Robert L. Schultze, MD
Michael W. Belin, MD

TLC Laser Eye Centers – Albany
9 Vista Boulevard, Suite 201
Slingerlands, NY 12159

(866) 326-2010

Dr. Robert Schultze

Dr. Michael Belin

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In 2013, TLC celebrated its 20th year of changing lives through laser vision correction. That's 20 years of performing more than 2.2 million laser vision correction procedures. That's 20 years of advancements in laser technology. That's 20 years of seeing patients like you — and 20 years of ensuring that patients like you can see us too.

As North America's most experienced LASIK provider, TLC offers expert surgical care, the most advanced laser technology, the TLC Lifetime Commitment® and a rewarding alumni-referral program.

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Laser Vision Correction at TLC Laser Eye Centers

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TLC Laser Eye Centers of Albany offer conventional and Custom LASIK. Conventional LASIK is the most common type of laser vision correction and has proven to be extremely effective for the correction of conventional vision errors.

CustomLASIK utilizes wavefront-guided technology and is selected by many patients to correct their vision. The curvature of the eye is unique for each patient and is like an eye fingerprint. During CustomLASIK, a precise measure of the eye fingerprint is made and an individualized laser beam is created to correct each eye.

Drs. Robert Schultze, Michael Belin and the TLC Laser Eye Center staff meticulously evaluate each patient to determine the best option for laser vision correction surgery.

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TLC Laser Eye Centers – Albany office

Robert L. Schultze, MD, FACS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in refractive surgery. He believes in establishing a rapport with every prospective patient by taking the time to review each case on an individual basis. He focuses on helping each patient achieve optimal results through the incorporation of state-of-the-art technology and advanced treatment.

Dr. Schultze is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of University of Pittsburgh. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed a residency at the Albany Medical College and completed specialized fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery. Along with Dr. Belin, Dr. Schultze serves as Medical Director at the Albany TLC Laser Center and at Cornea Consultants of Albany. He holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Albany Medical College Department of Ophthalmology and has also served as Director of the Albany Medical College Eye Clinic. Additionally, Dr. Schultze is Associate Medical Director of the Lions Eye Bank at Albany and sits on the National Accreditation Committee of the Eye Bank Association of America.

Dr. Schultze has performed investigational clinical studies in refractive surgery and lectures at symposiums throughout the United States. He has participated in national clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the VISX laser and has published on the accuracy of numerous corneal mapping instruments used after laser vision correction.

Dr. Schultze secured research funding from the Sight Society of Northeastern New York to study cornea transplant rejection and has consulted with the New York State Department of Health to evaluate contrast sensitivity. He is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the New York State Ophthalmological Society. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Michael W. Belin, MD, FACS, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist, who has performed more than 9,000 refractive surgery procedures. Dr. Belin has been featured on several national television networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox television as an expert in laser vision correction. He is committed to providing excellent patient and surgical care to ensure the optimal vision correction experience.

Dr. Belin received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Rutgers Medical School and completed his internship and residency at Albany Medical College. Dr. Belin completed specialty fellowship training in cornea and external diseases of the eye at the University of Iowa. He was invited to complete a traveling fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England Foundation.

Dr. Belin has served as the Director of the Corneal Division at the George Washington University Medical Center. He is currently a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Albany Medical College and an Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. He also serves as Co-Medical Director for the TLC Laser Eye Center in Albany.

Dr. Belin served as a consultant and investigator to VISX and LaserSight and as a consultant to Chiron-Technolas. He is also the only VISX-certified trainer and LASIK instructor in the area. He also served on the FDA Ophthalmic Device Panel and Drug Panel as a special government consultant. Dr. Belin is a methodologist for the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Refractive Surgery Panel and has served as chairman on numerous Academy committees. In 1988, he was awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award and received the prestigious Senior Honor Award. In 2002, he was awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award.

Dr. Belin is an internationally-recognized authority in the field of refractive surgery and frequent guest speaker at most major ophthalmic meetings. He has been invited to speak about laser vision correction throughout the world in such places as Australia, England, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, Korea and China.

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