The Retina Specialists at South Carolina Retina Institute are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions. They have a deep understanding of the tools, procedures, and newest proven treatments of the retina, macula, and vitreous. This enables them to identify potentially serious retinal diseases as early as possible for effective management or resolution. Through their work with patients referred by Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, or other healthcare providers  – they help to keep our eyes working so we can continue seeing the world.

A Retina Specialist is an Ophthalmologist with expertise in the most intricate details of your visual health. They are highly trained to diagnose, manage and treat a variety of diseases related to the vitreous body (a clear gel filling the eye) and retina, the light-sensitive nerve tissue responsible for the visual processing of your outside world and sending an electrochemical signal to your optic nerve and brain to create an image.

Depending upon your condition, several diagnostic tests may need to be performed during your visit. The types of testing deemed necessary may mean that you may need to be prepared to spend 1 to 3 hours for your appointment. You will need someone to drive you due to your eyes being dilated and if you are to undergo any treatments to your eyes.

A completed patient medical information form, your driver’s license or identification card, and your insurance card will be requested during the check-in for your appointment. During your examination, we’ll ask for pertinent information regarding your eyes, concerns, and overall health condition. Although you may be experiencing problems with one of your eyes – both eyes will be examined and compared for the determination and diagnosis of any existing or potential problems concerning your eye health and the quality of your eyesight. Your doctor may also suggest further appropriate testing or treatment depending on the results of your examination.

Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time if paperwork has been completed, or 30 minutes early in order to complete the necessary forms. Let us know all the medications you are currently taking, and if you wear glasses or contacts, please bring them with you.

Patient Forms

Prior to your visit, you may print and complete the forms below for faster check-in at your appointment.

We will have these printed forms available during check-in, in which case we ask that you arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment to complete them.

Insurance Accepted

At South Carolina Retina Institute, we accept almost every health plan and insurance.

If you don’t see your plan listed, please Contact Us. The managed care health insurance market changes rapidly, and specific coverage questions should be discussed directly with your insurance company or our knowledgeable staff.