Vision Correction

See Clearly with Vision Correction

Achieve 20/20 without glasses or contacts. What a concept.

Wearing glasses or contacts can put limitations on the activities you participate in and on your overall enjoyment in life. From self-esteem issues with glasses to the pain and discomfort of wearing contacts every day, many people find that their corrective lenses no longer suit their lifestyle needs.

At Wilmington Eye, our team of board-certified refractive surgeons can help you eliminate your need for corrective lenses, giving you crystal-clear vision without the burden of glasses or contacts. We’ve helped thousands of patients see 20/20 or better following vision correction surgery. What would you do if you could see clearly without your glasses or contacts?

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Why is My Vision So Poor?

Clear vision depends on how light rays are focused, or “refracted”, through your eye. The shape of your cornea, the power of the lens, and the length of your eyeball all determine how well the eye refracts light. When the eye cannot properly refract light, the results are what’s referred to as a refractive error, which leads to less-than-optimal vision. But vision correction can change all that.

Normal Vision

With the absence of a refractive error, light rays are accurately and clearly focused directly on the retina. This allows people without refractive error to see all objects clearly.

Normal vision diagram

Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Nearsightedness (myopia) occurs when the cornea is too steep or the eyeball is too long. Images of distant objects are blurred, but close objects are clear.

Myopia diagram

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Farsightedness (hyperopia) results when the cornea is too flat or the eyeball is too short, causing near objects to appear blurred. Some farsighted people cannot focus on distant or near objects.

Hyperopia diagram


Astigmatism occurs when the curvature of the cornea is uneven and is shaped more like a football than a baseball. This creates multiple focal points in the eye, making it difficult to focus on objects clearly

Astigmatism diagram

The Leaders in Vision Correction

As eastern North Carolina’s trusted vision correction experts, our team of dedicated surgeons has helped tens of thousands of patients see 20/20 or better following surgery—reducing and oftentimes eliminating the need for corrective lenses.

With more than 90 years of combined experience, our vision correction surgeons are highly skilled in helping our patients drastically transform their lives. One of our board-certified surgeons will work with you individually to develop a custom treatment plan that will provide you with the best surgical results. And our team of trained medical experts will be there every step of the way to answer any questions and assist you on your journey to clear vision.

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More Than Just LASIK

No two vision correction patients are the same. Each patient requires a custom treatment plan that uses the latest in medical diagnostic tools to determine which form of vision correction is best. As the experts in vision correction, Wilmington Eye offers several different types of vision correction procedures, each utilizing the most advanced forms of medical technology to deliver exceptional, individualized results to each patient.

To help you achieve the best results for your individual needs, we offer so much more in vision correction. From the most advanced vision correction procedures like ICL and Refractive Lens Exchange to the uber-popular LASIK procedure, our board-certified surgeons are confident that, no matter your vision, we can help you see 20/20 or better following your procedure, delivering optimal visual outcomes.

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Vision Correction Patient Stories

  • "Had both eyes done by Dr. Jenkins. Did a great job. The staff is awesome and can’t say enough about Dr. Jenkins. First time since I was 16 yrs old and don’t have to wear glasses. I’m in my 70’s and it feels great. Thanks!"
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