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Ask Dr. Drew | How do you know if cataracts are forming?

Ask Dr. Drew about Eye Exams

Dr. Hunter discusses some of the visual symptoms his local patients in South Carolina start to notice when developing cataracts. If your vision is getting cloudy, you’re losing your color perception, or if you’re having trouble reading or driving at night; you may be developing cataracts. Take our Cataract Assessment online to learn more! […]

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Ask Dr. Drew | What to expect the day of your LASIK procedure.

Ask Dr. Drew about Eye Exams

Dr. Hunter explains what you can expect on the day of your LASIK eye surgery. LASIK is a quick and virtually painless procedure that allows you freedom from glasses and contacts. LASIK is one of the most popular forms of vision correction due to its accuracy, safety, quick recovery time, a wide range of correction, […]

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Ask Dr. Drew | What intraocular lens (IOL) is right for you?

Ask Dr. Drew about Intraocular Lens

Dr. Hunter explains which intraocular lens (IOL) option is best for your lifestyle when considering cataract surgery. He reviews what patients should think about when determining their vision goals after cataract surgery. Carolina Eyecare Physicians offers three lens options: Basic, Advanced & Custom. You can learn more about our cataract options here. […]

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Get to know Dr. Drew Hunter of Carolina Eyecare Physicians

Dr. Drew Hunter of Carolina Eyecare Physicians in Hilton Head, South Carolina, (Formerly Sungate Medical), is an ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and refractive surgery, Including LASIK, medical and surgical management of glaucoma and treatment of dry eye disease. Dr. Hunter completed medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and internship in […]

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What Is an Artificial / Intraocular Lens (IOL)?

What Is an Artificial / Intraocular Lens (IOL)

You’ve heard of glasses and contact lenses, but what is an artificial or intraocular lens?  Ophthalmic technology continues to advance, allowing doctors to provide patients with innovative and advanced treatment options. An artificial intraocular lens, or IOL, is a great example of this—a continually developing tool that allows people to see more clearly and comfortably.  […]

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What to Expect After Cataract Surgery

What to Expect After Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a slow-developing form of eye disease that can affect your daily life. Early diagnosis can help manage the disease and explore your treatment options with your doctor. When cataracts begin to prevent you from going about daily activities, such as reading or driving—surgery is the only option to remove them. But what should […]

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Is Cataract Surgery Painful?

Is Cataract Surgery Painful

According to the National Eye Institute, cataract surgery is one of the most common and safe types of surgery performed in the United States. Carolina Eyecare Physicians is committed to providing the highest quality of care with acclaimed surgeons and advanced technology in cataract surgery.  Rest assured, with board-certified ophthalmologists, cataract surgery has a high […]

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Can LASIK Fix Astigmatism?

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LASIK, defined as laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, has been around since 1998. Since then, the procedure has skyrocketed in popularity, and more than 10 million people worldwide have had LASIK surgery to correct refractive errors. LASIK is a procedure that takes only minutes, has a short recovery time, and can change how you see life, […]

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How Long Does Cataract Surgery Take?

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As you age, you may experience symptoms of cataracts. Your vision may become cloudy, you may have trouble reading in low-light rooms, and colors can appear less vivid. Cataracts typically develop slowly over time; however, they may need removal if they reach a point where your vision is significantly impaired.  A quality eye doctor can […]

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    I needed a cataract evaluation and was referred to Dr Hunter. Everything about my experience was great! They got me in quickly and once there, everyone was kind, helpful, and efficient. Dr Hunter patiently explained all the options to me and his surgery coordinator answered all of my questions. They are a lovely group of medical professionals and I highly recommend them.
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    I had surgery on my eye two months ago. My vision was bad because I had a hole in my macular. Dr Brugger repaired it. The surgery went well and my vision has greatly improved. I am great full to him and his staff at Carolina Eyecare. Their knowledge and professionalism was for my benefit.

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    The Role of a Retinal Ophthalmologist in Preserving Retina Conditions & Health

    Retina Conditions

    The health of your retina is crucial for maintaining clear vision and overall eye health. Our retinal ophthalmologists at Carolina Eyecare Physicians play a vital role in diagnosing, managing, and treating various retina conditions.  Retina Specialists like Navy Veteran Dr. Jonathan Brugger, Duke Alum Dr. Franciso A. Folgar, and published ophthalmologist Dr. Lowrey P. King […]

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    July 15, 2024
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    The Future of Vision: Emerging Trends in Laser Eye Surgery

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    At Carolina Eyecare Physicians, we are committed to serving Charleston, South Carolina’s eye care needs and surrounding areas, including Ladys Island, West Ashley III, Nexton, Moncks Corner II, and Murrells Inlet, SC, USA. Our dedication to our patients drives us to stay at the forefront of advancements in laser eye surgery.  Here, we are pleased […]

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    June 26, 2024
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    Preventing Retina Conditions: What You Need to Know

    Retina Conditions

    Eye health is crucial to overall wellness, especially as we age. The retina plays a critical role in how we see the world, and conditions affecting it can significantly impact our vision. This post delves into essential information on preventing and managing retina conditions. Learn the Different Retina Conditions The retina is a thin layer […]

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    May 17, 2024
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    The Role of a Retinal Ophthalmologist

    The health of your retina is crucial for maintaining clear vision and overall eye health. Our retinal ophthalmologists at Carolina Eyecare Physicians play a vital role in diagnosing, managing, and treating various retina conditions.  Retina Specialists like Navy Veteran Dr. Jonathan Brugger, Duke Alum Dr. Franciso A. Folgar, and published ophthalmologist Dr. Lowrey P. King […]

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    Emerging Trends in Laser Eye Surgery

    At Carolina Eyecare Physicians, we are committed to serving Charleston, South Carolina’s eye care needs and surrounding areas, including Ladys Island, West Ashley III, Nexton, Moncks Corner II, and Murrells Inlet, SC, USA. Our dedication to our patients drives us to stay at the forefront of advancements in laser eye surgery.  Here, we are pleased […]

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    Preventing Retina Conditions

    Eye health is crucial to overall wellness, especially as we age. The retina plays a critical role in how we see the world, and conditions affecting it can significantly impact our vision. This post delves into essential information on preventing and managing retina conditions. Learn the Different Retina Conditions The retina is a thin layer […]

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