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.

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.

Laser Vision Correction Considerations
What You Should Keep In Mind

The decision to undergo laser vision correction is one which you should consider carefully. When researching refractive surgery centers in Washington, DC, It’s important that you educate yourself on various aspects of each practice.

Advanced Technology

The latest technology usually means the practice is a leader in the field of vision surgery. Find out if the surgeon uses the latest FDA-approved custom lasers, bladeless LASIK, and other state-of-the-art systems.


Safety Measures

These treatments are safe, but doctors can do more to make the procedure safer. Ask if they screen for dry eye, measure pupil size, wear masks and gloves, and adhere to high sterilization standards to minimize infection risk.


Patient Comfort

When it comes to your comfort, consider how you feel about the eye doctor and the staff. Make sure they answer your questions fully and honestly. You should feel heard, and that you are cared for both during and after your visit.

Questions to Ask the Doctor

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 use the latest surgical techniques, such as bladeless LASIK surgery?
  • Does the eye surgeon test for dry eye syndrome?
  • 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?
  • Does the surgeon have the most up to date technology available?

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 30 years of experience in vision correction surgery. During this time, he has performed more than 90,000 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 many professional athletes, including Wilson Ramos and GM Mike Rizzo and starting QB Kirk Cousins. Many other local professional athletes  and TV celebrities are patients of Dr. Holzman’s.

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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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Dr. Andrew Holzman

Patient-Centered Care
By Trusted Vision Correction Experts

Rick Cockrill

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

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 Oculus Pentacam and Alcon Vario system. Dr. Holzman also employs the  Optovue Avanti OCT for the most thorough corneal screening techniques. 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 the Alcon FS200, 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 (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.

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

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.

Amazing Results
Before And After Laser Eye Surgery

5-Star Vision Correction
Using The Latest Eye Care Technology

Katie A. Perera

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

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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