Robert Gladsden, MD

New Vision Laser Center
1640 Dual Highway
Suite B
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

(888) 806-0516

Dr. Robert Gladsden – Providing LASIK in Hagerstown and the Surrounding Area

Robert Gladsden, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and the lead surgeon at New Vision Laser Center. Over the last decade, this practice has earned a reputation as a premier provider of advanced laser eye surgery treatments for Hagerstown patients. Dr. Gladsden specializes exclusively in LASIK eye surgery, and he is a past recipient of the "VISX Star" award — a prestigious recognition awarded to top LASIK surgeons nationwide for the volume of procedures performed.

Dr. Gladsden's main priorities are patient satisfaction and safety. His dedication to patient safety has been recognized by the Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance (CRSQA) which awarded him its LASIK certification. Dr. Gladsden was the first eye surgeon in Maryland to receive this honor. He has maintained this certification ever since — an achievement that requires a thorough annual review of his surgical results. This is different from most other professional organizations, such as the American Board of Ophthalmology, that require only one review and grant lifetime certification.

As an experienced LASIK surgeon, Dr. Gladsden recognizes that the best vision correction results are achieved through customized procedures. This is why he personally meets with all of his patients prior to their procedures and learns as much about their medical histories and vision correction goals as possible. Dr. Gladsden incorporates this information into personalized treatment plans — an approach that consistently elicits outstanding surgical results.

If you would like to learn whether you might benefit from LASIK eye surgery, contact New Vision Laser Center at (888) 806-0516.

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Leading-Edge Technologies for Enhanced Results and Safety

Dr. Robert Gladsden's vast experience, expert care, and the latest laser vision-correction instruments ensure the safest eyecare and finest results for his patients.

Dr. Gladsden and his team offer leading-edge treatments that are designed to improve patients' vision and reduce their need for eyeglasses and contact lenses. Dr. Gladsden and his team perform all LASIK procedures at their state-of-the-art surgical suite, which is equipped with sophisticated surgical technologies in a controlled environment to ensure optimum performance of the surgical instruments.

Dr. Gladsden uses the VISX Star 4 excimer laser platform to perform all laser eye surgeries. This platform includes variable spot scanning technology — a program designed to preserve as much of the patient's corneal tissue as possible. The platform also features ActiveTrak 3-D eye tracking to track even the tiniest eye movements during surgery and automatically adjust the excimer laser.

At New Vision Laser Center, patients can choose between conventional LASIK and CustomVue LASIK. The CustomVue LASIK procedure includes the creation of a unique 3-D map of the cornea. This map reflects even the smallest flaws in corneal shape. Dr. Gladsden uses this map when he calibrates the excimer laser. The result is a more precise treatment that leads to 20/20 vision or better.

As a sign of Dr. Gladsden's confidence in his surgical skill and LASIK results, he offers a Lifetime Commitment Program that allows his patients to receive unlimited LASIK-related follow ups. In addition, former patients can always consult with the staff of New Vision Laser Center if any questions or concerns arise over time.

Dr. Robert Gladsden's Professional Credentials

Robert Gladsden, MD, received his medical degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He then completed a prestigious surgical internship and residency at Cleveland's Mt. Sinai Hospital. During the final year of his residency, Dr. Gladsden earned the highly coveted title of Chief Resident. He currently serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and instructs upcoming eye surgeons in laser eye surgery techniques.

Dr. Gladsden's excellent professional record and dedication have allowed him to earn memberships with several leading professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Maryland Eye Physicians and Surgeons, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi).

Dr. Gladsden is also the recipient of many awards, including the "VISX Star" surgeon award. This award is given to eye surgeons who demonstrate commitment to furthering the field of laser eye surgery and are among the top 5 percent of LASIK surgeons nationwide in terms of the volume of procedures performed.

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