LASIK Eye Surgery in Columbus, Ohio
LASIK (laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is a safe, reliable and painless way to improve vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. Columbus Laser & Cataract Center has performed more than 20,000 eye surgery procedures and offers affordable payment plans that make LASIK accessible to just about anyone.
How do I know if I am a candidate?
LASIK is a medical procedure that requires specific physical and medical conditions to be met. When you come in for a free LASIK evaluation, one of our eye surgeons will use diagnostic testing to assess the stability of your vision and health of your eye to determine if you are a candidate.
Are there other eye surgery options if I don’t qualify?
LASIK is only one type of refractive surgery available to patients. If you do not meet the criteria, you may be eligible for a different procedure. Our eye surgeons can recommend alternative vision correction options that would work best for your vision needs.
How does LASIK work?
Using a highly specialized laser, we remove tissue and reshape the cornea to change the way light is bent, or refracted, as it passes through the cornea. After LASIK surgery light can properly focus on the retina, allowing objects to be seen clearly. Depending on whether you are nearsighted or farsighted, the cornea is either flattened or made steeper to correct your vision.
Does LASIK hurt?
While you may feel a slight pressure during surgery, numbing eye drops are used prior to the procedure so you won’t feel any pain. If needed, your LASIK surgeon can also prescribe medication to help you relax. You may feel temporary discomfort after eye surgery and have a temporary sensitivity to light, but it is extremely rare to be in any pain.
How long does the surgery take?
The entire LASIK surgery takes only about 15 minutes for both eyes and patients are often able to go home within an hour.
What is the recovery time?
Antibiotic eye drops are used for a few days, along with any other post-operative instructions. Most patients return to their normal activities the day after the procedure and full recovery takes a few weeks.
Are there any risks?
During your free LASIK evaluation, the eye doctor will discuss the benefits, risks and side-effects of eye surgery as well as what results you can expect.
What are the benefits?
LASIK can help people with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism (cornea imperfections).
What results can I expect?
Almost all patients with low to moderate nearsightedness achieve 20/40 vision, which most states consider to be the minimum visual acuity needed to drive without wearing contacts or glasses. Approximately 90% of patients achieve vision in the 20/20 range, however, there are no guarantees that you will have perfect vision. Patients who are most satisfied with their LASIK results have realistic expectations going in to surgery.
How much does LASIK cost?
LASIK is more affordable than you may think! We offer various financing options and can help find the right one for you. We can discuss the details with you when you come in for your free evaluation.
Schedule a free evaluation
Call (614) 939-1600 to schedule a free LASIK evaluation at Columbus Laser & Cataract Center and find out how LASIK eye surgery can benefit you.