Keeping His Focus on Central Ohio, Litzinger Joins ReVision
Ophthalmology has taken Dr. Thomas C. Litzinger around the country – even the world – but he is always glad to come home to Central Ohio. Litzinger was born and raised in Columbus and a graduate of Bishop Watterson High School. “Family and childhood friends drew me back to my hometown”, said Litzinger. “The fact that Columbus also happens to be a thriving, creative, and fun place to live is a bonus, and we’ve enjoyed raising our children here.”
Education & Training
After completing his undergraduate training at Miami University, Litzinger went on to medical school at The Ohio State University. It was during his second year at OSU while on a mission trip to Honduras when he discovered his passion for ophthalmology. “I ran into a team of ophthalmologists who shared their experience of curing blindness in hundreds of people through cataract surgery, and I began to feel a calling to become an ophthalmologist”, said Litzinger. This trip also sparked his interest in philanthropy. Litzinger, along with four fellow medical students, founded Ride For World Health. The non-profit raises funds and awareness for domestic and international health care issues through an annual cross-country cycling trip and lecture series.
Dr. Litzinger continued his ophthalmology education with a residency at California Pacific Medical Center and finished his training at Duke University by completing a corneal fellowship to hone his skills in cataract, LASIK and corneal procedures. Litzinger then began practicing in Central Ohio.
Beginning a New Chapter at ReVision
This chapter of Dr. Litzinger’s accomplished surgical career brings him to ReVision LASIK & Cataract Surgery where he will practice alongside Founder, Dr. James Schumer. “There are so many similarities in the way Dr. Litzinger and I approach medicine.” said Dr. Schumer, “He is an outstanding surgeon who appreciates the importance of understanding a patient’s needs and embracing the technology that allows us to deliver the best solutions.”
Dr. Schumer’s philosophy on giving back also mirrors that of Litzinger. Traveling abroad to perform sight-saving surgical procedures in underserved communities is a passion of Schumer’s. He also began the ReVision Gives Back Program within his practice as a way to support and bring awareness to local non-profits making a positive impact.
ReVision operates two ophthalmology practices that have served the Columbus and Mansfield communities for over twenty-six years. Doctors Schumer and Litzinger will see patients and perform cataract, LASIK and other corneal surgical procedures at both locations. “I strive to deliver optimal visual results by combining my training as a specialist with the best available technology. Dr. Schumer has made the same commitment and I am thrilled to partner with him at ReVision. Together, we will ensure that patients are offered the latest technology as well as an outstanding experience on their path to better vision”.