The Most Technologically Advanced Cataract & LASIK Eye Surgery Center in the Carolinas.

How Does LASIK Work?

Learn More About the LASIK Process

If your cornea is not shaped in a way that allows light to properly focus on the retina (called a refractive error), you will have blurry vision. LASIK, or the LASIK alternative called PRK, can be performed to correct the corneal shape, allowing light to properly focus and ultimately providing clear vision.

Excimer Laser Technology

Both LASIK and PRK procedures use excimer lasers to reshape the corneal tissue. These are “cool” lasers that generate ultraviolet range power to remove microscopic layers of tissue – approximately 1/10 the width of a human hair. The laser is programmed to remove precisely the amount of tissue needed to achieve the desired visual result for your unique refractive error: nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.

At Carolinas Centers for Sight, P.C. in Florence the Wavefront Optimized Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q laser is used for LASIK and PRK. Precise laser energy pulses are applied on the periphery of the cornea in order to maintain the cornea’s natural shape while also respecting the cornea’s thickness and curvature. This can reduce the risk of halos, glare and nighttime visual disturbances after treatment. Best of all, the vision results using this technology are superb for most patients.

To be a good candidate for our LASIK technology, you must have the correct corneal thickness and eye health to support the procedure. That’s exactly why we have every LASIK patient undergo an extensive LASIK Consultation, to ensure a highly effective and accurate procedure.

We invite you to click on the LASIK Self-Evaluation Test to find out if you may be a candidate for this life-changing procedure.


LASIK Financing Available

Need financing for LASIK eye surgery?
- CareCredit®: 0% interest for 12 months
- CareCredit®: low interest extended payment programs for 48 months

Patient Testimonials

“After PRK surgery, my vision is not blurred. I am very pleased with the surgery and the staff at Carolinas Center for Sight. I’ve always been treated wonderfully..."

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Howard N. Greene, MD

Dr. Greene specializes in small-incision bladeless laser cataract surgery with the LenSx® femto laser, intraocular lens implants, LASIK, PRK, glaucoma medical and surgical care, and eyelid surgery. In addition, he treats evaporative dry eye and performs LipiFlow® procedures.


Cataract Self-Evaluation

If you have less ability to focus or see clearly, if colors appear faded or dull, if you are having difficultly seeing clearly at night, or if your general vision seems cloudy or hazy, you may be a candidate for cataract surgery.

LASIK Self-Evaluation

Just a few minutes in our LASIK suite can result in years of visual freedom from glasses and contacts. Take our FREE LASIK self-evaluation test to find out if you're a candidate for this life-changing procedure.