The goal of the Lasik Center of Jackson is to help patients achieve their best vision utilizing surgical skill and advanced medical technology. We aim at all times to deliver outstanding patient care with integrity, compassion and professionalism.

Our LASIK Team

If you're considering having LASIK or another vision correction procedure in Jackson, take the time to learn about the LASIK Center of Jackson. We have the LASIK experience you need to get good results.

Dr. David Underwood

Dr. David Underwood, board certified in ophthalmology, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in ophthalmology. His professional memberships include the Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Underwood was the first to use the excimer laser for vision correction in West Tennessee. He has remained a trendsetter in refractive surgery by performing the first PRK, PTK, LASIK and Z-LASIK in West Tennessee.

Dr. Matthew Hughes

Dr. Matthew Hughes, originally from upstate New York, completed his undergraduate studies at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and continued his education at the Illinois College of Optometry/Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago. Dr. Hughes was awarded a residency in ocular disease and pathology and completed a post residency fellowship in advanced ocular disease. His practice is centered on the treatment of complex eye disorders. He lectures nationally on advanced medical/surgical disease and practice management.

Dr. Cayce Davis

Dr. Cayce Davis earned her undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the Uni-versity of Tennessee at Memphis. She attended the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, graduating magna cum laude. Dr. Davis received Southern College of Optometry's Clinical Excellence Award and was featured in Women in Optometrymagazine. Dr. Davis completed external rotations at the EyeCare Group in Jackson, Tennessee, and at the Vitreoretinal Foundation in Memphis. She completed her residency in ocular disease and pathology at The Hughes Eye Center.

Dr. Elizabeth Nordtvedt

Dr. Elizabeth Nordtvedt, a West Tennessee native, graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering and a minor in materials science and engineering. She then graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Dr. Nordtvedt spent three years practicing primary care optometry before beginning her residency in ocular disease and pathology with The Hughes Eye Center. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, and the Northwest Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians.

Why Choose Us?

You probably see all kinds of advertisements from other clinics offering LASIK eye surgery to restore your vision. Some offers can look downright inexpensive (until you add up all of the extra costs.)

So why choose us to do surgery on your eyes? We’d love to tell you …


Our surgeon, David Underwood, M.D., was the first to use the excimer laser for vision correction in West Tennessee in 1998. Since then, he has done thousands of surgeries and remains a trendsetter in refractive surgery.

Latest techology

We use the latest technology. We offer bladeless, all laser Z-LASIK. This is where the LASIK flap is made with a precise laser (replacing the older blade technology).  Z-LASIK surgery has fewer post-operative complications such as dry eye, glare and haloes. Many patients experience faster visual healing results, many seeing 20/20 or better the very next day. Ninety-five percent of our patients have chosen Z-LASIK over the traditional surgery since we began offering it.


Here’s more on our technology. Our laser is a state-of-the-art VISX Star S4 Iris Registration Excimer Laser System with Wavescan System. 

All one price

You have no extra costs. Your Z-LASIK price at the LASIK Center of Jackson includes a free screening to see if you are eligible for LASIK, a two-hour comprehensive consultation to gather pre-surgical data, the surgery, follow up visits and any follow-up surgery.

We're local

There's no reason to go elsewhere when you can get the best LASIK surgery here in Jackson. Expert care. Close to home.

We care

We mean it. At our facility, you are treated with the kind of care that makes you feel special. We treat each patient as a unique individual. We spend focused time counseling you on whether LASIK is right for you.