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Avoid online contact lens “switches”.

July 29, 2019

Most online contact lens suppliers just want to ship you the lenses your doctor actually prescribed, but Hubble wants to switch you to a lens your doctor most likely did NOT prescribe and has never seen on your eyes. Not a recipe for success. Talk to your eye doctor at Coastal Eye Group about the best way to fit and purchase lenses for long term eye health and great vision.


Read the article at New York Times

Monovision concerns in visually critical situations…

July 26, 2019

Monovision is a wonderful way to avoid the need for glasses… but certainly caution needs to be taken in visually critical situations like driving. If you do not feel totally confident and comfortable with driving with monovision correction, glasses can be worn over your eyes to provide best corrected vision at distance in each eye. Talk to your eye doctor at Coastal Eye Group for more information and options.


‘SENSELESS, THOUGHTLESS’: Man pleads guilty to blinding stranger with BB gun

July 24, 2019

History has shown that children often don’t understand the potential dangers of BB guns, #paintball weapons, and #Airsoft products, as well.

‘SENSELESS, THOUGHTLESS’: Man pleads guilty to blinding stranger with BB gun


Blue Light and Supplements Continue to be Hot Topics

July 23, 2019

Blocking blue light and arming the retinal with sufficient nutrients to combat the stresses inherent in our modern society continue to be publicly debated. So many of these “studies” come from companies that stand to make a lot of money if these various products are popular in the marketplace. Some quoted here are just that. It doesn’t mean what they say is untrue (or true). It’s certainly not inappropriate to print these sort of articles out and ask your doctor at Coastal Eye Group about them.


Can cataracts alter one’s color perception?

July 9, 2019

Can cataracts alter one’s color perception? Absolutely. Many of our cataract surgery patients at Coastal Eye Group are surprised at how colors shift and become brighter after surgery. Patients expect their vision to be sharper and less fuzzy, but the change in color is unexpected.

Check out this article from the Philadelphia Inquirer:



July 5, 2019

Eyes feel gritty? Sandy? Burn? You may very well have Blepharitis, one of the common conditions we deal with every day at Coastal Eye Group. Blepharitis is a chronic condition and tends to really never go away without intervention. View the overview video below to learn more.


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Lid scrubs are a mainstay of dealing with Blepharitis over the long haul. Baby shampoo has been a mainstay of treatment for decades, but newer pads and foam cleaners may do a better job. Regardless, significant cases often have to be “jumpstarted” with a short regiment of antibiotic/steroid drops. If you have symptoms of Blepharitis, make an appoint with one of our doctors at Coastal Eye Group and find out just exactly what is going on, and what needs to be done.


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Macular Degeneration impairs vision in millions…

June 26, 2019

Macular Degeneration (AMD) continues to impair vision in millions of people as they age. While nutritional improvements, reducing or eliminating smoking, and supplementation can help prevent AMD’s onset, it’s still important to detect the signs as early as possible. All our eye doctors at Coastal Eye Group care for many patients with Macular Degeneration. Our two retinal sub-specialists bring the absolute highest level of AMD care to the Grand Strand. Charles Doering, MD sees patients in our Murrells Inlet office (843-652-3937) and Robert Prinzi, MD provides care in our Little River office (843-280-8779).
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Cataracts – What To Look For

June 25, 2019

Did you know that Bay Microsurgical Unit, Coastal Eye Group’s ambulatory eye surgery center in Georgetown was the just the second such eye surgery center ever approved in the state of South Carolina? Since 1985 Bay Microsurgical Unit has provided a calm, reassuring setting for patients throughout the Grand Strand.

Good article from US News:



LRS – Lens Replacement Surgery

June 20, 2019

LRS? Lens Replacement Surgery is the removal of the natural lens in the eye and replacing it with a small artificial lens, also known as an implant, or intraocular lens (IOL). In adults with vision impairment stemming from cataracts, we simply use the term “Cataract Surgery”, not LRS. No surprise there. But did you know that LRS can be used in adults that don’t have cataracts? It can… and is often a better option than LASIK in patients who are deemed poor candidates for LASIK for a variety of reasons… corneal thickness and severe myopia being two common reasons. The eye surgeons at Coastal Eye Group are expert in the various forms of both cataract surgery and LRS in non-cataract patients. This article from Harvard Medical School does a great job of discussing LRS. – A Look At Better Vision


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Protecting Your Children’s Eyes This Summer

June 19, 2019

This article from France hits all the high points. Yes, protecting your kids’ eyes is a good idea. Research shows that a lifetime’s exposure to UV light, wind, dust, etc. are related to the development of various eye conditions including cataracts, macular degeneration, pterygium, and more. Never hurts to get them started early with quality eye protection.

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