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LASIK & PRK Eye Surgery

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At Annandale EyeCare, we provide comprehensive care to meet the vision needs of our patients. As optometrists, Dr. Courtney and Michelle Thelen offer pre- and post-operative care for patients undergoing LASIK and PRK eye surgery or other eye surgical procedures. Our goal is to help you attain the clearest vision possible using advanced technologies.

Dr. Michelle Thelen worked as the clinical director of Vision Quest Laser Eye Center in Vienna, VA.  As clinical director she evaluated patients for surgical candidacy, assisted the LASIK surgeons during the procedures, and performed post-op care.  She is the resident expert on LASIK and PRK eye surgery at Annandale EyeCare.  


Evaluation and Referral

LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery uses the latest advancements in technology to provide faster recovery times and precise results. LASIK surgery has been effective in treating myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. At Annandale EyeCare, we provide evaluations and referrals for patients interested in LASIK surgery. Out doctors perform a complete review of your patient history as well as a full assessment of your eye health and vision. A current exam is important to determining if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery and if there are any other factors that may affect your results. The history review enables our optometrist to determine if your prescription is stable and you are healthy enough to consider surgery.

Once our doctors have performed the evaluation and determined whether you are a candidate for LASIK, you will be given a referral to the LASIK surgery center we have worked with on an ongoing basis. The center will perform additional advanced diagnostic testing and will evaluate your eligibility for surgery. Various surgery options will be discussed with you if you are determined to be a surgical candidate. We will be in correspondence with the center regarding your evaluation and surgical determination. If you are considering LASIK surgery, call us at (703) 941-4111, or click to schedule a consultation.

Post-Operative Care

Once your surgery is scheduled, we will schedule follow-up appointments for you in our Annandale office. Typically, you will begin these follow-ups the day after the surgery and continue at prearranged times over the following six months. After 1 year, a full exam is necessary to determine the long-term results of your procedure. Dr. Thelen is experienced in working with patients pre- and post-operation and will answer any questions that you have along the way. If you have questions about LASIK surgery, call (703) 941-4111 to speak with our knowledgeable staff or .

Advantages of LASIK

If you have worn glasses or contact lenses for a long time, you may have wondered if LASIK surgery is a good choice for you. While not everyone is a candidate for LASIK, it does have some great advantages. People who play sports, have allergies, or who are looking for simplicity will all benefit from LASIK. To learn more about LASIK and your vision, call Annandale EyeCare today at (703) 941-4111.

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Emergency Contact: 703-941-4111

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday:

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