Your Journey to Improved Vision
LASIK eye surgery has changed millions of lives by greatly reducing, and often eliminating, patients' dependency upon corrective eye wear. This advanced procedure can help you to rely on your own eyes to view the world around you more clearly. Fellowship-trained corneal surgeon Dr. Andrew Holzman has personally performed more than 70,000 procedures to improve patients vision with LASIK and other sophisticated treatments. The bladeless LASIK procedure performed at his practice serving Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC uses the very latest technology and techniques to provide qualified patients with the outstanding results for which Dr. Holzman is known worldwide. If you would like to reduce your dependency upon glasses or contact lenses, and are considering LASIK, we invite you to learn more about this revolutionary procedure. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
LASIK: Step by Step
On the day of your LASIK procedure, you should plan to arrive at the TLC Laser Eye Center at your scheduled time. Please do not be late. Avoid wearing any colognes, perfumes, or scented soaps that day. After being checked in, you will be offered a sedative to help you relax. You will be prepared for surgery, and the area around your eyes will be cleaned. Anesthetic eye drops will be administered to numb your eyes; no injections or needles will be used. When your eye is completely numb, a device will be placed between your eyelids to prevent you from blinking during the procedure.
The first step of the LASIK procedure is the creation of a corneal flap, which will be accomplished the safest and most precise way possible, using the IntraLase iFS laser system. No blades will be used. The LASIK procedure is not painful, but you may experience a sensation of pressure on your eye for a few seconds. One of our two advanced excimer lasers will then be used to reshape your cornea according to the customized treatment plan developed from your pre-operative diagnostic testing. Depending on the amount of correction needed, the laser treatment will take approximately 10 to 40 seconds. The corneal flap is then repositioned. The corneal flap will heal on its own, and no sutures are necessary.
You can expect to experience a marked improvement in your vision within just a few hours of your surgery. Dr. Holzman will provide you with detailed instructions for having a successful recovery.
Learn More about LASIK Eye Surgery
Corrective eye wear is a tremendous tool for coping with vision impairment. However, there is nothing quite as satisfying as being able to rely on your eyes alone to carry out simple day-to-day tasks, and to enjoy your surroundings. Thanks to LASIK and other laser eye treatments Dr. Holzman offers, you can experience the joy and relief of reducing your dependency on contact lenses and glasses. If you are considering LASIK, contact our offices today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Holzman will conduct a thorough examination to determine whether LASIK or any of our other advanced treatments can improve your vision.
“Dr. Holzman is the best - very honest, very professional yet very friendly and personable.” Ben E.