Jonathan Christenbury, M.D.


Jonathan Christenbury, M.D., F.A.C.S. has long been regarded as one of the country’s elite experts in laser vision correction. Having performed the first LASIK procedure in the Carolinas in the early 1990’s, he is now medical director of the Christenbury Eye Center. He also holds the honor of having performed the first all laser Intralasik procedure on the East Coast, having performed the operation in 2001. He is held in high regard as one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the world, having performed over 70,000 LASIK procedures.

Dr Christenbury is also widely recognized as one of the most experienced ReSTOR® surgeons in the USA, with over 8,000 procedures to his name, as well as being vastly experienced in lens implant and cataract surgery.

A graduate of Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Christenbury completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Duke Eye Center followed by a year at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA performing fellowship training. The American College of Surgeons has bestowed upon him the highest level of distinction in his field and he is a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Christenbury is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS), International Society of Cataract, International Society of Bilateral Cataract Surgeons (ISBCS) and Refractive Surgery (ISCRS), and a founding member of the American College of Ophthalmic Surgery (ACOS).

Dr Christenbury has been featured in Forbes Magazine as he has been awarded the Goldline Award in 2008, 2009 and 2010, for the ten most dependable Laser Eye Surgeons in the U.S.A. He also currently holds the 2010 award for the Consumer Choice Award for Business Excellence.

  1. 1. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, San Diego, 2011.
  2. 2. American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago, 2010