As the first refractive procedure approved by the FDA, PRK eye surgery is a tried and true vision correction alternative that continues to help patients reach their vision potential.
PRK Eye Surgery vs. LASIK
Before LASIK, PRK was the refractive procedure that doctors and patients trusted. Although LASIK has become a more popular procedure, PRK is still very safe and effective in treating certain patients that may not qualify for LASIK. In PRK, there is no need for the doctor to create a flap before the corneal laser treatment, so PRK may be a good alternative option for patients with thin or steep corneas or moderately dry eyes. PRK may be recommended to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
PRK eye surgery is quite comparable to LASIK in terms of visual results, however, healing time may be a little less rapid than with LASIK.
During PRK, your doctor will administer anesthetic and proceed to gently reshape the cornea using CustomVue Wavefront-guided treatment. No corneal flap is made, so the laser directly reshapes each eye’s cornea outer layer in very little time. Once the desired corneal alterations are achieved, patients should be able to correctly focus on improved vision within a few days. After a successful PRK procedure, patients enjoy tossing out their old glasses and contact lenses!
For state-of-the-art PRK treatment, trust the vision leaders at Berg·Feinfield Vision Correction. Contact us today for your complimentary one-on-one vision consultation.