I feel like I have a new lease on life - TLC Tysons / A patient's perspective
By Kristina Oneill on August 24, 2013
TLC Tyson’s Patient Testimonial
Rachel Neely Cramer
I had been wearing contacts for 20 years, and had never really thought
of them as a nuisance. Had my contacts not started causing me pain
about a year ago, I might never had opted for LASIK. But now, I’m
wishing that I had made this decision years ago!
I had my surgery one week ago today at the TLC Tyson’s Corner in
McLean, VA. Throughout both my pre-op appointments, the entire staff
was prompt, courteous, and answered all of my questions thoroughly. I
especially enjoyed working with Dr. Weigel. She made me feel very
assured in my upcoming procedure. On the day of my surgery, the staff
did a great job of making me feel relaxed and comfortable. Dr. Holzman
performed my procedure, and he walked me through the process as it was
happening. My expectations were managed exceptionally well.
Everything from what the procedure would feel like to my level of
discomfort afterwards to how quickly I would see vision improvement.
I had a complex eye health history at best, including a prolonged bout
of iritis and astigmatism in one eye. The level of
discomfort I felt after LASIK was barely even noticeable compared to the
discomfort my contacts had been causing me. Plus, at my one day post-op
appointment, I was already seeing 20/15 -- better than I was seeing with
my contacts or glasses before! I had my one week post-op appointment
this morning, and aside from dry eyes, which is common with this
procedure, the cornea flaps are healing beautifully.
I can’t thank Dr. Holzman, Dr. Weigel and the entire Tyson’s
TLC staff enough. I feel like I have a new lease on life now!