our eye care specialties LASIK
LASIK is the abbreviation for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, and is more commonly known as laser eye surgery. This kind of surgery helps to correct conditions such as myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness) and even astigmatism.
The advantages of this leading-edge surgery are many, especially when it comes to a faster recovery time and often, the elimination of the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Our expert surgeons have performed hundreds of successful LASIK surgeries, and we work carefully with patients to ensure a good experience and vision results.
For more information on this procedure, call our LASIK Coordinator, Kathy Dyches, at (864)250-6525.
Meet our specialists
William H. Ballinger Jr., M.D.
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1985
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1980
Fellowship - Cornea and External Disease Department of Ophthalmology Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1987 – 1988
Internship Greenville Hospital System Greenville, SC 1979 - 1980
Residency - Department of Ophthalmology Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Nashville, TN — 1980 – 1983 Chief Resident – 1983
Bon Secours Saint Francis Hospital –Sr. Active Staff
Clemson University, Clemson, SC 1973 – 1975
Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC — 1975 – 1979 Medical Degree: June 1979
Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member, International Society of Refractive Surgery
Member, South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology
Chief, Department of Ophthalmology USAF Regional Hospital Langley Langley Air Force Base, VA July 6, 1983 – July 5, 1987
Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology USAF Physician Assistants Phase II Training Program University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center July 1983 – June 1986
Jervey Leadership Founding member 1994 Board Member 1994-1996
Honors & Awards
Five Year Accelerated Medical Program – South Carolina 1973
United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Recipient 1975
Eagle Elite Award, USAF 1985