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Laser Vision Correction

Laser vision correction can treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, enhancing eyesight without corrective lenses.

If you're interested in PRK or LASIK surgery, there are many factors to consider when choosing the surgeon and vision center.

Learn why Dr. Andrew E. Holzman and his Washington, DC, team are leaders in advanced laser vision correction.

Refining the Shape of the Cornea How Laser Vision Correction Works

Many patients wonder: What is laser eye surgery? Dr. Holzman explains how laser vision correction reshapes the cornea so light refracts properly. Treatments like LASIK and PRK can address refractive errors, often eliminating or significantly reducing the need for contacts or glasses. 

Ask the Doctor These Questions

For your convenience, Dr. Holzman has compiled the following list of questions to assist you in selecting a reputable laser vision correction facility:

  • Does the eye surgeon perform at least 2,000 vision procedures per year?
  • Does the eye surgeon use FDA-approved custom laser systems?
  • Does the eye surgeon have access to more than one excimer laser system?
  • Does the eye surgeon use the latest surgical techniques, such as bladeless LASIK surgery?
  • Does the eye surgeon test for dry eye syndrome and measure pupil size?
  • Does the eye surgery team use gloves, hats, and masks?
  • Does the eye surgery team sterilize all instruments for every patient?
  • Does the vision center take the time to explain complex issues and answer all of your questions satisfactorily?

Dr. Andrew E. Holzman Going Beyond the Standard

Time and time again, Dr. Holzman sets himself apart from other vision professionals and laser eye surgeons in the Washington, DC, area. His commitment to patients, their health, and overall well being is built on decades of experience.

An Experienced Eye Doctor

Dr. Holzman has more than 25 years of experience in vision correction surgery. During this time, he has performed more than 80,000 LASIK, PRK, and ophthalmologic procedures. Surgical experience comes with a wealth of knowledge on how to connect with patients and meet their needs.

A Proven Record of Excellence

Dr. Holzman has performed vision correction surgery on many patients in the DC metro area. This includes baseball stars Wilson Ramos and John Lannan, and football star Kirk Cousins. Many patients have taken time to reach out to us over the years to express their thanks for our work.

Schedule a Free Consultation Meet with a Skilled Eye Doctor

Dr. Holzman is a world apart from many eye doctors in the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. Experienced and committed to the needs of his patients, he has helped many people see clearly without prescription glasses or contact lenses.

Dr. Holzman is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Castroviejo Corneal Society, and the Paton Corneal Society.

To learn more about the latest vision correction procedures and how we can enhance your vision, schedule a consultation online. You can also reach Dr. Holzman and his team by phone.

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Patient-Centered Care by Trusted Vision Correction Experts

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Rick Cockrill

2020

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Had my surgery Wednesday and was immediately seeing so much better. As they say, the first 48 hours it fluctuates, bit no pain nor discomfort and my vision is stabilizing with amazing clarity! Dr. Holzman kept me cool, calm, and collected the whole time, and it was so fast you wouldn't even know it happened. Very appreciative I finally went ahead and did it!

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Michael Sison

2019

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I just got my procedure done by Dr. Holzman. Talk about better than expected! Doc made it super comforting! He prepped me in such away that it calmed all nerves going into the procedure. He even follows up personally the same night. Recommending him to everyone I know who wants to get laser vision.

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Advanced Laser Vision Correction State-of-the-Art Eye Surgery

Dr. Holzman offers some of the most advanced PRK and LASIK surgical procedures in the Washington, DC, area. He uses the latest systems available to enhance patient safety and comfort.

Mapping Your Corneas

A detailed map of the cornea improves LASIK results. That's why we use Wavefront technology, the Orbscan™ II by Bausch & Lomb, and the Humphrey® ATLAS™ Eclipse Corneal Topography System. These tools allow us to determine candidacy and treat higher order aberrations.

Screening for Eye Problems

Dry eye and thin corneas can jeopardize LASIK results and overall eye health. We use the Oculus PENTACAM to measure corneal thickness and shape. We will also discuss your medical history and eye conditions directly with you, combining technology with human connection.

Bladeless LASIK

In the past, a physical tool called a microkeratome was used to create the flap in the cornea for LASIK. Thanks to Intralase® bladeless LASIK, we can safely create a corneal flap using a laser. All-laser LASIK reduces infection risk and also further minimizes the chances of human error.

Computer-Guided Laser Systems

We use some of the latest excimer lasers and laser systems to perform LASIK surgery, including the Wavelight® FS200, the Wavelight® EX500, and the Allegretto Wave™ laser system. Tracked and guided by computer, these lasers offer precise and safe vision correction results.

The Forefront of Care

As part of our commitment to patients, Dr. Holzman and our team will continue to use the latest technology in refractive surgery and eye care. We will happily share information on these new eye surgery systems and their benefits to patients on our laser vision correction surgery blog.

Laser Vision Correction Procedures

With a focus on comfort, care, and safety, our offices in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia offer some of the most effective laser eye surgery options for your vision. We will develop a custom treatment plan that enhances your eyesight and quality of life.

LASIK

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is designed to treat nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. A thin flap is created in the topmost layer of the cornea (the epithelium), allowing the surgeon to reshape the cornea and improve the passage of light through the eyes.

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PRK

PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a laser eye surgery often used as a LASIK alternative. It is also designed to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Rather than creating a flap, the epithelium is removed to reshape the cornea. The epithelial tissue naturally returns as patients heal.

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MonoVision Laser Correction

Presbyopia is a form of farsightedness that occurs during middle age as part of the natural aging process. MonoVision involves correcting one eye for near vision and the other eye for distance vision. This allows patients to see nearby and distant objects without the aid of reading glasses, bifocals, or contact lenses.

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Amazing Results Before and After Laser Eye Surgery

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5-Star Vision Correction Using the Latest Eye Care Technology

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Katie A. Perera

2019

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Dr. Holzman is highly regarded in the area and among my peers who have done the procedure in the recent years. On the day of the surgery, he came in and introduced himself. He's personable and assured me that everything looked great before and after. It was a quick 10 minute procedure. I definitely felt comfortable and confident that I was in great hands.

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Vijay Mukkamalla

2019

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I had LASIK done with Dr. Holzman and it was breeze. Dr. Holzman spoke to me before procedure to give an idea about the whole process and tips on how not to be nervous. He also spoke to me during LASIK, and after it was done, I asked myself, "Is that it?" So if you're thinking about LASIK, go to Dr. Holzman. Icing on the cake is Dr. Holzman will personally text you to see how you're doing after LASIK. I wish I could give him more than 5 stars.

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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

To schedule a consultation at one of our five locations, please fill out our online form or give us a call at (703) 556-9155.

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Dr. Holzman is the best - very honest, very professional yet very friendly and personable. Ben E.

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