Manuel Chaknis, MD

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Joffe MediCenter
2905 Cobb Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339

(866) 685-6993


Custom Wavefront LASIK in Atlanta and the surrounding area

Dr. Manuel Chaknis

Manuel Chaknis, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained refractive surgeon specializing in LASIK eye surgery. Dr. Chaknis underwent LASIK surgery himself in order to achieve freedom from eyeglasses and contact lenses. He has since helped more than 18,000 patients achieve clear vision through LASIK. Dr. Chaknis' patients include his family members, fellow physicians, athletes, media personalities and military personnel.

Dr. Chaknis draws on his extensive experience and training at some of the world's premier educational institutions when performing LASIK eye surgery. This approach has helped him earn a reputation as an excellent LASIK surgeon who offers the highest quality treatments and consistently delivers outstanding surgical results. Dr. Chaknis has also been recognized by his peers as a national authority in the field of laser eye surgery. As a testament to his professional standing, Dr. Chaknis has repeatedly served as an instructor at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meetings. He has also published a number of medical articles about the latest techniques in laser eye surgery.

Dr. Chaknis' impeccable professional record and commitment to patient satisfaction draws patients from across the country. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Chaknis and learn about your vision correction options, please contact Joffe MediCenter at (866) 685-6993.

Attentive Care at Joffe MediCenter

Joffe MediCenter was founded by pioneers in laser eye surgery, and its surgical team remains deeply committed to providing the highest quality LASIK treatments and superb patient care. The surgeons of Joffe MediCenter believe that each patient deserves to receive compassionate, personalized care. They regularly attend continuing education classes and seminars to improve both their medical and communication skills. As a result, the center's patients receive competent medical care that is delivered in a considerate, kind manner.

Leading-Edge Treatments with Advanced Technologies

Joffe MediCenter is equipped with state-of-the-art laser technologies. Dr. Chaknis and his team begin each treatment by using the Orbscan and custom wavefront analyzers to develop a very detailed 3-D map of the cornea. They use this map to determine whether the patient is a candidate for LASIK, and to customize each LASIK treatment so that it corrects the unique imperfections of each patient's corneas.

The next step of LASIK eye surgery is the creation of the corneal flap. Dr. Chaknis creates the flap with the Bausch & Lomb Zyoptix XP microkeratome. Once the flap is created, it is lifted to expose the underlying corneal tissues for excimer laser treatment.

Joffe MediCenter features several excimer laser platforms, including the Alcon Allegretto Wave excimer laser and the Bausch & Lomb Technolas 217z Zyoptix system. Dr. Chaknis uses these lasers to reshape the corneas so that they refract light rays correctly. This results in clear images being sent to the brain, which in turn leads to clear vision at various distances. By using an array of sophisticated diagnostic and surgical instruments, Dr. Chaknis is able to help nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatic patients realize their dreams of sharp vision without glasses.

At Joffe, it is our commitment to make LASIK affordable and accessible. With multiple financing plans to fit any budget, your per eye payments can be as low as approximately $1 per day!

Dr. Manuael Chaknis is associated with many professional associations.

What Do Patients Say About Dr. Chaknis and Joffe MediCenter?

"This is the ONLY place to get your LASIK!" —Cathy G.

"Joffe makes every attempt to make the procedure affordable and comfortable. The personal service was very professional and courteous. The call from Dr. Chaknis was over the top!" —Larry P.

"I loved Dr. Chaknis, his expertise, his friendliness and his humor! (And the fact that he was one of the first to get the procedure done himself proved he completely believed in the service he is selling and makes him 100% credible). Friendly, helpful staff and wonderful doctors!" —Renee W.

"Everyone was friendly and informative. The pricing was definitely better than other LASIK providers. My vision is great! Follow up care has been good as well." —Melvin L.

About the Surgical Background of Manuel Chaknis, MD

Dr. Manuel Chaknis earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago and received his master's degree from Georgia State University. Dr. Chaknis completed a Doctor of Medicine degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. After serving an internship at the renowned Bassett Hospital, Dr. Chaknis completed his ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Georgia. He then obtained the highly coveted position of Fellow in Refractive Surgery at Corneal Consultations of Indiana in Indianapolis. Dr. Chaknis is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the International Society of Refractive Surgeons.

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