About Our Practice

At Griffin Eye Center we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible vision.

Our team of experienced professionals includes: Neil B. Griffin, M.D., board-certified and fellowship trained ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract, LASIK and corneal surgery and Reuben R. Tipton, M.D., FACS, board-certified ophthalmologist in comprehensive ophthalmology.  Kelly McCann, O.D., specialty covers pre and post-operative care management of cataract, cornea and LASIK surgery, as well as, the medical treatment of diseases and disorders affecting the eyes.

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Dr. Neil Griffin, M.D.

Neil Griffin, M.D. specializes in cataract, LASIK  and corneal surgery.  Dr. Griffin is a pioneer in endokeratoplasty, a new type of corneal transplantation technique. He has presented study results and his technique to surgeons in both the United States and abroad. As an Ophthalmologist leader in the field he continues to instruct corneal surgeons on the latest advancements.

Dr. Griffin was one of the first in the country to use the FDA approved Zepto™ Capsulotomy System which provides lens capsulotomy during cataract surgery.  He is also the first in South Carolina to offer the latest advancement in laser vision technology with SMILE. In 2016 he was named one of the Top Cataract Surgeons by Precision Eye Services, voted "Best Laser Vision Surgeon" by the community in the South Strand News Readers Choice Award 2018, voted "Best Ophthalmologist and Laser Vision Surgeon" by the Myrtle Beach Herald Readers Choice Award 2019 and voted "Best Ophthalmologist and Laser Vision Surgeon" by the Carolina Forest Chronicle Readers Choice Award 2019.

Dr. Griffin received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He served his internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and completed his residency at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He received his highly-specialized fellowship in cornea and external disease from the University of Texas in Houston. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Contact Griffin Eye Center for more information.

Dr. Kelly F. McCann

Dr. Kelly F. McCann, a native of North Carolina, completed her undergraduate degrees at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  She went on to obtain her Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. She completed all her rotations with clinical honors including The Eye Institute, Einstein Medical Center and several private practices.

Dr. McCann has extensive background in LASIK and refractive surgeries as she began her career with LasikPlus in King of Prussia, PA where she managed all surgical cases.  She went on to become a faculty Optometrist with the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association as well as the Optometric Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Society.

Dr. McCann was brought to the Myrtle Beach area to be closer to her family as she has spent the last 11 years in Pennsylvania.  She resides with her husband, Tim, and their six children, Jayden, Carter, Brynn, Jax, Ellis and their newest addition, Teddy.

Reuben R. Tipton, Ⅲ, M.D., FACS


Reuben Tipton, M.D., specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology. He grew up in Tiptonville, Tennessee.

Dr. Tipton received his undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, with honors in Biology. He received his medical degree from University Tennessee-Memphis and residency at the University of Alabama Eye Foundation Hospital and basic science portion at Stanford University.

Dr. Tipton has been in private practice in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina since 1980. He has received the Myrtle Beach, Herald newspaper, “Ophthalmology of the Year Award” and has been included in numerous editions of “The Best Doctors in America”, Southeast Region. All doctors selected for this publication were chosen by other physicians within their specialty.

Dr. Tipton is board certified and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology. He enjoys fishing, wildlife and landscape photography, food and wine and travel.

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The Partnering Optometrists work with Griffin Eye Center because of our strong track record of experience and patient satisfaction.

We’ve found this team-based approach, can help you make an informed decision about your cataract, laser vision correction and cornea procedure. We believe our Partnering Optometrists are in the best position to take care of you before and after your life changing procedure.

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