Factors that Determine PRK Cost

If you are considering dramatically improving your vision with photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgery, you need to go with a professional you can trust to produce lasting results. Andrew E. Holzman, MD, FACS, helps patients achieve their goals for vision correction everyday, and practices modern techniques using advanced medical technology. When you meet with Dr. Holzman, you will have the opportunity to discuss the full course of your treatment, including the surgery, recovery, and all costs associated. PRK cost is determined using a variety of factors, including the Washington, DC, region in which we practice, but you should know it is never a good idea to compromise quality for price.

Dr. Holzman strives to help his patients achieve clearer vision and keep it sharp, and goes to great lengths to ensure a high standard of care.

Choose a doctor with extensive experience, modern techniques, and sophisticated technology to ensure that you are making a quality investment in your vision. Contact our practice today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Holzman.

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Things to Consider

In determining PRK cost, doctors take a variety of factors into consideration. Considerations vary widely from doctor to doctor, but most of them include:

  • Regional pricing
  • Experience of Doctor
  • Complication and extensiveness of procedure
  • Cost of anesthetic or sedative
  • Advanced equipment

We strive to show patients the quality of care they are receiving here, and that their care is provided at a competitive price. During your consultation, you can ask more about the costs associated with your specific procedure, as well as how we decide on the final PRK cost.

Revision Surgery

Regardless of what doctor you choose, there is always a chance that you will require revision surgery. Despite the sometimes cheaper pricing, it is essential to trust your care to a doctor who is dedicated to the quality of your vision and who will be there when you need them. If the doctor you are considering is new to the area, they may be employed by a larger corporation that rotates its staff around the country. In the event that you require additional visual correction, you may have to turn to a new doctor, who may not be able to acquire the medical information they need to provide you with effective care.

Dr. Holzman is an established local doctor, and has performed many secondary procedures for his extensive patient base. He also offers touch-ups at no additional charge during the year following your initial surgery.

Long-term Savings

One of the most important benefits of undergoing PRK surgery is that patients almost always save money in the long run. Refractive surgery eliminates the cost of contact lenses, glasses, contact lens solution, repeat prescriptions, and additional vision products that can add up to hundreds of dollars per year. And if you could put a value on the convenience of vision care following PRK surgery, the savings would be even more profound.

Health complications as a result of contact lense use requiring additional care are no longer a concern when you choose refractive surgery. Corneal infections are common among even the most diligent contact users, often requiring multiple doctor visits, antibiotics, and expensive professional-strength eye drops. Pair this with the time you could be losing at work as a result, and the choice is simple.

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Dr. Holzman strives to help his patients achieve clearer vision and keep it sharp, and goes to great lengths to ensure a high standard of care. Contact our practice today to schedule a consultation.

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 D.C. 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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