I came in with vision worse than 4.5 so needed a successive correction done a few months later for both eyes. Vision held for about 5 years so I called in to set up a successive correction for the $500 per eye which I was told upon my first visit. I was told that it had gone now to $750 as he changed company names, so I put if off. I checked again last month as I may now need both eyes done and was told to expect to pay about $10,000 to have both adjusted - the excuse given was that he is now changing to another business name for 2014. The lesson here is that Dr. Waring can effectively negate any future commitments simply by changing the name of his business. His work is good, however expect to pay his market price for any follow up.
Posted: 1/05/2014 • Link to this review
I have known Dr. Waring since 1997. He performed my original Lasik surgery in that same year & then peformed additional surgery in 2007. I trust no one else with my eyes but him. He is competent, reliable, trustworthy & caring. He is the "Best"!
Posted: 11/11/2011 • Link to this review
I have had the pleasure of being Dr. Waring's patient for 30 yrs. We laugh about me being is oldest (longest) patient. In '82 he diagnosed me with Kerataconus and handled my cornea transplant and again in '97. Both eyes have been corrected by lasik and at 60 yrs old, I still do not use glasses except for night driving. For someone that wore corrective vision since I was 5, I can give Dr. Waring the credit for my "outlook" on life. Thank you Dr. Waring for being my hero - taking time out of your busy schedule to call me and check on me after surgeries and making suggestions for my visual well being. I know for a fact that you are not in it just for the money.
Posted: 11/11/2011 • Link to this review
George Waring changed my life! I wore very thick glasses since I was three years old. Can't tell you how many fights I got in as a kid because of the teasing. I have Amblyopia in one eye, so it is not correctable to 20-20. In fact, if I only had that eye, I would not be able to drive. I did wear contacts through my adult years. They were thick and had to be special ordered at the cost of over $500 per year for just two pairs. I went to several eye surgeons over the years, but none would do LASIK. They said the risk with only one correctable eye to 20-20 was too high. I did a lot of research and found Dr. Waring. I learned that he has been recognized all over the world for his work. In fact I believe he was the first eye surgeon approved by the FDA to do LASIK in the United States. Dr. Waring was confident in his ability to do it and accepted the challenge. I certainly don't think for a minute that he did it just for the money. He did it because he knew I wanted a change in my life and he believed he could get the results we wanted. That was 10 years ago and I'm still the happiest patient he has. I felt like it was a miracle. The day after the LASIK I had lunch in a high-rise and was astonished at how well I could see everything outside the windows in such detail. I would highly recommend Dr Waring and have to several friends who all had similar great results.
Posted: 9/28/2011 • Link to this review
Dr. Waring has been my ophthalmologist for over ten years. I initially began seeing him for regular eye exams. He then performed my LASIK procedure in approximately 2004, an enhancement in December 2010, and a follow up procedure in August 2011. His staff has always been extremely helpful and friendly (the receptionist greets me by name), and I have never had difficulty in scheduling a last minute appointment when needed. Dr. Waring is genuinely concerned about his patients, and he has made every visit a relaxed experience. He will greet you and tell you goodbye with a smile. He is one of those rare doctors who possesses tremendous skills AND a wonderful sense of humor. That he is a genuinely warm and caring person is highly evident whenever you are in his office. He patiently listens to all questions and then provides clear and concise answers. I would NEVER trust the health of my eyes to anyone else. I have recommended Dr. Waring to friends and acquaintances over the years and will continue to do so with confidence and without hesitation.
Posted: 9/15/2011 • Link to this review
Dr. Waring performed LASIK to this blind bat in 2000. In 2009, I found him again when my vision started slipping. By then, I also needed help with reading glasses. He suggested going with the monovision option to have one eye for reading and one eye for distance. He easily could have sold me on enhancing both eyes for a higher fee, but didn't. He had my best interests at heart. The monovision is great, but recently, I seem to need reading glasses more frequently, so I saw him today. Turns out, the reading eye is actually getting better for distance. Again, with my best interests at heart,after listening to my needs, we went with a sunglass prescription. Dr. Waring is always pleasant and professional, but most of all, extremely competent as a surgeon. I will follow him wherever he practices.
Posted: 9/15/2011 • Link to this review
I can't possibly say enough praises for Dr. Waring. He is the most gracious, jubilant, humble, caring and an incredibly gifted surgeon. I had lasiks on my eyes about 6 years ago and I can't begin to commend his mastery and skill. I am a professional photographer and you can imagine how important my eyes are.I would not trust my eyes to anyone but Dr. Waring. Besides all of his amazing attributes and charm, I have never seen so many awards, diplomas, certificates of merit in any doctor's office, that says it all. I highly recommend Dr. Waring if you are considering any type of eye correction. Parish Kohanim
Posted: 9/12/2011 • Link to this review
I wanted the "best" to perform laser surgery on my eyes. My research and referrals lead me to Dr. Waring. He is the best and continues to care for my vision on an annual basis. No dilating my eyes for checkups.
Posted: 9/07/2011 • Link to this review
What an arrogant, condescending physician. Waring really puts to bed the myth about docs having a God complex. I had to wait almost 2 hours to see him, even though I had an appointment, then he gave me about 3 minutes of his time before handing me off to some flunky. Since then I've checked around and gotten better prices for surgery from more reputable surgeons. Needless to say, I won't be back!
Posted: 3/13/2011 • Link to this review
After getting a diagnosis from this doctor, I went to 2 other well-respected ophthamologists, who promptly blew apart his opinion. I decided to follow their advice since they were in agreement. I think this guy was just out for my money and didn't have my best interest at heart. Plus, he was rude and I had to wait for 1-2 hours every time I had an appointment.
Posted: 1/16/2011 • Link to this review
Yes, this doc has been around for a very long time. He's been doing vision correction longer than almost anyone. Unfortunately, he's an arrogant, condescending surgeon that is overconfident and negligent. I don't use the term negligent lightly, especially within the medical community. But when he almost inserted the wrong intra-ocular lenses into my eyes and then brushed it off, it nearly blew my mind! If it hadn't been for me double-checking the prescription he would've had to remove the wrong lens and start over. As it was, the surgery left me with severe photophobia (light sensitivity) for several weeks, during which time I had to beg for enough medicine so that I could go outside in bright sunlight with sunglasses on. Then, when I ended up with extreme halos in one eye, he told me it was just in my head and I would get over it. Lastly, his staff failed to call me, as promised, for my 1-year follow-up appointment. When I realized that they dropped the ball, he refused to see me for the visit that I had already paid for in my surgical package. What a prince! I recently went to a real opthamologist who scientifically confirmed that not only were my halos and other abberations in my right eye outside the normal range, but my other eye was a severe case. To top it off, I have cataracts that were present before Waring implanted the lenses in my eyes. So, Waring shouldn't have even implanted lenses in the first place!
Posted: 12/10/2010 • Link to this review