Dr. Columbus offers traditional Lasik eye surgery in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania at Columbus Laser Vision for people who want to get rid of corrective lenses.
There are several procedures that our office can provide for residents looking to improve their eyesight with a proven treatment performed by the leading Lasik surgeon in the area.
Traditional Lasik surgery can alleviate astigmatism, nearsightedness or myopia, and farsightedness or hyperopia.
A laser eye surgery is just the thing for people who want to get rid of wearing eyeglasses or contacts. People interested in Lasik surgery will find that there are many benefits. Dr. Columbus and his staff are dedicated medical professionals who have performed thousands of Lasik procedures since 1996. Their expertise and comforting actions are some of the biggest reasons why they are a Lasik Philadelphia leader.
Benefits of Lasik Eye Surgery
There are added benefits from a Lasik surgery that can positively impact a person for the rest of their life. Many Lancaster, Scranton, and Harrisburg, PA patients find that they see an improvement within the first 12 to 18 hours after their Lasik procedure.
Some of the biggest advantages are:
- Improved peripheral vision
- Increased lines of vision to 20/15 level
- No need for eyeglasses or contacts
- 20/20 vision for most patients
- Decades of corrective lens-free living
The patient goes through the routine doctor’s appointment process when coming in for surgery. Our staff will take down your medical information, ask a few questions, and the doctor will make sure that you are ready for the procedure. You will be asked if you understand the surgery and the instructions for care afterward before the procedure begins. Dr. Columbus adds numbing drops to the eye to minimize discomfort before the surgery begins.
The shape of the eye is mapped by our advanced machinery to determine the specific changes to make to the cornea to give you the best vision. The process involves making a corneal flap & lifting it up up to get to the tissue beneath so that the laser can make the necessary changes. It takes about 6-8 minutes total to perform the procedure. Once the inner layer of tissue is redefined, the flap is carefully folded back into place to let healing start.
Most people begin to see visual improvement within the first 24-hours after surgery.
Dr. Columbus recommends that Lasik eye surgery patients expect to rest for 5 hours after having the surgery performed. Most activities can be resumed the following day.
People in the Harrisburg, Scranton, Lancaster, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania areas who believe they are interested in laser eye surgery should contact Dr. Columbus at 866-600-3937 to schedule a consultation. We offer affordable pricing plans and inclusive packages to make the process as simple as we can.