3D LASIK Surgery Center
Are you seeking a Columbus LASIK expert? If so, you have found an experienced LASIK surgeon in Columbus, Ohio. At ReVision, Dr. James Schumer, our LASIK surgeon, will work along side you to customize a treatment based on your individual needs.
Some of the factors that will determine whether or not you are a good LASIK candidate will include:
- Your Age
- Your Health
- The Health of Your Eyes
- Previous Surgeries
- Corneal Thickness
Once you have been determined a candidate for LASIK, we will work with you to customize your treatment. We will factor in your lifestyle, hobbies and occupation when designing your LASIK treatment. Our goal is to provide you with spectacle-free living!
LASIK is a generally a very safe procedure and most patients who have LASIK are satisfied with the outcome of their surgery (like improvements in vision). As you can see in the above video, the U.S. Military, have extensively tested the safety and effectiveness of LASIK eye surgery for fighter pilots and members of special operations forces among others service personnel.
About LASIK Eye Surgery
Would you like to live your life with more visual freedom? Are you tired of the everyday struggles with glasses and contact lenses? If you are like most people you probably would rather not have to stick a contact lens in your eye. LASIK eye surgery and laser vision correction has helped nearly 30 million people benefit from its effectiveness. We can help you determine the safest and most precise way to correct your vision. It starts with a complimentary screening and pre-operative eye exam where you and the doctors will discuss options and your potential candidacy. Before you come into our office for an eye exam we have prepared a detailed page containing information about LASIK eye surgery and laser vision correction.
What happens during the LASIK surgery procedure?
You will be escorted into our laser suite and prepped for the very short LASIK surgery procedure. After the area around your eyes is cleaned, you will receive numbing eye drops. Anesthetic drops will be placed onto the eyes and lid speculum will be used to gently pull back your eyelids to prevent any blinking during the procedure. You will be positioned under the laser microscope and prepped for the flap creation.
- The next step is to create a thin flap in the outer layer of the cornea. This can be done two ways: Either with a precision instrument called a microkeratome, or a femtosecond laser. The flap is opened, like opening the cover of a book.
- Next the excimer laser sculpts the desired optical correction into the underlying collagen. After this, the flap is closed, and seals within minutes, secures within hours. Patients can usually return to their full activities the very next day, even driving for the first time without lenses! The entire LASIK treatment is virtually painless, and the laser procedure itself typically takes under a few minutes to complete.
Recovering From LASIK Eye Surgery
Your vision may be a bit blurry immediately after the procedure, but this is perfectly normal. It is advised by our practice to arrange for someone to take you home after LASIK treatment. You can expect a small degree of discomfort for about a day following LASIK surgery, but this can be managed with medication. You may also experience some sensitivity to light, and some puffiness and wateriness for a few days after the procedure. A follow-up exam is usually scheduled the day after your treatment, and you should be able to resume your normal daily routine that day. Most LASIK patients experience dramatic improvement in vision just one day after the procedure, with successful results even more apparent as the weeks and months go by.
What is the Excimer LASER used in LASIK surgery?
LASIK eye surgery involves the use of an excimer laser to permanently change the shape of the cornea, or the outer layer of the eye. The EXCIMER laser, which is a specific type of "cool" laser, generates its power from light in the ultraviolet range. This type of laser cannot be visualized by the human eye. Because the excimer laser does not generate any heat, there is no tissue damage as the result of the laser light. As the treatment with the laser proceeds, microscopic layers of tissue, approximately 1/10th the width of a human hair are removed. The laser is programmed to remove precisely the amount of tissue needed to achieve the desired result.
Determining LASIK Candidacy:
- Candidates must be over 18.
- Candidates must have no diseases or health issues of the eyes, no formation of cataracts or glaucoma.
- Candidates must have had a stable vision prescripition for one year.
- Candidates must not be pregnant
If you are interested in having LASIK eye surgery we will need to schedule you for a complete eye exam. There are different types of LASIK eye vision correction procedures depending on the condition of your eyes. We will accurately assess the conditions of your eyes at your LASIK pre-operative evaluation. If LASIK cost is an issue for you please feel free to visit our LASIK financing page to review the affordability options.
LASIK Eye Surgery Benefits
Some of the Benefits of Laser Vision Correction are:
- Decreased dependency on glasses or contacts
- Ability to get up a GO!
- Convenience with travel
- No hassle with contact solutions
- Clear, natural vision
- Major lifestyle advantages with sports
- Improved appearance with NO glasses
Dr. Schumer is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). The ASCRS represents more than 9,000 eye surgeons worldwide. ASCRS treats all concerns about the safety and effectiveness of LASIK very seriously. Based on substantial research and data collected over decades, ASCRS is convinced that LASIK is safe and effective, and offers a viable option for dramatically improving the quality of life for millions of qualified candidates.
LASIK’s safety and effectiveness have been demonstrated in extensive studies conducted repeatedly over the past 20 years, involving thousands of patients and ever-improving technology. Multiple peer-reviewed studies published in medical journals show that more than 95 percent of LASIK patients are satisfied with their results. They also report that for the few patients who experience dry eye and night vision issues, the majority of their side effects resolve over time. Long-term LASIK side effects are extremely rare. ASCRS fully supports additional research to determine why side effects occur and how best to resolve them.
LASIK is surgery, and like all surgeries it involves some risk. In addition, not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. People considering LASIK should research the procedure thoroughly, choose a qualified, board-certified surgeon, and discuss at length with the surgeon the risks and benefits of LASIK. Patients should work with their doctor to determine whether the procedure is right for them and their lifestyle. ASCRS and other organizations have resources available for anyone considering LASIK to assist in making an informed decision. To learn more about ASCRS please visit www.ASCRS.org.