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: 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…

BLOG: Accuracy, alignment, stability and optical quality: Everything you need to know about toric outcomes

August 30, 2018

The ability to safely and predictably correct astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery has been a boon to refractive cataract practices — and to our astigmatic…

BLOG: Beyond 20/20 is the goal

August 10, 2018

It’s a wonderful time to be a corneal refractive surgeon as the technology that we depend on has never been better. There are now multiple laser vision correction…

BLOG: EDOF lenses in post-refractive eyes

April 9, 2018

Millions of people around the world have undergone refractive surgery procedures, including LASIK, PRK and RK. These patients have already demonstrated an interest in…

BLOG: Simplifying refractive targeting

April 2, 2018

In my last post, I talked about the evolution of my femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery settings. Today, I’d like to share how my approach to refractive…