cataract surgery, advanced glaucoma management, as well as medical and surgical retinal care. For more information on a specific procedure, contact us today.

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COVID Masking Policy

As we gear back up to normal operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be requiring ALL patients - and staff - to wear masks or some sort of cloth face covering while inside our clinic. No exceptions will be made without prior approval.

Little River named

"Best Eye Laser Eye Surgeon"

2019 and 2020 Winners: North Strand Readers Choice Awards

Congratulations once again to Jennifer Merritt, MD, Robert Prinzi, MD, Alex McGaughy, MD and all the excellent staff in our Little River office. They were voted winners in the "Best Laser Eye Surgeon" category of the North Strand Readers Choice Awards for 2020!


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COVID-19 Notice

Your health and the health of our community are of the utmost importance.  Please know that we are taking every precaution to keep our patients and staff healthy.

If you are NOT experiencing any of the following symptoms please know that it IS completely SAFE for you to keep your scheduled appointment with our office:

  • Have a fever
  • Are experiencing respiratory symptoms
  • Have reason to believe that you were directly exposed to the novel coronavirus

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact us and we will be happy to reschedule your appointment.

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"I can't believe I waited as long as I did..."

"I just recently had cataract surgery on both eyes. Dr. John Hazelton of the Coastal Eye Group performed the surgery and boy am I one happy camper. Closing in on my 83rd birthday, I can't believe I waited as long as I did. The difference in my vision is astonishing. The procedure was quick and painless and I knew I was in good hands as all the staffers I came in contact with had nothing but respect for the good doctor. In closing, I would very happily like to report that my golf handicap has gone from 19 to a 15 and trending lower."

Philip L. (Murrells Inlet, SC)

Our Medical Team

Twelve doctors providing general ophthalmology, optometry, and sub-specialty services, including cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, retinal surgery, a wide range of laser and refractive procedures, as well as all aspects of medical eye care.

General Ophthalmology
General Ophthalmology
Medical & Surgical Glaucoma

Catherine Doegg, MD

General Ophthalmology
General Ophthalmology
General Ophthalmology
Medical & Surgical Glaucoma
Medical Retina
General Optometry
General Optometry

Brede Skillings, MD

General Ophthalmology
General Ophthalmology

Cataract Surgery

If a cataract grows large enough to impair your vision, and affect your daily activities, cataract removal may be recommended. Cataract removal is a common procedure, and is safely performed millions of times each year. During the procedure, the cataract surgeon removes the clouded lens that has affected your vision, and replaces it with a clear, artificial, intraocular lens. As a result, most patients can achieve a noticeable improvement in their vision.

At Coastal Eye Group, our experienced ophthalmologists are some of the top cataract surgeons in South Carolina with an unsurpassed success rate. To lean more about cataract surgery, view the video featured here.

Insurances Accepted

Coastal Eye Group, PC participates in dozens of the most popular insurance plans, including but not limited to:

Our Locations


1200 Highmarket St
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: 843-546-8421
Toll Free: 800-768-8421
Fax: 843-546-1173

Myrtle Beach

401 79th Ave N
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Phone: 843-449-7115
Toll Free: 800-682-0836
Fax: 843-497-2960

Murrells Inlet

4055 US Highway 17 Bypass South
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Phone: 843-652-3937
Toll Free: 888-357-3937
Fax: 843-652-3939

Little River

90 Cedar Light Ln
Little River, SC 29566
Phone: 843-280-8779
Toll-Free: 877-628-2020
Fax: 843-280-6669

Lake City

123 Epps St,
Lake City, SC 29560
Phone: 843-374-5487
Fax: 843-374-7342