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LASIK Laser Vision Correction in Columbia
LASIK Eye Surgery in Columbia, Maryland MD

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Brad Spagnolo, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Brad Spagnolo, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Brad Spagnolo, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Cornea Specialist & LASIK Surgeon serving Columbia Maryland at Baltimore Washington Eye Center where he is the Director of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Spagnolo provides all types of Laser Vision Correction for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, including PRK, LASIK in Columbia, Custom Wavefront LASIK and specialized LASIK Surgery in Columbia such as monovision LASIK.

Dr. Spagnolo received his Medical Degree at Temple University School of Medicine and completed his Residency in Ophthalmology at the George Washington Medical Center in Washington, D.C. In addition, prior to serving Columbia Maryland eye care patients, Dr. Spagnolo completed a Fellowship in Corneal Disease at the Kresge Eye Institute where he obtained extensive experience and expertise in Corneal Surgery including Refractive Surgery such as LASIK Eye Surgery.

For those patients who are extremely nearsighted and are seeking Laser Eye Surgery in Columbia who are not good candidates due to having extreme nearsightedness, Dr. Spagnolo also performs phakic implant procedures using the Verisyse Phakic Lens. For patient with higher amounts of farsightedness and nearsightedness or astigmatism Dr. Spagnolo performs Lens Implants for Vision Correction using astigmatism correcting toric lens implants as well as the AcrySof ReSTOR Multifocal Lens at Baltimore Washington Eye Center.

Arturo Betancourt, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Arturo Betancourt, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Arturo Betancourt, M.D., F.A.C.S. is the Medical Director & President of the Baltimore Washington Eye Center serving Columbia Maryland eye care patients. He provides all types of Laser Eye Surgery including LASIK, PRK and Custom Wavefront LASIK for Columbia area patients.

Dr. Betancourt received his Medical Degree with Honors at the University of Puerto Rico and completed his Residency in Ophthalmology at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. In addition Dr. Betancourt served as a Flight Surgeon in the Middle East and Attending Eye Surgeon at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Dr. Betancourt is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland and at Uniformed Services, University of Health Sciences. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons as well as a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland.

Columbia LASIK patients wishing to learn more about Laser Vision Correction in the Columbia area will find that Maryland Surgeons Brad Spagnolo, M.D. and Arturo Betancourt, M.D. provide a thorough LASIK consultation and are conveniently located for patients from throughout the greater Columbia area.

Learning More About LASIK: The reality of LASIK is that it is the most popular Laser Eye Surgery performed today. However, LASIK Eye Surgery is one of a number of eye surgery procedures for the correction of nearsightedness-or myopia, farsightedness-or hyperopia, and astigmatism, that your LASIK surgeon may suggest as a way to correct your vision if you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. LASIK Surgeons such as Dr. Spagnolo, Dr. Betancourt, and the practice staff will evaluate you thoroughly to help you make the best decision for your individual needs. Although LASIK Surgery is the Laser Eye Surgery procedure of choice for most patients, Dr. Spagnolo, Dr. Betancourt, and the practice staff may also suggest Custom Wavefront Lasik or other types of laser eye surgery including PRK, Epi-LASIK, LASEK or monvision LASIK for presbyopia to help those who might need help with close vision and reading.

Successful LASIK Surgery requires an experienced LASIK surgeon who demonstrates consistent TLC for LASIK  patients in order to provide a thorough Consultation for LASIK plus Laser Vision Correction expectations that are realistic- Dr. Spagnolo, Dr. Betancourt, and the practice staff offer expertise and experience in LASIK plus Columbiaconvenience to help you achieve your vision correction goals. Choosing trusted LASIK Surgeons who are LASIK doctors as well as LASIK specialists is key to getting the best LASIK Surgeon.

In the event that you are not a candidate for LASIK or any type of laser eye surgery as a result of being extremely nearsighted, your surgeon may suggest the Visian ICL Implantable Contact Lens to correct your vision.

If you are not a candidate for LASIK because you have the begining of a cataract or perhaps because you are over 45 and are presbyopic beyond a point where monnovision LASIK might be appropriate, your surgeon may suggest Lens Replacement Surgery using the AcrySof®ReSTOR® Lens in Columbia, the ReZoom™ Multifocal Lens in Columbia, the Tecnis® Multifocal Lens or Crystalens® in Columbia.

Taking the next step to freedom from the hassle of eyeglasses & contact lenses with LASIK....
If you have been considering having LASIK in Columbia or having any type of Laser Vision Correction to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, you should take the next step of scheduling a consultation with Dr. Spagnolo, Dr. Betancourt, and the practice staff to fully explore your candidacy and options. Columbia patients will be pleased to find the cost of Columbia LASIK is affordable at the office of Dr. Spagnolo, Dr. Betancourt, where they will be happy to offer you a number of easy payment plans that can fit into your budget. Phone us for a consultation at 410-761-8258.

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