We provide a wide range of eye care from comprehensive vision exams and contact lens fitting to medical eye care examinations. Our doctors specialize in diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of ocular disease and co-manage closely with the best eye surgeons in Columbus.
Just as eyeglasses and contacts are good options to correct your vision, laser vision correction is also a great option.
A laser consult at Professional Eye Care Associates will allow our doctors to discuss and recommend the best option for you. We will refer you and manage your care with a local surgeon who specializes in laser refractive surgery.
There are two different laser procedures considered when a patient is interested in a laser vision correction: PRK and LASIK. Both procedures have excellent safety profiles and expected results but have key differences that our doctors will discuss with patients considering this type of correction.
PRK laser surgery consultations
With PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), the cornea’s outer layer is removed entirely before the reshaping process, this outer layer will grow back over the next few days. A bandage soft contact lens is worn until the outer layer is intact. People with a high corrective prescription often are better suited for PRK.
LASIK laser surgery consultations
With LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis), a thin flap is created on the cornea to allow reshaping of the tissue beneath. The flap will secure itself back to the eye in it's original position as healing occurs.
Post Operation Appointments
A pre-operative workup and consult will be conducted, as well as the scheduled visits necessary to ensure that proper healing is taking place during the post-operative period.