Disorders Treated by LASIK

Disorders Treated by LASIK

Nearsightedness

With Nearsightedness or Myopia, rays of light are not focused on the BACK of the eye falling in FRONT of its focusing point on the Retina thus causing Blurriness for distance vision. We correct Myopia  by forcing or “pushing” the focus point back properly on the Retina to achieve clear vision. This is often done with visual aides such as glasses & contact lenses. With LASIK, the focus point is forced BACK onto the Retina allowing proper focusing of the eye WITHOUT visual aides & resulting in CLEAR Vision WITHOUT any visual aides! This is accomplished with LASIK by FLATTENING the curvature of the cornea with the laser beam.

Farsightedness

With Farsightedness or Hyperopia, rays of light are not focused on the BACK of the eye falling BEHIND its focusing point on the Retina thus causing Blurriness for distance vision as well the near vision which tends to be more worse. We correct hyperopia  by forcing or “pulling” the focus point back properly on the Retina to achieve clear vision. This is often done with visual aides such as glasses & contact lenses. With LASIK, the focus point is forced BACK onto the Retina allowing proper focusing of the eye WITHOUT visual aides & resulting in CLEAR Vision WITHOUT any visual aides! This is accomplished with LASIK by STEEPENING the curvature of the cornea with the laser beam.

Astigmatism

With Astigmatism, rays of light are not focused on the BACK of the eye due to the cornea being “OVAL” in shape like a Football with its focusing point on the Retina thus causing Blurriness for distance vision at ALL RANGES of vision from Distance to Near. Also severe astigmatism can cause double vision with reading as well as glare at night with lights while driving & other activities. We correct     Astsigmatism often with visual aides such as glasses & contact lenses. With LASIK, the corneal curvature is made more ” ROUND” like a Baseball to focus rays of light onto the Retina allowing proper focusing of the eye resulting in CLEAR Vision WITHOUT any visual aides!

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a visual disorder occuring in the early 40’s years of life where one lose the ability to see clearly up close and push things away to see clearer and when no longer to see that range eventually get reading glasses to restore clear vision for reading.  The reason for presbyopia is the onset of an aging problem where one loses the ability to “accomodate” or change the shape of the internal lens to focus clearly for near vision. This loss of combination is thought to be due to the hardening of the lens or the dysfunctionof the ciliary eye muscles not working well to change the cornea to a thicker shape to focus clearly for near vision. One usually uses a magnifier lens full time and the prescription number increses from a +1.5o to a +3.00 prescription as We get older in age. With LASIK laser vision correction, although there is no reading surgery with LASIK, a MONOVISION correction can be performed. Many people already have Monovision with the usage of contact lenses to see clearly BOTH far & near without the usage of contact lenses! With Monovion LASIK, The DOMINANT eye is done for distance & the NON-DOMINANT eye is done for near vision. The monovision results are usually EXCELLENT with one having the BEST of BOTH WORLDS to see CLEARLY Both far & near WITHOUT the need for reading glasses ANYMORE!

How lasik fixes Visual Disorders

How lasik fixes Visual Disorders

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 2 months 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 7 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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Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Columbus LASIK Vision
Reviewed from Google

4.8 out of 5 stars

Sonya
Sonya

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months 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 7 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.