Dr. Joseph Parisi, MD

Dr. Joseph Parisi, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
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Dr. Joseph Parisi, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Greenville, SC. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

360 Pelham Rd

Greenville, SC 29615

Contact Information

(864) 268-1000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medico
  • 5 More

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Dry Eyes
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 97% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Best's Disease
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract - Aberrant Oral Frenula - Growth Delay
  • Cataract - Alopecia - Sclerodactyly
  • Cataract - Ataxia - Deafness
  • Cataract - Cardiomyopathy
  • Cataract - Congenital Ichthyosis
  • Cataract - Microcornea Syndrome
  • Cataract Congenital Dominant Non Nuclear
  • Cataract Dental Syndrome
  • Cataract Hutterite Type
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Cataract, Anterior Polar, Dominant
  • Cataract, Autosomal Recessive, Congenital 2
  • Cataract, Congenital Nuclear, Autosomal Recessive 1
  • Cataract, Congenital Nuclear, Autosomal Recessive 2
  • Cataract, Congenital, Autosomal Dominant
  • Cataract, Congenital, Cerulean, Type 1
  • Cataract, Crystalline Aculeiform or Frosted
  • Cataract, Crystalline Coralliform
  • Cataract, Juvenile, With Microcornea and Glucosuria
  • Cataract, Microphthalmia - Nystagmus
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 1
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 2
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 3
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 4
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 5
  • Cataract, Total Congenital
  • Cataract, Zonular
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Ectopia Microspherophakia - Stiff Joints - Short Stature
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Glaucoma - Sleep Apnea
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, B
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, C
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, D
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, E
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, F
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, G
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, I
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, J
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, K
  • Glaucoma 3, Primary Congenital, A
  • Glaucoma 3, Primary Infantile, B
  • Glaucoma Acquired Secondary to Intraocular Neoplasm
  • Glaucoma Associated With Systemic Abnormalities
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma in Ciliochorodial Detachment
  • Glaucoma in Epithelial Ingrowth
  • Glaucoma in Intra Ocular Tumours
  • Glaucoma in Iridoschisis.
  • Glaucoma in Phacomatoses
  • Glaucoma, Normal Tension, Susceptibility to
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hazy Vision
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Amyloidosis
  • Macular Corneal Dystrophy, Type I
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration, Polymorphic
  • Macular Dystrophy, Atypical Vitelliform
  • Macular Dystrophy, Concentric Annular
  • Macular Dystrophy, Retinal, 2
  • Macular Dystrophy, Retinal, 3
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Adult-Onset
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Early-Onset
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • North Carolina Macular Dystrophy
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Ablation
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Photocoagulation
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Queen's University, Kingston,Canada
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Queen's University Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • McGill University / Faculty Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Kingston Genl Hospital Queens University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Queen's University, Kingston,Canada
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Ottawa Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Queen's Honors Matriculation Scholarship (for Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario), 1978-1980
  • Honors in Anatomy, 1980-1981
  • Ontario Scholarship, 1978
  • Honors in Biochemistry, 1980-1981
  • Medical Research Council of Canada Studentship in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology -- Awarded by Dr. J Dolovich, McMaster U., 1980-1982
Media & Publications
  • A Clear Improvement, 10-30-07
  • The Scleral Filet Technique for Secondary Orbital Implantation Surgery., 1996
  • Integrating Multifocal IOLs into a General Ophthalmology Practice,
  • Homonymous Hemianopic Field Defects and Driving in Canada, 1991
  • Wyff, 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Parisi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Parisi to family and friends
based on 44 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Parisi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
in Clemson, SC |
Excellent. Very easy to talk with. Fantastic results from my recent cataract surgery. Can even read the newspaper without glasses
in Travelers Rest, SC |
Dr. Parisi performed my LASIK surgery on 8/4 and I could not be happier! You can tell he knows what he's doing and his confidence is very comforting! My actual surgery took 5-10 minutes and it was easily the best thing I have ever done for myself! I will be back this Friday For my Husband to have his Surgery. *Note. The wait time listed is only as high as it is because it was on Surgery day. The staff did a WONDERFUL job of keeping all patients rotating through each pre-op phase smoothly.
in Easley, SC |
I would recommend Dr. Parisi to anyone who wants to have Lasik done. I recently had Lasik done at Clemson Eye and Dr. Parisi worked on me. He performed the surgery so fast that the time seemed to fly by. And he answered all of my questions following my surgery.
in Clemson, SC |
Professional, experienced and easy to talk to...great experience with Lasik.
in Townville, SC |
I had a great experience at Clemson Eye, Dr.Parisi did my LASIK surgery. He was so nice and explained all the details before and after surgery, he and everyone there have been so nice and treated me like I was part of the family. I highly recommend Dr.Parisi and Clemson Eye.
Clemson, SC |
What a great experience I had with Dr. Parisi and his staff in Clemson. They are very professional and he answered all my questions. I was very pleased in my visit. Thank you Clemson Eye!
in Pendleton, SC |
Dr. Paris I was very informative....answered all my questions.
in Piedmont, SC |
Dr. Parisi provided excellent care. My lasik surgery went extremely well. I was nervous about the procedure. However, staff at CLEMSON EYE (Greenville), were very kind and eased my worries. Dr. Parisi answered my questions, was polite and knowledgable. Thank you all, Sommer Posley
in Simpsonville, SC |
Dr. Parisi was great! LASIK can be scary to think about, so I appreciated how professional he was with me. I genuinely felt calm while I was having surgery. My eyes feel so much better, and I love having no contacts or glasses in my life. If you are on the fence, just do it!
Clemson, SC |
The 5 minutes I spent with the Doctor was not worth the 2 hours and 15 minute wait. I'm sure he's a good doctor based on other reviews but I cannot believe I had to wait over 2 hours. What's worse are other patients freely stated they typically wait 1 1/2 to 3 hours to see the doctors at Clemson Eye.
in Walhalla, SC |
What a great Dr. The experience in the Clemson office is very professional. Dr. Parisi gave me a through exam and made sure I understood what I needed to do for my eye sight to stay healthy. He was very good about answering questions. Thanks CLemson Eye
in Greenville, SC |
He was very competent and easy going, such that I had a nearly enjoyable procedure despite having eye surgery. The surgery itself can be quite daunting, but I didn't feel nearly as anxious as I could have because of the wonderful staff and Dr. Parisi's calm and collected methodology, and caring guidance.
in Taylors, SC |
I greatly appreciated the way Dr. Parisi walked me through each step of the LASIK procedure and let me know what to expect at each stage. His gentle explanations helped calm my nerves and made the experience an easy one.
in Salem, Sc |
I had debated for years having the lasik procedure. I was nervous my first few visits for the pre-op consultations but became more comfortable with my decision after walking out of the office. The staff and doctors were very helpful, courteous, & patient with my questions and concerns. I would recommend them to my family & friends with the belief that they will receive great care.
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Dr. Parisi accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • POMCO Group
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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