Specialty / LASIK & Beyond

If you’re ready to eliminate the need for glasses and contacts, LASIK might be the perfect solution for you! Utilizing state-of-the-art laser technology, our team can improve your sight and you can say goodbye to fumbling with contacts and hunting for glasses.

The LASIK center of Wilmington Eye is the premier blade-free LASIK provider in eastern North Carolina. At our LASIK center in Wilmington, our board-certified surgeons are exceptionally well trained and highly experienced. Certified laser surgeons Kathleen C. Leone, MD, FACS, Matej Polomsky, MD, Christopher Covington, DO, and Travis Jenkins, MD, comprise our skilled LASIK team, helping our patients achieve increased or total independence from glasses and contact lenses. Our team provides patients with the safety and assurance that comes only with attention to detail, passionate care and the utmost dedication.

Blade-free LASIK with IntraLase femtosecond technology and the VISX Advanced CustomVue platform provides our patients with a personalized vision correction experience by taking into consideration each of our patients’ individual refractive errors.

In addition to our offices in Wilmington, Southport and Hampstead, we serve residents of Jacksonville, New Bern, Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas of eastern North and South Carolina.

Blade-Free LASIK Treatment

In general, the LASIK procedure is performed in two steps:

  1. Using a painless laser, a small flap is created on the protective surface of the eye: the cornea. The physicians at Wilmington Eye are able to customize the creation of the flap by precisely adjusting the IntraLase laser. These adjustments allow the LASIK flap to be sized at the optimal depth according to your specific measurements.
  2. In the second step of LASIK, the flap is opened and an excimer laser, programmed with WaveFront technology, is used to reshape the curvature of the cornea and correct vision problems. It’s new shape allows light to be focused more directly onto the retina for greatly improved vision. Once this is complete, the protective flap is put back into place and allowed to heal.

Our surgeons use this revolutionary LASIK treatment because of the superiority of the IntraLase Method. With the use of rapid pulses of light instead of the blade of a microkeratome, this laser technology represents the most precise and safe means available to create a flap during the LASIK procedure. Please watch this video for in-depth LASIK information.


You can also learn more about iLASIK technology here and if you would like to speak with a member of our staff about the blade-free LASIK procedure, contact our LASIK coordinator today at 910-763-3601 for a complimentary consultation! This evaluation lasts approximately two hours and includes a comprehensive eye exam, a meeting with one of our experienced laser surgeons to discuss your vision goals, and a personalized treatment plan for either LASIK or one of the other vision enhancement options we offer (mentioned below). During your consultation we will also discuss procedure costs and payment plan options. We offer discounts for teachers, military personnel, and first responders!

Occasionally, a patient’s anatomical measurements are outside of the FDA requirements for the LASIK procedure. We also offer these refractive solutions:

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“I loved the experience I had going through LASIK here! Wonderful staff, great service and excellent results!! Thank you all so much!!”

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