The Wake Forest Baptist Health Eye Center provides ophthalmology services, optical services and LASIK surgery using state-of-the-art technology combined with best-in-class patient care.
Through leading-edge treatments, diagnostic and surgical equipment, and personalized attention from some of the nation’s best ophthalmologists, we successfully treat the full range of eye conditions, from the most common vision problems to the most complex and challenging eye diseases.
Optical services provides comprehensive eye care, including adult and pediatric eye exams, prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses, assessment and management of ocular diseases, and low vision evaluations. We provide complete eye examinations without requiring a referral from another health care provider.
The Eye Center is focused on providing the best possible results for refractive surgery and laser vision correction (LASIK). We offer premium laser vision correction solutions and the most professional and experienced surgeons in North Carolina.
The Difference Between Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and Opticians
Our team includes ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians which can sometimes be confusing.
An ophthalmologist is a doctor who specializes in eye disease and eye surgery. Some of our ophthalmologists have further training in a specific area of medical or surgical eye care (subspecialties).
Optometrists are health care professionals who provide primary vision care, including annual and general eye examinations, to determine and correct vision problems and to manage vision changes, most often through the use of glasses or contact lenses.
Opticians are technicians trained to design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, contact lenses and other devices to correct eyesight. These professionals use the prescriptions supplied by ophthalmologists or optometrists, but do not test vision or write prescriptions themselves.