Jennifer Merritt, MD


Jennifer H. Merritt M.D. is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Merritt received her B.S. degree with honors from Furman University and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, graduating in the top 10% of her class. After a general surgery internship, she completed her ophthalmology residency at MUSC’s Storm Eye Institute. She was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. During her ophthalmology training, she received the 2004 Helma Award for best research presentation and the 2003 and 2005 OKAP Awards for scoring the highest among all residents.

Dr. Merritt has served the Grand Strand since 2005. Nothing makes her happier than seeing her cataract surgery patients thrilled with their new and improved vision. At Coastal Eye Group, Dr. Merritt practices Comprehensive Ophthalmology and is an Eye Surgeon with an emphasis on cataract surgery, including specialty lenses such as toric and multifocal intraocular lenses.