Carolina Vision Center
2047 Valleygate Drive
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28304
Carolina Vision Center
As we get older, the eye's natural lens hardens and can lead to the development of cataracts. When cataracts occur, the sharp images and bright colors that you have always enjoyed become blurry and dull. Quality of night vision also decreases, and you may notice glare and halos around lights.
Developing a cataract doesn't mean a permanent loss of visual quality or having to give up the things you love. Today's technology has made cataract surgery one of the most successful procedures available in terms of restoring your vision and improving your quality of life. In fact, it is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States.
During cataract surgery, Dr. Woodcock first dissolves and removes your cloudy, hardened natural lens through a process called phacoemulsification. He then replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens, or IOL. The procedure is fast and painless, and it is performed on an out-patient basis in our local surgical center. Dr. Woodcock also offers the latest laser cataract surgery, also known as bladeless or blade-free cataract surgery.
Dr. Woodcock offers his patients the choice of a standard, monofocal IOL or a Premium IOL to replace the natural lens. A standard IOL does not have the ability to provide a full range of vision. Most patients who choose the standard IOL usually have both eyes corrected for distant vision but have to rely on readers or bifocal glasses for intermediate and near vision after their surgery.
Premium IOLs can reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses. They can give you back your full range of vision, allowing you to see near, far and everywhere in between. Carolina Vision Center offers a number of premium IOLs, including Tecnis Multifocal, ReSTOR, Crystalens, ReZoom and Toric. Your eye's distinct characteristics, as well as your lifestyle needs determine which premium IOL is right for you.
Medicare and private insurance companies cover the cost of cataract surgery and a standard IOL. Insurance does not cover the costs of upgrading to a Premium IOL, but will allow patients to pay out-of-pocket for the additional costs associated with the Premium IOL. Our staff will be happy to discuss the costs associated with the Premium IOL as well as financing options available to you at Carolina Vision Center.
Michael G. Woodcock, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has been recognized for his pioneering efforts in refractive and cataract surgery. He has been in practice for more than 25 years and has successfully performed more than 50,000 vision correction procedures. In recognition of his outstanding surgical skills, Dr. Woodcock has been named one of "America's Top Ophthalmologists" by the Consumers' Research Council of America every year since 2004, and was selected to be a member of the Society for Excellence in Eye Care (SEE) an organization comprised of the top eye care specialists in the United States.
Dr. Woodcock has been selected to participate in numerous FDA studies including investigations for the Tecnis Multifocal and LASIK. In February of 2009, Dr. Woodcock was chosen to be one of the first surgeons in the United States and the first surgeon in North Carolina to implant the new Tecnis Multifocal IOL. To date, he is one of the nation's Tecnis Multifocal leaders and has implanted more than 250 Tecnis Multifocal. Dr. Woodcock and Carolina Vision Center have also been a Crystalens Center of Excellence since 2007. Dr. Woodcock was the first certified Crystalens surgeon in North Carolina and the first in the world to use the Crystalens HD! Dr. Woodcock was named to the Crystalens Advisory Board and works with other ophthalmologists in the United States to improve technology for patients.
Michael G. Woodcock, MD, SEE, completed his medical degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, where he was Salutatorian. He then performed an internship at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg and an ophthalmology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, where he served as Chief Resident his final year. Dr. Woodcock was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina and was Chief of Ophthalmology at Cape Fear Valley Health System in Fayetteville. He is a member of numerous medical organizations, including the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the North Carolina Society of Ophthalmology and the South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology.
In addition to cataract surgery, the team at Carolina Vision Center offers Bladeless LASIK, EpiLASIK, PRK, implantable collamer lenses (ICL), selective laser trabeculoplasty for glaucoma patients, macular degeneration treatment and other services to patients.Email the Surgeon
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Woodcock and learn more about your vision correction options, contact Carolina Vision Center at (910) 485-3937.
"I'm absolutely amazed with my new vision! It has been restored to what it once was in my youth. I'm reading fine print, threading needles, working on the computerall without glasses! The Tecnis Multifocal IOLs are simply a miracle! I should have had this done a lot sooner." Doris, Premium IOL recipient
"This process has been a life-altering experience. I'm completely satisfied with all aspects of the procedure performed by Dr. Woodcock. The entire process was painless and progressed very smoothly under the professional guidance of Dr. Woodcock and his team. I would highly recommend this organization to one and all." Arthur, Premium IOL recipient
"I sold my fishing boat in order to upgrade to the Premium IOL. It was well worth every penny and I'll be more than happy to fish off the bank in exchange for this youthful vision! I'm very pleased with Dr. Woodcock and the care I received at Carolina Vision Center. I'd recommend them to anyone!" James, Premium IOL recipient
"I had cataract surgery on both of my eyes with a premium implantable lens. I now have 20/20 vision in both eyes. I have been completely satisfied with the new lenses, and I highly recommend them to anyone needing cataract surgery. Dr. Woodcock and the staff at Carolina Vision Center are very professional in their care of patients, yet also caring and congenial." James, Premium IOL recipient
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