Family-Friendly Eyecare in Historic Frederick

Serving Patients' Vision Care Needs Since 1985

Office Details

249 East Church Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
(T) 301-662-6761

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Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm
Wed. & Sat. evenings by appt

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Updates from Dr. Kracher

July 27, 2015
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LASIK, a form of refractive surgery, is an option for vision correction without needing to wear glasses or contact lenses. Simply put, LASIK reshapes the cornea with a laser.

Recently, other surgical alternatives have become available. Among these is a technique called phakic IOL implantation which involves implanting a lens behind the cornea, but in front of the iris. With this new option, many of those who were too highly nearsighted for LASIK are now candidates for refractive surgery.

With over 20 years experience at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Kracher has worked with pioneers in the research and development of laser vision correction from its beginning.

Now, at his Frederick office, Dr. Kracher consults, evaluates and co-manages laser refractive surgery patients with only the most experienced, highly skilled surgeons in the field who use only the most sophisticated laser surgical equipment.

Dr. Kracher is a certified laser refractive consultant for TLC, Laser Eye Centers. To find out if you are a candidate, call 301-662-6761. This dynamic field is changing rapidly and many patients, who were not eligible in the past, may now qualify.