Coastal Carolina Eye Clinic offers state-of-the-art optical services for patients of all ages. Our talented team of ophthalmologists provides comprehensive eye care throughout a range of specializations. From routine care and eye exams to cataract surgery and cosmetic surgery, we are committed to exceeding the highest industry standards with compassionate, professional optical services.

Eye Care Services

Regular eye exams are an essential part of maintaining good optical health. Even patients with good vision and no pain should schedule regular eye exams to maintain their healthy vision. Many conditions can be alleviated and corrected with early detection. With a wide selection of contact lenses and glasses, our experienced staff is on hand to meet our patients’ optical needs.

Surgeries

In addition to routine eye care services, our team performs specialized surgeries. For some patients with cataracts, we offer a minimally invasive surgery known as phacoemulsification that requires no stitching. We are equipped to treat a range of ocular disorders, including astigmatism, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and more. Patients of all ages can receive professional optical services. Five percent of all children in the United States are born with strabismus, commonly referred to as being cross-eyed. Early detection and treatment, preferably before the age of six, is essential to correct this condition.

For 37 years, Coastal Carolina Eye Clinic has been the premier optical care provider in southeastern North Carolina. Schedule an appointment with us today.

We provide comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. Our services include not only laser vision correction and small-incision cataract surgery but also treatments for a range of conditions such as glaucoma, the diabetic eye, dry eye and macular degeneration.

Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining your eyes’ health by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options.

We perform a minimally invasive, no-stitch cataract surgery called phacoemulsification (“phaco”) surgery. First, the eye is numbed with anesthesia. Then a tiny incision is made in the eye to make room for a small ultrasonic probe. This probe breaks up, or emulsifies, the cloudy lens into tiny pieces and gently sucks, or aspirates, those pieces out of the eye.

After the cloudy lens has been removed, a new artificial lens is implanted in the eye. With the recent advance of foldable IOLs (intraocular lenses), artificial lenses can be implanted through the same small incision from the phaco procedure. Once moved in place inside the eye, the IOL unfolds to its proper shape.

During cataract surgery, your surgeon will implant a new lens inside your eye, called an intraocular lens. Premium intraocular lenses are now available to help decrease or eliminate your need for glasses after surgery.

For patients with astigmatism, a type of glasses prescription, a Toric intraocular lens implant may be considered. The Toric intraocular lens will manage your astigmatism after cataract surgery, reducing or eliminating your need for glasses to see at a distance following your cataract surgery.

A multifocal intraocular lens implant is also available. This allows for clear vision both at a distance and at near, reducing or eliminating the need for bifocal or reading glasses after cataract surgery.

For more information, please download the brochures below. Be sure to ask about premium intraocular lens implantation during your cataract evaluation at Coastal Carolina Eye Clinic.

TECHNIS Patient Brochure
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Patients with astigmatism who are undergoing cataract surgery can choose to have limbal-relaxing incisions made to reduce their dependence on glasses for clear vision. Limbal-relaxing incisions are tiny cuts made around the edge of the cornea, called the limbus. These incisions “relax” the cornea’s steep curvature and improve the way the eye focuses light. Limbal-relaxing incisions have been shown to heal faster and cause fewer side effects than other astigmatic keratotomy procedures.

Strabismus, or crossed eyes, is the term for when a person cannot align both eyes on an object at the same time. Strabismus can be constant or intermittent (i.e. due to stress or illness). The condition occurs in about 5% of children. It may manifest at first as double vision. Eventually, the brain begins to ignore, or suppress, information from the weaker eye. If left untreated, strabismus can lead to visual impairment, loss of binocular vision, and blindness in the weaker eye. Therefore early treatment is best, preferably before the age of six, although older patients can be helped as well.

Eyelid plastic surgery can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. It may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve sight by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient’s field of vision. The procedure is usually performed in an office with local anesthesia in as little as 45 minutes.