Storm Eye Institute
At MUSC Health Storm Eye Institute, our large team of experts is fully dedicated to your eye health. There’s no condition we can’t treat, all under one roof. From routine exams to vision preservation, we offer all the services you may need, including those hard to find or unavailable elsewhere.
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To request more information about our services, please call 843-792-2020.
MUSC Health Storm Eye Institute: Why Choose Us?
Along with specialized care and equipment, our track record for safe, effective care places us a among the country’s top eye programs. Highlights of our Storm Eye Institute include:
- Highly skilled team: Our doctors regularly earn spots on Castle Connolly’s list of America’s Top Doctors®. We have more doctors on the list than any other program in South Carolina. Most of our doctors are board-certified, meaning they passed rigorous exams after medical school. Many have decades of experience. They help you achieve the best possible results, even for complex conditions. Read more about their approach to eye conditions and services.
- Uncommon expertise: In many cases, we offer expertise that few programs can match, either on a state or national level. A few examples: Our team includes a nationally recognized oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon who uses complex procedures to restore natural eye appearance and function. Our program is also home to the only dedicated ocular oncologist in South Carolina, to treat eye cancer. And our reputation for treating retina and vitreous humor conditions draws people from across the state.
- Latest treatments: As laser eye surgery advances, we remain at the leading technological edge. Our eye surgeons play an active role testing new equipment and techniques. These efforts give you access to new treatments before they are widely available. Find out more about LASIK surgery.
- Coordinated, convenient care: Our doctors work side-by-side to deliver the best possible care, doing everything they can to help you get the most out of each visit. If you come to us from outside the Charleston area and need to see multiple experts, you may be able to see multiple experts in one day. Getting you the care you need in fewer visits can help you start feeling better sooner.
- Specialized services for children: MUSC Health is home to one of the nation’s leading pediatric eye care experts. Whether it’s problems related to a routine eye exam or signs of a more serious problem such as a cataract, we can help. For congenital (present at birth) eye conditions, our pediatric experts partner with oculoplastic surgeons to help children achieve better function. Read more about pediatric ophthalmology.
Our Eye Care Team
Our large team of eye care experts stands ready to meet your every need. Most of our experts completed years of specialized training (fellowships) in areas such as glaucoma and retina care. Our training enables us to deliver a level of care that few Lowcountry programs can match.
Meet our eye care team:
Our offices are located in Charleston and surrounding communities, making it easy to get the care you need. New patients are always welcome.
MUSC Health Storm Eye Institute
167 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
Planning Your Visit to Storm Eye: What to Expect
We want you to have a good experience right from the start. If you are new to our program, here’s what to expect:
- Plan on spending up to two hours with us: We perform a comprehensive eye exam, including several tests. Each test gives us important information about your eye health, which is why it’s important to allow enough time to complete all of them. Find out more about our comprehensive eye care.
- Be prepared to share your medical information: Part of the exam includes learning about your medical history. We’ll want to know about previous eye problems and treatments, other medical conditions you are receiving treatment for, and what medications you are taking.
- Bring your current glasses and contact lenses: We evaluate your current prescription, which is why it’s important to bring your glasses and contacts if you wear them. If you are using non-prescription reading glasses, it’s helpful for our team to see which ones you are using.
- Plan a ride home, if necessary: We often put drops in your eyes that allow us to examine the inside and back of the eye (dilated eye exam). In some people, these drops make it difficult to see clearly for the next few hours. You may wish to bring along a friend or loved one to drive you home.