Dr. Jennifer Merritt, MD

Dr. Jennifer Merritt, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Jennifer Merritt, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Little River, SC and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in ophthalmology.

90 Cedar Light Ln

Little River, SC 29566

Contact Information

(843) 280-8779

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
very high
more than 97% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
very high
more than 95% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

86  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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9  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Med University Hospital Authori
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Merritt has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Merritt's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merritt to family and friends
9 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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Dr. Merritt's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Over 45 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

By the time I had waited 2 hours in the waiting rooms for my initial consultation for eyelid surgery, I was not a very cordial patient when Dr. Merritt finally walked in the examining room. She made no apologies for the wait. I then scheduled the surgery and had the same experience on the day of...more
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Wait time too long. Doctor not apologetic for the wait. Manager very unprofessional.
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Had a 2:30 appointment. Eyes dilated at 2:15. Sat in exam room until 3:45, no doctor showed up. I asked staff why and was told " dr is behind". So was I. So I walked out.my time is as valuable as the doctor's.
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Dr Merritt may be technically qualified but she has a lot to learn about dealing with her patients. I was seen immediately by a tech and after the routine eye testing left in a room for over an hour to wait. When I mentioned to the DR that I was considering seeing someone else because of the wait...more
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Dr. Merritt has been my doctor for years, but no longer...My last visit I was put into an exam room for 1 and 1/2 hours...the Doctor never came and a nurse never stopped by...finally I left...no one even spoke to me as I exited....It seems a lack of courtesy and professionalism.
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