Dr. John French | Ophthalmologist Southern Pines | Carolina Eye
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John French, M.D.


John W. French, M.D. is a specialist in corneal and external diseases, corneal cross-linking for keratoconus, LASIK Vision Correction, and small-incision cataract surgery. His specialty covers the medical treatment and surgery of diseases and disorders affecting the surface and front of the eye. Dr. French was distinguished as a Top Cataract Surgeon in the U.S. by Sightpath Medical in 2013.

Dr. French received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina where he was inducted in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and graduated Valedictorian of his medical school class. He completed his residency at the Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina where he received the ASCRS Foundation Resident Excellence Award and William W. Vallotton Award for Academic Excellence. Dr. French received his fellowship in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Fla.

He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. French joined Carolina Eye Associates in 2012. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, skiing and anything outdoors.

Sees Patients In:

Specializes In:

  • Diseases of the cornea and external eye
  • Custom Blade-free LASIK
  • Corneal transplants
  • Corneal Cross-linking for Keratoconus
  • DSEK and DMEK partial thickness corneal transplants
  • Cataract surgery
  • Advanced technology replacement lenses for cataract surgery
  • YAG laser for after cataract surgery
  • AK for astigmatism correction
  • Clear lens replacement

To make an appointment, please contact a scheduler at our appointment desk.

American Academy of Ophthalmology Fellow