Dr. Woolfson has performed over 100,000 LASIK procedures, making him one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in North America. A further testament to his expertise: more than 300 eye doctors have chosen him to perform their own LASIK. This distinction, along with his worldwide reputation, is why, when professional athletes, celebrities, business leaders, and people just like you decide to have LASIK, they choose Dr. Woolfson.


Dr. Woolfson received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University and completed his ophthalmology residency and internship at Emory University. In 1994 and 1995 (prior to FDA approval of laser vision correction), he fellowship-trained abroad with Michael Kritzinger, MD, an internationally acclaimed excimer laser pioneer. Upon FDA approval of the procedure, Dr. Woolfson returned to the United States and began his career as a LASIK surgeon.


Several laser companies, including VISX™ and Lasersight Technologies, have selected Dr. Woolfson to be a clinical investigator for their equipment. In addition, he has served as a national proctor, providing training and certification to more than 100 LASIK surgeons in North America. In fact, VISX has honored him as the recipient of the prestigious VISX Star award for three consecutive years.


Dr. Woolfson is a board-certified ophthalmic surgeon with memberships in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the American Medical Association.

He has presented at both national and international optometry and ophthalmology meetings, having been asked to speak about his extensive LASIK experience. In fact, a large part of his practice involves treating complex cases and patients who have previously had LASIK at other facilities.

What Patients are Saying about Dr. Woolfson

  Don Abramo
Dr. Woolfson operated on me when he was part of TLC eye center in Greenville, SC. It was December 18th of 2001. My vision was worse than 20/400 and I was the last patient of the day. It wasn't until 8:30 pm at night when Dr. Woolfson operated on me. I'll never forget as I was a little nervous and Dr. Woolfson put me at ease, reminding me this was his life's work and that he would take care of me. Here it is, 17 years later, and I still have fantastic vision. The surgery resulted in my vision being corrected to 20/13 in both eyes. My vision is still laser sharp to this day. Thank you, Dr. Woolfson, for taking care of me and changing my life for the better, forever!

  Virginia W.
I couldn't be happier with my decision to go with Dr. Woolfson for my LASIK. From the very first phone call I made, all the way through my follow up visits the entire staff has been extremely helpful and accommodating. My surgery went well and I am seeing very clearly. I would recommend this team and Dr. Woolfson 100%!

Dr. Jonathan Woolfson did my LASIK surgery in 2002, and I have been very pleased with the results. He was highly recommended by my regular eye doctor and by a colleague at work, both of whom warned me that he was not the least expensive option out there, but was the best. I freaked out at the last minute and asked to hold the surgical assistant's hand while the procedure was going on; she tried to get me to squeeze a tennis ball instead, but when I insisted on holding her hand, she went along with it.

  Patricia Gilmore
I will highly recommend WOOLFSON EYE Institute. This practice is will organize from the first visit until the day of surgery. The Protocols with the patients Identifiers, sites to Perform surgery and the review of surgery with Dr. WOOLFSON WAS VERY IMPRESSIVE. I can continue to give much more positive comments but Only given a limited characters. Thank you again for a great experience job well done.

  Lisa Pellom
Dr Woolfson and his wolf pack are amazing. I had Lasik yesterday. I was a little nervous but his team was very caring and made me feel relaxed. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have worn contacts and glasses for 26 years. So waking up this morning and being able to see without glasses was amazing. I can’t thank Dr Woolfson enough for giving me my eyesight back. Went for my follow up visit this morning and my vision is 20/20. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  Yelena Brusilovsky
The team at Woolfson Eye Institute is amazing! Dr. Woolfson, David, and Anne were so kind and helpful. On the day of the procedure they spend so much time making sure you are comfortable and even allow loved ones to join you in the surgery room. Plus, they give you an adorable stuffed animal/wolf! It's so refreshing to visit a doctor's office where the entire staff is genuinely passionate about their jobs.

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