Our highly skilled LASIK surgeons have performed refractive surgery on thousands of happy patients.

LASIK can help correct vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism of varying degrees. For most candidates, it involves minimal discomfort and a rapid recovery.

Surgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Havener Eye Institute in Columbus can treat many eye conditions, including focus-related problems. Our highly skilled LASIK surgeons have performed refractive surgery on thousands of happy patients.

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How Does LASIK Work?

Schedule your free LASIK consultation with the eye care experts at Ohio State’s Havener Eye Institute.

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LASIK Financing

We offer several financing options for LASIK to match your budget.

Why Choose Ohio State?

Why Choose Ohio State?

We use advanced, all-laser technologies, which offer considerable advantages over traditional procedures. Ohio State’s surgeons use the most advanced technologies to diagnose corneal issues and perform surgical procedures. Our surgeons measure the optical distortions of the cornea and produce a map showing how light is distorted in your eye. This highlights individual imperfections and tailors laser settings for the best results, including improved nighttime vision.

In addition, our experts are backed by the resources, research, education, technology, teamwork and reputation of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. We have a tireless dedication to patient safety, and our surgeons strive to give every patient first-class service and the highest-quality result.

Ohio State eye care specialists provide thorough consultation and support every step of the way. We are happy to answer any questions and look forward to meeting with you soon.

Schedule an appointment with Ohio State’s eye care experts. Call 614-366-1270.

Advantages of Bladeless LASIK

Advantages of Bladeless LASIK

At Ohio State’s Havener Eye Institute, we perform state-of-the-art, blade-free, all-laser LASIK for the best vision outcomes. We currently use the latest technologies such as the Wavelight Refractive Suite which includes the FS200 Femtosecond laser for flap creation and the Excimer 500 laser for personalized vision correction. This allows our surgeons to serve a wide variety of patient needs.

The FS200 Femtosecond laser creates a much thinner corneal flap as compared to a flap created with a microkeratome (hand-held blade). Patients who were previously told their corneas were too thin for LASIK, may now be eligible for the treatment.

The WaveLight laser customizes every treatment to the patient’s individual prescription and cornea. This personalized treatment enhances the quality of vision and also addresses any distortions that may affect night vision. Recent studies indicate that with wavefront-optimized technology, patients are more likely to achieve 20/20 vision.

What can LASIK correct?

What can LASIK correct?

Vision can become blurry when the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, is shaped abnormally and light doesn't bend, or refract, properly as it reaches the retina in back of the eye. Such problems are called refractive errors. They can include:

  • Nearsightedness (myopia) where distant images seem blurry
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia) where near and distance images seem blurry
  • Astigmatism (also close-up or distant images seem blurry)

LASIK can correct these vision problems. In some cases, laser surgery for refractive errors may reduce or eliminate the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses.

As the natural lens inside the eye ages, it can lead to decreased near vision (presbyopia). This results in the need for reading glasses. LASIK does not correct presbyopia, however, monovision is a possible treatment option. Discuss monovision with your physician.



With nearsightedness, distant images appear blurred, because the shape of the eye causes the focal point to be in front of the retina. 



With farsightedness, nearby images appear blurred, because the shape of the eye causes the focal point to be behind the retina.



Astigmatism is caused by abnormal curving of the surface of the eye, which leads to out-of-focus, blurred vision.

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