Make an Informed Decision
Clear vision is a truly precious asset. Advancements in the field of ophthalmology have made laser vision correction procedures extremely safe and effective, and allowed millions of people to reduce, or even eliminate, their dependency upon glasses and contacts.
At the TLC Laser Eye Centers, we are committed to providing the highest standards of care in laser eye surgery. Dr. Andrew Holzman focuses on patient education, allowing those under our care to make informed decisions throughout every stage of their treatment. In addition to reviewing candidacy during an evaluation, we discuss LASIK benefits and risks. Contact our Virginia practice today to learn more about how laser eye surgery can help you enjoy a better quality of life.
What are the Benefits of LASIK?
If you know anyone who has undergone LASIK, you have most likely heard them rave about the benefits. LASIK can be used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK enhances vision by reshaping the cornea, or the front surface of the eye, which focuses light upon the retina. The entire procedure can be completed in just a few minutes per eye, is nearly painless, and requires little healing time. Vision enhancement is nearly immediate, and patients can live a life that relies considerably less upon glasses and contacts. In fact, many of our patients who undergo LASIK no longer need corrective eyewear.
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Minimizing Associated Risks
Like any surgery, LASIK carries some risk of complications. Some patients may experience dry eyes after surgery, but this condition is easily treated with eye drops and should resolve within six months. During the LASIK procedure, a flap is created in the cornea, allowing access to its inner layers. Complications related to healing of the flap, including infection and swelling, may occur. Other risks include glare, halo, difficulty seeing at night, or double vision.
The single most important step you can take in minimizing these risks is to choose a trusted, reputable surgeon. Dr. Holzman has performed more than 70,000 refractive eye surgeries with an extremely high rate of success. Our practice utilizes the latest technologies in the field, providing a high level of precision and accuracy during treatment, and taking every possible measure against over- or under-correction of your condition.
We also hold our patients to very strict candidacy standards. LASIK is not right for everyone, and roughly 20% of our patients do not meet the criteria we have outlined to be considered for the surgery. Dr. Holzman is skilled in additional refractive surgery options, like PRK, and if he decides you should not undergo LASIK, he will work to find a treatment option that works best for you.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
Imagine no longer fumbling for your glasses when you have misplaced them, and saving hundreds of dollars a year on contacts and supplies. We can help you achieve this dream using proven, state-of-the-art technology in a safe, professional environment.
To learn more about the risks and benefits of LASIK, or whether you are a good candidate for the procedure, contact our office today. We offer a comprehensive, complimentary consultations to determine if laser eye surgery is right for you.