Dr. Michael G. Woodcock

Carolina Vision Center
(800) 724-6628

2047 Valleygate Drive
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28304

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More About Carolina Vision Center's Surgery Center

Michael G. Woodcock is a highly experienced board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in vision correction surgery. He is a leader in the Carolina region for advancements in eye surgery. He was the first surgeon in Fayetteville to perform LASIK for the correction of hyperopia and astigmatism and the first certified Crystalens and ReZoom surgeon in North Carolina. He was also selected as one of only thirteen primary investigators in the breakthrough FDA clinical trial that led to the approval of LASIK surgery in the United States. He has performed over 21,000 LASIK procedures, over 22,000 refractive cataract surgeries, over 2,000 multifocal implants, and over 1,500 RK/AK/ALK/Intacs/transplants. Overall, Dr. Woodcock has performed more than 46,500 refractive cases.

Dr. Woodcock performed LASIK for several of the Cook Islands Survivors. He is proud of his daughter, Candice, who was a Survivors contestant.

Dr. Woodcock is a skilled implant surgeon, specializing in the most advanced implant technology. He is also among the world’s most experienced Tecnis Z9001 IOL (Wavefront corrected) surgeons. Dr. Woodcock has been named one of “America’s Best Ophthalmologists” since 2004.

Dr. Woodcock shared his experience with upcoming eye surgeons as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine from 1998 until 2002. He is a coveted speaker who lectures widely to other eye surgeons about advancements in vision correction surgery, both at national and international meetings. At the Carolina Vision Center, Dr. Woodcock brings together state-of-the-art laser equipment, comprehensive surgical skill and experience, and a commitment to provide optimal vision results for each patient.

Carolina Vision Center

If you would like to learn more about eliminating your dependence on glasses, bifocals, or contact lenses, contact Carolina Vision Center at (800) 724-6628 to schedule a consultation.

More About Carolina Vision Center’s Surgery Center

Dr. Woodcock is the medical director and chief surgeon of the Carolina Vision Center’s Surgery Center. He personally handpicks and trains each staff member to provide the highest quality care. For LASIK surgery, he uses the VISX Star S4 wavefront guided and Allegretto custom laser systems. Each eye has a unique curvature, which is like the “fingerprint” of the eye. The VISX system provides a highly accurate measure of this eye fingerprint and creates a customized laser beam to correct each eye individually. Dr. Woodcock also offers PRK for laser vision correction of nearsightedness and CK surgery (conductive keratoplasty) for the correction of presbyopia.

Allegretto laser

Carolina Vision Center is now one of approximately five vision care clinics in the United States and the only clinic in the state of North Carolina to offer the Da Vinci Bladeless LASIK procedure. With the state-of-the-art Da Vinci laser, LASIK is now safer, more advanced and more accurate than ever. Patients experience a faster healing period and quicker visual recovery with the bladeless procedure when compared to traditional LASIK and even other bladeless LASIK methods.

For patients with extreme cases of nearsightedness, Carolina Vision Center now offers the Visian Implantable Contact Lens as well. This invisible lens works in a similar manner to a traditional contact lens, but it is implanted inside of the eye and not placed on top of the eye. Therefore, the lens requires no maintenance, and it is more permanent and more convenient than glasses or contact lenses. A meticulous examination is provided to determine the best option for vision correction surgery.


“Dr. Woodcock and his staff are amazing! Change your vision and change your life!” —Jenn Lumaye



“There is no one in the country I would have trusted more than Dr. Woodcock.” —Yul Kwon



“Cheers to Dr. Woodcock and staff at Carolina Vision Center. They performed my LASIK eye surgery on November 6. They are a wonderful staff, very informative and extremely kind. Out of the all the vision centers I have gone to, this is the most professional, kindest and most caring center by far. Infinite thanks to them all!” —ArTriel

“I recently had LASIK eye surgery, and not only did Dr. Woodcock do an excellent job, his staff made sure I had excellent after-care. Thank you, Dr. Woodcock, for allowing me to see this beautiful world in a different light.” —Toni

“I was astonished that I have 20/20 vision since my laser procedure, and I immediately had my driver’s license changed to reflect my good vision. I don’t have to keep reading glasses everywhere now!” —Daniel

“I am very pleased with my procedure from start to finish. My vision improved the next day. There were no complications or discomfort at all. I wish I had had the procedure 20 years ago! I honestly recommend this procedure to anyone who wears glasses.” —James

More About Dr. Woodcock

Dr. Woodcock was selected as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists.”

Dr. Woodcock graduated as Salutatorian of his Meharry Medical College class. He received many honors and was selected for the Lange Scholarship, the Miller Scholarship, and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. He performed his residency in ophthalmology at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he was selected to serve as chief resident. He is well recognized for his expertise and has lectured, published, and taught extensively on LASIK and refractive cataract surgery with special study and contributions in the fields of presbyopia and proper multi-focal lens use. He is an active member of the major medical and ophthalmology organizations, including the Society for Excellence in Eye Care, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Additional Carolina Vision Center Practices

Dr. Woodcock has recently added an additional office to the Carolina Vision Center family in Sanford, North Carolina. The Sanford office is located on 1829 Doctor’s Drive, Sanford, NC 27330 across from the hospital. To contact the Sanford office call 919-776-2032. Dr. Woodcock visits the Sanford office monthly to perform refractive surgeries.

Dr. Woodcock also visits Charlotte, North Carolina, monthly to perform refractive and cataract surgeries. To find out if an office is near you, call 910-485-EYES (3937).

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