Jonathan D. Christenbury, MD, FACS



Christenbury Eye Center
3621 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

(800) 878-5016


Dr. Jonathan
Christenbury



LASIK Charlotte – Serving patients seeking laser eye surgery in Charlotte and the surrounding area

Dr. Jonathan Christenbury — one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons nationwide — has performed more than 75,000 LASIK procedures. In the early 1990s, Dr. Christenbury performed the first LASIK surgery in the Carolinas. He performed the first all-laser IntraLASIK procedure on the east coast in 2001, the first Wavefront custom LASIK in the Carolinas in 2005 and the first Zeiss Visu-Max LASIK in the Carolinas in 2012. For patients too nearsighted for LASIK, he provides Visian ICL — a procedure he has been performing since 2005. Together with his staff at Christenbury Eye Center, Dr. Christenbury is committed to providing his patients personalized care throughout the treatment process, from the moment they walk into the practice to the end of postoperative care.

Dr. Christenbury is the founder and medical director of Christenbury Eye Center in Charlotte, N.C. For LASIK he utilizes the only Zeiss VisuMax laser in the Carolinas, which pulses 500,000 times a second. And, Visx Wavefront custom LASIK provides 98 percent of patients with 20/20 or better vision. The procedure is so comfortable patients say they "feel nothing."

The practice's comprehensive ophthalmology services include the most advanced diagnostic testing and treatment available. They offer custom Wavefront LASIK, VISIAN ICL, laser ReSTOR multi-focal lens replacement, in-office laser cataract surgery, LipiFlow treatment for dry eye and many other eye care services that are tailored to the needs of each individual.

To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Christenbury and learn more about your laser vision correction options, please contact Christenbury Eye Center at (800) 878-5016 today.

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Vision Correction at Christenbury Eye Center

Dr. Christenbury offers state-of-the-art laser technology to all his patients, ensuring a customized laser vision correction experience. Christenbury Eye Center is equipped with the ZEISS VISUMAX femtosecond laser, as well as the VISX STAR S4 excimer laser system, to provide LASIK patients with highly accurate results in a safe manner.

Before starting LASIK surgery, Dr. Christenbury uses wavefront computer-guided technology to make a map, or "fingerprint," of each person's eye imperfections, including extremely subtle deviations that are often referred to as "higher order aberrations." He then uses this diagnostic data to calibrate the excimer laser that he will later use to reshape the patient's problematic cornea.

Dr. Christenbury begins the procedure by employing the femtosecond laser to create a tiny flap. This laser pulses 500,000 times a second. Not to mention, patients say they feel nothing during the procedure. He gently pulls back the flap to expose the corneal tissue underneath. Using the excimer laser, Dr. Christenbury next reshapes the corneal tissue for better vision. He carefully repositions the corneal flap in its original position. There, the flap will re-seal itself to the eye without any need for stitches.

LASIK surgery should not be painful, and patients typically notice an improvement in vision within 24 to 48 hours following surgery. In addition, most patients no longer need to rely on prescription or contact lenses to see clearly. 98 percent of Dr. Christenbury's patients achieve 20/20 or better vision!


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What Dr. Christenbury's Patients Say

"Dear Dr. Christenbury, although I left your eye center convinced that I wanted [you] to perform my eye procedure, I still felt obligated to myself to check out another LASIK center. Your staff even encouraged me so that that I would feel comfortable with my decision. There was no comparison! While the price was similar, the technology and knowledgeable staff just didn't compare to Christenbury Eye Center. My decision was confirmed." –Michele Boerma, 20/20 Vision

"WaveFront Custom iLASIK is by far the best thing that I have ever done for myself! I had absolutely no side effects. In fact, I had 20/20 vision immediately after surgery. The process from A to Z was seamless, and I would recommend Christenbury Eye Center to anyone – without question." –Kristi Brannon, 20/20 Vision

"Thank you so much Dr. Christenbury, for the WaveFront Guided Custom iLASIK experience. The entire staff was very helpful and informative about what to expect during the painless procedure. Again, thank you so much for the 20/20!" –Rob Moss, 20/20 Both Eyes!

More About Jonathan D. Christenbury, MD, FACS

Jonathan D. Christenbury, MD, FACS, earned his Doctorate of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Duke Eye Center and spent a year in fellowship training at Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has reached the highest level of distinction in his field as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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