Dr. William Hammonds is an ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon who specializes in eye exams and routine eye care, refractive eye surgery, cataracts, femto laser-assisted cataract surgeryLASIK, and EVO implantable contact lens surgery in the Charlotte, NC area. He graduate from the University of Notre Dame and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. His internship was at Carraway Methodist Medical Center, his ophthalmology residency was at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his fellowship in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery from the Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also the team eye doctor and LASIK surgeon for the Carolina Panthers and the Charlotte Hornets.

Dr. Hammonds practices in our SouthPark (6035 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC) office. To make an appointment with him, you may do so online or through myCEENTAchart.

Education & Fellowship

University of Notre Dame, 1997

Medical College of Georgia, 2001

Carraway Methodist Medical Center, 2002

Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005

Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute – Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery, 2006

Associations & Memberships

Board Certified by:
- American Board of Ophthalmology

Member of:
- American Academy of Ophthalmology

- Team Doctor and LASIK Doctor for the Carolina Panthers
- Team Doctor and LASIK Doctor for the Charlotte Hornets

Featured Procedures

Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery: Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery, or FLACS, replaces many of the steps during cataract surgery that require a blade and softens the cataract, allowing for an easier and smoother removal. In addition, the laser corrects mild astigmatism by relaxing the cornea at a precise depth, length, and orientation in a more precise and effective manner compared to manual, hand-made incisions. It can also improve the quality of vision by reducing some visual aberrations, it expands the visual range of astigmatism-correcting lens implants, and it may enhance the quality and range of near vision in extended range lens implants.

LASIK: Dr. Hammonds offers LASIK to patients who want to eliminate their need for corrective lenses.


Charlotte Magazine Top Doctors, 2021-2024
National Keratoconus Foundation Top Doctors, 2018


I had a keratotomy 20 or 25 years ago, and for 20 years I did well. Then my corneas started to droop and glasses wouldn’t help my vision. I went to see several cornea specialists, and they said there was nothing I could do. Then I went to see Dr. Hammonds, and he said they could fix me right up. He sent me to Dr. Fox, and she fitted me with scleral lenses.     - Valerie M.
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Clinical Research Trials, 2006-Present:
- Alcon – Protocol # C-05-04 (Corneal Infiltrate)
- Alcon – Protocol # C-11-020 (Toric IOL)
- Allergan – Protocol # 195263-006 (MGD)
- ICON – Protocol # C10-01 (Cataract Post op)
- InSite Pharmaceuticals – Protocol # C-07-502-002 (Blepharitis)
- InSite Pharmaceuticals – Protocol # C-10-502-004 (Blepharitis)
- Optinose – Protocol # OPN-FLU-CS-3204 (Eye Exams on Chronic Sinusitis Study)
- ORA/Alcon – Protocol # 09-150-0020 (Blepharitis)
- Pfizer – Protocol # A3921034 (Dry Eye)
- Pfizer – Protocol # A3921066 (Dry Eye)
- QLT – Protocol # PP DEV 05 (Health Subject – Plug)
- QLT – Protocol # PPL GLAU 12 (OAG)
- Rigel – Protocol # C-932348-003 (Dry Eye)
- River Plate Biotechnologies – Protocol # RP-001 Vismed (Dry Eye)
- Sarcode Bioscience – Protocol # 1118-DRY-400 (Dry Eye)
- SHIRE – Protocol # SHP606-304 (Dry Eye)
- Sirion Therapeutics – Protocol # ST-603-005 (Dry Eye)
- Sirion Therapeutics – Protocol # ST-603-006 (Open Label Dry Eye)
- TearScience # LF006 (MGD/Contact Lens)

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