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1311 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
1537 Freeway Dr. Reidsville, NC 27320
336-378-9993

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When you have LASIK at Shapiro Eye Care you can feel confident that you are getting the most advanced procedure, at the best price and peace-of- mind for the future of your eyes. We offer :

LASIK Assurance Plan
LASIK Price Guarantee
Top 5™ Surgeon

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Order Your Contacts

Shapiro Eye Care has one of the most complete contact lens centers in Greensboro. We offer a comprehensive range of contact lenses, including spherical, bifocal, multifocal, toric and tinted lenses. And you can order them in the comfort of your own home. It’s as easy as completing our online contact lens order form. And when you order a year’s supply, you receive discounts and FREE delivery directly to your home.

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Dry Eye Clinic

Are your eyes dry, burning, irritated, watery? Are you having problems wearing contacts? Shapiro Eye Care has a respected Dry Eye Clinic, under the direction of Dr. Arun Subramanian. The purpose of the clinic is to evaluate, diagnosis and treat your dry eye conditions. In Guilford and Rockingham counties, Dr. Subramanian is the only optometrist offering a Dry Eye Clinic. Contact us to schedule a Dry Eye Evaluation.

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Eyeglasses and Accessories

Wearing eyeglasses today is a fashion statement. Nobody wears the same clothing every day, so why wear the same pair of glasses every day? You don't have to limit yourself anymore. The Shapiro Eye Care Optical Shop has a great variety of designer frames, basic everyday frames, sunglasses and more. Let our eye care specialists help you see better and look better, too!

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Cataract Surgery FAQs

How Long will Cataract Surgery Take?

A typical procedure takes only about 20 minutes.


How long does it take to recover? What precautions do I need to take during my recovery?

Today, Dr. Mark Shapiro performs cataract surgery with a microscopic incision to speed the recovery of vision and reduce the restrictions on your activities after surgery. Also, a topical anesthetic is used so that you don’t have the side effects of general anesthesia.

For the first hour or so after surgery, you may feel slightly groggy from the local anesthetic—this will pass. You will receive instructions for caring for your eye. A loved one or caregiver should be on-hand to drive you home, so you can rest up.

Dr. Shapiro will have you return to the office, usually the same day of your procedure, just to make sure your eye is healing properly. Additional check-ups are usually scheduled for two weeks, then two weeks later, and then three months after the procedure.

Make sure you stick to your instructions, avoid strenuous activities and administer your medications as prescribed. Be careful not to rub or place pressure on your eyes.

During the first week, you may experience some mild aftereffects from your procedure, including itching, discharge and vision fluctuations. These are normal and tend to subside quickly. Sensitivity to light can be common; sunglasses help. Although complications are generally uncommon, contact Shapiro Eye Care immediately if you experience severe pain, swelling, redness, bleeding, loss of vision or double vision. These problems are usually treatable if dealt with right away.

The day after cataract surgery, most patients find they can resume many everyday activities—watching TV, reading, even some light chores. Then, after just two to three days with your new IOL in place, you’ll be ready to drive, go back to work, and much, much more.


How much better should I expect my vision to be after my surgery?

Today’s cataract surgery is safer, and the visual outcomes are better than ever before. This is due to developments such as smaller incisions, refractive surgery to correct vision at the same time of cataract removal and multiple IOL choices, such as multifocal lenses that give you near, far away and midrange vision.


What is the cost of cataract surgery?

Medicare benefits apply to cataract surgery for people 65 or older. If you are under 65 and have medical insurance, it will usually provide coverage as well. To find out about your coverage, you should contact Medicare, your insurance company and/or your doctor.


I like the idea of not wearing gasses. An I a candidate for a multifocal lens?

If Dr. Shapiro recommends it, you can elect to upgrade from a monofocal “standard” IOL to a “premium” multifocal IOL These lenses offer a great opportunity to be FREE of glasses or contacts after cataract surgery.


Can the cataract surgery also correct astigmatism?

Yes. If you have an astigmatism and a desire to reduce or eliminate glasses from your life, Toric IOLs can help.


Is cataract surgery performed with a laser?

Recently the FDA approved using a laser for cataract surgery. However, the procedure is new and does not have the long track record of safety that traditional methods have. In addition it costs considerably more. A 2013 survey shows that the average additional cost for lasers is between $800 and $900 per eye. Dr. Shapiro is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of laser cataract surgery and is not offering it at this time.

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