Dr. McLaurin received his B.S. from the University of Mississippi in 1971 following which he obtained his M.D. at the University of Mississippi Medical School in 1973. After his internship, Dr. McLaurin served as a U.S. Navy Flight Surgeon. He then completed his residency at the Oakland Naval Hospital and University of California at San Francisco in 1980.
He served in the U.S. Navy from September 1974 to June 1981 and began practicing at the Amory Eye Clinic in August of 1981. He has been practicing in Savannah since 1983.
Dr. McLaurin was the very first refractive surgeon in Savannah when he performed his first RK in 1985. He now uses his own VISX Laser to perform Laser Vision Correction. Dr. McLaurin is also trained on the Summit Autonomous Laser. He was one of 13 physicians that utilized the Hollis Eye Institute and together in 1999 there were over 3400 Laser Vision Corrections performed at the institute.
Dr. McLaurin is a member of several professional associations, including:
- American Medical Association
- Fellow American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Cordes Eye Society
- Diplomat, American Board of Ophthalmology
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons