At Clemson Eye, we’ll do everything possible to ensure your experience is comfortable and your visual results exceptional. If you have questions along the way, just ask. We’re here to help.

Your initial consultation is free and used to determine if you are a good candidate for laser vision correction. Our eye doctors will take the time to discuss with you the very best options for your specific situation and long-term eye health. The free consultation takes up to 60 minutes. Our LASIK center is located in Greenville.

Before your consultation, please complete our New Patient Forms. Please print, complete and bring them with you to your consultation, send them in advance via email to or fax them to 864‑297‑8181.

More About the LASIK ProcedureBladefree LASIK State of the Art TechnologyExceptional Results

More About the LASIK Procedure

  1. You receive a complimentary examination by one of our LASIK trained doctors with detailed information about the LASIK investment.
  2. If you wish to proceed with LASIK or Laser Vision Correction (LVC), then a preoperative examination will follow.
  3. Before your procedure, you’ll be given some numbing drops and medication so you won’t feel any discomfort.
  4. Our surgeon uses the FS200 femtosecond laser to make a thin flap in your cornea at the appropriate treatment site.
  5. A second laser, the WaveLight Eye-Q laser delivers a customized correction to your cornea based on your unique vision/eye characteristics.
  6. Resume your usual diet.
  7. Then, the protective flap is folded back in place where it bonds securely without the need for stitches.
  8. The actual procedure takes about 15‑20 minutes all together. It’s safe, fast and comfortable. Your vision is improved immediately, and continues to improve over the next few days.
  9. After LASIK, some patients report a slight discomfort that usually goes away within 12 or 24 hours.
  10. If our doctors recommend the Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA), also known as “PRK” treatment, no corneal flap is created, but rather the corneal surface epithelial cells are removed and a customized treatment is applied. The corneal surface heals over in a few days with a temporary bandage contact lens and vision improves steadily over a few weeks.
Dr. Parisi, Medical Director, explains the LASIK process at Clemson Eye

Bladefree LASIK

At Clemson Eye, the Bladefree Method provides a less invasive computer-controlled and guided approach to the important first step of LASIK. It is a 100% bladefree approach to creating your LASIK flap — the thin flap of tissue that the surgeon creates to perform your customized procedure. Traditionally, the first step of has been performed with a surgical blade. Today the procedure has been enriched at Clemson Eye with micron level accuracy, making the outcome of every procedure more predictable. Our Femtosecond laser separates microscopic layers of corneal tissue to create a flap that is lifted up to expose the inner corneal tissue for your laser correction. Studies show Femtosecond technology to be 100 times more accurate than a traditional bladed LASIK with a significantly increased safety profile. Bladefree LASIK is one of the safest forms of surgical vision correction today.

State of the Art Technology

Tiny pulses of laser light, a quadrillionth of a second each, pass harmlessly through the outer portion of your cornea and form a uniform layer of microscopic bubbles just beneath the surface of your eye. The flap creation process takes less than 15 seconds per eye. When it’s time for your LASIK treatment to be performed, Dr. Parisi easily lifts the flap to apply the LASIK treatment. The entire procedure takes 10-15 minutes.

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Exceptional Results

Typically visual recovery is rapid, but blurriness may occur for a few hours or days. A mild scratchy sensation is common, but is usually controlled within a few days by PROLENSA or Tylenol. If you have headaches, eye pain or pressure, call the office. Follow all instructions given by staff. If you require eye glasses, it is necessary to allow your eye to fully heal before acquiring a new prescription. Medicare patients are entitled to one pair of glasses after each eye surgery. If you have decided to proceed with the removal of your cataracts, your surgery dates will be booked. If you need both eyes done, you will be scheduled for separate surgeries, usually a few weeks apart. Cataract surgery is done as an outpatient procedure, so you don’t have to stay in the hospital. The surgery usually lasts less than an hour.

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