Porter Ophthalmology has provided quality LASIK  SMILE  and PRK procedures since 1973 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Dr. Porter and all the staff were friendly, efficient and explained everything to me well in advance of my LASIK procedure. They were well organized and the price was very reasonable. They weren’t the closest option to me, but I would 100% go there again.
Blair R.

If you seek a caring team and professional staff, I 10/10 recommend coming here. A little over one week post-op LASIK and I could not be more pleased. Dr. Porter and his team allow ample opportunities for questions and are very thorough in pre-op. Also highly satisfied with the way post-op visits were set up for me ahead of time. Although I did not shop around for other prices, I believe the price here was very fair for excellent quality and what they provide. They are 100% transparent about prices and what to expect. So thankful!
Haley G.

Look no further if you want to have a great dr that will take excellent care of your procedure. The staff and dr here are top-notch. I came in for a second opinion and was told LASIK is not for me but PRK would work after a bad experience at another clinic. I am very happy with how Dr. Porter and his staff treated me. I am also very pleased with my results for the procedure. He has the most modern up-to-date equipment and will be straightforward with cost and what will need to be done for you to get the best care possible.
Craig C.

Truly exceptional. Prior to choosing an Ophthalmologist for Lasik I shopped around and chose Porter Ophthalmology due to their ethic of care. Their practice is smaller and as a result, I didn’t feel like I was just another widget in a Lasik factory. I was so nervous prior to my surgery but it went wonderfully. No pain or issues at any point, quick recovery, and 20/15 vision almost immediately.

Now two months later my vision is wonderful – as a lifetime corrective lens wearer, getting Lasik has really simplified my life. No more headaches from wearing uncomfortable contacts or fumbling with my glasses. It’s been such a freeing feeling to throw out the leftover contact solution. Thank you Porter team!

Jessica W.

Figuring out eye surgery and the logistics of it—where to get surgery, where to stay, costs involved—and the more stressful questions—what’s the recovery time, how much will it hurt, etc—was becoming a bit of a headache.

I can happily and gratefully say that came to an end once I contacted Porter Ophthalmology. Every aspect of my experience—from my initial email full of questions (pricing information, scheduling, timelines, etc), scheduling, through the examination process, to the surgery itself—was smooth, easy, and painless. All of the personnel were super friendly, calming, and informative. Everything was well-communicated and efficiently handled. And, Dr. Porter recommended a better surgery than I was planning for, which made the experience (and the recovery!) even better. It was honestly one of the least stressful processes I’ve dealt with in quite a while.

In short, this is the place to go if you want the process to be a great one every step of the way–


I highly recommend Dr. Porter! Dr. Porter was my first and only consultation for LASIK. I originally went to him when I learned that he’s the only surgeon in NC performing the SMILE procedure, which is what I was hoping to get. After my consultation, Dr. Porter explained that I wasn’t a good fit for SMILE and recommended LASIK. Although disappointed at first, I was so impressed by Dr. Porter and his team that I decided to stop shopping around for surgeons and book my LASIK surgery with Dr. Porter. I had LASIK just 5 days ago and my vision is incredible! Like most considering LASIK, I was concerned with the risks and the possibility of my vision getting worse after LASIK. I felt comfortable knowing that Dr. Porter would not recommend the surgery if he thought my prescription would change noticeably after the surgery. Dr. Porter’s kindness, patience, skill, and track record of highly satisfied patients make him the ideal eye surgeon! Highly recommended! Thank you, Dr. Porter and team for my perfect vision!
Jonathan S.

Dr. Porter and his staff were excellent and courteous. I had LASIK to correct my near-sightedness. They answered all my questions patiently and satisfactorily. They double and triple checked measurements. During the procedure, Dr. Porter calmly explained what would happen before it happened. It was quick and painless. Highly recommended!
Nathaniel C.

I am a week post-op from having Lasik surgery and could not be happier with the overall experience with Dr. Porter, his staff, and the results of my surgery. I was completely glasses/contact lens dependent, and at age 49 decided it was time to do this for myself. Dr. Porter and his staff were extremely friendly and genuinely wanted to be sure all my questions were answered. On the day of surgery, Dr. Porter talked me through the entire procedure so that I was aware of every step of the process. I just can’t say enough how thankful I am that I went to this wonderful group of people. Thanks, Dr. Porter and staff!
Stephanie H.

There aren’t enough words to describe how amazing my experience was with Dr. Porter and his WONDERFUL staff! I have had to wear glasses/contacts since elementary school and had to wear toric lenses when I wore contacts. My husband and I made the decision for me to get LASIK after our son was born (Babies and glasses don’t go well together..they ended up on the floor more than they did on my face). I was very nervous about getting LASIK and Dr. Porter explained everything he was doing very thoroughly during the entire procedure and it made me feel very comfortable to know what to expect next. His staff also explained everything in detail. Between what to expect on my pre op appointment, surgery day, and post op. Even the lady who did the majority of my eye testing explained everything she was going to do. My husband and I felt like they truly cared about my well being and didn’t treat us like a number. We felt like we were family! I will be recommending Porter Ophthalmology to everyone I know! I can see better than I ever have & no longer have to worry about glasses or contacts!😊
Christina B.

If you want the best skill and staff, look no further. I was referred to Porter Ophthalmology for LASIK. Dr. Porter and his team immediately put me at ease with probably the best experience that I have ever had at any practice of any kind. You can identify those at the top of their craft by the perfect mix of expertise, ability to explain diagnosis and procedures on anyone’s level, caring, and even fun. As for LASIK itself, the procedure could not have been faster or more painless. Dr. Porter masterfully informed me of what was happening during each brief step of the operation. All I had to do was stare at blinking lights. It was barely more difficult (for me) than your run-of-the-mill pressure test. Everyone has said it, but I will say it again: LASIK is the absolute best money that I have ever spent. Go for it as soon as you can – and go to Porter Ophthalmology when you do.
Steve M.

Can’t say enough great things about Dr. Porter, walks you through step by step what’s going to happen and is very easy to talk to. I considered LASIK for a long time and finally decided to pull the trigger and I wish I had done this 10 years ago! Super clear vision, the procedure was painless and took less than 20 mins! Great staff, top-notch equipment, and friendly to law enforcement! 5 out of 5 all day.
Bryan W.

I was scared of making this decision, but the staff at Porter and Dr. Porter himself were fantastic. They put me at ease and the actual procedure was so easy. I am doing great and feeling great and strongly recommend this practice. They are also to be applauded for being as respectful of patient time as their own. I never had to wait long for any appointment (pre or post-op). Well done guys.
Carol D.

Thank you to Dr. Porter and his staff for being kind and courteous during my recent visits. During the evaluation, I never felt rushed. They took the time to answer all of my questions and make me feel comfortable with my decision to have the Lasik procedure. The day of the procedure I was a little anxious but Dr. Porter talked me through every aspect of the procedure before, during, and after. At my follow-up appointment, the day after my procedure I was thrilled at how well I could see and Dr. Porter and his staff appeared genuinely excited for me as well. Thank you again to each of you. I strongly recommend getting an evaluation by Dr. Porter if you have ever considered the Lasik procedure.
Beverly B.

Dr. 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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