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Meet the Experts

Dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible vision.

Dr. Neil B. Griffin, M.D.

Neil B. 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 educate on the latest advancements.

Dr. Neil 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.

Dr. Griffin is an active member of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), American Refractive Surgery Council (ARSC), American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery (AECOS), and the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS).

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, 2020 and voted “Best Ophthalmologist and Laser Vision Surgeon” by the Carolina Forest Chronicle Readers Choice Award 2019, 2020 and voted, “Best Vision Center” by North Strand News 2020.

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.

Kelly F. McCann, O.D.

Kelly F. McCann, O.D., 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, Pennsylvania 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 R. 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.

Contact Griffin Eye Center for more information.

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