First In South Carolina to Offer ReLex SMILE Laser Vision Correction

Griffin Eye Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is the first Ophthalmic Center in South Carolina to offer ReLEx® SMILE minimally-invasive laser vision correction.  With over 750,000 procedures performed worldwide year to date, ReLEx SMILE is a proven procedure for treatment of myopia or nearsightedness.  Only recently, however, was this revolutionary procedure FDA approved to be performed in the U.S.

ReLEx SMILE is the first minimally-invasive laser vision correction procedure available anywhere in the world.  This revolutionary procedure developed by ZEISS utilizes the VisuMax® femtosecond laser to create a thin, contact-lens-shaped layer just beneath the surface of the eye and then a small opening through which that layer is removed, correcting the patient’s vision.

The VisuMax femtosecond laser, which Griffin Eye Center acquired in February 2018, is the only laser that can currently perform the ReLEx SMILE procedure.  With this new treatment option, Griffin Eye Center is now offering patients access to the newest, most advanced refractive laser vision correction technology currently available.

Ophthalmic Surgeon, Dr. Neil Griffin has been performing LASIK in the Carolina’s for over 25 years and our practice is proud to offer the latest and most advanced technology in laser vision correction. Dr. Griffin is fellowship trained in cornea and external disease and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

LASIK is a safe and popular alternative to glasses and contact lenses, with millions of satisfied patients. Years ago, you may have been told you were not a candidate for LASIK but with the latest technology available at Griffin Eye Center you might now be a candidate. The best way for you to determine if you are a candidate for SMILE LASIK is with a complete medical examination of your eyes and personal consultation in our office.

If you would like more information on laser vision correction or want to schedule a free LASIK screening call 843-449-6414 or visit