Welcome to our LASIK and Ophthalmology Practice in Atlanta
The Atlanta and Sandy Springs area is a wonderful, diverse area for work or play. Whether you’re looking to shop, have a night out with friends and family, or enjoy many of the other activities the area has to offer, you’ll find that Sandy Springs has just about everything you need.
Atlanta also happens to be where our world-class LASIK and ambulatory surgery center is located!
Woolfson Eye Institute, founded in 1996 and headquartered in Sandy Springs, is one of the leading LASIK surgery providers in the Southeast. This is because Dr. Jonathan Woolfson, a LASIK pioneer, along with the other LASIK surgeons in the practice have combined to perform well over 100,000 LASIK procedures.
In fact, over 300 eye doctors have entrusted Dr. Woolfson himself with their own LASIK surgery.
Simply put, you can trust the doctor the doctors trust!
In addition to our Atlanta LASIK practice, we also have eight other LASIK practices around the Southeastern United States (including North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia).
So if you live or work in or around the Sandy Springs area and are looking for an ophthalmologist to perform your laser eye surgery, you won’t find more qualified providers than those in your own backyard.
Services Offered at Our Atlanta Office
Meet Our Doctors
What’s the next step?
If you believe that LASIK may be the right vision correct procedure for you, we ask that you contact our office today to schedule your evaluation. We take great pride in providing positive outcomes for patients, so our first step is to ensure that you are in fact a candidate for LASIK surgery (if you’re not, don’t worry; we have other options available that will give you the same result).
You don’t have to settle for less than your best vision.
So what are you waiting for? Contact our LASIK Surgeon in Atlanta today!
Office & Staff
Frequently Asked Questions
It can feel differently from patient to patient. Eye pressure can feel like a stretching sensation behind or inside of the eye. It can also feel as if the eye is full or heavy.
If you experience any of these symptoms, please call Woolfson Eye Institute in Atlanta for a consultation appointment. It’s better to treat your symptoms now before they get worse.
For more information, please visit our glaucoma page.
Pressure inside of the eyes is part of a disease process called glaucoma. Glaucoma is when the pressure builds up in the eye and that causes gradual decline in the patient’s vision.
When patients have pressure in their eyes, it’s very rare that it would actually be pressure inside the eye. More typically that has to do with pressure around the eyes.
Let us explain.
The eyes are surrounded by a bony structure called the orbit, and surrounding the orbit is the sinuses. You have sinuses below your eyes and above your eyes. So when people feel pressure in their eyes, it is typically pressure in the sinuses surrounding the eyes.
The following list consists of factors that cause or are associated with ocular hypertension (situation when a person feels pressure inside the eye) – they are virtually the same as the causes of glaucoma, as well.
- Excessive aqueous production: This is the clear fluid produced in the eye. With too much fluid production, a patient will feel pressure in the eye.
- Inadequate aqueous drainage: If the fluid drains slowly from the eye, this can cause increased eye pressure.
- Eye trauma
- Certain medications: Ocular hypertension is a side effect of certain medications (i.e. steroid eye drops, etc).
- Other eye conditions
- Race, age, and family history
If you experience any of these symptoms, please call Woolfson Eye Institute for a consultation appointment. It’s better to treat your symptoms now before they get worse.
For more information, please visit our glaucoma page.
Don’t choose a LASIK surgeon based solely on cost/pricing. You know the saying, “you get what you pay for”? Well that applies here.
Choose a LASIK surgeon with a lot of experience and the right training/credentials. Check out their patient reviews online. Schedule a consultation to make sure you feel comfortable during your experience at the office.
There are a lot more things to consider when choosing the right LASIK surgeon for you or your family!
Please read our blog posts related to this topic: What Credentials Should I Look for When Selecting a LASIK Surgeon?
While we certainly understand that pricing is a factor in determining whether or not you are able to have LASIK surgery, we put forth every effort to ensure each patient (who is a candidate for LASIK surgery) will be able to pay for it.
We also offer financing options at Woolfson Eye Institute. Your decision should be based on the experience and care you will receive, and not solely on price, but at Woolfson Eye Institute our goal is make LASIK surgery affordable for everyone. In fact, we are able to connect you to financing programs that start as low as $57 per month to cover the cost of your laser eye surgery.
Also, here’s a warning about bargain pricing for LASIK….
You may see offers for LASIK surgery that seem too good to be true. When you see a suspiciously low number, be very wary. This is a frequent tactic used to get people in the door, but may not accurately reflect the true costs associated with the LASIK procedure. LASIK ads are sometimes comparable to commercials advertising satellite TV—the $29/month price in the ad ultimately costs you 3-5 times that number.
Typically, these low numbers do not include essential LASIK surgery costs, such as your pre-operative exam and consultation, as well as post-surgical follow-up care. At Woolfson Eye Institute, our price includes your pre-operative evaluation, at least a full year of post-operative care, lubricant eye drops, and for most patients, the Woolfson Lifetime Assurance Plan.
Call Woolfson Eye Institute for more details regarding pricing and to schedule your consultation appointment.
Do you oftentimes find that your vision is blurry? Do you have trouble seeing fine details? Do objects often appear out of focus and hazy? Do you wonder why you’re suffering from blurry vision?
These are all symptoms or signs of blurred vision, and there are many reasons why someone might suffer from this condition. No matter if it occurs in one eye (called unilateral blurred vision) or both eyes (called bilateral blurred vision), blurry vision should be professionally evaluated and treated right away.
Blurred vision can be the result of eye diseases and eye conditions such as:
- nearsightedness (myopia)
- farsightedness (hyperopia)
- dry eyes
- refractive eye conditions
- contact lens problems
- age-related macular degeneration
Certain medications can cause blurry sight, such as:
- heart medications
- oral contraceptives
- cancer therapy drugs
If you’d like to learn more about which medications can cause blurred vision, visit this informative page.
If you experience blurred vision along with sudden nausea, stiff neck, severe headache, and/or vomiting, call 9-1-1 immediately.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms or signs mentioned above, seek medical attention as soon as possible. At Woolfson Eye Institute, we diagnose and treat blurry vision quite often. It is very important to start treatment by first determining the root cause.
Our doctors are trained and experienced to find out why you’re experiencing this condition. Call us to schedule your appointment!
Yes we do! Woolfson Eye Institute has oculoplastic doctors who specialize in oculoplastic cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.
The cosmetic surgical procedures focus on upper and lower lid appearance and function, restoring a youthful refreshed appearance without compromising the natural position and closure of the eyes.
Our oculoplastic doctors also restore function and appearance in patients who have had prior unsuccessful cosmetic surgery.
Our doctors have much experience with medical and surgical management of the eyelids and lacrimal (tear) system. We are skilled at reconstructing the periocular (surrounding the eye) area after Mohs surgery for the treatment of skin cancers, as well as cosmetic eyelid surgery, Botox injections and facial fillers.
At Woolfson Eye Institute, our commitment to customized vision is why, in addition to LASIK, we offer a variety of other refractive surgery options designed to improve vision problems caused by refractive errors. These alternative treatment options allow us to treat patients who are not good candidates for LASIK.
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is an alternative to LASIK. For individuals with corneal scarring, thin corneas, and other corneal conditions, PRK may be the best treatment option. As with all refractive patients, during your comprehensive evaluation, you will be advised if PRK is the treatment option ideally suited for you to achieve your best vision at any age.
If you’ve been told that you’re not a candidate for LASIK, call our LASIK surgeon in Atlanta today to schedule your appointment!
Dry eye disease (DED), is a condition that affects millions of people. It is often a normal part of the aging process and becomes quite common as we get older.
Other causes include exposure to environmental irritants; medications; injuries to the eye; and, certain health conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid deficiencies, autoimmune disorders (i.e., Sjogren’s Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus or HIV), Bell’s Palsy and Myasthenia Gravis.
Dry eye disease is literally the eye’s inability to produce an adequate amount of tears or the inability to produce a good quality tear. Strangely enough, some people who have dry eye syndrome actually tear excessively because the quality of the tear is not sufficient to stay on the front surface of the eyes.
Your regular eye doctor may have prescribed one or more of the following treatments for your dry eye symptoms:
- Artificial tears
- Long-lasting lubricating gels
- Ointments at bedtime
- Temporary or permanent plugging of the tear ducts (“puntum”)
- Change in medications that can cause dry eye
- Prescription medication for chronic, moderate to severe dry eye (e.g., Restasis, Xiidra, Cequa)
If you have tried these treatments but are still experiencing Dry Eye Disease symptoms, like burning or gritty sensations, schedule an appointment for a dry eye evaluation at Woolfson Eye Institute.
If you think you have dry eye disease, take our self test!
Yes we can! Our corneal specialists perform corneal surgery, as well as the following cornea services:
- Corneal abrasions and scratched cornea treatment
- Corneal disease treatment
- Corneal surgery (DSEK)
- Corneal treatments (surgical and non-surgical options)
- Corneal ulcers and treatment for eye ulcers
- Pterygium treatment
At Woolfson Eye Institute we offer a variety of eye surgeries, with our goal being to match each patient with the procedure that is right for them. For more information, or to schedule your appointment, contact our location nearest you.
Yes we do! Our keratoconus surgeons are trained and experienced with surgery and treatment options for keratoconus.
Woolfson Eye Institute is proud to now offer corneal collagen cross-linking for the treatment of ectatic (corneal thinning) disorders. We are the only eye doctor practice in Georgia offering this revolutionary new treatment, and one of only a handful in the country.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation for keratoconus treatment in Atlanta and Canton, GA.
A retinal detachment is an emergency because the longer the retina remains detached, the greater the risk of vision loss. A retinal detachment is a very serious problem that almost always causes blindness unless treated.
The typical symptoms of a retinal detachment include floaters, flashing lights, and a shadow or a gray curtain in the peripheral vision that can be stationary or progress toward the center of vision.
If any of these occur, see your ophthalmologist right away. This is a very serious condition that can have a debilitating impact on the rest of your life if emergency treatment is not sought immediately.
For more information, or to schedule your appointment, contact our location nearest you.