Scott W. Tunis MD FACS

Scott W. Tunis MD FACS One of the Carolinas' most experienced LASIK and Cataract Surgeons. Scott W.
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Our Goals are to provide you with state of the art technology in medicine and surgery of the eye, through a personalized and compassionate approach, while drawing on the experience of thousands of procedures over 30 years of practice. Tunis MD FACS is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in LASIK and laser vision correction procedures a

nd is a recognized specialist in cataract surgery and corneal corneal disease. He holds two United States Patents in intraocular lens implant technology and was involved in the FDA studies for myopic LASIK.

Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸
07/04/2022

Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸

June 6, 1944Normandy, France  - 78th Anniversary of D-Day.My father, William D. Tunis, was among the brave American sold...
06/06/2022

June 6, 1944
Normandy, France
- 78th Anniversary of D-Day.

My father, William D. Tunis, was among the brave American soldiers and allied troops who embarked on the greatest seaborne invasion in history to liberate the world from tyranny. He was 19 years old.

“Lest we forget”. America is great because of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice and selflessly laid down...
05/31/2021

“Lest we forget”. America is great because of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice and selflessly laid down their lives so we can be here today. We honor them on this Memorial Day, and every day!

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, your seasonal allergies may be adding to your anxiety about your health. Are thos...
01/07/2021

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, your seasonal allergies may be adding to your anxiety about your health. Are those watery eyes and stuffy nose symptoms of the coronavirus or allergies? - AAO

Are those watery eyes and stuffy nose symptoms of the new coronavirus or just seasonal allergies? Learn how to tell the difference.

Astigmatism is an eye condition that causes blurry vision, especially in dim light. That's because astigmatism occurs wh...
12/30/2020

Astigmatism is an eye condition that causes blurry vision, especially in dim light. That's because astigmatism occurs when the eye is shaped more like an oval than a sphere, which distorts the light that enters. Read more: 👁️‍🗨️

Benjamin Bert, MD • Astigmatism is a vision disorder that affects how the eye processes light Astigmatism occurs when the eye is shaped more like an oval than a sphere, which distorts the light that enters causing blurry vision Astigmatism is fairly common, affecting about one in three Americans a...

Your eyes need a crucial balance of vitamins to keep your vision at its best, particularly as you grow older. If you don...
10/19/2020

Your eyes need a crucial balance of vitamins to keep your vision at its best, particularly as you grow older. If you don't get enough of some vitamins like A and B12, you may be more likely to develop eye diseases that can lead to vision loss and even blindness.

Here are 4 of the most important vitamins you need to keep your eyesight sharp.

The 4 best vitamins for eye health and which foods — besides carrots — may improve vision Madeline Kennedy Medically Reviewed by Benjamin Bert, MD Foods rich in vitamin C may help prevent cataracts. The best vitamins for eye health include vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and B vitamins. Vitamin...

Despite the widespread acceptance of LASIK and the vast amount of public information that is readily available, there ar...
09/11/2020

Despite the widespread acceptance of LASIK and the vast amount of public information that is readily available, there are still certain areas of particular interest, as well as sources of potential confusion, to patients who are considering the procedure. In this article, we will examine and clarify some of the most common issues and choices patients face when considering Laser Vision Correction.

LASIK and other types of Laser Vision Correction procedures have been performed in the United States since 1994 with over 15 million procedures performed. These remarkable procedures have evolved as the technology has improved over the years, indications have expanded allowing more patients to enjoy...

When most people think about sun-related damage, they probably worry about their skin. But the sun’s ultraviolet rays al...
06/02/2020

When most people think about sun-related damage, they probably worry about their skin. But the sun’s ultraviolet rays also pose a threat to a person’s eye.

By Markham Heid • When most people think about sun-related damage, they probably worry about their skin. But the sun’s ultraviolet rays also pose a threat to a person’s eyes. According to a 2014 study funded by the U.S. National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, UV radi...

Land of the Free because of the Brave! Honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Happy Memorial Day!
05/25/2020

Land of the Free because of the Brave! Honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Veterans Day, and birthday! William D. Tunis, WWII Veteran 🇺🇸Normandy, France - (Summer 1944) - After D-Day.Thank ...
11/11/2019

Happy Veterans Day, and birthday!
William D. Tunis, WWII Veteran 🇺🇸
Normandy, France - (Summer 1944) - After D-Day.
Thank you to all Veterans who served.

Experts are cautioning that news reports are leaping to unfounded conclusions about the potential effects of blue light ...
10/16/2019

Experts are cautioning that news reports are leaping to unfounded conclusions about the potential effects of blue light on the eye.

Blue light from electronic screens is not making you blind. A recently released study has been creating both concern in the public and alarmist headlines from news outlets worldwide. But experts are c

Living an overall healthy life is good for your eyes and can lower your risk of eye disease.
07/31/2019

Living an overall healthy life is good for your eyes and can lower your risk of eye disease.

Congrats for making it this far in ! Now you know why it’s so important live a healthy lifestyle! Click this link for the final clue. https://nei.n...

07/27/2019

Single incision (one-handed) phacoemulsification of nucleus in patient with prior 16 incision RK. Part 1.

07/27/2019

Single incision (one-handed) phacoemulsification of nucleus in patient with prior 16 incision RK. Part 2.

This week at Camp Dad! 1st day of “work”! .wilmington.nc
07/15/2019

This week at Camp Dad! 1st day of “work”! .wilmington.nc

07/08/2019

Scott W. Tunis MD FACS Board Certified Eye Physician and Surgeon   Think about all the time, money and effort we as runners invest in protecting our bodies, muscles and joints from the physical demands of our favorite sport. But how much time and effort do we spend protecting our most precious sens...

07/06/2019

Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. has recalled select Walgreens eye drops, Equate drops from Walmart and Perrigo prescription ointments.

Happy Independence Day!Our office will re-open Monday, July 8.
07/04/2019

Happy Independence Day!

Our office will re-open Monday, July 8.

My Father, William D. Tunis, landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day in WW II 75 years ago today...  5th Engineer Special Brigade...
06/06/2019

My Father, William D. Tunis, landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day in WW II 75 years ago today... 5th Engineer Special Brigade, Easy Red Sector, Omaha Beach, 9am, 6-6-44. 19 years old.

05/27/2019
05/07/2019

LASIK

05/01/2019

Pterygium removal before cataract extraction.

04/03/2019
What Parts of the Eye Can Be Transplanted?

You may have heard about someone having an eye transplant, but what exactly does that mean? When someone receives an eye transplant, they’re usually having a corneal transplant. Donor corneas make this amazing, sight-saving surgery possible. Learn more about corneal and other eye-related transplantation.

You may have heard about someone having an eye transplant, but what exactly does that mean? Medical science has no way to transplant whole eyes at this time. One group of researchers hope to be abl…

Cataract Surgery May Improve Long-Term Brain Health: Researchers found the rate of cognitive decline was slowed by 50 pe...
03/18/2019

Cataract Surgery May Improve Long-Term Brain Health: Researchers found the rate of cognitive decline was slowed by 50 percent following cataract surgery over 13 years of follow-up. The rate of decline among people who had cataract surgery was slower after the surgery compared with beforehand and became similar to the decline among those with no cataracts.

A recent study from England has found that people who have had cataract surgery have better mental function in later life. The report joins a growing body of research that suggests that taking care of

Studies have suggested that certain nutrients can help preserve your eye health to a degree.
03/16/2019

Studies have suggested that certain nutrients can help preserve your eye health to a degree.

Good nutrition may be among the many steps you can take to protect your eye health. Here are some of the nutrients you should consume more of.

01/21/2019

Q: > Is it possible to have successful cataract surgery if you have had radial keratotomy?

A: > People who have had radial keratotomy (or RK, a refractive surgery similar to that is no longer done) can have very successful results after cataract surgery.

However, reshapes the cornea in ways that can continue to change over many years, and even from day to day, causing fluctuation of vision. This can make it more difficult to target a precise glasses prescription after surgery, and your glasses prescription may continue to change over time.

Fortunately, most RK patients can achieve good vision with glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery.

It doesn’t matter if you wear extended-wear lenses or if you fall asleep in them accidentally, or only occasionally --  ...
01/16/2019

It doesn’t matter if you wear extended-wear lenses or if you fall asleep in them accidentally, or only occasionally -- sleeping in contact lenses increases your risk for nasty eye infections six- to eightfold. It’s one of the most common and risky things teen and adult contact lens wearers do. --> Don't sleep in your contact lenses. Don't even take a nap.

Sleeping in contact lenses increases your risk for nasty eye infections six- to eightfold. It’s one of the most common and risky things teen and adult contact lens wearers do.

01/09/2019

Symfony Intraocular Lens Implant into the eye.

12/19/2018

Insertion of a Malyugin ring to facilitate cataract surgery in a patient with Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome.

Results from two studies show that a new, non-invasive imaging device can see signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a matter o...
12/12/2018

Results from two studies show that a new, non-invasive imaging device can see signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a matter of seconds. The researchers show that the small blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye are altered in patients with Alzheimer’s.

This precise and non-invasive imaging called optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) has assisted much of the recent research on the eye’s connection with Alzheimer’s. It enables physicians to see the smallest veins in the back of the eye, including the red blood cells moving through the retina. - >>

Results from two studies show that a new, non-invasive imaging device can see signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a matter of seconds.

In December 2017, the FDA approved the first and only gene therapy for an inherited disease called Leber congenital amau...
11/24/2018

In December 2017, the FDA approved the first and only gene therapy for an inherited disease called Leber congenital amaurosis. Those affected slowly go blind. Within days of receiving the revolutionary new gene therapy, 9-year old Creed Pettit could see. Watch ->>

Nine-year-old Creed Pettit was slowly going blind from a rare inherited genetic condition called Leber congenital amaurosis. Within days of receiving a revol...

As we get older, the gel-like fluid that helps the eye’s shape stay round can separate from the back of the eye. This is...
09/25/2018

As we get older, the gel-like fluid that helps the eye’s shape stay round can separate from the back of the eye. This is called vitreous detachment, and usually affects people over age 50. • Get the facts: https://nei.nih.gov/health/vitreous/vitreous

09/22/2018

Our office will re-open Monday, September 24 at 8:00 am. Thank you for your patience as we recover from Hurricane Florence. We are keeping everyone affected in our thoughts.

09/17/2018
What is "Surfer's Eye"?
08/15/2018

What is "Surfer's Eye"?

Pinguecula and Pterygium (Surfer's Eye) are common, non-cancerous growths on the cornea and conjunctiva likely caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, dry eye and wind and dust.

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1001 Military Cutoff Road, Ste 200
Wilmington, NC
28405

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Monday 8am - 1pm
Tuesday 8am - 1pm
Wednesday 8am - 1pm
Thursday 8am - 1pm
Friday 8am - 12pm

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(910) 762-4440

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Over 35 Years Experience and More than 50,000 LASIK & Cataract Procedures Performed

Our Goals are to provide you with state of the art technology in medicine and surgery of the eye, through a personalized and compassionate approach, while drawing on the experience of thousands of procedures over 35 years of practice. Scott W. Tunis MD FACS is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in LASIK and laser vision correction procedures and is a recognized specialist in cataract surgery and corneal corneal disease. He holds two United States Patents in intraocular lens implant technology and was involved in the FDA studies for myopic LASIK.

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My second cataract removal got delayed because first I picked up a nasty bug, but then, well, we had a pandemic! I got it taken care of two days ago, and wow, can I see clearly now! The final line in that current Tom Selleck commercial comes to mind, where Tom says he trusts a particular company. My paraphrase of that line is "I trust Dr. Scott Tunis with my very precious vision. I believe you can too!"
"I’ve heard that strenuous and endurance exercise can suppress the immune system. I’m a runner. Should I be worried about greater susceptibility to infection?"

Read what our Medical Director, Scott W. Tunis MD FACS, has to say about strenuous and endurance exercise in the era of COVID-19 on Thrive Global.
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Dr Tunis and his staff were amazing! I had great successful cataract surgery of both eyes. His staff (as well as Dr Tunis) were kind, caring, friendly and very professional. I highly recommend Dr. Tunis for cataract surgery.
Fantastic doc, skilled, knowledgeable, great staff, GREAT RESULTS!
Doc. Tunis, when we spoke on the American flight a few weeks ago I did not have the opportunity to compliment you on your beautiful family. Lin
For the first time in 50 years I can see without glasses or contacts. Dr Tunis, you are amazing!!!
My world is again bright and beautiful!! Thanks Dr. Tunis and my buddy Carol!!
Thank you so much to Dr. Scott Tunis and all his staff for my consultation yesterday. You were all so helpful and professional...just wonderful!
I want you back....ppllleeeaaasseee!

Love you all
Karen Robinson
He was my doc. and I loved him and his staff. GREAT JOB !!!!!
I honestly can't say enough about Dr. Tunis and his staff. I have total confidence in him. He has made such a difference in my vision, and I don't think I could ever let anyone else take care of my eyes! Thanks, Dr. T!!!!!!!!!
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