Dr. George Waring IV


George O. Waring IV, MD FACS, is a highly sought-after expert in the field of refractive and cataract surgery. As the founder and Medical Director of the Waring Vision Institute in Mt. Pleasant, SC, he has established himself as an influential figure in ophthalmology. Dr. Waring’s career includes roles such as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Refractive Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Storm Eye Institute, and Medical Director at Magill Vision Center.

With an impressive academic background, Dr. Waring holds dual degrees in Economics and Ecology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, followed by his Doctor of Medicine from Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his sub-specialty fellowship training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery under the mentorship of the esteemed Daniel S. Durrie, MD. As a prolific researcher and innovator, Dr. Waring has over 350 scientific publications, abstracts, and presentations to his credit. He has also authored numerous book chapters on cataract and refractive surgery and co-authored a textbook on femtosecond lasers in corneal and lens surgery.

Recognized for his contributions to ophthalmology, Dr. Waring has received various awards and accolades, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award, Senior Achievement Award, and the Lans Award for innovation in refractive surgery from the International Society of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Waring is an active member of several prestigious professional societies, including the American Ophthalmological Society (AOS), the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the American European College of Ophthalmic Surgeons. His achievements include being the first surgeon in the world to perform the commercial implantation of the Tecnis Toric II advanced astigmatism correcting IOL and the world’s first and only eye drop to treat age-related blurry near vision. With an exceptional career trajectory and a passion for incorporating the latest advances in technology, Dr. George O. Waring IV continues to make significant contributions to the field of ophthalmology.