LASIK Eye Surgery  at Shady Grove Ophthalmology

LASIK Surgery Lab at Shady Grove Ophthalmology

LASIK – Changing the way you see the world!

LASIK improves vision safely and precisely by reshaping the cornea to correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. Vision improves within minutes, and most patients eventually enjoy 20/20 vision or better after treatment.

The most commonly performed elective surgery in America, LASIK combines the advantages of two sophisticated technologies: the accuracy of the excimer laser and the benefits of lamellar keratoplasty. It is safe, precise and highly successful. Thanks to LASIK, millions of people worldwide have experienced the wonder of clear vision without glasses or contact lenses.

LASIK offers many improvements over other refractive surgery procedures.  These include little or no post-operative discomfort, immediate vision improvement, and the ability to drive or return to work quickly—sometimes as soon as the next day. Most patients require no corrective eyewear after surgery (although patients over 45 often need reading glasses).

Imagine waking up and instantly seeing the details of the world around you, without having to depend on glasses or contacts. With LASIK refractive surgery, this dream can become a reality for those who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. LASIK isn’t what it used to be – diagnostic techniques have advanced dramatically over the years and the surgical technology is now more precise than ever before. During the procedure, a laser is used to reshape the cornea, where light enters the eye. This corrects vision by changing the cornea’s shape so that light is properly focused. The procedure takes only minutes and most people can go to work the next day. As with any surgery, there are risks and limitations, and our team of LASIK specialists can review these with you. Waking up with clear, sharp vision is priceless. It’s no secret that the cost of glasses, contact lenses and solution can add up over the years, making LASIK a smart investment. Laser vision correction can change the way you see the world. Find out if it’s an option for you by asking Dr. Roberts. Schedule an appointment today!

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Call today to schedule your consultation and find out you are a candidate for LASIK. Soon you could be tossing away your glasses or contact lenses and enjoying the freedom of clear vision.

Benefits of LASIK

Learn the benefits of LASIK, and how it compares to glasses as a treatment for nearsightedness or farsightedness. To help you better understand LASIK and the Eye Surgery procedure we have provided the following video.

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Choosing a LASIK Surgeon

Choosing to undergo eye surgery is a difficult decision with long-lasting consequences. You will live with the results of your surgery for years to come. That’s why it’s so important to find an experienced surgeon equipped with the latest technology to ensure that you enjoy the best surgical result possible, with improved vision and no complications. You probably don’t want to put your eyesight in the hands of an inexperienced surgeon or budget LASIK practice.

Dr. Anthony O. Roberts, M.D.


Dr. Anthony O. Roberts has extensive experience in laser vision correction. Dr. Anthony Roberts has performed more than 81,000 Lasik and other refractive procedures. 


We don’t pressure our patients into undergoing a procedure that isn’t right for them.  Every patient interested in LASIK is given an extensive evaluation to determine whether LASIK is right for him or her.  During the consultation, the patient and surgeon have a frank discussion about the advantages and risks of having laser vision correction.  Only then is the patient accepted as a pre-operative LASIK candidate.


Unlike high-volume LASIK “factories,” we take the time to ensure that every patient receives the best care and attention. The procedure is quick—about 15 minutes per eye—but we don’t rush our patients in and out of the office to make room for the next one in line.

Am I a candidate for LASIK?

Not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK.  When you come in for an evaluation, your eyes will be examined to determine whether LASIK or another refractive procedure is appropriate for you and whether you are at risk for any complications.

The ideal LASIK candidate:

  • Is over 18 years old
  • Has had stable vision for at least six months
  • Has a healthy cornea thick enough for a flap
  • Has refractive error(s) that fall within the treatable range
  • Does not have a disease or condition that could impair the procedure or healing process
  • Has been educated about the procedure including its risks and benefits
  • Understands that the goal of surgery is to improve vision and reduce dependence on prescription eye glasses and contact lenses

During your consultation, Dr. Roberts your surgeon will review your eyesight and discuss whether LASIK is right for you.

What to Expect After LASIK Surgery?

The Contoura® Vision LASIC surgery usually takes less than fifteen minutes. While everyone is different, most patients report feeling little to no pain during the surgery.

Because no two cases are the same, the recovery time for LASIK can differ. However, most patients start to notice a dramatic improvement in eye sight almost immediately, most 20/20 or better.   You will need to rest your eyes and wear protective eye shields  as well as the following:

  • Avoid rubbing the eyes
  • Rest at home with your protective eye glasses.
  • Keep your eyes clean
  • Take any prescribed medications and follow any/all post-operative instructions provided by the doctor.

In some cases, patients could experience mild discomfort during the first few days as their eyes heal and it is not uncommon to also experience teary, watery or red eyes for the first few days following surgery.  Most patients are able to return to work the next day, however.   The eyes can continue to heal and vision improve for about 3 months.

Our LASIK Technology

Contoura® Vision Topography Guided LASIK

CONTOURA® Vision is a revolutionary breakthrough technology in corrective eye surgery that features cutting edge, topography-guided laser vision correction.  It is the latest and most advanced, FDA approved LASIK technology available in the United States for laser vision correction.

CONTOURA® Vision improves upon the traditional Wavelight® LASIK procedure because it utilizes a technologically-advanced mapping technology to map the contours of the surface of each individual’s unique cornea. The advanced scanning procedure samples up to 22,000 elevation points for each eye, creating a unique vision profile specific for each patient — allowing for a more precise level of personalized treatment for each patient.

Studies are showing that patients receiving Contoura LASIK are experiencing better vision than ever — even better than with glasses or contact lenses. According to clinical trials and reports by the Food and Drug Administration, CONTOURA® Vision has produced profound results:

  • “92.6% of eyes that received topography-guided LASIK treatment achieved 20/20 vision or better.”
  • “Nearly 65% of eyes treated with personalized topography-guided LASIK experienced 20/16 vision or better in clinical study”

(Source:  FDA Clinical Trials. Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Addendum Procedure Manual T-CAT Topography-Guided Treatments)

Dr. Anthony O. Roberts is pleased to announce that CONTOURA® Vision is now available at Shady Grove Ophthalmology’s office in Rockville, MD.

Am I a Candaidate for Contoura LASIK?

Contoura, while advanced, isn’t a fit for all individuals. Contoura is best for patients that are nearsighted, either with or without an astigmatism.

Contoura Topography-Guided LASIK surgery is particularly helpful to patients with common vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), astigmatism and/or irregular corneas. This personalized diagnostic technology is used to help identify and record imperfections in the curvature and optics of the cornea, and then using those measurements to provide a more personalized procedure designed to produce the best results possible.  Contoura® LASIK can help patients who might otherwise not be candidates for traditional LASIK.

The best way to determine if you are a candidate is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Roberts. During the initial LASIK consultation and eye evaluation, Dr. Roberts will determine first, if you are a candidate for LASIK and then, decide if Topography-Guided Laser Vision Correction is the best solution for your vision correction and would provide the best overall outcome.


Our Practice

At Shady Grove Ophthalmology, we understand the importance of your vision. Dr. Anthony O. Roberts is committed to using some of the most advanced technology available for vision correction, cataract removal, and treatment of eye disease. With innovative laser systems, multi-focal intraocular lens implants, and state-of-the-art techniques for cataract surgery, Dr. Roberts aims to give all of our patients the safest, most effective eye treatments. Our entire office staff prides itself on delivering personalized premium quality eye care to all our patients.

Our Patients Say It Best...

Dr. Roberts and his staff are amazing!!!!

"Dr. Roberts and his staff are amazing!!!! From my 1st call to make an appointment to my post-op cataract appointment, he and his staff were helpful, friendly and patient. I am so happy to have found Dr. Roberts. After many years of blurry vision, he totally corrected it. This office was a true find. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Roberts."

- Karol W.

My experience was phenomenal...

"My experience was phenomenal, all the staff is friendly. Dr. Roberts treated me well, was very helpful in explaining the process. I would highly recommend anyone to Dr. Roberts. Thank you for giving me a new view of life."

- Henry

I highly recommend Dr. Roberts...

"I highly recommend Dr. Roberts he did an excellent job on my LASIK surgery!"

Manuela G.

20/20 vision restored one day after surgery...

"Dr. Roberts was wonderful. I was treated for a cataract which had significantly reduced vision in my right eye. Dr. Roberts walked me through what to expect with the surgery beforehand. The surgery was completely painless and took less than 30 minutes. I now have my pre cataract 20/20 vision restored one day after surgery. I can highly recommend Dr. Roberts and his team!"

Robert H.

Dr. Roberts was incredibly knowledgeable...

"Dr. Roberts was incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating through my LASIK evaluation, procedure, and post-op. I would absolutely recommend him."


Dr. Anthony Roberts is a great doctor...

"Dr. Anthony Roberts is a great doctor-competent and friendly. His office staff is courteous and accommodating. I had cataract surgeries in both my eyes with laser and could not be more satisfied! I highly recommend Dr. Roberts."

Rakesh Bansil, M.D.

The office staff was so professional...

"The office staff was so professional and courteous and the doctor was very reassuring about post-operative progress so happy with results!"

Suzanne T.

I am very satisfied...

"I am very satisfied with the fantastic surgery work of Doctor Anthony Roberts. I didn’t feel any pain at all during and after the surgery., Now, everything is sharper and no blur and no glare. I will really recommend him to friends & family. I will ask him to do my right eye! Thank you so much, Dr. Roberts."

Alphine R.

I can see better than I have in years...

"Dr. Roberts did cataract surgery on my left eye and I can see better than I have in years. The procedure was so quick and easy. The surgery center was great Dr. Roberts is very professional yet friendly and easy to talk to. His office staff is excellent. I never had a problem getting an appointment and have never waited long in the office."

Jane G.

Dr. Roberts’ a very warm and easy going doctor...

"Dr. Roberts’ a very warm and easy going doctor. He did my LASIK procedure and then followed up with me that night to make sure everything was ok. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that wants LASIK done. Thanks, Dr. Roberts!"

Wendi C.

Cataract surgery with Dr. Roberts and couldn’t be more satisfied with results...

"Had cataract surgery with Dr. Roberts and couldn’t be more satisfied with results, my vision was 20/20 already the day after surgery. Was impressed that Dr. Roberts followed up the evening after surgery with a phone call to see how I was doing. Would highly recommend Dr. Roberts for his professionalism and use of latest technology. The office staff is also professional, thorough and very helpful. Great overall experience."

Pete A.

I had a really positive experience at Shady Grove Ophthalmology...

"I had a really positive experience at Shady Grove Ophthalmology. I had PRK surgery. Dr. Roberts explained the process and walked me through everything during the surgery. He even called me on a Sunday evening to follow-up with me making sure I was feeling okay after the surgery. The front office staff was also friendly. I definitely recommend Dr. Roberts!"

- Sharon C.

The outcome exceeded my expectations...

"I can't say enough about how professional, knowledgeable and kind Dr. Roberts is. I had cataract surgery and was nervous about the procedure. He immediately put me at ease when he explained the process and assured me that it would go well. I felt comfortable asking him questions and he answered them with a great amount of respect, understanding, and patience. The outcome exceeded my expectations. I also loved and appreciated his caring staff. I highly recommend Dr. Roberts. Super grateful for the excellent work he does!"

Robin G.

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