Woolfson Eye Institute is pleased to be the Southeast's leader in laser vision correction. Dr. Jonathan Woolfson, founder and medical manager, was one of the 1st doctors to perform LASIK in the US, and continues to train other surgeons in the procedure.


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  City Asheville, NC
  Zip Code 28803
  Address 1 Town Sqr Boulv Suite 110
  Phone Number (828) 651-8662

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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. 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.


Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions in which the optic nerve that used to send visual information to the brain becomes damaged. Often, the fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises, which can lead to faster optic nerve damage and possible blindness. It is important to note that glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. At Woolfson Eye Institute, your surgeon will perform a comprehensive eye exam which may include gonioscopy (using a special lens to see the outflow channels), checking the intraocular pressure (tonometry), a retinal exam, slit-lamp exam, pupillary reflex response, and checking your visual acuity and visual field measurements.


A retinal detachment is a very serious problem that almost always causes blindness unless treated. The appearance of flashing lights, floating objects, or a gray curtain moving across the field of vision are all indications of a retinal detachment. 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. As one gets older, the vitreous inside of the eye tends to shrink slightly and take on a more watery consistency.


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.