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iFS IntraLase Technology and Global Fee Schedule Update

posted May 28, 2013, 8:36 PM by Jen Weigel
From the desk of Senior Center Manager Kate Walsh:

Dear TLC Affiliate Doctor,


I hope this email finds you well.  I wanted to reach out to you and share some exciting news regarding TLC Tysons Corner.  As part of TLC’s desire to remain a leader in LASIK and cutting-edge technology, I am pleased to announce we have recently upgraded our IntraLase to the latest generation iFS model.  Dr. Holzman has been using the iFS over the past month and has been very pleased with the results and the benefits of this upgrade..  We are very happy to offer this new technology to you and your patients.  Associated with the upgrade will be a small price increase to the patient of $55 per eye, however, we will continue to honor 10% off of the new customary fee of $5100 for most insurance plans. 


The information at provides the best overview of iFS benefits compared to older IntraLase models, but these are among the more notable take-home points:


  • Faster Flap Creation (can be less than 10 sec, vs. 18+ sec for our last Intralase)
  • Elliptical Flap Option (maximizes stromal bed exposure, allows wider hinge angle)
  • Inverted Bevel-In Side Cut (improved biomechanical stability)
  • Tighter Spot Separation (smoother stromal beds, easier flap lifts)
  • Lower Energy Per Pulse (may reduce inflammation)


Please don’t hesitate to contact me, Joan, Nicole, or Dr. Weigel  if you have any questions.


Best Regards,




Kate Walsh | Senior Center Manager

TLC Laser Eye Centers®
7930 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 250

McLean, Virginia 22102
o 703.556.9155  f 703.761.4960 703.870.6883 |
TLC Laser Eye Centers is a Subsidiary of TLC Vision