Mark T. Shapiro, MD, FAAO
Shapiro Eye Care
1311 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27455
Dr. Mark T. Shapiro
LASIK Greensboro – Serving patients seeking LASIK eye surgery in Greensboro and the surrounding area
Mark T. Shapiro, MD, FAAO, is a board-certified Greensboro ophthalmologist who offers a full range of vision treatments at his practice, Shapiro Eye Care. Named a "Top 5 LASIK Surgeon" by Sightpath Medical1, Dr. Shapiro has over 30 years of experience and is known for his technical expertise and superior patient care. He was one of the pioneers in North Carolina LASIK surgery and has performed thousands of laser vision correction procedures over the past 16 years. Dr. Shapiro is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Shapiro offers comprehensive medical and surgical eye care and vision correction, including blade-free personalized LASIK, PRK, monovision treatment and clear lens exchange. He also offers advanced cataract surgery with premium multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs), such as ReSTOR.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Shapiro and explore your vision correction options, please contact Shapiro Eye Care at (877) 850-5774.
More about LASIK at Shapiro Eye Care
For safe and effective LASIK treatment, Dr. Shapiro has equipped his practice with the most advanced laser technology, including the Allegretto Wave™ excimer laser platform and the Ziemer FEMTO LDV™ Femtosecond laser. The Wavelight® laser is the only laser used in the United States that incorporates high-speed wavefront optimization in the laser. It is also the only laser that will give you better night vision. The laser operates at extraordinary speed, so most treatments are as little as 4 seconds, some even less. To begin the LASIK procedure, Dr. Shapiro makes a microscopic, self-healing "flap" on the surface of the eye. To create this flap, he uses the Ziemer FEMTO LDV™ laser which uses an ultra-fast, tightly focused, low energy laser beam. The beam creates microscopic bubbles precisely at the intended depth. Unlike other femtosecond lasers, the bubbles that are created disappear immediately after the flap is lifted, creating a smoother surface and allowing the next step of the procedure to begin without any waiting time.
Then, Dr. Shapiro uses the cool light from the Allegretto laser to reshape the cornea to eliminate nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Once the tissue has been reshaped, Dr. Shapiro returns the corneal flap to its original position. Your eyes are 90 percent healed within 24 hours and totally healed within a few weeks. LASIK is usually a painless procedure. Oral medication is provided to calm your nerves and to make the entire experience smooth and relaxing. After the LASIK procedure is over, most patients typically notice an improvement in vision within 24 hours, and are enjoying not wearing glasses and contacts.
Another advantage of having LASIK with Shapiro Eye Care is its guarantees. Dr. Shapiro offers a Price Assurance Policy and a Long Term Guarantee. Dr. Shapiro is so confident that his price is the most reasonable in the area, that if a patient finds another surgeon offering personalized blade-free LASIK surgery at a lower price, Shapiro Eye Care will match it. The quote must include: pre- and post-operative care for LASIK surgery, the use of a femtosecond laser to make the corneal flap, the use of the WaveLight Allegretto 400 excimer laser system to reshape the cornea, and a long-term guarantee.
Shapiro Eye Care also offers a Long Term Guarantee — if a blade-free LASIK patient’s distance eyesight ever regresses, Dr. Shapiro's fees for a retreatment will be waived. This is the Shapiro Eye Care difference.
More About Mark T. Shapiro, MD, FAAO
Mark T. Shapiro, MD, FAAO, earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed an internship at Passavant Memorial Hospital in Chicago and did his ophthalmology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Shapiro served in the United States Air Force for three years as a flight surgeon. He was one of the first North Carolina eye surgeons to perform laser vision correction, and has performed thousands of LASIK procedures since 1995. Currently, he is a medical staff member at Moses Cone Hospital System and the Greensboro Surgery Center, as well as a courtesy staff member at Annie Penn Hospital in Reidsville.
Dr. Shapiro believes in careful and thorough patient evaluation and diagnosis, as well as educating the patient about the potential complications and benefits of the various treatment options. He will be with his patients every step of the way to make sure that they have outstanding outcomes.
1A provider of surgical equipment for cataract, glaucoma and refractive procedures