Our Patients

LASIK Testimonials

Everyone was so thorough, so competent, it's the most stress-free, pain-free procedure I've ever had! It's a thrill to be able to go about my day without glasses! It's wonderful to be able to sit out on the beach and see everything so clearly and then be able to read a book without reading glasses! Thank you!

-Robin Sheek

I am thrilled to open my eyes and see the big picture without grabbing for my glasses. Everyone in the office was very nice, the procedure was quite painless!

-Joseph Williams

I am so happy, it's amazing I can see! The inconvenience of having glasses is gone, it feels like such a freedom! Thank you for making my life so much easier!

– Jane Brown

The procedure itself is fast and almost painless, but still one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I cannot describe what it means to me- only that 3 hours after the surgery I cried as I watched my kids play in the yard where yesterday they were just a blur. I saw individual drops of dew on grass this morning! Priceless!

– Tiffany

I will recommend it to any and all that I come into contact with that are thinking about LASIK. I had worn corrective lenses of some type for 48 years and words fail to describe how good it felt to wake up and see the clock. Thanks a million!

- Tommy Rutledge

Dr. O'Day has a wonderful staff that made my experience even more pleasurable- WOW! What a great life-changing experience!

- Laura Willard

It's great to be able to pick up the paper or a book and be able to read it without glasses! I would do it again tomorrow!

–Patsy Towne

Thank you for the friendly and professional environment I experienced in your office and of course the outstanding results of my procedure. Thank you for the professional and personal time you took with me. Each eye you touch also touches a life forever- this is truly an outstanding gift you have.

–Kevin Osburn

This procedure changed my life! Thank you for making this procedure so easy for me!

- Daffney Shelbourne

Excellent Experience! From the initial visit through the procedure the staff communicated the information I needed to know in a clear and compassionate way. The efficiency of the entire process was amazing! The organization and knowledge of the staff gave me a level of comfort I had not expected. I am ecstatic about the results of my surgery and feel fortunate to have chosen Charleston Cornea and Refractive Surgery for this procedure.

– David Dodds

Thank you again for giving me back my sight. Since the procedure I'm seeing things I would never have been able to see without glasses. What a blessing your work has been for me!

– Rebecca Glazier

I cannot begin to tell you what a difference LASIK has made in my life. I had worn contacts for over 30 years, I am an active surfer, kite boarder, and water sport enthusiast and this has truly changed my life. Dr. O'Day and his staff are awesome!

- Ken Rork

All went well! Seeing without glasses after 30 years is an amazing experience!

– M. Shreve

Words can't express how grateful I am for what you did for me. My eyesight is beautiful!

– Robyn Howell

Cataract Testimonials

"I love the vision that my Restor lens implants have provided, especially my near vision. Now I can read without glasses! The lenses are expensive, but I think of them as an investment that I will enjoy every day. If I did it over, I would have this lens again for sure!"

- Ms. Mary Kline

"The staff were professional and friendly. Dr. O'Day's advice and recommendations gave me confidence to choose the Restor implant."

- Ms. Mary Kline

"My intermediate and distance vision has improved since having the Crystalens implant. Dr. O'Day is confident that with time my near vision will continue to improve. I would recommend this lens to my friends."

- Ms. Arlene Linder

"My experience with Charleston Cornea and Refractive Surgery for my cataract surgery and Crystalens implant was excellent. I would have this lens again."

- Mr. Jerry Prosser

"I feel that these Crystalens lenses act as closely to my natural lens as I could expect. Distance and intermediate vision is excellent! Fine reading and dim lighting require reading glasses at times. Life without glasses is wonderful!"

- Mr. Arthur Bailey

"Dr. Laurie Elliott devoted hours of her time to ‘getting it right' when it came to the lens selection process. Her pre and post op commitment is as good as it gets!"

- Mr. Arthur Bailey

"My vision is great! Occasionally in the distance I notice a slight double vision in the distance with my Crystalens lenses. My experience with Charleston Cornea and Refractive Surgery was excellent! I would recommend this lens to anyone who is considering cataract surgery"

- Dr. James Carew

"The Crystalens lenses provide me with excellent vision when considering each separately, and they provide me with excellent accommodation. I would say my vision is better than it has been for 20 years! If I had to do it again, I would choose this lens all over again."

- Mr. James Hill, Jr.

"The Crystalens implants are a great improvement to my life. Driving, reading, etc. is wonderful. The staff was great - very professional and knowledgeable."

- Mr. Paul Coderre

"Dr. O'Day and his staff are wonderful. I am happy that I chose the Crystalens and to have cataract surgery with Charleston Cornea and Refractive Surgery."

- Mr. James Ray

"With the Crystalens I do not notice any glare or halos at night, but do require reading glasses at times."

- Mrs. Cheryl Boulware

"The Restor lenses have been a miracle for me. I am so pleased with my vision and cannot believe how bad my vision really was prior to surgery. The unfortunate thing is that the cost prohibits many people from having the premium lenses. This should be standard and covered by insurance!"

- Mrs. Sandy O'Neale

"Everyone at Charleston Cornea and Refractive Surgery was really good to me. If I had a question, they would explain everything to me. They were easy to contact, even through email!"

- Mrs. Edith Litchfield

"I wish I had done this sooner! Before the Restor lens was implanted I wasn't sure what my vision would be like, how the surgery would go. It was so easy!"

- Mr. Everhart Shuler

Video Testimonials


When I heard the words, "I only wish I'd done it sooner!" from so many patients, I began to think about ways to help future patients shorten the time they spend thinking about LASIK. The following are major questions most people have about whether they should replace their glasses and contacts with the clear natural vision that only LASIK can provide:

  • What assurance can you give me that I'll achieve 20/20?
  • How much of a risk will I be taking? What's the truth about complications?
  • What makes you better than any other surgeon I might find in Charleston?
  • How affordable is it really? Will it all be worth it?

About Your Eyes

Astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia (or the need for reading glasses due to age) and cataracts. These are the major vision conditions that reduce our enjoyment of life and create dependency on glasses and contacts. With today’s vision correction technologies, each one of these can be solved. Learn how here.


LASIK solves the ‘refractive error’ that causes astigmatism, nearsightedness, far sightedness, and even presbyopia. Dr. David O’Day has performed more than 45,000 refractive procedures, making him one of the nation’s most experienced refractive surgeons.

Cataract Center

Cataracts come to all of us at some time, and usually start developing after the ages of 45-50. Cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure in the world – and one of the safest. Advances in replacement lens technology (IOLs) mean that virtually anyone can gain freedom from the effects of cataracts – and achieve better vision than ever.

Cornea Center

The cornea is the clear, living tissue on the very front part of the eye. Occasionally, either through disease or injury, surgery is needed to restore full vision or arrest declining eyesight. Dr. David O’Day is skilled and experienced at performing the following corneal procedures

Comprehensive Eye Care

Some LASIK centers do 'only LASIK,' but LASIK is not necessarily right for everyone. At Charleston Cornea & Refractive Surgery, in addition to LASIK, we provide the full array of today’s eye care technologies: RK/AK, CK, ALK, excimer laser PRK, LASEK, Epi-K cataract surgery, intraocular lens implantation, corneal transplant surgery, surgical treatment of eye diseases, and general eye care.

Optical Shop

Visit our optical shop for the latest in high fashion, designer eyewear. We have a wide variety of designer eyewear including glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses and supplies to fit your individual style. Our affordable, quality eyewear is easily customizable and also guaranteed.

Media Center

Watch a LASIK procedure, meet Dr. O'Day, see how cataract surgery works – and much more. Go here for videos.

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider.

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