Lasik Surgery

Savannah LASIK Surgeon – Thomas Campen, MD

Special Offers!Laser vision correction includes LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy). LASIK uses the excimer laser to reshape the underlying surface of the cornea to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness. To accomplish this, Savannah LASIK surgeon Dr. Thomas Campen surgically creates a very thin flap on the surface of the cornea. The excimer laser then reshapes the underlying area. The thin flap is then repositioned, with improvement of vision. There is little to no pain involved, and often glasses are no longer necessary.

PRK also reshapes the cornea, but before the laser is used, a small amount of the corneal surface is gently removed. The excimer laser is then used to create a new corneal shape to correct vision. The corneal surface regenerates over the next several days, with improvement of vision. In contrast to LASIK, there is some irritation to the eyes during these several days while the cornea cells regenerate. Both procedures are permanent, but as eyes change with time, some enhancements could be necessary for Hilton Head / Savannah LASIK and PRK patients.

Not everyone with nearsightedness or farsightedness is a candidate for LASIK or other refractive surgery. If you are interested in refractive surgery to correct your vision, it is important to be examined by a qualified Savannah LASIK surgeon to see if you are a candidate. Your vision is of tremendous importance. Your eye surgeon should have a long history of performing many such procedures. Experience is important not only in the procedure, but also in determining whether you are a candidate for a procedure. As a Savannah / Hilton Head laser eye surgery provider, Dr. Campen has performed over 25,000 refractive surgery cases over the past fifteen years and can determine whether refractive surgery can be helpful to you.

More About Dr. Thomas Campen – Savannah LASIK Surgeon

Dr. Campen has more than a decade of experience performing laser eye surgery in Savannah. He utilizes some of the most advanced technologies available to ensure that each LASIK Savannah and Hilton Head patient enjoys a safe, comfortable laser vision correction experience with highly effective results. Following laser eye surgery with Dr. Campen, patients are once again able to enjoy the many benefits of clear vision.

Campen Eye Care
5102 Paulsen St. Building #5, Savannah, GA 31405‎ | (912) 355-7446