Getting Ready for a Lasik Evaluation Appointment

Since 1996, Dr. Anthony Roberts has worked as an eye physician in private practice. Among Dr. Anthony Roberts’ areas of expertise is Lasik surgery, which is designed to improve a person’s vision.

Before getting Lasik surgery, a person first needs to go in for an evaluation with a doctor. During this evaluation, the doctor will determine whether laser eye surgery is a good fit for the individual. Preparing for this visit is important, particularly for people who wear contacts lenses. Since contact lenses can affect the cornea’s shape, a person needs to stop wearing them before the appointment, instead opting for glasses. The length of time a person needs to forego contacts depends on the type of contacts the person wears, and may range from two to four weeks.

When the day of the appointment arrives, the person who wants to get laser eye surgery should be well prepared. The evaluation is a time where the patient can ask the doctor questions about the surgery, its risks, and its potential outcomes. The doctor will typically ask the individual about his or her overall health and eye health, including any medications he or she is taking. This discussion, as well as the exam itself, reveals information indicating whether the procedure would be a good fit.


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Dr. Anthony Roberts

LASIK surgery is the number-one elective surgery in the United States, and Dr. Anthony Roberts, operating out of his private practice, Shady Grove Ophthalmology, is one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the greater Washington, DC region. Located in Rockville, Maryland, Shady Grove Ophthalmology features state-of-the-art technologies to match the training and care provided by its physicians. Dr. Roberts has performed over 55,000 refractive surgeries in his 15 years of experience, and he holds certification to perform laser surgery using VISX technology. Before opening his own practice, Dr. Anthony Roberts earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. While there, he received acclaim for his ophthalmology research. He served as Chief Resident while completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and Stony Brook University. Currently, he acts as Chairman of Ophthalmology at Shady Grove Hospital. An avid football fan, Dr. Anthony Roberts also holds the distinction of being the Chief Ophthalmologist for the Washington Redskins. Individuals who visit LASIK surgeon Dr. Anthony Roberts will receive an honest appraisal of their vision needs. Dr. Roberts and his staff at Shady Grove Ophthalmology pride themselves on providing premium care. This begins with a frank assessment of the patient's vision, followed by a discussion of the benefits and risk of LASIK corrective eye surgery. Whatever the treatment, Dr. Anthony Roberts upholds a commitment to providing personalized care at Shady Grove Ophthalmology. To schedule an appointment or to learn more information, please visit the website at or call the office at (301) 279-0600.

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