LASIK Surgery Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC
LASIK surgery is an extremely popular vision correction procedure that permanently changes the shape of the clear outer covering of the eye known as the cornea. LASIK is used to treat low to high levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in order to reduce one's dependence on contact lenses or glasses. The goal of LASIK surgery is to make the cornea flatter in nearsighted individuals, steeper in farsighted individuals, and more spherical in individuals with astigmatism.
Because Dr. Holzman focuses on providing the highest quality and most advanced care, we have invested in the safest and most precise equipment to maximize the results of your LASIK procedure. Dr. Holzman and his staff at TLC Laser Eye Centers carefully perform preoperative diagnostic testing to determine which LASIK technique is best suited for your individual vision correction needs. Our completely customized treatment plans ensure that you obtain the best possible outcome from your LASIK procedure at TLC Laser Eye Centers in the Washington DC Metro area. In addition to our McLean eye center, we also are located in Charlottesville, Virginia and Rockville, Maryland.
"After all my eyes have been through, I consider Lasik to truly be a miracle. So, what have my eyes been through? Well, first of all, I should mention that I am a commercial pilot and, previously, an Air Force pilot. Eyes have always been considered one of a pilot's most valuable assets. Having good vision has been a concern of mine since the time I entered the Air Force Academy 30 years ago.
I decided that if I was going to have Lasik surgery, it should be performed by the best I doctor I could find. My exhaustive research led me to Dr. Holzman, a veteran of more than 65,000 procedures. Using Dr. Holzman would require that I travel three hours for the surgery, but I had no doubts that the drive would be well worth it.
The final impetus for me was talking personally with Dr. Holzman. He was surprisingly easy to get in touch with. He patiently and confidently answered all questions and concerns that I had. His staff was also accommodating and a great source of knowledge. On the day of the operation, Dr. Holzman displayed a quiet confidence that let me know everything was going to go just fine. Just a few minutes of surgery per eye and I was a changed man." Read More
- David Webb, Commercial Airline Pilot and Author
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Risks and Benefits
Video: Low Risks for Laser Eye Surgery
Laser eye surgery risks are uncommon, especially because Dr. Andrew Holzman's TLC Eye Care Centers in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. have strict patient screenings. About 20% of the patients are turned away for their safety because they do not fit the criteria for the procedure. Enlarge Video View All Videos
LASIK has become the procedure of choice for most of our patients because they recover quickly and experience fewer complications and side effects than with other methods of vision correction. Indeed, Dr. Holzman has been consistently successful in helping our patients eliminate or reduce their dependence on glasses or contact lenses through LASIK surgery. Serious complications are extremely rare, and the chance of having a vision-reducing complication is much less than one percent. To minimize potential risks, Dr. Holzman and the expert staff at the TLC Laser Eye Centers in the Washington DC Metro area perform extensive pre-operative testing to determine which, if any, LASIK technique is most appropriate for each individual patient. All LASIK patients will receive thorough information concerning any and all risks to the procedure. In addition, discussions will be had with staff and doctors concerning your unique case and any special risks that may be present.
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If you would like to learn more about the LASIK procedure, the cost of LASIK, or whether you are a candidate for LASIK, please contact our offices today.