LASIK Surgery Information: An Overview

LASIK Self-Evaluation quiz

You’re searching the internet for LASIK information and have found your way to this page, which means you’re doing your due diligence by researching LASIK. That’s great!

The only problem— the conflicting and outdated information online about LASIK. You really have to be very careful who you trust.

At Woolfson Eye Institute, we’ve performed over 100,000 LASIK procedures, and we always stay current on the latest LASIK information, which includes safer, more accurate surgical methods, as well as protocols to minimize the risk of infection.

Of those 100,000 procedures, we’ve also performed LASIK on over 300 eye doctors. In other words, you can trust the doctor the doctors trust. So watch the video below, and hear what Dr. Jonathan Woolfson (Founder & Medical Director of Woolfson Eye Institute) has to say about your LASIK procedure and selecting the right LASIK surgeon to meet your needs.

Meet your LASIK surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Woolfson

Now that you’ve viewed the video above, we’d like to tell you a little more about our practice and answer a couple of common questions we receive regarding LASIK surgery.

An incredible team of LASIK doctors and staff

Dr. Woolfson with a LASIK patient

Woolfson Eye Institute’s team of world-renowned surgeons and patient support staff are with you every step of the way from your comprehensive evaluation through to your post-operative visits. Our team sets the standard in patient-centered care to deliver Your Best Vision at Any Age.

Our patients benefit from the Woolfson Difference, which optimally combines surgical skill and experience with the most advanced and proven technologies. Not only are our surgeons and staff the best in the industry, but we are also one of the only LASIK providers offering multiple laser platforms to provide our patients with a truly customized treatment plan.

We recognize that one size does not fit all when it comes to something as important as your vision. We have made the investments required both in technology and professional expertise to ensure that we remove any limitations from delivering the best possible results.

We only use the most advanced tools available

Woolfson Eye Institute utilizes the most advanced diagnostic equipment and tools. This allows us to identify patients who are not ideal candidates for LASIK, but would instead benefit from one of our other treatment options, such as PRK, ICL (implantable collamer lens) or Refractive IOL (intraocular lens).

What is the average recovery time?

Atlanta LASIK recovery time

With a busy schedule, including family, work, and other commitments, the amount of time you must allow for recovery is a valid concern for anyone considering laser eye surgery.

We sometimes tell our patients that "LASIK is like magic," which of course is hyperbole, but for most patients, the recovery time following LASIK is minimal.

Patients commonly undergo the procedure and then have 20/20 vision (and minimal irritation to the eyes) the very next day.

What is the cost of LASIK?

Woolfson Eye Institute LASIK surgery

Would you choose a brain surgeon or a heart surgeon based on price? We didn’t think so. Your eyes are obviously one of your most important assets. They allow you to experience the world around you. Why on earth would you risk your vision with a bargain-priced eye surgery provider?

While we're sure you’ve seen many advertisements for cheap LASIK surgery, keep in mind that is simply a ploy to get you in the door and to upsell you on the specific treatment you really need. We are certainly not the cheapest LASIK provider, nor do we want to be.

Our mission has always been to provide quality refractive surgery procedures at a reasonable price. Providing the level of service and care that every patient should demand requires a higher fee than the $499 per eye that some LASIK providers (falsely) advertise.

We do not have a one-size-fits-all model because Woolfson Eye Institute strives to provide the most appropriate treatment plan for each person’s vision condition. Sometimes this will involve selecting from a variety of vision correction technologies, which is one of several variables that may contribute to the final cost.

Are you interested in LASIK or any other vision correction procedure?

Woolfson LASIK locations

As mentioned above, we’re glad you’re doing research in order to select the best LASIK surgeon to meet your needs. Based on Dr. Woolfson’s experience and track record (including successful LASIK on his peers—over 300 eye doctors), we truly feel you won’t find anyone more qualified to perform your LASIK procedure.

We offer refractive surgery at each of our locations around the Southeast, so find a location nearest you and contact us today! Woolfson Eye Institute has 9 great locations in 3 different states: Georgia (Atlanta/Sandy Springs, College Park, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Stockbridge), North Carolina (Asheville), and Tennessee (Bristol, Chattanooga, Knoxville).

Also, we offer a free LASIK self-evaluation that you can take here.

If you'd like to know more about what to expect from your LASIK procedure, click here.

Other LASIK Procedures

Contact Us


Your email address will never be shared with any 3rd parties and any content you enter into this form will be kept confidential. Also view our Privacy Policy & Disclaimer.

This website provides general information & a list of our services. The information on this website is solely meant to assist you in your search for an eye specialist. You are urged to seek the advice of an eye specialist before undergoing any eye procedure. This site is intended for use only by healthy adult individuals. Any information on this website is not to be used as a substitute to seeking medical advice.