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

Schedule A Free LASIK Evoluation

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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Am I a Candidate?

LASIK is appropriate for many people who are nearsighted, farsighted or have an astigmatism. You need to have a stable vision prescription for at least two years and be in good overall eye health.

Most candidates are between the ages of 20 and 65. For younger patients, Dr. Shapiro will evaluate whether LASIK can be performed. For patients in their 60’s, cataract formation may be beginning, and Clear Lens Exchange surgery may be a more appropriate option for you. Dr. Shapiro will discuss this with you if it is an option.

Medical conditions can impact your success with Laser Vision Correction. Our eye care team will perform numerous tests and get a complete medical history when you are seen for a thorough examination. Be sure to inform Dr. Shapiro of any medications you may be taking as they may cause changes or fluctuation in your vision.

Physical conditions that may also reduce your success or increase your risk with LASIK include:

  • Autoimmune diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cataracts or diabetic retinopathy with loss of vision
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Uncontrolled glaucoma
  • Keratoconus (thinning and asymmetric steepening of the cornea)
  • Amblyopia
  • Severely dry eyes
  • Tendency for keloid scarring
  • Current use of acne medication, such as Accutane; migraine relief medications, such as Imitrex and RA and autoimmune drugs.

Women who are pregnant should typically wait for 8 weeks after delivery or after stopping nursing before having a LASIK evaluation as changes in hormones may affect vision.

Because contacts temporarily alter corneal shape, people who are interested in LASIK should remove soft contacts for ten days before having a LASIK exam. If you are wearing toric or gas permeable contacts, you may need to go four to six weeks without contacts until your corneas are stable. If you wear hard contact lenses, Dr. Shapiro will advise you on how long you will need to be out of them.

If you believe you meet the general requirements to be a candidate for LASIK, you should schedule a FREE LASIK evaluation. Each set of eyes is unique and the only way to effectively determine your candidacy is to have an evaluation with a board-certified eye doctor.

THE LASIK EVALUATION

Shapiro Eye Care performs a free LASIK evaluation to determine the health of your eyes and the stability of your vision. These are some of the tests that are performed during the evaluation:

  • Complete review of overall eye health
  • Review of medications
  • The measurement of your prescription or refractive errors
  • Measurement of corneal thickness
  • Corneal imaging
  • Dry eye testing
  • Complete dilation to view the back of the eye, the optic nerve and retina
  • Measurement of pupil size
  • Measurements to determine higher level aberrations in the cornea

At Shapiro Eye Care, we use extensive diagnostics to carefully examine each patient’s eyes. This information is used to determine your probable outcome, and which laser eye surgery will produce the best results for you. If you’ve been told in the past that you are not a candidate for LASIK, advancements in technology allow more and more people to enjoy the freedom of clear vision, and you may now be a candidate. For some patients the examination indicates they should not have surgery at all. If you are not a good candidate for LASIK, Dr. Shapiro may suggest other treatment options, such as PRK or Clear Lens Exchange to help you achieve the best possible vision.

Topics on this page include nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, LASIK, cataract formation, clear lens exchange, PRK, Laser Vision Correction, medical conditions affecting LASIK, free LASIK evaluation, LASIK contraindications.