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We've all heard the expression "a picture is worth a thousand words". And photos really are a special way to help tell the story of our lives - who we are and what's important to us.

And, of course, some images speak to us more strongly than others. More often than not we love a photo not so much because it shows us how we look but because it captures a very human element that is hard to express in words an authentic connection with those we love or with ourselves and how we show up or want to be seen in the world.

Whether you're looking to capture someone's attention with a professional headshot or want to commemorate the beautiful connection with your partner or family, I can help.

My name is Adam Chandler, and as a professional photographer in Myrtle Beach, SC. I truly find joy and fulfillment in the work I do. I love the adventure of photography and I continually immerse myself in learning and exploring how to improve my craft which includes learning new ways to connect with and capture my subjects. I truly understand that, for many people (if not most), even the idea of having your picture taken can cause a good bit of discomfort and anxiety. That's why I place so much importance on putting my subjects at ease while also really listening to any concerns or wants they have for their session.

I draw upon my technical knowledge of photography, my ability to connect with people, and my creativity to produce beautifully memorable photos for my clients. I believe that my unique creative vision and many years of experience combined with the way I strive to give my clients the most enjoyable experience possible sets me apart from some of the other great photographers in Myrtle Beach.

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Now that you know a little about my background, let's take a look at some of
my most popular photography services in Myrtle Beach: My mission is to beautifully capture the joy and connection of each unique family while also creating a fun experience for my clients.

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The importance of family is hard to overstate. From children to grandparents to nieces and nephews, families and the family dynamic can grow and change before you know it, with many beautiful milestones taking place along the way.

I think that one of the best ways to remember some of these important moments of togetherness is with a fun family photo session.

I absolutely love photographing families and, while no two families are the same, I always strive to give each session my all in order to best connect with and capture the uniqueness of each family. Even though each session is somewhat different, I approach each one with the same goal: to capture the distinct personality, affection, and energy of each family in order to provide authentic, engaging pictures and a joyful experience.

Whether you have a toddler that you want to celebrate or have grandparents in town for a visit, Myrtle Beach is an amazing city for family photography. There are so many locations in the Lowcountry that make for great family photography backdrops:

  • Beaches - Folly Beach, Sullivan's Island, Kiawah, Seabrook, Isle of Palms, Hilton Head, Edisto Beach
  • Popular Places - Washington Square, Broad Street, Hampton Park, Waterfront Park, Shem Creek, The Cistern at College of Myrtle Beach
  • Historical Sites - Myrtle Beach Battery, Fort Sumter, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Rainbow Row

Whatever location you choose for family photography in Myrtle Beach, the Holy City is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy with friends and family.

As a family photographer in Myrtle Beach, one of the reasons why I love working with families so much (in addition to getting to meet some really awesome people) is the opportunity to combine my creativity with my ever-evolving technical skill. I also gladly accommodate the style preferences my clients are looking for - be it more traditional, posed images, or candid, playful pictures.

I use a clear yet relaxed style of direction to get you and your family engaged in our photography session, to help get authentic expressions that really show the unique dynamic and relationships of each family.

Here are just a few reasons why families choose Adam Chandler Photography for their family portraits:

Document Family Growth

Change, of course, is part of life and with each passing year families, too, change and often grow. Each stage is beautiful in its own way and having annual family photographs is a fun way to document the different seasons of family life. Be it a new baby, a birthday or anniversary or simply wanting to capture your kids at each special age, I'd be honored to be chosen to help tell the story of your family over the years.

Remember Milestones

With each year that passes, new milestones are reached. From a child's first steps to a sibling getting married, there is no better way to remember these wonderful occasions than with quality photographs. Whether you're welcoming a new puppy into your life, are celebrating an anniversary or finally have gathered your extended family together in one place, capturing these special times in your life is a great way to ensure you'll be able to enjoy and relive these moments years from now.

Create Memories

Many families tell me before their sessions that it's not often that they are all able to be together and they emphasize how special and important this session is. Or, perhaps, a mom or dad will talk about how fleetingly special a certain age of their child is and how they really want to capture their children's personalities. Even if you capture lots of great moments of your family throughout the year it's likely not very often that all of you are in the pictures at once (other than maybe having a stranger tell you to "say cheese" after you hand them your phone. Having a time that's dedicated to capturing the special bonds between family members - parents and their children, grandparents and their grandchildren, siblings and maybe extended family as well - is so important. We all know just how special these people and moments are and how we tend to treasure these memories more with each passing year.

Portraits And Headshots In Myrtle Beach, SC

A great headshot shows you at your best - whether you want to impress a prospective employer or need professional photography for your website. In today's digitally-intensive society, having a professional headshot or portrait of you or your team that stands out for all the right reasons is becoming a necessity. It's no surprise, then, that headshots and portraits are among the most popular genres of photography.

Headshots can be tricky, mostly because many (if not most) people don't like being in front of the camera (trust me, I totally get that). I know that for some clients, it can be hard to know what to do, what to wear or how to relax enough to let their authentic selves come through so that they can end up with a professional photo or headshot that inspires authenticity and confidence.

Fortunately, I have years of experience taking professional headshots of all types of people. No matter what your comfort level is with having your picture taken, I pride myself on being able to create the conditions necessary to help capture my clients as you want to be seen. Through lighting, posing and direct yet relaxed interaction I'll help guide you to great photos that you’ll be proud to showcase and share with others.

A professional headshot or portrait is an investment into your personal brand, and here is why:

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Show Your Personality

Not all headshots should be approached the same way. Depending on your industry or how you'll be using the photos, there are certain things to consider. A great headshot reflects not just how you look but also how you show up in the world. It can help give people an idea of the kind of person you are before you sit down to meet them. Oftentimes, too, people may want a variety of "looks" to suit different needs and uses. My goal is to listen to your expectations and then deliver results that will serve you will in your professional and/or personal life.

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Show Your Professionalism

Clients, collaborators, investors, and employers are typically much more likely to interview you or to contact you or your business if you look professional. If you've taken the time to invest in your brand, in part by making the effort to arrange a professional headshot, people notice that. And who doesn't want to make a great first (or second or third) impression?

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Stand Out on Social Media

Many of my clients make appointments for headshots and portraits when they want to stand out from the crowd on social media. Whether you own a business and need to create new social media pages or you're looking to network with recruiters on LinkedIn or, perhaps, update your website, a professional headshot can definitely set you apart in the modern sea of selfies and snapshots that you often see out there.

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Show Off Your Current Look

None of us look the same as we did 10 or 15 years ago yet some of us keep the same photo up for decades. Having outdated headshots can send a message of inauthenticity. When you have up-to-date, professional headshots, you're showing clients and employers that you are confident, committed, and authentic.

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Qualities Of A Great Photographer In Myrtle Beach, SC

Being a great photographer means more than owning fancy equipment. While having expensive gear can be quite helpful, the real test of a professional, for me, has a lot more to do with being able to draw upon my deep understanding of the craft of photography so that I can focus more on connecting with and beautifully capturing my subjects without getting bogged down in figuring out the technical side of things. It's taken me many years to get where I am and I'm always striving to improve in order to continue to deliver the best pictures and most enjoyable experience possible for my clients.

Clients choose Adam Chandler Photography because my experience shows and they trust me to always give them the results and experience that they're looking for. Here are just a few qualities that my clients appreciate:

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Imagination

I wholeheartedly consider photography to be an artform - one that requires lots of curiosity and imagination along with a good bit of technique. A great photographer knows how to get beautiful results no matter what the conditions or circumstances are and this only comes with experience and preparation.

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Passion

This quality might seem obvious but I can't tell you how many times I've seen photography that may be technically good but is missing something. My passion for photography largely comes from my passion for connecting with people in a way that helps them feel comfortable letting their guard down so they can enjoy the process. And this almost always leads to exceptional, authentic images.

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Patience

Patience can also be essential for great photos. As in life, there are many things that we just can't control. Sometimes the best photos come from patiently going with the flow and not trying to force something to happen. I find that when I'm patient yet prepared - ready to capture the right moment or expression when the time is right - that's often the best approach. As a professional with many years of experience, I understand the importance of having the patience to deal with whatever comes my way as well as the flexibility and preparedness to make the most out of any situation.

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People Skills

If ever there was a business where people skills were important I think portrait photography is definitely one of them. Knowing how uncomfortable many people can be when getting their pictures taken, I put every effort into helping ensure the best possible experience for my clients and communication is such a big part of that. I love interacting with my clients to build trust and rapport as well as a deep understanding of your expectations including any concerns you may have. As I've said, for me my job is not just about delivering beautiful images but also a wonderful client experience. That's why I focus so much on each and every interaction with my clients. Yes, people skills are a must in this business. Luckily for me, it's one of my favorite parts of the job!

Eye for Detail

As a professional photographer in Myrtle Beach, SC I am meticulous when it comes to details. Through my many years of photographing many different types of subjects under many different circumstances I've come to learn just how important details are. Whether it's finding or creating the best quality of light for my clients, eliciting a great expression or
adjusting the background or, perhaps, a piece of clothing, all of these things impact the overall look and feel of a photo. Whether I'm photographing a family, a business professional or a couple in love I always look for all the ways I can create the best image possible.

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"As I hope you can tell by looking at my work, I really love my job. And most of all I love the people I get to meet and work with. I'd be honored and delighted to be chosen for your photography needs."

Adam Chandler

Ready to Get Started?

One of my favorite things to do is to talk to clients about what they're looking for and how I can serve them. If you are in need of professional photography, let's talk today about what you have in mind. Whether you're looking for family or couples' photography in Myrtle Beach or want great new headshots for you or your team, I'm here to help every step of the way!  

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Shortages, rising prices — South Carolinians in period poverty hit with impacts from inflation, Russian invasion

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Elizabeth Marlowe has seen people wear the same menstrual pad for a week, use newspaper to collect blood and keep tampons in for too long because they can’t afford period products.It’s a problem, she said, that’s only getting worse.“Usually, if you can’t afford groceries, you can’t afford your menstrual health products,” said Marlowe, a co-leader of ...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Elizabeth Marlowe has seen people wear the same menstrual pad for a week, use newspaper to collect blood and keep tampons in for too long because they can’t afford period products.

It’s a problem, she said, that’s only getting worse.

“Usually, if you can’t afford groceries, you can’t afford your menstrual health products,” said Marlowe, a co-leader of the Myrtle Beach chapter of The Period Project, an organization that creates free kits for those who cannot afford tampons and pads.

One in five women or girls between the ages of 12 and 44 in South Carolina live below the federal poverty line, and one in four people who menstruate have missed school or work because they didn’t have access to period supplies, according to a 2019 fact sheet from the Alliance for Period Supplies.

Among college-aged women, 14.2% have experienced period poverty within the last year, and an extra 10% experienced it monthly, according to a 2021 study published in BMC Women’s Health.

And according to the 2021 State of the Period report, more than half of menstruating students said they have worn period products longer than what’s recommended.

That can lead to severe health consequences, especially for tampons, which can potentially cause deadly toxic shock syndrome if worn for too long.

Since forming in 2017, the Myrtle Beach chapter of The Period Project, which covers Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties, has distributed more than 30,000 period packs.

It started by creating packs for homeless and domestic violence shelters. Then, after educators started reaching out, the group began offering them to Title I schools, as well.

Five years later, the chapter now services about 20 agencies, in addition to schools.

Marlowe said that students will start their periods at school, don’t have supplies on them and don’t have the resources at home, either. What happens, then, she said, is that school nurses personally get involved.

“Unfortunately, school nurses are mostly left with the burden of paying for the products,” Marlowe said.

She first started seeing inflation’s impact on menstrual products in November. Then, she began hearing from people who couldn’t find tampons and pads on the shelves.

It’s gotten progressively worse since then. Marlowe has seen prices increase between 30% and 50% since April – and in some cases even doubling – and attributes some of the increasing costs on Russia’s invasion on Ukraine, which subsequently raised the cost of cotton.

Now, she said some companies are limiting how many boxes the organization can order.

When it comes to access, price isn’t even the only issue.

“It is honestly just what you can find anymore,” Marlowe said.

With the price of food and rent also seeing large jumps, people are having to choose between paying for groceries, their electric bill and their menstrual products.

If someone doesn’t have access to running water, Marlowe said, they can’t wash their clothes or reusable menstrual products like a menstrual cup or period underwear.

In South Carolina, the luxury tax applies to menstrual products.

“In general, they shouldn’t be a luxury product,” Marlowe said.

But efforts to remove the luxury tax from menstrual products have gained no traction in the General Assembly. The most recent proposed piece of legislation, the Female Health and Wellness Act, was introduced by Sen. Mike Fanning (D-Fairfield) in February 2021. Fanning is listed as the bill’s only sponsor, and the proposed law was never heard in the Senate Committee on Medical Affairs.

Marlowe attributes the lack of movement to a male-dominated General Assembly.

“It is really hard to push an agenda for menstrual health when men are the ones in charge,” she said. “It is just not a priority.”

She’s seen some recent changes, noting that a male legislator approached her to ask questions and stated that he didn’t realize that period poverty is an issue.

A big reason why period poverty isn’t noticed, she said, is because of a lack of education. Overwhelmed schools aren’t able to dedicate resources to menstruation classes, and students don’t know what a healthy versus unhealthy period looks like.

“A lot of kids can’t identify their own body parts, let alone what happens to those body parts when they’re menstruating,” she said.

The kits include menstrual health information. She’s also noticing that middle school girls are becoming more involved in helping pack the kits.

“It is so fun, it is,” she said. “They are very specific to the pads they want, and I love it.”

Marlowe encourages contacting state lawmakers to advocate for eliminating the luxury tax on period products, adding them to WIC and SNAP benefits, and providing free menstrual products in public buildings. She also encourages voting for lawmakers who support the measures.

“It is basic health care, and everybody should be entitled to it,” Marlowe said. “It shouldn’t just be because you can pay for it.”

Marlowe said people can help by volunteering with the project, whether that’s gathering, packaging or delivering kits. The Period Project also has an Amazon wishlist.

Period Project drop-off locations for pads and tampons in Myrtle Beach are located at Cut, Bang, Blow Hair Salon, the Starbucks at 470 Hwy. 17 Bypass South, Yoga in Common and Saving Grace Music School.

Downtown restaurants serve up outlandish burgers for Conway Burger Week

CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) - You may have gotten used to Restaurant Week in Conway, but this year, Conway Downtown Alive is beefing things up with Conway Burger Week.Conway Burger Week, presented by Pepsi Bottling Ventures, is a twist on Conway’s traditional Restaurant Week by challenging restaurants to create non-traditional burger specialty burgers.Eleven different restaurants signed up to create outlandish burger creations for the week.Kelli Thomas, Communications Manager for Conway Downtown Alive, said Conway Burger W...

CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) - You may have gotten used to Restaurant Week in Conway, but this year, Conway Downtown Alive is beefing things up with Conway Burger Week.

Conway Burger Week, presented by Pepsi Bottling Ventures, is a twist on Conway’s traditional Restaurant Week by challenging restaurants to create non-traditional burger specialty burgers.

Eleven different restaurants signed up to create outlandish burger creations for the week.

Kelli Thomas, Communications Manager for Conway Downtown Alive, said Conway Burger Week is a fun way to drive even more business to Conway.

“All of our restaurants have some variation of a burger, and we thought hey, this will be a great opportunity for them to get creative and we also thought it would be stuff that would actually get people out and about to come visit Conway to check out a specialty burger,” said Thomas.

Here’s a list of each restaurant and their burger creations for the week:

· Bonfire- a Smokin’ Taqueria

- BBQ Shrimp Cheddar Burger w/ Sweet Pickled Onions & Smoked Tomato Ranch

· Caribbean Jerk Cuisine

- Jamaican Jerk Burger

· Chanti’s Pizza

- Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

· Coppers Restaurant

- Fried Green Tomato, Pimento Cheese & Bacon Burger

· Crafty Rooster

- Bacon Jam Burger w/ Cheddar Jack, Lettuce, Tomato & Fried Onions (Monday-Thursday)

- CINO Burger w/ Chanticleer Sauce, Provolone, Lettuce, Tomato & Ranch (Friday-Sunday)

· Crooked Oak Tavern

- Southern Charm Burger w/ Smoked Gouda, Apple Bourbon Bacon Jam & Sweet Potato Straws

- Spicy Meatball Burger w/ Pepperoni, Mozzarella, Pomodora Sauce & Fresh Basil

Groucho’s Deli

-Marinated Roast Beef Burger

Rivertown Bistro

-Duck Jalapeno Slider Burger w/ Duck Fat Aioli, Bacon & Horseradish Pickle on a Hawaiian Roll

Shine Cafe

- Asian Style Wonton Chicken Burger

- Cheese burger Wontons w/ a Dill Pickle Remoulade

Trestle Cafe & Bakery

- Lump Crab, Blue Cheese & Onion String Burger

-Beef Brisket & Cheddar Burger

Whitakers

- Surimi Crabcake Burger

Conway Burger Week starts Monday, September 19 and lasts through Sunday, September 25.

You can click this link to vote for your favorite burger of Conway Burger Week.

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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: September 15

Not a lot of good news tonight, but there’s a little.We’re going to start with the playoff teams again.Myrtle Beach PelicansThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans were hounded by the Charleston RiverDogs (Rays), 10-6. The RiverDogs won the South Division playoff, 2 games to none. The Pelicans season is now over.Didier Vargas...

Not a lot of good news tonight, but there’s a little.

We’re going to start with the playoff teams again.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were hounded by the Charleston RiverDogs (Rays), 10-6. The RiverDogs won the South Division playoff, 2 games to none. The Pelicans season is now over.

Didier Vargas started the game strong, striking out the first two batters he faced. But a seeing-eye single and a two-run home run that just cleared the fence in right field put the Birds in an early 2-0 hole.

But DH Haydn McGeary struck back with a two-run home run of his own in the bottom of the first.

Vargas continued strong through the first three innings, striking out seven batters and keeping the score tied. But things fell apart in the fourth. After Vargas retired the first two batters of the inning on grounders to third, he gave up a single, a walk and another RBI single, allowing Charleston to take a 3-2 lead. Then a crucial error by second baseman Josue Huma blew the gates open to a five-run inning by the RiverDogs, with all five runs coming after two were out.

The final line on Vargas, who took the loss, was seven runs on six hits over 3.2 innings. Only three of the seven runs were earned. Vargas struck out seven and walked just one.

Meanwhile, the Pelicans bats could not do anything against Charleston pitchers Alex Ayala Jr. and Daiveyon Whittle after the McGeary home run in the first inning. When Pelicans reliever Brody McCullough surrendered three more runs in the top of the eighth, the score was 10-2 and it looked hopeless.

It was, but the Pelicans put up a fight in the. ninth inning. Moises Ballesteros came to bat as a pinch-hitter with a man and no outs and crushed one over the right field wall to make it 10-4. The next batter up, Josue Huma, went back-to-back with a home run of his own to make it 10-5.

The Pelicans then put two men on after one out and it began to look like a miracle comeback was possible. But other than an RBI single by McGeary, the Pelicans rally fell short there and their season ended with a 10-6 defeat.

McGeary went 2 for 3 with the home run and walk. He had the three runs batted in.

Huma was 3 for 5.

Here are the final Pelicans highlights of the season.

The South Bend Cubs were hulled by the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins), 5-3. The best-of-three series is now tied at one game apiece. Game three is on Friday night in Cedar Rapids.

South Bend took an early lead in this one when right fielder Owen Caissie doubled and third baseman Luis Verdugo singled him home in the top of the second. But South Bend starter Porter Hodge gave up a run in the bottom of the second and a solo home. run in the third.

The Cubs used the same formula in the fourth inning to tie it up 2-2 as they did to score their first run. Verdugo doubled and then catcher Pablo Aliendo singled him home.

Second baseman Fabian Pertuz gave South Bend a 3-2 lead in the top of the fifth with a solo home run.

Hodge left after pitching four innings and allowing two runs on three hits. He walked three and struck out four.

Unfortunately, neither pitcher who threw in the fourth inning for South Bend, Adam Laskey and Joe Nahas, could find the plate. The Kernels’ Brooks Lee led off the inning with a double off of Laskey and then Laskey walked the next batter to put runners on first and second and no outs.

But Laskey looked like he’d get out of the inning when he retired the next two batters on fly outs (thanks in part to a terrific catch by Pete Crow-Armstrong in center field). But then Laskey walked the bases loaded and he exited for Nahas.

Nahas walked the first batter he faced on four pitches to tie the game 3-3. Next Nahas hit a batter (on what would have been ball four anyway) to make it 4-3. Finally Nahas balked in the third run to make if 5-3.

Neither team came close to scoring the rest of the game.

Laskey was charged with three runs on one hit and two walks over two-thirds of an inning. He was also handed the loss.

South Bend out hit Cedar Rapids 7 to 4, but they also issued seven walks and hit two batters while South Bend hitters only walked three times.

Verdugo was 2 for 4. Pertuz was 1 for 5 with the home run.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs clipped the wings of the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals), 8-5.

Wyatt Short started and picked up the win after allowing three runs on four hits over five innings. He walked two and struck out four.

Ben Leeper pitched a perfect ninth inning and got the save. He struck out one.

Iowa jumped out to a 7-0 and 8-1 lead by the fourth inning and then hung on to complete their victory. They scored five runs in the third inning, highlighted by a two-run double by center fielder Darius Hill. Hill was 2 for 4 with two doubles and the two RBI.

Catcher John Hicks made it 8-1 with a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning. It was Hicks’ 18th home run this season. He was 1 for 4.

Right fielder Alexander Canario played his first game in two weeks and went 1 for 3 with an RBI single. He also walked once and he scored two runs.

Left fielder Brennen Davis was 1 for 3 with a double and he was hit by a pitch. He scored two times.

Tennessee Smokies

Dalton Stambaugh started and held the Lookouts to one run on six hits over four innings. Stambaugh struck out six and walked one.

Jarod Wright relieved Stambaugh and he didn’t have much trouble in the fifth inning beyond hitting a batter. But then he came out to pitch the sixth and he gave up three runs and took the loss. Wright’s final line was three runs on two hits and three walks over 1.2 innings. He did not strike anyone out and he did hit that one batter.

Left fielder Cole Roederer hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his fifth home run over the past seven games. Roederer was 2 for 4 and scored twice. Roederer now has nine home runs this year and eight with Tennessee.

Shortstop Luis Vazquez went 3 for 4 with one run batted in. He also stole a base.

Right fielder Yonathan Perlaza went 0 for 1 with three walks and a steal.

Eastern Eye Care joins US Eye Network, Expanding Presence into Myrtle Beach Region

MURRELLS INLET, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 19, 2022--Eastern Eye Care, founded by Shawn Thomas, O.D., has joined the growing US Eye network of premium eye care practices. The addition of Eastern Eye Care continues US Eye’s expansion throughout coastal South Carolina and adds a presence in the growing Grand Strand area, centered around Myrtle Beach. The expansion follows US Eye’s entry into the Hilton Head area in 2021.Through the US Eye partnership, Eastern Eye Care will be affiliated with Carolina Eyecare Physician...

MURRELLS INLET, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 19, 2022--

Eastern Eye Care, founded by Shawn Thomas, O.D., has joined the growing US Eye network of premium eye care practices. The addition of Eastern Eye Care continues US Eye’s expansion throughout coastal South Carolina and adds a presence in the growing Grand Strand area, centered around Myrtle Beach. The expansion follows US Eye’s entry into the Hilton Head area in 2021.

Through the US Eye partnership, Eastern Eye Care will be affiliated with Carolina Eyecare Physicians, a multi-specialty, multi-location ophthalmology and optometry practice based in Charleston, SC. The partnership offers patients access to nationally renowned providers, innovative services, and cutting-edge technology.

“Myrtle Beach in particular has been an area of interest for us as we have seen an influx of residents traveling to our Carolina Eyecare Physicians offices for ophthalmic services. Having a local US Eye office for pre-and post-operative care will be a welcome convenience for our patients who reside in the region,” said Dr. Kerry Solomon, Chief Medical Officer of US Eye and Cataract Surgeon at Carolina Eyecare Physicians. He adds, “I have personally worked with Dr. Thomas for over a decade and have been thoroughly impressed by his expertise, practice model and his dedication to excellent patient care. He's a fantastic addition to the US Eye team.”

Dr. Shawn Thomas completed his undergraduate studies in Pre-Medicine and Biology at Penn State University and obtained his Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He continued his extensive training at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA, the Medical Hospital at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, VA and the Katzen Eye Group in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Thomas has been practicing for over two decades and specializes in caring for patients with advanced ocular disease such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eye and cornea conditions. He is committed to continuing education and advancing the eye care industry, having published numerous journal articles on refractive surgery and lectured at conferences across the United States and internationally.

Speaking of the partnership, Dr. Thomas shares, “US Eye’s operational model is the gold standard for any medical optometry practice. The collaboration between surgeon and optometric physician is seamless, allowing patients to experience exceptional care throughout the patient journey. The integrated aspect of US Eye practices, in addition to the physician-led environment, makes US Eye a superior organization that I am proud to join. I look forward to providing my patients with the advanced technology, innovative treatments and the expanded resources that US Eye brings to the table.”

US Eye is a physician led, patient-centric network of practices founded on a commitment to providing exceptional patient service through premium technology and unrivaled provider expertise. Member practices offer an extensive range of ophthalmic and optometric services including comprehensive eye exams, laser cataract surgery, advanced intraocular lenses, all-laser LASIK, glaucoma, retina, cornea care, and more.

The addition of Eastern Eye Care brings the total number of US Eye practice locations to 64 across the Southeastern United States. Eastern Eye Care will integrate its operations, procedures, and service offerings with Carolina Eyecare Physicians, expanding the practice network further throughout coastal South Carolina.

About US Eye

US Eye is a leading group of patient-centric, vertically integrated multi-specialty physician practices providing patients with care in ophthalmology, optometry, dermatology, audiology and cosmetic facial surgery. US Eye is based in Sarasota, Florida, employing over 110 providers and over 1,000 staff members across 5 states. The company currently operates 64 offices and 5 ambulatory surgery centers in the Southeast United States. US Eye is owned by its partner practices and is backed by Pamlico Capital, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based firm investing in founder-owned businesses for over 30 years. Learn more about US Eye at USEye.com.

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A running start on safety: Tips for running alone in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon is right around the corner.At this point in the training process, runners are lacing up their sneakers for runs anywhere between nine and 12 miles. For runners who work during the day, they have no choice but to get those runs in before the sun rises.Kelly Burton, manager at Black Dog Running Company, said runners have to plan their runs around their lives, not their lives around their runs.“That’s what we do,” Burton said. “Especial...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon is right around the corner.

At this point in the training process, runners are lacing up their sneakers for runs anywhere between nine and 12 miles. For runners who work during the day, they have no choice but to get those runs in before the sun rises.

Kelly Burton, manager at Black Dog Running Company, said runners have to plan their runs around their lives, not their lives around their runs.

“That’s what we do,” Burton said. “Especially training long distance. When you have hours to run, we plan it around our families.”

The climate in Myrtle Beach does not help much, either. The heat and humidity make it dangerous for runners to set off on their runs in the afternoon.

People who do not run, tend to tell runners not to run in the dark, but for distance runners, that really is not an option.

“No. Running on the treadmill is not the same,” Burton said.

If runners are setting out before the sun rises, there are ways to make it safer, and Myrtle Beach is runner friendly.

“Market Common is excellent, and there’s tons of road here,” Burton said. “You don’t even have to cross [Highway] 17, and you can easily get 10 or 12 miles in. You might get lost if you don’t know where you’re going, but again, you’re lost in a safe place, filled with neighbors.”

Burton said connecting with neighbors is another way to set up for success on a run.

“I’m the person who always is making eye contact and saying hi or stopping to pet your dog,” Burton said. “If we know our neighbors, we’re never totally alone.”

Running in a group is always the best idea, but some runners prefer to run alone.

“That’s our mental health. It’s our downtime,” Burton said. “It’s our, you know, let me collect my thoughts and not have to talk to anybody.”

If you are running alone, making sure someone knows where you are and what route you are taking is important.

“Let a few key people know your route,” Burton said. “Every time I run, my husband and two other people know exactly where I am and they can track me live.”

Black Dog has a motto that she hopes all runners will follow.

“Never run alone,” Burton said. “Whether that’s physically or mentally, emotionally, make sure that you feel safe when you’re running.”

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