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 Bachelor of Science with honors, cum laude, from Furman University. She completed her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, graduating in the top 10% of her class. She performed her internship in general surgery at MUSC and 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.

At Coastal Eye Group, Dr. Merritt practices general ophthalmology and oculoplastic care, including BOTOX treatments and cosmetic eyelid surgery, in our Little River office.


Plastic surgery of the eyelids can help patients see more clearly as well as look younger and rejuvenated. By removing excess tissue and tightening the skin, cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery can not only increase the visual field but also "turn back time" by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, lines and sagging skin that make you look angry or tired.

Oculoplastic Surgery

Ophthalmic plastic surgery, or oculoplastics, is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that deals with disorders of the eyelids, including tumors, orbits (bones around the eyes), and lacrimal (tear) system. Eyelid tumors and growths may be removed as an office procedure.