A Firefighter's Laser Eye Surgery Results


As a firefighter, it is important for Steve to be able to see in challenging, smoky conditions. A week after his laser eye surgery, Steve can see better than ever before and is back to driving a firetruck for work. He strongly recommends the advanced Wavefront laser procedure.

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Interviewer: So, Steve, we did your eye surgery last week, right? Steve: We did. Interviewer: And how are you doing this week? Steve: I'm doing great. It's awesome to be able to see, and you take for granted what you could've been seeing for 10 years, 5 years, however long you've gone without it. Interviewer: Right. I don't appreciate my work, because I've been perfect all my life, so . . . Steve: Yeah. It must be nice. Interviewer: It's fun to make the blind see like you. Steve: Yeah. Interviewer: So how's work going this week? You're in the Fire Department? Steve: Work's great. I'm a firefighter, and I was driving this week. And this is less than a week after I've gotten the surgery and I'm able to see. I can see way better than I ever could with my glasses or contacts. Interviewer: Do you go on fire scenes at all? Steve: We did go to fire scenes, and I don't get any halos from any of the bright lights, with LEDs. Everything's flashing and I have no . . . Interviewer: Do you feel safer in smoky environments with your work? Steve: I do, absolutely. I feel like, for me, it's important to have this, to be able to do my job and protect people to the best of my ability. Interviewer: Great. And we did a Wavefront procedure, right? Steve: Yes. Interviewer: The more advanced laser, and it comes in pretty quick, right? Steve: Yes, came in within five hours. After that first initial five hours, I was able to see better than I had in years. Interviewer: And you're 20/20 in a week. That's great. Because with the old lasers, it takes a little bit longer. So any glare problems at night for your first week? Steve: No glare problems at night. And I would recommend doing the Wavefront to anybody who seems that that might be an option for them. Interviewer: Right. Wavefront's good to avoid glare. It's the best laser for that. If you have glare coming into it, you should get it done. Well, I'm glad I could change your life. Steve: Thank you. Interviewer: Just enjoy your new vision and thanks for choosing us at Columbus Laser Vision. Steve: Great. Thank you very much. Interviewer: You're welcome. My pleasure.

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Dr. Columbus and his entire staff were professional from the beginning! He listened to all of my questions and concerns about the procedure and answered them completely. The surgery itself was also successful, and despite my vision being extremely poor, I am now able to see nearly 20/20. Ryan J.

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