About Lasik

Background

LASIK eye surgery is a revolutionary procedure that originated in 1998 with the development of microkeratomes to create a LASIK flap. as the first part of the procedure. It can help patient with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism obtain 20/20 vision. without visual aides.LASIK, which stands for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, can be a life-changing procedure for many of his Philadelphia, Harrisburg, & Wilkes-Barre PA patients. The benefits of LASIK include better peripheral vision than wearing glasses, eliminate the irration of wearing contact lenses, and obtaining sharper clearer vision than their visual aides. Dr. Columbus has been performing LASIK at his offices in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, & Wilkes-Barre PA since 2000.

About the Procedure

The LASIK Procedure LASIK is a fast procedure only taking 3 minutes per eye and completed in just 6 minutes. The procedure is painless as topical anesthetic numbing drops are instilled in the eyes before to make the procedure comfortable. The first step involves making a cornea flap theat preserve the outer epithelail skin layer with a machine called a mickrokeratome. With the preservation of the epithelial skin layer allows one to see clearly by the next day. The flap step is quick only 10 seconds. After the flap is created it is lifted to expose the underlying inner cornea stroma laser to which the laser is applied. The Laser vision treatment involve the use of a laser to permanently change the shape of the cornea, the crystal-clear covering of the front of the eye. By adjusting the curvature of the cornea, laser vision correction can improve the eye’s ability to focus, allowing many patients to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses. When the procedure is completed, the flap is replaced in its normal position over the new corneal curvature and allowed to heal on its own. The majority of our LASIK eye surgery patients, many of whom come from areas such as Manhattan, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Wilkes-Barre, notice a dramatic improvement in their vision immediately after the procedure. Most are even able to return to full activity, including driving, the day after surgery.

Outcomes

Most patients have a high success rate in seeing just as clear or sharper than their glasses or contact lenses the percentages depends on the laser technology as follows:

Traditional LASIK 90% obtain 20/20 vision & 20% obtain 20/15 vision

Custom LASIK 95% obtain 20/20 vision and 40% obtain 20/15 vision

Wavefront LASIK 98% obtain 20/20 vision & 60% obtain 20/15 vision

If you would like to meet with our doctors to determine if LASIK eye surgery is right for you, contact our Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, and Harrisburg area practices and schedule a consultation today.

With three locations to serve you:

Columbus LASIK Vision

4626 Street Road Trevose, Pa. 19053

100 Colonial Road Harrisburg, Pa. 17109

340 Wilkes Barre Township Blvd. Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18702

Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

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Wilkes-Barre,
PA 18702

Columbus LASIK Vision
Reviewed from Google

4.8 out of 5 stars

Sonya
Sonya

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I wore glasses as a child. Although it became the norm, it was a huge inconvenience and my eyes had become increasingly worse over the years. I could not do anything without my glasses. It was the first thing I grabbed when getting out of bed or just to see the clock. I had PRK a year ago after Dr. Columbus thoroughly explained EVERYTHING to me so I would know what to expect - from what he was going to do during actual procedure, how I would feel right after & the initial few days afterwards and what to expect in the months to follow. He has always made himself available from the rough days I had after the procedure up until my recent visit. The staff is exceptional! They are kind, accommodating and personable. It’s been a year!!! I drive, read, go about my day - I do it all without glasses! I’m amazed at how much my life has changed! Dr. Columbus, thank you is not enough for all you’ve done to ensure that I would have a better quality of life! Your expertise, support and patience is invaluable!

Feasterville-Trevose,
PA 19053

Columbus Lasik Vision
Reviewed from Google

5 out of 5 stars

Chelsea S
Chelsea S

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

I had my Lasik done in September and couldn’t be happier!! The staff was very friendly and made me feel comfortable with the procedure. Emily was soo nice and answered my 100 million questions without hesitation. Both Dr. Robert and William Columbus were very nice and knowledgeable about the procedure. The feel of the office is very laid back which I like. They offered additional products but didn’t try to push them on me. He said it could take up to two months for the best results but my vision has been excellent since the first week or two.

Harrisburg,
PA 17109

Columbus LASIK Vision
Reviewed from Google

4.8 out of 5 stars

Jared Gliem
Jared Gliem

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

Dr. Columbus and his team did an excellent job informing me of and performing the procedure. My vision was just as predicted the next day and only got better throughout the next week. I’d highly recommend this institution to anyone considering the procedure.

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Our Patients Love Us!

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Columbus LASIK Vision
Reviewed from Google

4.8 out of 5 stars

Sonya
Sonya

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I wore glasses as a child. Although it became the norm, it was a huge inconvenience and my eyes had become increasingly worse over the years. I could not do anything without my glasses. It was the first thing I grabbed when getting out of bed or just to see the clock. I had PRK a year ago after Dr. Columbus thoroughly explained EVERYTHING to me so I would know what to expect - from what he was going to do during actual procedure, how I would feel right after & the initial few days afterwards and what to expect in the months to follow. He has always made himself available from the rough days I had after the procedure up until my recent visit. The staff is exceptional! They are kind, accommodating and personable. It’s been a year!!! I drive, read, go about my day - I do it all without glasses! I’m amazed at how much my life has changed! Dr. Columbus, thank you is not enough for all you’ve done to ensure that I would have a better quality of life! Your expertise, support and patience is invaluable!

Feasterville-Trevose,
PA 19053
Columbus Lasik Vision
Reviewed from Google

5 out of 5 stars

Chelsea S
Chelsea S

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

I had my Lasik done in September and couldn’t be happier!! The staff was very friendly and made me feel comfortable with the procedure. Emily was soo nice and answered my 100 million questions without hesitation. Both Dr. Robert and William Columbus were very nice and knowledgeable about the procedure. The feel of the office is very laid back which I like. They offered additional products but didn’t try to push them on me. He said it could take up to two months for the best results but my vision has been excellent since the first week or two.

Harrisburg,
PA 17109
Columbus LASIK Vision
Reviewed from Google

4.8 out of 5 stars

Jared Gliem
Jared Gliem

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

Dr. Columbus and his team did an excellent job informing me of and performing the procedure. My vision was just as predicted the next day and only got better throughout the next week. I’d highly recommend this institution to anyone considering the procedure.