Are you tired of the hassles of glasses and contact lenses or tired of not being able to read the alarm clock at night? Many people have struggled with refractive errors that can be treated with laser vision correction. Millions of people around the world have experienced excellent vision with LASIK eye surgery and other forms of laser vision correction. If you think LASIK could help you we encourage you to read through the LASIK and laser vision correction section of this website. Laser vision correction is now in its second decade of helping patients reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Schedule a FREE LASIK consultation to learn how this can help you see better!

LASIK in Johnson City

Who is LASIK For? 

  • Want to reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses or contacts
  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Have had a stable eye prescription for at least one year
  • Have no health issues affecting their eyes
  • Have no signs of glaucoma or cataracts

Contact the Reeves Eye Institute of Johnson City today to begin your LASIK journey to better eyesight!

What happens during LASIK eye surgery?
LASIK Surgery consists of two main surgical steps: First, we create a corneal flap. Then we reshape your cornea to correct your vision. If PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is selected as a better laser vision correction option the flap creation step is omitted as the laser treatment is applied directly to the corneal surface.

LASIK Surgery Diagram

Step 1 – Creating the LASIK Flap
First, we will numb your eye with local anesthetic drops. LASIK surgery requires the creation of a flap. The flap can be created either with a femtosecond (Z-LASIK Ziemer) laser or with a microkeratome, (an automated blade).

Step 2 – LASIK Treatment with Excimer Laser
Once the LASIK flap is created, the flap is then lifted and the excimer laser is then used to reshape the cornea. You will stare at a special pinpoint light called a target light (fixation light) while the laser sculpts the exposed corneal tissue. The laser makes a clicking sound that can be heard during the procedure. After the excimer laser treatment, the flap is re-positioned. Advances in laser technology have made LASIK very safe and a very reliable procedure.

Star S4IR Abbott

What Common Vision Errors Can LASIK Correct?

LASIK can help correct the various types of refractive errors: myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

Myopia is also called nearsightedness—you can see well up close without glasses but need glasses to see well at a distance. Myopia arises when the front surface of your eye—called the cornea—is steeper than usual.

Myopic Eye

Hyperopia is far-sightedness—you cannot see well up close and usually cannot see well at a distance either. People with hyperopia often have flatter than usual corneas.

Hyperopic Eye

Astigmatism is a mixture of myopia and hyperopia—your cornea is warped like the shape of a saddle.

Astigmatic Eye

What Is The Cost of LASIK Eye Surgery?

If you are interested in LASIK eye surgery in Tennessee but concerned about the cost of the procedure please note that Reeves Eye Institute will do everything to help you afford LASIK vision to see better. We have a series of options to make the cost of LASIK less burdensome. When to have your vision procedure should be the question, not how to pay for it. We’d like to make that decision even easier for our patients. That’s why we’re pleased to offer the CareCredit® card, North America’s leading patient payment program.

Are you seeking a Johnson City LASIK expert?

Contact the Reeves Eye Institute of Johnson City today to begin your LASIK educational process. Please feel free to sign up for a FREE LASIK consultation or take our LASIK self test.

LASIK self test

About The Reeves Eye Institute

The Reeves Eye Institute is happy to provide this life-changing surgical procedure to our patients. The Reeves Eye Institute LASIK team is like none other. Our physician practice has provided eye care to this community for over 7 years. From the pre-preoperative evaluation to all of your post-operative visits, your surgeon will be at your side to ensure your surgery is a success. We perform all-laser LASIK with the blade-free Z-LASIK Ziemer laser and the excimer VISX S4 platform.

Our facility will provide you with a very comfortable, friendly and supportive environment for undergoing ophthalmic surgery. You will find our doctor and staff to be among some of the most caring, best trained and most experienced in the field of refractive eye surgery.The Reeves Eye Institute provides a variety of refractive surgery options to our patients. For people who are not candidates for LASIK, The Reeves Eye Institute provides a variety of options including PRK, clear lens exchange with monofocal and premium intraocular lenses (IOLs), and implantable contacts lenses. And, if you’re not a good candidate, our doctor will not recommend surgery for you. We understand how important vision is to you. We believe in providing you with the best technology and the best quality of care. Our goal is a happy patient!


Please call for a free LASIK consultation at 423-722-1311 and begin your process to glasses free vision. We look forward to hearing from you. If you are seeking a Tennessee LASIK expert with a great deal of experience and a quality bedside manner you have come to right place. Dr. Donny Reeves welcomes you to our clinic anytime.

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Our Locations

Surgery Center
2328 Knob Creek Road,
Suite 500
Johnson City, TN 37604
P: 423-722-1310
F: 423-926-0529
Johnson City
2328 Knob Creek
Suite 500 & 506
Johnson City, TN 37604
P: 423-722-1310
F: 423-926-0529
444 Clinchfield Road
Suite 104
Kingsport, TN 37660
P: 423-722-1311
F: 423-926-0529

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