George O. Waring IV, MD, FACS’s, “Presbyopia’s Coming of Age” blog focuses on surgical and technological innovations in presbyopia correction. Waring is founder and medical director of Waring Vision Institute in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

BLOG: High-definition wavefront-guided PRK

March 17, 2020

For refractive surgery practices, wavefront-guided, or WFG, LASIK is the mainstay of treatment, thanks to its broad treatment parameters and reputation for patient…

BLOG: To YAG or not to YAG? Dealing with PCO and ACO

February 7, 2020

When to perform a Nd:YAG capsulotomy for correction of posterior capsular opacification is an age-old question. Early capsulotomy can provide better visual quality and a…

BLOG: Why my practice has evolved toward a personalized vision approach

January 9, 2020

Although we have enjoyed great success with bilateral extended depth of focus IOLs in patients who want spectacle independence after cataract surgery, I am increasingly…

BLOG: New toric IOL features haptic modifications

December 16, 2019

Astigmatism affects nearly half our patients undergoing cataract surgery, but it often goes uncorrected, leaving patients dependent on glasses after surgery. Financial…

BLOG: The future of objective functional near vision assessment: reading speed

October 8, 2019

Visual acuity is still measured using tools developed more than 150 years ago: the Snellen eye chart, developed in 1862, and the Jaeger near vision chart, first printed…

BLOG: We have two eyes for a reason: Binocularity in presbyopia correction

April 26, 2019

The conventional wisdom is that if a patient is already accustomed to monovision, either with contact lenses or as a result of prior laser vision correction, then it…

BLOG: Use social media to build your brand

January 10, 2019

Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are wonderful tools for branding, awareness and education. To use them effectively, you first have to define…

BLOG: Make it personal: How can I customize vision for each cataract patient

December 17, 2018

IOL choice is not a one-size-fits-all situation. Refractive cataract surgeons should personalize both the IOL and the refractive target to best suit the needs, lifestyle…

BLOG: Pushing the envelope: EDOF IOLs in ‘not-so-normal’ eyes

November 26, 2018

Historically, we have said that patients needed to have perfectly healthy eyes in order to be considered candidates for diffractive presbyopia-correcting IOL…

BLOG: Streamline your LASIK workups

October 16, 2018

As surgeons, we often find that adopting new technology comes at the expense of practice flow and efficiency. However, in my practice, the move to high-definition…