Joseph L. Parisi MD, FRCSC, FACS was born in Akron, Ohio and raised in Ontario, Canada. At Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, one of the most prestigious schools in Canada, he obtained his medical degree and completed a residency in ophthalmology. He interned at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Quebec, part of the renowned McGill University Medical System.
Dr. Parisi built a successful, well respected clinical practice in Canada and was on the staff at McMaster University Medical Center and the Hamilton General Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario for four years. In 1994, he completed fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery at the National Eye Institute in Ottawa, Canada. In 1994, Dr. Parisi and his family relocated to Clemson, South Carolina when he joined Dr. Robert O. Brown in practice.
Dr. Joseph Parisi has performed over 20,000 cataract and refractive surgeries using the most advanced techniques, lenses and equipment available in the nation. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and of the American College of Surgeons. He has performed thousands of microsurgical procedures including cataract surgery, LASIK, ASA, orbital and tear duct surgery, cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery and laser treatment for glaucoma and retinal disease. He is the medical director and chief ophthalmologist at Clemson Eye. Dr. Parisi researches and writes the Eye-Q Newsletter, a quarterly publication for the medical and patient community. He has been on active staff at Oconee Medical Center in Seneca, SC where he served as chief of the department of surgery from 2000 to 2002. He also maintains privileges at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Pickens. Dr. Parisi is a consultant for Alcon Surgical and Ista Pharmaceuticals.
"The ability to offer such technologically advanced, life changing procedures for so many people is extremely fulfilling for me. Maximizing visual potential and creating satisfied patients is the goal of Clemson Eye and I continue to strive for this every day"
Dr. Parisi, his wife and their two daughters live in Clemson where they are active members in community schools, church, sports, and cultural activities. He is a member of the Greenville and Clemson Chamber of Commerce and enjoys marathons, skiing, golf, guitar, cooking and travel.