2014 Lans Distinguished Award:Dr. George O. Waring IV

George O Waring IV MD FACS is an assistant professor of ophthalmology, the director of Refractive Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Storm Eye Institute, and serves as the medical director at Magill Vision Center. Dr. Waring also serves as adjunct assistant professor of bioengineering at the College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University.

Dr. Waring IV completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his subspecialty fellowship training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery under the world-renowned mentorship of Daniel S Durrie MD in Overland Park, Kansas.

Dr. Waring IV is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has received numerous awards and distinctions for excellence in ophthalmology, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (the Academy’s) Achievement Award and the Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society’s Gold Medal Award. He has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top Doctors in Ophthalmology by Castle Connolly’s Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists, and as a Top Ophthalmologist and Leading Physician of the World by the International Association of Ophthalmologists.

Dr. Waring IV is a founding member of the American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons and the prestigious Vanguard Ophthalmology Society and is active in numerous other societies. He serves as the director for the Academy’s annual Laser Refractive Surgery Course.

>Dr. Waring IV is the senior editor for the Academy’s Ophthalmic News and Education Subcommittee on Refractive Management. He is the chief medical editor of Millennial Eye, a groundbreaking all-digital publication targeted to future leaders in ophthalmology. He also serves as the Refractive Surgery Section editor for the Academy’s EyeNet Magazine.