Dr. Nancy Tanchel is Educating the Public About the Increasing Problem of Misleading Advertising like HD LASIK

VIENNA, VA – You may have seen the advertising for yourself. “HD LASIK is one of the most technology advanced laser vision correction procedures available today.”  Nancy Tanchel, M.D. says many consumers are being misled to believe that HD-LASIK is equivalent to the HD as in high definition television.

“LASIK surgery has absolutely nothing to do with high definition television,” said Dr. Nancy Tanchel.

Dr. Tanchel is board certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is the medical director of Vienna, VA-based LibertyLaser Eye Center (www.libertylasereye.com). “With more resources than ever at our fingertips, such as Google, it’s very easy to be fed the wrong information.  HD LASIK is a term used to mislead people”

Dr. Tanchel is one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the United States. She has performed more LASIK procedures that any woman in the USA, surpassing 25,000 LASIK, All-Laser LASIK & PRK surgeries.  Dr. Tanchel was also the first woman in the world to acquire the Femtosecond Laser.

“I and my staff are always trying to educate consumers about the latest technological advances and LASIK procedures on the market and being straightforward with them is so important,” said Dr. Tanchel, who earned a doctorate in medicine at Emory University in Atlanta.

A sought-after speaker on the topic of LASIK surgery, Dr. Tanchel is the first LASIK surgeon in the Mid-Atlantic Region to offer the Z-LASIK procedure. The Ziemer femtosecond laser greatly reduces the likelihood of any complications.

Dr. Tanchel says there are a number of misleading variations to the HD-LASIK ads. For example, some of the misleading ads say, “HD-LASIK is a combination of the WaveScan Technology and “Blade Free HD IntraLASIK is a computer-controlled procedure.”  At Liberty Laser Eye Center, we are using the most advanced topography guided treatment, to maximize and improve the quality of night vision.

Said Dr. Tanchel, “It’s a classic case of buyer-beware. It really gives me great satisfaction educating patients and helping them make the best decision for their eyes.”

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