Porter Ophthalmology:
The Clear Choice For Your Eyes

LASIK • LALEX (SMILE) • PRK • EVO • LR• CATARACT SURGERY

Specializing in Laser Vision Correction & Cataract Surgery Since 1983

Few things are more important than your eyesight. When you have compromised vision in one or both eyes, it is important to consult a licensed ophthalmologist who can diagnose the problem and provide the solution or treatment that is best for your eyes. At Porter Ophthalmology, we are here to help improve your eyesight by providing comprehensive services, regardless of your age or condition. We have a proven track record—working with patients of all ages—to correct and restore optimal vision.

The experienced team at Porter Ophthalmology specializes in both Laser Vision Correction and Cataract Surgery, providing you with the best solution to help correct your vision so you can see better.

Dr. IsAac W. Porter

Raleigh’s Trusted REFRACTIVE SURGEON

Dr. Porter has been providing quality LASIK, LALEX (SMILE), PRK, LR, and Cataract Surgery for over a decade. Due to advances in laser technology, he has successfully corrected the vision of countless patients with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.  Dr. Porter is a fellowship-trained refractive surgeon. His areas of expertise include laser vision correction with LASIK, LALEX (SMILE), PRK, and LR, as well as modern cataract surgery, including laser surgery and advanced technology lens implants that can correct a wide range of vision and astigmatism. He is also the only surgeon in North Carolina performing the newest laser vision correction procedure, LALEX (SMILE).

Dr. Bradley Sifrig


Dr. Sifrig grew up in small town Michigan before moving to warmer climates to get his undergraduate degree in Biology at Florida Gulf Coast University. He continued his education at the University of Florida College of Medicine where he graduated number one in his class and was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Sifrig then completed his internship year at Orange Park Medical Center before moving to Dallas, Texas for his ophthalmology residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

During his ophthalmology residency at UT Southwestern, one of the busiest surgical programs in the country, Dr. Sifrig trained in modern cataract surgery, laser cataract surgery, and advanced technology lens implants including toric, EDOF, and multifocal lenses. He also discovered a special interest in modern refractive surgery. This interest came natural – most of his family members have had LASIK and would universally agree it was one of the best decisions they ever made. Following residency, Dr. Sifrig joined Porter Ophthalmology as a fellow of the Refractive Surgery Alliance to further his mastery of refractive surgery.

When not busy in the clinic, Dr. Sifrig enjoys spending free time with family and friends and getting outdoors. He has camped in over twenty national parks over the past three years and is always ready for the next amazing hike. On any given Saturday in the Fall, Dr. Sifrig can be found surrounded by friends cheering on the Florida Gators football team.

DR. PORTER AND DR. SIFRIG ARE PROUD MEMBERS
OF THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Refractive Surgery Alliance Society

MEET THE TEAM

Nicole

PRACTICE DIRECTOR

Since 2009, Nicole has applied her unique skills into the growth of Porter Ophthalmology. As our Practice Director she wears many hats, she has assisted in all aspects of the office. Nicole makes sure the practice runs smoothly, the patient feels taken care of, and the team has a positive and pleasant work environment. She makes sure that both the patients and team feel like “family” with her energetic and positive personality.

Yesi

Assistant Practice Director

Yesi is not only our Assistant Practice Director, she is also our Refractive Surgery Specialist. She excels in navigating your refractive surgery journey and being the expert in all things laser vision correction. Yesi can even give you first-hand experience since she had LASIK with Dr. Porter in 2019. She tackles both roles with a pleasant and calm demeanor.

Anna

Refractive Surgery Coordinator

Anna joined the practice as a technician in 2018 and has grown into our Refractive Surgery Coordinator. She is responsible for overseeing and making sure everything is planned and prepared for our in-office LASIK, SMILE, and PRK procedures. Anna excels at this position with her precision and detail-orientation.

Elizabeth

Cataract Surgery Coordinator

Elizabeth joined the practice as a technician in 2019 and has grown into our Cataract Surgery Coordinator. She is a vital part of keeping our cataract schedule running smoothly. Multi-tasking, organization, and adaptability are some of the valuable skills she brings to our practice. Elizabeth always has a cheerful and helpful disposition.

Aliah

Technician-Scribe

Aliah joined the practice in 2021 as one of our Clinical Technicians. She has mastered all aspects of surgery and scribing. Aliah is a quick learner and is driven to excel as a member of our technician team. She does a great job communicating and interacting with our patients. Aliah also is the team’s holiday organizer and helps out with our social media.

Minh

Technician-Scribe

Minh is one of our Clinical Technicians. Since joining the practice in 2022, he has been passionate about giving exceptional patient care and is always willing to help out a team member. Patients love his positive and personable attitude, you will always find a smile on his face.

Daisy

Technician-Scribe

Daisy is one of our Clinical Technicians. Since joining the practice in 2022 she has mastered all aspects of clinical work ups, surgery, and scribing. Organization, attention to detail, and a can-do attitude is what Daisy brings to the table.

Kenia

Technician-Scribe

Since joining the practice in 2023, Kenia has submerged herself into all things cataract and refractive surgery. She has advanced herself to one of our surgical assistants and mastered all aspects of in-office LASIK, SMILE, and PRK procedures. Kenia can usually be found with a smile on her face. Bubbly and cheerful is how most people would describe her attitude.

Jen

Cataract Specialist

New to our practice as of 2023, Jen is our easy-going Cataract Specialist. With her wealth of knowledge she navigates and educates our patients about their cataract process. Her warm demeanor and great communication skills help make a smooth and informative education conversation with our patients. She is passionate about helping patients reach their vision goals after surgery. Jen has truly become the patient liaison in all things cataract related.

Hunter

Hunter

First Impression Team Member

Hunter joined our practice in 2024. He is a vital part of our front desk crew. Greeting patients and restocking our popular snack & beverage bar are just a few small tasks that make him great at his job. Hunter is warm, friendly, and always willing to lend a helping hand. The whole team loves Hunter's positive energy!

Li-Ann

Li-Ann

First Impression Team Member

Li-Ann joined our dynamic team in 2024. She has a very warm, enthusiastic, and welcoming personality. Li-Ann can be seen throughout the office with a smile on her face! As half of our first impression crew she is responsible for making sure all patients are greeted, scheduled, and all administrative tasks are taken care of.

SEE WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY

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.

“It’s been a few months since my SMILE operation and happy to report I now have 20-15 vision. I could drive the day after, it was amazing. I’d 100% would do it again. Dr. Sifrig was great to work with. Thanks Porter Opt”

-Jon B.

“I can’t thank Dr.Sifrig & Dr.Porter enough on my eye surgery. If it wasn’t for them performing SMILE on my eyes, my flight career would have been over. Very professional and military friendly”

-Brandon M.

“I am VERY happy with my new eyes. I had my surgery yesterday. The staff are very helpful and down to earth. They make me feel at home whenever I go to the office. The place is cool looking and very clean. I look forward to going back to the office for my post op check ups! It’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. Now I can perform my work effectively and in a timely manner thanks to Porter ophthalmology!!”

-Benjamin P.

“Amazing care by Dr. Porter, Dr. Sifrig, and their team during my LASIK appointments and surgery!! Truly kind people who understand how exciting and life changing it can be to regain your vision without lenses. When you enter you’ll be met with smiles and ‘congratulations’ as you begin your journey through the process! The team made a nerve wrecking experience (eye surgery!) easy and seamless. I will be sending everyone I know to Porter Ophthalmology!! Thanks again!!!”

-Dani H.

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