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Vision Correction

Imagine life without glasses or contact lenses and amazingly clear vision. Your best vision is possible with vision correction from Southern Eye Center.

Happy couple with dog enjoying clear vision after LASIKWe can give you the freedom to enjoy the best parts of life—from biking to swimming to travel to time with your family—with little to no need for glasses or contacts. Laser vision correction has helped millions of people achieve clear, crisp vision and provided long-lasting freedom to achieve their ideal lifestyle and visual clarity.

Dr. Nelson is one of the most experienced and trained vision correction surgeons in the region and they can provide you with an amazing experience to clarify and enhance your vision. Deciding who you can trust with your eye procedure is very important, and the doctors at Southern Eye Center will work tirelessly to make you feel comfortable, answer your questions, and make sure you understand all your vision options.

Southern Eye Center is proud to offer state-of-the-art laser technology that allows us to customize your vision procedure to your unique eye design and vision goals. Laser technology has improved greatly over the past 20 years, and Southern Eye Center has invested in leading technology to offer you the latest innovations in laser vision correction. These innovations help our doctors offer highly advanced precision, comfort, and customized treatments to help you achieve wonderful vision.

We look forward to earning your trust to care for your priceless vision.

An Overview of Your Vision

Your eye is an amazing instrument that allows you to see the world around you with depth and clarity. In order to see clearly, the surface of your eye (called the cornea) is curved in order to help gather and focus light on the back of your eye (called the retina). When the corneal curve is perfect, light and images are focused perfectly on the retina.

For some people, the shape of the cornea is too curved or too flat, resulting in light focusing in front of the retina or behind the retina. This results in “nearsightedness” or “farsightedness.” In both cases, glasses or contacts can be used to help the eye properly focus light and images on the retina.

Diagram of the eye showing normal vision

Normal Vision

Light is focused on the retina, allowing you to see close-up and at a distance.

Diagram of the eye showing nearsighted vision


Light is focused in front of the retina, making it difficult to see at a distance.

Diagram of the eye showing farsighted vision


Light is focused behind the retina, making it difficult to see close-up.

Today, there are more advanced options available to help reshape the cornea and create clearer vision without the need for corrective lenses like glasses and contacts.

What is Laser Vision Correction?

Laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK and PRK use a gentle excimer laser to reshape the cornea to allow it to perfectly focus light and images on the retina, resulting in improved vision without the need for glasses or contacts.

Laser vision correction has been performed on millions of people around the world and is one of the most proven and precise surgeries available today. It can restore your clear vision and reduce or eliminate your need for glasses and contacts.