George O. Waring IV, MD FACS is the founder and Medical Director of the Waring Vision Institute in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Dr. Waring serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University. Dr. Waring has served as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, the Director of Refractive Surgery at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Storm Eye Institute and the Medical Director at Magill Vision Center. He has also served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Waring IV is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and has received numerous awards and distinctions for excellence in ophthalmology including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, the Distinguished Lans Award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the Presidential Award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Waring IV is the current President of Charleston Ophthalmology Society. He has been recognized as one of the top 100 most influential figures in the world of ophthalmology by 2018 Ophthalmologist Power List, one of the nation’s Top Doctors in Ophthalmology by Castle Connolly’s Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists, and as a Top Ophthalmologist and Leading Physician of the World by the International Association of Ophthalmologists.
Dr. Waring IV is a founding member of the American and European College of Ophthalmic Surgeons and the Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Society and was selected as one of 10 founding members of the prestigious Vanguard Ophthalmology society to recognize future leaders in Ophthalmology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons, and serves on the executive committee for both the International Society of Refractive Surgery and the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery, as well as being active in numerous other professional societies. Dr. Waring IV participates in numerous professional committees, including the Program Director for the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the Refractive Surgery Clinical Committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He also serves as the course director for the American Academy of Ophthalmology LASIK course and the Chairman of the Refractive Surgery Basic Clinical Science Course for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Waring IV is an editorial board member for both the Journal of Refractive Surgery and the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has served on over 15 scientific advisory panels, aiding in the development of new technologies.
He is happily married to Karolinne Maia Rocha MD, PhD. They enjoy time with their son, George O. Waring V and daughter, Maia.
735 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Suite #101
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 USA
Telephone – 843-216-2020
Email – GWaring@WaringVision.com