How do I know what LASIK surgeon and laser center is right for me? By Kristina Oneill on August 27, 2013


LASIK eye surgery cost differs widely from one doctor to another and often depends on many factors.  How do I know what laser eye center and surgeon is right for me and my LASIK or PRK procedure?  

Most of our patients are very pleased with the results of their refractive surgery. However, like any other medical procedure, there are risks involved. That is why it is important for you to understand the limitations and possible complications of refractive surgery.  We work very hard to educate you on the risks and the benefits of the surgery because we want you to understand that these are your eyes!  We do not want to make having LASIK or PRK scary, because it is not.  It is a simple and an amazing elective procedure when you are in the hands of a skilled refractive surgeon and surgical center.


There are many refractive surgery centers and doctors in our area.  You hear different advertisements of the cost of LASIK or PRK ranging from $299 per eye to $3000 per eye.  You may ask yourself how can the price be so drastically different per center and surgeon?  The truth is that LASIK or PRK eye surgery cost differs widely from one doctor to another and often depends on many factors.  Since most medical insurance will not pay for refractive surgery cost is an issue for most patients.  Be sure to look at the fine print.  Read this statement from the FDA website on how to pick a surgeon and surgery center to perform your refractive procedure:


“Under the care of an experienced doctor, carefully screened candidates with reasonable expectations and a clear understanding of the risks and alternatives are likely to be happy with the results of their refractive procedure.

Be cautious about "slick" advertising and/or deals that sound "too good to be true." Remember, they usually are. There is a lot of competition resulting in a great deal of advertising and bidding for your business. Do your homework.”


We could not have said it better ourselves!  Dr. Holzman and TLC want you to know that  we are committed to helping you make the best choice of center and surgeon by educating you fully.  This is an elective surgery and you want to be able to say to yourself “I am making an educated choice about my eyes.”  Research the surgeon, the surgical center, the technology used and the quality of care.  Do not just base your decision on the price.  Price, believe it or not is a concern for everyone because we are programmed as consumers to get the best of everything for the best price.   We are not $299 per eye for a reason!  We are also not $3000 per eye.  Our price is based on the surgeon experience, the surgical center experience, the technology used and the quality of care given.  We believe strongly that you should make your decision on whether a surgeon and his surgical center is right for you based on the same four things.


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Dr. Andrew Holzman

Andrew E. Holzman, MD, FACS

Andrew E. Holzman, MD, FACS, is one of the most well-respected ophthalmologists in the greater Washington, DC, area. He is regularly sought out by professional athletes, media personalities, and other doctors for laser eye surgery. Dr. Holzman is a member of several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The American College of Surgeons
  • The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • The American Medical Association
  • The International Society of Refractive Surgery

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