PRK Procedure

The History of the PRK procedure revolutionized laser vision correction in 1996 and took over the older RK procedures done by surgeons. PRK is safe, effective and longlasting with results. There may be a brief delay of clear vision but most are able to resume their activities by post-operative day 5. Some patients may not be ideal candidates for LASIK but for PRK if they have high prescriptions or a thin cornea.

About the PRK Procedure

The PRK procedure is very safe as it is a cutless non-invasive surgery working on the outside surface of the cornea thereby having a 0% complication rate during surgery. The first step of the procedure involves removing the outer epithelial skin layer of the cornea. This step is painless as the patient has numbing drops in the eye. Next the laser is applies to the stromal layer of the cornea to reshape it to the new curvature to corrects one’s prescription and vision. At the end of the PRK procedure a bandage contact lens is put in the eye and stays in for a week until the new epithelial skin layer heals within 3-5 days. Patients obtain the same sharpness in vision as LASIK. Dr Columbus has performed thousands of PRK procedures to his patients.

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

Columbus LASIK Vision
Reviewed from Google

4.8 out of 5 stars

Todd Hartsch
Todd Hartsch

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

First off, let's start with how thrilled I am with the results (10 out of 10). Super friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Dr. C was very easy going, extremely informative and very patient .
EVEN promptly returned phone calls AT NIGHT to answer questions/concerns.
Less than five minutes wait time for all visits.
Well worth the money spent, would do it again.

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.

Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053

Columbus LASIK Vision
Reviewed from Google

4.7 out of 5 stars

Jennifer McLean
Jennifer McLean

2 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Scheduled double appointments a MONTH out. The day prior to appointment, they called, emailed and text me all the confirm.. the day of they call to move the appointments up or reschedule. I had to cancel my sitter on my only day off that I could make appointments in months... I understand they have surgeries but I had explained this was the only time slot I had without taking time off of work and school. I'm extremely disappointed as now I have to find somewhere to go much farther and will now miss time from work...

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 4 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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Columbus LASIK Vision
Reviewed from Google

4.8 out of 5 stars

Todd Hartsch
Todd Hartsch

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

First off, let's start with how thrilled I am with the results (10 out of 10). Super friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Dr. C was very easy going, extremely informative and very patient .
EVEN promptly returned phone calls AT NIGHT to answer questions/concerns.
Less than five minutes wait time for all visits.
Well worth the money spent, would do it again.

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.