LASIK Surgery in Raleigh

We are Raleigh’s #1 LASIK, SMILE, and PRK eye surgery practice.

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Our Services

LASIK Surgery

LASIK is the most popular refractive procedure which uses the WaveLight EX500 laser. A hinged corneal flap is moved aside before reshaping the cornea using the laser. The flap is then repositioned and adheres back to the underlying cornea. The entire procedure generally takes less than 10 minutes per eye.

SMILE Surgery

SMILE is the latest in laser vision correction for myopia (nearsightedness), providing results similar to LASIK in slightly different and less invasive manner. A laser is used to create a thin contact lens-shaped layer just beneath the surface of the eye and then a small opening through which that layer is removed, correcting your vision.

PRK Surgery

PRK (Photo-Refractive Keratectomy) is another type of laser vision correction. PRK may help some patients who do not qualify for LASIK. Common reasons why LASIK may not be the best option for some patients include when the cornea is too thin or the cornea has an uneven shape. 

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Porter Ophthalmology

If you are tired of not having the good vision that you want, Porter Ophthalmology is here to help. We have been providing quality LASIK  SMILE  and PRK since these procedures were first available. Due to advances in laser technology, we can now accurately correct most patients with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

If you are looking for experience and an eye care team you can trust, give us a call. If you are interested in learning more about laser vision correction and are curious if you are a candidate, call our office (919-876-4064) to schedule a no cost, no obligation evaluation. This is the technology of the future and it is available to you today.

Come see what makes Porter Ophthalmology the best LASIK, SMILE, and PRK provider in Raleigh!

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Refractive surgery is the solution to see the world without glasses or contact lenses. Laser vision correction with LASIK, SMILE, or PRK in Raleigh is the answer. We are offering online LASIK consultations with Dr. Porter by telehealth. Discuss your options and find out if laser eye surgery is an option for you from the comfort of your home.

Call 919-876-4064 or click here to schedule your free telehealth LASIK evaluation. Due to COVID-19 we are currently only seeing patients in-office for emergency visits. By contacting us now, you can reserve your spot for surgery once we safely resume procedures.


Cataracts may blur vision, make colors dull, and cause glare that can make it difficult to see. Common cataract complaints include:

  • Trouble reading or watching TV.
  • Poor vision even with glasses.
  • Difficulty driving at night due to glare from headlights.
  • Trouble seeing in bright sunlight.

Cataract surgery in Raleigh can help restore clear, youthful vision. Today cataract patients are able to see families grow up, enjoy an active retirement, read, and have the vision to do whatever they enjoy.

Isaac W. Porter, MD

Isaac W. Porter, M.D. is a fellowship trained cornea and refractive surgeon. He is committed to helping his patients obtain their best possible vision with medical and surgical options. Dr. Porter’s areas of expertise include vision correction with LASIK, SMILE, and PRK, and advanced cataract surgery including laser cataract surgery and advanced lens implants that can correct a wide range of vision and correct astigmatism. He is the only surgeon in North Carolina performing the newest laser vision correction procedure, SMILE.

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(919) 876-4064

Patient Testimonials

“It is hard to put into words the full appreciation I have for Dr. Porter and his team. I finally made the decision to have LASIK and could not be happier. I have worn glasses/contacts for a very long time and have had horrible eyesight for as long as I can remember. Waking up the first morning after surgery, being able to see, literally brought me to tears (happy ones of course). “


“If you’re looking for a Doctor to trust for a Lasik procedure, look no further, you found him. I had lasik 3 weeks ago and I’m so glad I chose Dr. Porter. As a healthcare provider, I have met many doctors and I have to say Dr. Porter is one of the best in any field. It was surprisingly pain free, and Dr. Porter talks through the whole procedure, explaining each step, making you at ease and calming any nerves.This was the best decision of my life and I only wish I had made it sooner.”


Dr. Porter and his staff are very friendly and professional. I recently had SMILE surgery with Dr. Porter and the results are amazing! I can’t believe how well I can see now! Dr.Porter recommended SMILE over Lasik due to my participation in contact sports. He explained to me that with SMILE there is a much smaller incision made to the eye as compared to LASIK, which is why it was better for people who are involved in contact sports.


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5962 Six Forks Rd Raleigh, NC 27609