LASIK

LASIK Surgery in Atlanta


Woodhams Eye Clinic - Atlanta LASIK Surgeons


Woodhams Eye Clinic was the first Vision Correction practice in Atlanta and has been performing laser vision correction surgery since it was first approved by the FDA. At Woodhams Eye Clinic, our surgeons use this highly effective surgery to correct common vision problems including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

With advances in technology, we only treat our patients with the latest laser vision correction procedures including the WaveLight Femtosecond laser to create the protective corneal flap needed in the first step of LASIK. This bladeless technique is safer, more accurate, and provides a better quality of vision than the older mechanical microkeratome method that uses a blade still used by some other clinics. The doctors at Woodhams Eye Clinic were the first in Georgia to perform the blade-free procedure and have performed over one hundred thousand successful LASIK procedures. The second step of the LASIK procedure corrects your prescription. Our surgeons utilize the WaveLight Excimer Laser EX500 uses flying spot technology which can treat even the most severe degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism with great accuracy. The EX500 Laser performs an antiglare pattern to prevent night glare and has revolutionary eye-tracking technology which checks your eye position more than 1000 times per second to ensure your safety. The EX500 can also perform advanced Contoura customized treatment plans which provides a higher chance of achieving better than 20/20 vision, improved night vision, and more accurate astigmatism correction. Contoura laser inputs are 25 times more precise than standard patterns.

Laser vision surgeries reshape the clear front part of the eye, the cornea. This allows light traveling through it to focus properly on the retina at the back of the eye. LASIK and other laser vision surgeries are performed at Woodhams Eye Clinic. After your initial examination and consultation, we will recommend the right procedure for you.

During LASIK with the WaveLIght Laser system, our doctors will use the Femtosecond Laser to create a thin protective corneal flap and then use the WaveLight EX500 vision correction laser to reshape the underlying corneal tissue. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia and takes less than 5 minutes per eye

Patients with thin or flat corneas, who are poor candidates for WaveLight Femtosecond LASIK, may be treated with PRK/LASEK surgery. During this procedure, INSTEAD OF creating a protective corneal flap and treating the inner corneal tissue, the surface protective epithelial cells are removed and the laser vision correction is performed on the surface of the cornea. Woodhams Eye Clinic WaveLight EX500 to reshape the corneal surface. Longer recovery times are common for this type of surgery but the result will be the same high-quality vision obtained with WaveLight Femtosecond LASIK.

All of our laser vision correction surgeries are performed in our LASIK Suite with the latest in surgical technology and a highly trained, certified staff. Our on-site operating suite is dedicated to vision correction procedures.

To schedule your consultation to speak with one of our experienced doctors about LASIK and your laser surgery options in Atlanta, please contact Woodhams Eye Clinic.



Introduction to LASIK

Welcoming World-Class Surgeon Dr. Machat

Woodhams Eye Clinic is proud to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Machat to our family of surgeons at Woodhams Eye Clinic. Dr. Machat is a world-class surgeon and provides our patients with the most experienced eye care in the world, right here in Atlanta. He has performed over 98,000 LASIK surgeries, including performing LASIK on over 600 eye doctors. In addition, he has trained over 1000 LASIK surgeons, authored 2 text books on Excimer laser and LASIK, and lectured in 24 countries on 5 continents.

Welcoming World-Class Surgeon Dr. Machat

LASIK with IntraLASE

iFS™ IntraLASIK® is a more advanced procedure that uses a laser to cut the corneal flap instead of a surgical blade. The benefit of using a more precise instrument in IntraLASIK is less likelihood of complications than traditional LASIK. At our Atlanta office, we use the most advanced iFS™ IntraLASE® lasers and software.

During LASIK with iFS™ IntraLASE®, our doctors will use a laser to create a thin flap in your cornea and then use a vision correction laser to reshape the underlying corneal tissue. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia and takes less than 5 minutes per eye.

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PRK/LASEK

Patients with thin or flat corneas, who are poor candidates for LASIK or iFS™ IntraLASIK®, may be treated with PRK/LASEK surgery. During this procedure, INSTEAD OF creating a flap on the cornea with a blade called a microkeratome, our doctors will use a surgical blade called a trephine. The trephine to move the surface cells over the cornea.  Woodhams Eye Clinic uses the Visx Star S-4 with Active Trac and 3D Iris Register to reshape the cornea just as is done during LASIK with iFS™ IntraLASE®. Longer recovery times are common for this type of surgery but the result will be the same high quality vision obtained with LASIK with IntraLASE.

All of our laser vision correction surgeries are performed in our LASIK Suite with the latest in surgical technology and a highly trained, certified staff. Our on-site operating suite is dedicated to vision correction procedures.

To schedule your consultation to speak with one of our experienced doctors about LASIK and your laser surgery options in Atlanta, please contact Woodhams Eye Clinic.

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"I was treated with the utmost care and respect from every staff member throughout my entire LASIK procedure." - Cindy - Atlanta, GA

"Love this place! I am so happy to not have to wear glasses or contacts since my LASIK surgery. The staff is great, and the results are fantastic!" - Susan P.

"I appreciated the amount of time that Dr. Woodham spent with me to go over the tests they performed. He did a great job explaining the various options for LASIK." - David M.

"Very pleased with the professionalism and quality of the care provided by Trevor and his staff at Woodhams. I had both cataract surgery and some LASIK surgery with no complications or side effects and am very happy with the results." - William M.

"The only place I would go for eye care. I have been a patient for about 25 years and have had LASIK and cataract procedures, all done by Dr. Woodhams. Highly recommended!" - Stephen C.