Is LASIK For You? Yes!

 Do you dream of waking up in the morning and being able to see the alarm clock clearly? Do you want to go swimming without having to worry about losing a contact in the ocean or pool? Then Bladeless LASIK from New Vision Laser Center in Hagerstown, MD may be the solution to restore your vision and help you say good-bye to your glasses and contacts.

Bladeless LASIK, also known as All-Laser LASIK, is the most accurate and safest technique for LASIK. This is all the Dr. Gladsen performs! LASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even astigmatism. It is safe and effective and is one of the most commonly performed elective procedures in the country.

The Benefits of Bladeless LASIK

Because of its high success rate and minimal patient recovery time,  LASIK is recognized as one of the most effective corrective eye procedures available. NASA and the United States Navy both endorse bladeless LASIK as the preferred method of vision correction.

The benefits of bladeless LASIK include:

  • Higher success rate, with many patients seeing better than 20/20
  • Considered very safe, precise, and effective than traditional LASIK
  • Patients who were previously deemed unable to have LASIK are now candidates using bladeless LASIK

Side Effects of LASIK

The decision to have LASIK is an important one that only you can make. It is important that you have realistic expectations and that your decision is based on facts.

Although we cannot guarantee a certain level of vision, we leave nothing to chance to achieve your best personal vision. Achieving visual independence in the safest manner is our goal. Although complications are rare, any surgical procedure does carry some risk.

Potential Side Effects:

  • Glare
  • Seeing halos around images
  • Difficulty driving at night
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Dry eye

If you are interested in laser vision correction please give our office a call today at 301-745-5150 to book a free consultation with Dr. Gladsen.

What To Expect After LASIK?

Dr. Gladsden here at New Vision Laser Center in Hagerstown, MD has performed thousands of LASIK procedures. It is all that he does! While being an expert at the surgery and only using the most advanced technology, Dr. Gladsden, and his staff make sure to give each and every patient the utmost comfort. Many patients that we see have done their research on what to expect before and during LASIK but, our staff wants to bring attention to how we have more comfort after LASIK than most offices!

Unlike other LASIK offices, our surgeon has come up with a technique so that each patient does not have to sleep for hours after LASIK. You can read, watch TV, hang out with friends, and perform most normal daily activities. This is a major key to patient comfort for us! But, there are a few protocols and procedures that patients need to follow post LASIK surgery and they are as follows.

  1. Follow the surgeon’s instructions on how to do each eye drop that you are prescribed. For the first 48 hours, there are multiple doses you need to be taking up to almost every hour.
  2. Do not touch or rub your eyes for up to a week.
  3. Do not wear eye makeup for 3-5 days.
  4. Be sure to follow all of the protocol from the surgeon at New Vision Laser Center
  5. Attend both your one-day post-op, one week, and one-month post-operative appointments.
  6. Make sure to have someone drive you home after the procedure

New Vision Laser Center has had multiple happy patients throughout the years and if you would like to read more about them please take a look at our testimonials. Also, during this month we are currently offering a special LASIK promotion so make sure to give out office a call today to get your free consultation scheduled to take advantage of this offer! Dr. Gladsden and our whole staff look forward to seeing you and giving you the clear vision you deserve this year! Who doesn’t want to see 20/20 in 20/20?



Clear Vision For the Holidays

Clear vision is wanted year round, but why not treat yourself this holiday season to the sight you want and deserve? Not only will you have your surgery at a state of the art practice, but also with a board certified suregeon. Dr. Robert Gladsden, Fredrick, MD LASIK surgeon, is the owner and senior laser surgeon at New Vision Laser Center. He was the first refractive surgeon in Maryland to become LASIK certified by the Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance (CRSQA). Also, the staff here at New Vision Laser Center located in Hagerstown, MD has one primary goal and that is to ensure patient comfort and happiness. We treat all patients with the respect they deserve to ensure sucessfull results.

If you are not in need of LASIK this year then consider giving the gift of vision to a friend or loved one! No gift can replace the happines felt when you can finally see clearly again. If that isnt enticing enough we are currently offering a special promotion through the end of December to all potential LASIK patients. If you are interested in learning more give our office a call today for your free consultation.

Also, if you have a flex spending account or HSA dollars then make sure you look into using them before the end of the year. Depending on the person, your flex spending account may expire or not rollover to the next year so dont waste your hard earned money. A flex spending account is an account that one can contribute to that will not be taxed. So ultimately, you will not be losing any money when using this pre earned money towards an elective health care service or surgery. If you have any further questions in reagrds to your specific flex spending account or HSA funds then give our office a call today to learn more at 301-745-5150.


Dr. Gladsden and his staff wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

National Diabetic Eye Awareness Month

November has been declared by Prevent Blindness as Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month to educate the public and our patients on the effects of diabetes on vision, risk factors and treatment options that we here at New Vision Laser Center can help treatment for you. Diabetic Retinopathy, one of the eye diseases associated with diabetes, is the leading cause of blindness among working age adults and can aslo be one of the most preventable.

  • Mild non-proliferative retinopathy: Small areas of swelling occur in the retina’s blood vessels.
  • Moderate non-proliferative retinopathy:  Blood vessels that nourish the retina become blocked or congested
  • Severe non-proliferative retinopathy: More blood vessels become blocked, which ultimately disrupts the blood supply that nourishes the retina. The damaged retina then signals the body to produce new blood vessels.
  • Proliferative retinopathy: At this advanced stage, signals sent by the retina trigger the development of new blood vessels that grow (or proliferate) in the retina and the vitreous, which is a transparent gel that fills the interior of the eye. Because these new blood vessels are abnormal, they can rupture and bleed, causing hemorrhages in the retina or vitreous. Scar tissue can develop and can tug at the retina, causing further damage or even retinal detachment.

If you have any swelling sensation or believe that you may have the beginning stages of diabetic retinopathy please give our office a call to discuss the further treatment options.

Halloween Eye Safety Tips and Tricks

October is here which brings cooler weather, football, outdoor events, and Halloween! With the Halloween tradition of dressing up into costumes each year, Dr. Gladsden and our here staff here at New Vision Laser Center in Hagerstown, MD want to ensure that you are taking the proper care of your eyes even when dressing up. We have put together the following list for our patients for you to follow on Halloween night:

  • If you are going to wear colored contact lenses make sure you never share them with anyone else and to always use contact solution for disinfecting instead of water
  • Avoid hats and masks that can obscure your vision, this can lead to accidents
  • If you will be applying makeup on your eyes make sure to test it before to avoid any reactions
  • Avoid using props such as spears, swords, knives, etc as they are dangerous especially when dark outside

We know that Halloween is a fun night of the year, but we hope that these tips and treats can make it both fun AND safe for you! If you have any other questions on how to take proper care of your eyes with your costume please give our office a call at 301-745-5150

Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

September marks healthy aging month and now is the time our staff at New Vision Laser Center in Hagerstown, MD wants you to begin practicing better health for your vision. Many people only go to the eye doctor when there is an issue with their vision or want something corrected, but there are preventative steps you can take to keep your vision  healthy all year long. Your eyes are what you use to see the beautiful world around us so Dr. Gladsen is here to provide you with some educational tips on how to ensure you are staying as healthy as possible.

  1. Wear bluelight glasses when staring at a computer or phone for long periods of time
  2. Annual eye exams from your doctor
  3. Wear sunglasses when you are outdoors or looking at the sun
  4. Wear your glasses or contacts if you are prescribed
  5. Know your family history of eyecare and share this with your doctor

If you need any further information on how to take better care of your eyes or are wanting to finally see clearly with LASIK give our office a call today at (301) 745-5150

Protective Eye Wear

The summer is in full swing, and while we have witnessed some of the hottest days of the year there is one major thing you cannot forget about. The sun! The sun can be very damaging to skin, and even more importantly your eyes. Permanent blindness can occur from looking at the sun for long periods of time with no protective wear. The UV that the sun emits is most damaging to the cornea within the eye. If you do stare long enough, prolonged UV exposure will not only physically hurt but it can cause blindness.

But, that is why here at New Vision Laser Center in Hagerstown, MD our surgeon, Dr. Gladsden, and our highly trained staff are here to remind and educate you on how to take care of your eyes. The most common and efficient way to protect your eyes s by wearing UV protectant sunglasses. When you are outside do not stare at the sun. And lastly, stay in the shade as much as possible because you will be benefitting both your eyes and your skin.

If you have any other questions on how to protect your eyes or ways to stay safe come visit our office today at 301-745-5150.

Comfort After LASIK at NVLC!

If you are looking for the utmost comfort after your LASIK procedure you have come to the right place. Dr. Gladsden at New Vision Laser Center located in Hagerstown, MD main priority is to ensure you have a comfortable experience post LASIK surgery. At New Vision Laser Center, we have developed and perfected a series of special steps that will provide unmatched comfort after your LASIK procedure.

This means you can go home and enjoy the day as your vision continues to improve. You can watch TV or a movie. Play computer games or just relax with your family. There is no necessity to close your eyes for hours or have to try and sleep during daytime hours. Along with those benefits, there is no burning or tearing of any consequence! Who doesn’t want to feel as relaxed as possible after LASIK? You will have the highest level of comfort after LASIK possible today!
Contact us today for a no charge LASIK Evaluation with our LASIK Hotline at 301-745-5150. Stop waiting and start seeing!

Hit the LASIK Trifecta!

New Vision Laser Center located in Hagerstown, MD is proud to be a LASIK only practice and offer an exclusive LASIK trifecta to patients. What’s included in the Trifecta, you ask? There are three main aspects that set our practice apart from others in the area.

1st- $2,500 off LASIK

2nd- 1 in 40 chance for FREE LASIK

3rd- 20/20 or your money back guarantee

On top of these exclusive savings, Dr. Gladsen has over 20 years of experience and has performed over 40 thousand vision correction procedure. Dr. Gladsden utilizes the precision of wavefront technology which is 25 times more precise than LASIK technology of the past. Don’t miss out on our LASIK triple commitment and the chance to get FREE LASIK! Why pay much more and get much less?

Call 301-745-5150 for your FREE consultation at our Hagerstown office and meet with our board-certified surgeon, Dr. Gladsen. Our goal is to give you a summer you can SEE!




Healthy Vision Month

What better way to spring into summer than by bringing awareness to Healthy Vision Month? Your eyesight is how you see the world each and every day, and many people forget that vision health is just as important as the rest of your bodies health. New Vision Laser Center in Hagerstown wants to provide information on this awareness. The month of May is the perfect time to educate yourself on how to take care of your vision, as well as the precautions to take when your eyes may be in danger.

Examples of Healthy Vision:

  • Wear protective eyewear anytime you are outside
  • Know your family history
  • Stay on top of your comprehensive eye exams
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Maintain a healthy diet

Here at New Vision Laser Center in Hagerstown, MD out staff wants to ensure that you are always staying on top of your eyesight and consulting with Dr. Gladsden if you ever have any questions or concerns.

Call our office today to learn more about maintaining healthy vision!