Richard C. Rothman, M.D.
4796 caughlin parkway #104 Reno, NV 89509
Your surgeon, Richard C. Rothman, M.D., has performed over 40,000 laser vision correction procedures. He has spent the past 16 years correcting vision and has over 15 years of LASIK experience. Our doctors and staff have over 50 years of combined experience and we are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for each individual patient. We will be here for you when you need us.
Laser vision correction procedures reshape the clear tissue at the front of the eye (the cornea) by using a unique cool laser beam called the Excimer laser. The two most effective methods of delivering this laser to the cornea are called LASIK and PRK.
LASIK: The laser treatment in LASIK is delivered under a "flap". LASIK is the most popular elective procedure in the history of medicine for good reason. This procedure is quick (usually less than one minute per eye), comfortable, and extremely effective for a wide range of prescriptions. LASIK also has the quickest visual recovery of any of the laser vision correction procedures.
PRK: This "flapless" surface laser technique was the first laser vision correction procedure ever performed. It gives the best outcomes for eyes with thinner or weaker corneas and can be the best choice for some patients with specialized occupational needs. The visual recovery after PRK is not quite as rapid as LASIK, but after healing is complete, the visual results are virtually identical.
You can trust our experience to create a customized treatment for you. We offer multiple laser technologies so we can offer the latest and most advanced lasers as well as more affordable alternatives. By matching your unique eye anatomy and prescription with the right technology, we can achieve the best possible outcome for you.
LASIK “flap-making” lasers: The recent development of lasers that can create a thinner, more precise, and completely customized LASIK flap has significantly changed the way we perform these procedures. Our “Z-LASIK” procedure is a 100% all-laser LASIK procedure that provides an even safer and more comfortable LASIK procedure to our patients. In this procedure, a laser is used to gently separate the LASIK flap from the underlying tissue rather than using the standard mechanical flap-making device. This technology provides a degree of accuracy and precision that meets or exceeds all previous “all-laser” or “bladeless” laser technologies as well as the standard mechanical flap-making device. Since a significantly thinner and more precise flap is created, more corneal tissue remains available for treatment now and in the future and the natural strength of the eye is better preserved. Since less corneal tissue is required to create the flap, more patients will qualify for the Z-LASIK procedure as compared to standard LASIK. Another valuable benefit of Z-LASIK is that patients have less dryness of the eyes after this all-laser treatment as compared to the standard mechanical LASIK. We are honored to be Nevada’s exclusive provider of the next generation all-laser Z-LASIK procedure.
Vision correction lasers: We are Nevada's first and most experienced Allegretto “flying spot” laser provider and have been the exclusive provider of this technology in Nevada for over 5 years. Dr. Rothman is honored to have been selected as a Certified Surgeon Proctor (teacher and instructor) for this technology. He has trained numerous military surgeons across the country to allow them to provide this exciting technology to our soldiers. This laser technology maximizes visual outcomes and preserves the natural curvature of the eye.
We also provide two other well-established laser technologies that allow the surgeon to create customized treatment zones that are matched to your individual prescription and eye shape to achieve excellent results.
We are the LASIK experts. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible care, technology, surgical expertise, and outcome whether your goal is near vision, far vision, or both. We are committed to achieving these goals while at the same time providing comfortable prices to you along with flexible financing plans that will fit any budget.
Choose from a variety of financing plans to fit your budget. We offer several options for financing because we are committed to finding the right financing plan for you.
Richard C. Rothman, M.D.
4796 caughlin parkway #104
Reno, NV 89509