Central Arkansas LASIK

Leading Little Rock’s Vision Transformation

About Central Arkansas LASIK

At Central Arkansas LASIK, we’re dedicated to providing more than just vision correction; we’re committed to transforming lives. Led by Dr. Penick, our team offers life-changing LASIK eye surgery for individuals seeking optimal vision and freedom from contact lenses, glasses, and other visual aids. With a focus on precision, safety, and personalized care, we’re your trusted partner on the journey to clearer vision and a brighter future.

An exterior shot of the Central Arkansas LASIK office.

Meet Your LASIK Surgeon,
Dr. Edward Penick, III

Born and raised in Little Rock, Dr. Edward “Ted” Moore Penick, III, brings a wealth of experience and a deep-rooted commitment to eye care. After graduating from Little Rock Central High School, Dr. Penick embarked on a journey of academic excellence, earning his bachelor’s degree in biology from Davidson College in North Carolina. Returning to his hometown, he obtained his medical degree from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine, solidifying his dedication to serving the local community.

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Dr. Penick’s passion for precision and innovation led him to an ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he distinguished himself as Chief Resident. Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Penick is an active member of esteemed organizations such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Arkansas Ophthalmological Society, and the Arkansas Medical Society.

With over 18 years of surgical experience, Dr. Penick has performed over 40K refractive procedures, earning him a reputation as a trusted leader in eye care. His expertise spans LASIK, PRK, and refractive cataract surgery, making him a sought-after specialist in the field. Dr. Penick’s commitment to community extends beyond his practice; he serves as the medical director of Shepherd’s Hope, a local charity eye clinic, and serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas.

Outside the clinic, Dr. Penick cherishes family time with his wife, Jill, and their three children. His diverse interests include golf, fly fishing, hunting, and coaching his children’s sports teams. Dr. Penick is completely invested in Arkansas and his community, and will always call it home.

Caleb Hixon

Dr. Penick and his fantastic team changed my life. My only regret is that I should’ve done it 10 years ago. If you’ve ever considered Lasik, do it! I highly recommend Central Arkansas Lasik!


I have been wearing contacts and glasses for over 9 years, and today, I have perfect vision thanks to Dr. Penick! I am amazed by how much my vision has improved following LASIK surgery. I had clear vision just 4 hours after the surgery. Dr. Penick and his team have been incredibly kind and attentive throughout this journey, and I am thrilled to begin dental school with flawless vision.

Our Team

Dr. Ada Noh

Dr. Ada Noh

LASIK Clinic Specialist
Dr. Noh is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Arkansas Optometric Society, AOA Leadership institute, VC Woman Achieve, and Arkansas Women Executives. She moved to Little Rock in January 2022 and resides in Little Rock with her husband, Tim.
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Laser Technician
I grew up in Conway, and though I’ll always be a Conway Wampus Cat at heart, I raised my family in Vilonia due to liking the small-town feel. I have 3 sons, 3 grandkids, and two dogs, I enjoy time with my family and trips to the beach. I have been in ophthalmology for 22 years as I love being able to assist in helping people see better. I enjoy working with Dr. Penick at the ophthalmology clinic full-time and assisting him on surgery days at the LASIK clinic. I feel blessed to play a part in a patient’s LASIK journey here in the clinic before and after surgery.
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Hello, my name is Shirle Kelly. I am from Edmond, Oklahoma and am a jack of trades and master of some. I moved back to Little Rock in 2023 to take on a new adventure with Central Arkansas LASIK. I had LASIK done in 2019 with Dr. Penick, and it was definitely one of the best life-altering decisions I have made. Now I get to help others make the same decision to get rid of their glasses or contacts so they can have a carefree lifestyle without being held back from their adventures. On my down time I love watching the University of Oklahoma football and basketball teams. I love to travel, spend time with family, and of course go on adventures.

Patient Testimonials

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Great all around experience. Office staff goes above and beyond...
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Dr. Penick did my lasik surgery and I couldn’t be happier. He is so great at what he does...
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Absolutely loved my experience with Dr. Penick and his team!!
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The staff, especially Shirle, and Dr. Penick were absolutely fantastic during the entire process! The procedure was a seamless process and only took...
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As someone who has been in contacts/glasses since 3rd grade this was by far the best decision I EVER made!!! Dr. Penick and...

Your Future is Looking Clear with LASIK Surgery

Ready to embark on your journey to clear vision? Schedule your consultation today!