• Envision laser Centers Doctors
    Central PA's
    Most Trusted LASIK Network
    We specialize in helping people to see
    without the hassles of glasses and contacts.
    Better Than Glasses - Safer Than Contacts
    Unlike glasses LASIK gives you a full field of vision
    LASIK has found to be 7 times safer than wearing contacts.
  • 0% Interest Financing
    For up to 2 years!*
    With equal payments for those who qualify.
    Financing cannot be combined with any other offer.
Envision Laser Centers 1424 11th Ave Altoona PA.

332 W Plank Rd

Our brand new facility is located near the Plank Road Exit off 99.

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Envision Laser Centers 1318 Eisenhower Blvd Johnstown PA>

1318 Eisenhower Blvd

Located in Richland, Envision Laser Centers surgical facility was established in 2007.

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Envision Laser Centers State College

1665 North Atherton St

Located on North Atherton in Walmart Optical, our patient care was established in 2004.

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About Envision

We are the LASIK experts in Central Pennsylvania.

We do more LASIK and PRK procedures in the Altoona, Johnstown and State College area than all other providers combined. The more experience a surgeon has performing laser vision correction, the better your chance of having the optimal LASIK outcome. Just like professional golfers, race car drivers and many other occupations, there are different skill levels possessed by elite professionals. Dr. Patel is the area's only board certified corneal specialist who focuses solely on LASIK. His refractive knowledge and LASIK skills combined with his calming bedside manner, makes Dr. Patel one of the best LASIK surgeons in the country.

Dr. Ketan Patel, MD

  • Fellowship: Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Residency: Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • PGY-I in Internal Medicine: The Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Doctor of Medicine: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Cum Laud, Washington D.C


Envision has built a solid reputation by providing fantastic outcomes at an affordable price. In 2004, Dr. Ketan Patel and G.M. Dave Vance wanted to bring affordable, quality LASIK to Central PA. Having worked for national LASIK providers for years, Dr. Patel and Dave "Envisioned" a laser vision correction provider that was affordable AND put the patients' best interest at the forefront (something the corporate LASIK facilities don't always do). Dr. Patel and his surgical team have been working together for over 15 years and have gained a solid reputation through out Pennsylvania as one of the best LASIK providers around. We focus on quality care, patient happiness and the best outcomes possible.

 Dr. Ketan Patel performing LASIK surgery on a patient.
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Why People Trust Envision

Envision Laser Centers continually strives for providing the best possible patient outcomes. For the past 15 years, Dr. Patel and staff have treated more patients in Central PA than any other provider. Watch this video and see why patients love us.

Envision Advantage

The newest laser available in the U.S. the Wavelight EX500 excimer laser.

Introducing the Wavelight® EX500 excimer laser, the newest and fastest laser available in the U.S. Besides being fast (really fast!), the Wavelight EX500 utilizes proprietary Perfect Pulse Technology®, the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser maintains a high pulse frequency with a minimized thermal load. What does that mean for you? It means quicker visual recovery, less discomfort after your LASIK procedure, and better overall outcomes. In fact, the majority of our LASIK patients achieve vision better than 20/20. The EX500 also has iris recognition and a powerful 1050 Hz-type multi-dimensional eye tracker. This ensures the patient's treatment is quick and concise. The quicker the treatment, the less anxiety a patient usually has during their LASIK procedure. We feel this is just one of the reasons we are the leading LASIK provider in the area.

What makes a good LASIK candidate?

Unfortunately, there is no straight forward answer. Everyone is different. From a person's health to their prescription, occupation and visual goals, no 2 people are the same. Just because you have good ocular health and a prescription that falls into what the laser can treat, doesn't make you a good candidate. Other factors such as age, corneal thickness, and numerous other factors play a role in whether a person is a good candidate for LASIK. That's exactly why Envision Laser Centers offers a free LASIK consultation. Unlike many other providers, we don't just explain the procedure, but we actually do some testing and educate the patient on how the risks and benefits of LASIK apply specifically to that individual. After an extensive dilated eye exam, then we determine if that patient is in fact a good LASIK candidate.

The LASIK Lifestyle

Convenience – With LASIK, you get up and go. Glasses involve cleaning, adjusting and replacing on a biannual basis. People spend time daily, inserting and removing contacts, not to mention dealing with solutions and the irritation and dryness they cause many people. People are busier today than ever before and the convenience of LASIK is the fuel that drives numerous patients to have LASIK each year.

Occupation/lifestyle – People have different jobs and different activities they like to do. Glasses and contacts pose a big problem for firefighters, police, military, astronauts and many other emergency personal, where failure of vision from contacts or glasses can mean the difference between life and death. Many other activities such as golfing, swimming, running, etc. can be performed at a higher level with LASIK versus relying on glasses and contacts.

Cost – Glasses are usually replaced every other year at an approximate cost of $300-$700. Over a lifetime, most individuals will spend at least $15,000 on glasses and exams. Yearly use of contact lenses can range between $600-$1,800 per year depending on the kind of lenses. Most contact wearers also buy glasses to use when their lenses are out. Contact lens wearer will spend over $25,000 in their lifetime on solutions, doctor visits, etc. LASIK has a total cost of less than $4,000 which may seem costly, but over the long run will save you thousands of dollars.

The advantages of LASIK are numerous. Call us today to see how LASIK may benefit your lifestyle.

What our patients say


Patient Counselor Ben Gibbons

Ben Gibbons

Patient Counselor
 Patient counselor Debbie Hoy

Debbie Hoy

Patient Counselor
General Manager of Envision Laser Centers, Dave Vance

Dave Vance

General Manager
Corneal Specialist, Dr. Ketan Patel M.D.

Dr. Ketan Patel

Medical Director