Lasik Eye Surgery


At Chapel Hill Ophthalmology, we provide comprehensive eyecare to meet the vision needs of our patients. As an ophthalmic surgeon, Dr. Wood provides LASIK and Refractive eye surgery. Our goal is to help you attain the clearest vision possible using advanced technologies.

Evaluation and Referral

LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery uses that latest advancements in technology to provide faster recovery times and precise results. LASIK surgery has been effective in treating myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and other eye conditions.  One of our physicians will perform a review of your patient history as well as a full assessment of your eye health and vision. A current exam is important in determining your candidacy for LASIK surgery and if there are any other factors that may affect your results.

Dr. Wood will perform advanced diagnostic testing to evaluate and determine whether you are a candidate for LASIK.  Various surgery options will be discussed with you. If you are considering LASIK surgery, call us at (919) 942-8701 to schedule an appointment for consultation.

Post-Operative Care

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Once your surgery is scheduled, we will also schedule follow-up appointments for you in our office. Typically, you will begin these follow-ups the day after the surgery and continue at prearranged times over the following months. After 1 year, a full exam is recommended to determine the long-term results of your procedure. If you have questions about LASIK surgery, call (919) 942-8701 to speak with our knowledgeable staff or .

Advantages of LASIK or Refractive Surgery

If you have worn glasses or contact lenses for a long time, you may have wondered if LASIK surgery is a good choice for you. While not everyone is a candidate for LASIK, it does have some great advantages. People who play sports, have allergies, are active, or who are looking for simplicity will all benefit from LASIK. To learn more about LASIK and your vision, call Chapel Hill Ophthalmology today at (919) 942-8701.

LASIK / PRK Testimonials:

  • "LASIK was without a doubt the best way I have ever spent money. It is truely a life changer! My whole life I wore glasses, and the freedom of not having them is wonderful. I used to see 20/500 and was very near sighted. Dr. Wood corrected my vision to 20/15 in both eyes! The procedure has its risks, but they are far outweighed by the benefits. There are so many things in the world that I had never seen before. If you are nervous at all in considering this procedure, don't be! It is well worth it and a great life investment."
    Alex L. age 25 , Happily Glasses-Free
  • "I wore contacts for almost 30 years. My vision was so bad that I always kept a pair of glasses on my nightstand so I could grab them as I got out of bed. A year ago I decided to get Lasik surgery and see Dr. Wood. Now, one year later, my vision is still 20/15 in both eyes and I can see perfectly without glasses or corrective lenses. Not only can I see the tops of the trees - I can see the leaves at the tops of the trees! Being able to see my surroundings without glasses or contacts is amazing and priceless. I am completely satisfied with my decision to pursue Lasik and the results provided by Dr. Wood and his staff."
    JH - 12/01/2017
  • "I was very nervous about having LASIK surgery done, but I’m very glad I did. Dr. Wood and his staff at Chapel Hill Ophthalmology were so nice and my vision is excellent!!"
    Tracy T, Mebane, NC
  • "I had a fantastic experience with LASIK with Dr. Wood and his team! The results have been fantastic, with very minimal minor side effects after the surgery, which disappeared within weeks. I now have 20/20 vision for the first time in 20 years, and it has been well-worth every penny! Dr. Wood’s team is fantastic, and were incredibly friendly, helpful, and informative during every step of the process, from pre-consultation to post-surgery followup. I highly recommend LASIK with Dr. Wood.

    Chapel Hill, NC
  • "I received professional and courteous service from everyone. I would recommend this practice to anyone. Dr Wood was very professional, and my outcome was excellent."
    Jeanette W. - Chapel Hill, NC
  • "Getting LASIK was one of the best decisions I have made, and it was certainly worth every penny. Dr. Wood and his staff were extremely professional in their care and walked me through each step in the process. They truly made it a stress free process. I couldn’t believe how fast the procedure was completed and how short the recovery time was. I have recommended Dr. Wood to family members and would recommend him to anyone looking to have eye correction surgery done."
    Parker G. - RTP, NC 09/2016


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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Over the years, Dr. Wood and the whole staff of Wood Wizards have demonstrated a high caliber of professional acumen and kindness. And now, all these years later, cataract surgery has gone brilliantly well in the hands of this fine group. Thank you all."
    E.C. April 2018
  • "Great service and caring, professional doctors who are focused on your issue rather than pushing product. My go to for eye-care needs in Chapel Hill."
    Scott L. - 05/2016