Lasik is an acronym for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. This treatment uses an excimer laser to perform precise corrections to the cornea, or clear part of the eye. While this procedure is not new, recent advancements make it extremely safe. Patients often see clearer in as little as 24 hours. Some people report better vision as soon as the treatment is over.

How does Lasik work
Your treatment will require about three visits to our office in Harrisburg, PA. Your first visit consists of a thorough eye exam. The provider will measure your cornea thickness, your pupils, and determine whether you are a candidate for the procedure.

The screening will include questions about your lifestyle, health, medications, and work-life. While you are in the office for your first visit, it is important to discuss any concerns you have about the treatment. You will also learn about payment options and our inclusive pricing here at Columbus Lasik Vision.

Treatment day is your second visit. During this trip, you will come in and sit in a comfortable chair while the team preps you for your procedure. The first step is to numb your eyes. Afterward, a speculum will go under your eyelids to ensure your eyes stay wide open. Then, the Lasik specialist will use a microkeratome to cut a small slit into the side of the cornea. The process does not hurt.

They will lift the flap gently to give access to the middle layer of the cornea to make adjustments. The excimer will take down high spots and create an even surface. Finally, the flap goes back in place, and you can go home and rest. You will receive eye drops and aftercare instructions. A day or two following your procedure, you will return to the Lasik specialist for a check-up.


About Dr. Columbus

Dr. Bill, as he is affectionately known, is the founder and surgical director at Columbus LASIK Vision. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Scranton University and his medical degree at Penn State University Medical Center where he also performed his internal medicine internship. He then spent three years at Nassau County Medical Center training in Ophthalmology. Shortly after finishing at Nassau county, he began his cornea and refractive fellowship at the prestigious Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Columbus has demonstrated his commitment to excellence with over 25,000 corrective eye procedures.