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.

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Meet our specialists

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William H.
Ballinger, Jr.

Dr. William H. Ballinger Jr., M.D.

Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1985

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1980

Professional Training

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

Staff Appointments

Bon Secours Saint Francis Hospital –Sr. Active Staff

Educational Background

Clemson University, Clemson, SC 1973 – 1975

Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC — 1975 – 1979 Medical Degree: June 1979

Medical Licensure

South Carolina

Society Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Member, International Society of Refractive Surgery

Member, South Carolina Medical Association

Member, South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology

Member, Greenville County Medical Society

Practice Experience

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

Greenville 1988-present

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