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Eye Associates - Z-LASIK™ - LASIK Eye Surgery


Are you tired of wearing glasses? Z-LASIK™ may be the option for you! LASIK, the most popular form of laser vision correction, has been perfected in millions of life changing procedures over the past 20 years.  Now, with Ziemer LASIK (Z-LASIK™), a technologically advanced, blade-free, all-laser LASIK, we can offer our patients an unprecedented level of safety, precision and comfort.

The Z-LASIK™ experience combines two technological advances that offer patients the possibility of achieving better than 20/20 vision.  The procedure is performed with the Ziemer FEMTO LDV Femotosecond Surgical Laser in conjunction with an advanced excimer laser system.  According to Ziemer, Z-LASIK™ is technologically the most advanced procedure, using the combination of a state-of-the-art excimer laser system and advanced diagnostic equipment.

The Three Steps of Z-LASIK™

  1. Pre-operative Exam
  2. Treatment Day: Z-LASIK™ Procedure
  3. Aftercare

The Procedure

Z-LASIK™ is an outpatient surgical procedure that reshapes the cornea using a low-impact laser.  No blade is involved in this treatment. Patients feel more comfortable, and the results are even better. Many patients noticed improved vision immediately following the procedure.*

Although Z-LASIK™ is the most current technology being used, it has been available for more than five years, with over two million successful cases performed!  Z-LASIK™ is different from other LASIK options, because it is bladeless and uses the quickest laser available.  This means more safety for you and less worry about potential complications.

Advantages of Z-LASIK™

  • More comfortable procedure.
  • Quicker visual recovery.
  • Shorter treatment times.
  • Larger treatment zones.
  • Better night vision.

For more information on Ziemer LASIK, visit www.ziemergroup.com

*Individual patient results may vary.


“My Lasik experience with Dr. Cooley was fantastic! He was very attentive, answered all my questions in a way I could understand and the procedure itself was quick and painless. His staff was extremely friendly and easy to work with. I would enthusiastically recommend Dr. Cooley to anyone considering Lasik. I feel sure you would have as great an experience as I did. My only regret is not doing it sooner!” 

Ryan M. Denney, PhD

“My experience having Z-LASIK™ was a nervous one but everyone made me feel very comfortable.  The procedure was basically pain free and I was back at work the next day.  Not having to worry about finding my glasses first thing in the morning has been great.  When I wore contacts all day, my eyes would be so tired and drained when I got home.  Z-LASIK™ was something I had been wanting for a long time and I am glad I had it done.” 

– Jamie B.

“LASIK was the best experience.  I wish I had done it sooner.  I am overly pleased with my results.”

– Douglas F.

“Dr. Cooley performed my LASIK over three years ago and my vision is still better than 20/20 in both eyes! I have been so pleased with the results – I can’t even remember what it was like to struggle with contacts every day!” 

– Dara C.


If you are interested in more information about Z-LASIK™, please complete the form below to schedule your free consultation. Our LASIK coordinator will take your information and contact you within 12-24 hours.*

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Please do not use this contact form to send any messages requiring urgent attention. For urgent medical matters, contact your doctor’s office or visit the nearest emergency room. This messaging system is monitored only during normal business hours. It is not monitored after hours or on holidays.

*Form submissions are monitored during business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


We have financing available that makes Z-LASIK™ an affordable option.  Care Credit offers special financing and low monthly payment options, no up-front costs and no pre-payment penalties so you can get Z-LASIK™ when you want it.

Visit www.carecredit.com for more information or to apply online.



(601) 271-2020


7148 US Hwy 98
Hattiesburg, MS 39402


Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Collins Family Practice Clinic
704 Fifth Street
Collins, MS 39428
Phone: 601-765-4414

Columbia Family Clinic
502 Broad Street
Columbia, MS 39429
Phone: 601-736-8282

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822 Main Street
Ellisville, MS 39437
Phone: 601-477-2014


7148 US Hwy 98
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: 601-271-2020

Eye Associates
1431 W. 10th St.
Laurel, MS 39440
Phone: 601-271-2020

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50 Parkway Lane
Petal, MS 39465
Phone: 601-544-7404

Picayune Family Practice Clinic
128 Highland Pkwy.
Suite 200
Picayune, MS 39466
Phone: 601-358-9630

The Poplarville Clinic
1407 South Main Street
Poplarville, MS 39470
Phone: 601-795-0659

Prentiss Family Practice Clinic
1014 Rose Street
Suite D
Prentiss, MS 39474
Phone: 601-792-2071

Purvis Family Practice Clinic
102 Shelby Speights Drive
Purvis, MS 39475
Phone: 601-794-8065


Family Clinic of Seminary
215 Bobby Beasley Street
Seminary, MS 39479
Phone: 601-722-4300

Sumrall Medical Center

1238 Highway 42
Sumrall, MS 39482


Wiggins Clinic
805 Hall Street
Wiggins, MS 39577
Phone: 601-928-4412

Eye Associates is a comprehensive ophthalmology and optometry practice offering a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care. Our eye doctors, Christopher L. Cooley, MD; and Curtis J. Shaffer, OD, are specifically trained to diagnose and treat all disorders of the eye. Services include general ophthalmology and optometry, cataract surgery, LASIK, diabetic retinopathy, astigmatism reduction, and glaucoma management/treatment. Locations served include: Hattiesburg, Collins, Columbia, Petal, Picayune, Poplarville, Prentiss, Purvis, Seminary and Wiggins.