George O. Waring IV, MD FACS is the founder and Medical Director of the Waring Vision Institute in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Dr. Waring has served as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, the Director of Refractive Surgery at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Storm Eye Institute and the Medical Director at Magill Vision Center from 2012 - 2017. Dr. Waring IV is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Waring IV has over 100 scientific publications, abstracts and presentations to his credit, including over 30 peer reviewed manuscripts, over 50 invited lectures and over half a dozen book chapters on cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Waring IV a founding member of the American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons, the prestigious Vanguard Ophthalmology Society and the Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Society. Dr. Waring IV serves on the Executive Committee for the International Society of Refractive Surgery and is the Director for the American Academy of Ophthalmology Laser Refractive Surgery Course. Dr. Waring also has served on over a dozen scientific advisory panels, aiding in the development of new technologies.
He has received numerous awards and distinctions for excellence in ophthalmology including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award, the prestigious Lans Award for innovation in refractive surgery from the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the Presidential Award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the Millennial Award from Millennial Eye Annual Congress and the Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society Gold Medal.
He completed a dual degree in Economics and Ecology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, followed by his Doctor of Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. He served as administrative chief resident at the State University of New York and completed his sub-specialty fellowship training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery under the world-renowned mentorship of Daniel S. Durrie, MD.