Andrew Kopstein, MD
LasikPlus Vision Center
502 South M Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
Dr. Andrew Kopstein
Serving patients seeking laser vision correction including LASIK in Tacoma and the surrounding area
Andrew Kopstein, MD, a board-certified ophthalmologist, treats individuals seeking LASIK in Tacoma, Wash., and the surrounding area. Dr. Kopstein has been performing laser vision correction since 2000. He has performed more than 10,000 laser vision correction procedures and more than 20,000 intraocular procedures. Dr. Kopstein understands vision is the most valuable asset and is honored to be your LASIK provider. Together with his team at the Tacoma LasikPlus office, Dr. Kopstein combines the highest quality care and technology to provide his patients with optimum surgical results.
At LasikPlus in Tacoma, Dr. Kopstein offers a full range of eye care services, including LASIK, PRK, cataract surgery with premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs) and general ophthalmic care. He customizes vision correction treatment to meet his patients' various eye care needs.
To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Kopstein to learn more about your vision correction options, please contact the Tacoma LasikPlus office at (866) 724-6033 today.
What Patients Say About Their Experiences With LasikPlus
"For five years my husband was after me to get my eyes corrected but I always felt certain that I was not a candidate. Last year, we received some extra money and my husband told me it was my last chance to go do it. Nervous, I took the plunge and had the correction done. It has been marvelous! The only thing I regret is having to listen to my husband say, 'I told you so!'" —Christina C., Seattle, WA
"Having the LASIK surgery has made a wonderful change for me. I am able to see clearly. It makes riding my motorcycle way more enjoyable. I am very grateful for having the gift of sight. Thank you LasikPlus!" —Charles H., Portland, OR
"Over the years, my vision has continued to decline. I dreamed of having LASIK done but couldn't afford it. Throughout the years, I felt my quality of life was diminished by my dependence of contact lenses. I used to love swimming but couldn't swim with contacts. Then, last August, I got engaged and we decided to go to South Pacific on our honeymoon and I wanted to truly enjoy it. I got the surgery three months before the wedding and it was better than I imagined. My vision is 20/15 and I was able to swim in the Pacific Ocean on my honeymoon! Getting LASIK was one of the best things I have ever done for myself." —Amy A., Seattle, WA
More About Vision Correction at LasikPlus
At the LasikPlus Tacoma location, Dr. Kopstein employs sophisticated and reliable laser eye care technology for personally tailored vision correction treatment. The state-of-the-art facility is furnished with wavefront imaging and excimer laser technology to deliver highly customized vision correction results to patients.
Before beginning LASIK surgical treatment, Dr. Kopstein employs wavefront imaging technology to capture the eye's unique refractive errors, including extremely subtle vision errors called higher-order aberrations. He then uses this diagnostic data to fine-tune the surgical excimer laser that is used to reshape the cornea.
Dr. Kopstein starts LASIK surgery by creating a small flap in the cornea with a surgical instrument called a microkeratome. He then carefully folds back the flap, exposing the corneal tissue underneath. Next, the laser eye surgeon uses the calibrated excimer laser to reshape the corneal tissue, correcting the refractive error leading to nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. Once Dr. Kopstein is satisfied with the newly contoured cornea, he repositions the flap back in its original place, where it naturally re-bonds to the eye without the need for stitches.
Dr. Kopstein's Tacoma LASIK patients typically experience little to no discomfort, and they usually notice improved vision within 24 to 48 hours after the procedure. In most cases, they are able to forgo daily prescription eyewear. Often, LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision or better following surgery.
More About Andrew Kopstein, MD
Andrew Kopstein, MD, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in both anthropology and zoology from the University of Michigan, graduating with honors. He then obtained his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Kopstein next completed a medical internship at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago before fulfilling his ophthalmology residency at the Loyola University Hines VA Hospital in Maywood, Ill. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.