The Benefits and Risks of LASIK

LASIK has the potential to change your life, but any eye surgery involves at least a small degree of risk.

Andrew E. Holzman, MD, FACS, has the experience and skills required to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of LASIK surgery.

We invite you to learn more about the benefits and risks of LASIK eye surgery….

The Benefits and Risks of LASIK

LASIK has the potential to change your life, but any eye surgery involves at least a small degree of risk.

Andrew E. Holzman, MD, FACS, has the experience and skills required to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of LASIK surgery.

We invite you to learn more about the benefits and risks of LASIK eye surgery….

The Benefits Of LASIK

Many patients who undergo a custom LASIK procedure with Dr. Holzman at any of our five locations in the greater Washington, D.C., area will tell you that their only regret is not having the surgery sooner. There are numerous potentially life-changing benefits to LASIK, including:

20/20 Vision

LASIK surgery alters the cornea, allowing you to experience 20/20 vision or better.

No More Eyewear

After LASIK treatment, many patients are able to abandon glasses and contact lenses.

Corrects Multiple Conditions

LASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Quick Treatment

Dr. Holzman completes most LASIK procedures in less than 10 minutes.

Immediate Results

Patients often notice improved vision immediately after treatment.

Virtually Painless

We go above and beyond to minimize patient discomfort at our offices.

“Our Patients Are In Good Hands.”

Following your procedure, it is essential that you follow recovery instructions to manage post-surgery side effects. Temporary side effects of LASIK and PRK can include dry eyes and halos. Dr. Andrew E. Holzman makes every effort to minimize your laser eye surgery risks by thoroughly evaluating your candidacy and ensuring that you are provided with the highest level of care.

The Risks Of LASIK

Any refractive surgery will involve some amount of risk. Fortunately, most of the side-effects associated with LASIK eye surgery are temporary, and Dr. Holzman’s experience and technology minimize the risk of complications. The risks and side-effects of LASIK include:

Dry Eyes

This condition is easily treated with eye drops and should resolve within six months.

Corneal Flap Complications

The risk of infection and swelling is minimized due to bladeless techniques and strict precautions.

Glare

The effect is usually mild and most often subsides a few days to a few weeks after your procedure.

Halos

Like glare, the effect is mild and diminishes in a few days to a few weeks.

Poor Night Vision

Custom wavefront treatments minimize this risk. The effect diminishes as the eye heals in the first three to six months.

Double Vision

Our technology minimizes the risk of this side-effect of flap complications and imprecise treatment.

Dry eye is the most common side effect of LASIK eye surgery, but the condition is easily treated with eye drops and should resolve within six months.

Minimize Associated Risks
By Choosing Dr. Holzman

By choosing to work with Andrew E. Holzman, MD, FACS, patients can reduce the chances of serious complications from LASIK surgery to almost zero. Dr. Holzman has successfully completed over 90,000 laser eye surgeries and earned a reputation as one of the leading LASIK specialists in the country.

When professional athletes, media personalities, and other eye doctors decide to undergo LASIK surgery, they regularly choose one of our offices in Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia.

Dr. Holzman is fully committed to patient education and patient success. When you schedule a free consultation with our doctor, he will take the time to answer all of your questions and make sure that you are a good candidate for a LASIK procedure. After your surgery, he will provide detailed after-care instructions, and he will check up on you during your recovery period to make sure you don’t experience any complications.

Andrew E. Holzman, MD, FACS

Real 5-Star Reviews
“This Guy Is The Real Deal”

Michael Sison
2019

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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Gina Chirillo
2019

My procedure at TLC was quick and easy. I originally got LASIK to do away with the trouble of contacts and glasses, but now I’m seeing even better than I was before with corrective lenses. I cannot believe how easy it was, and I wish I had done it sooner. I highly recommend Dr. Holzman and the entire TLC staff, who answered all of my questions and made me feel comfortable. It really did change my life.

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Our Approach To LASIK
Low Risk. High Reward.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Patients can expect a favorable outcome after laser vision correction at any of our offices in the greater Washington, D.C., area because of our advanced technology. Dr. Holzman has been at the forefront of LASIK innovation for decades, and now he uses the most sophisticated lasers and corneal measurement tools to deliver precise, predictable, and safe long-term results.

Good Candidates Only

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 other 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.