Sometimes when you come in for a LASIK consultation, the doctor may recommend PRK as the best option for you.  Here are the facts about PRK.

What is PRK?

PRK, or Photorefractive Keratectomy, was actually invented before LASIK and was the first procedure performed using the excimer laser. Just like LASIK, PRK corrects vision by reshaping the cornea.

What is Custom PRK?

At Horizon Eye Specialists, PRK is performed with the same highly sophisticated Custom Wavefront technology we use to perform iLASIK. This complete package of fully integrated technologies includes:

  • VISX Wavescan WaveFront™ Diagnostics
  • VISX Star S4 Iris Registration™ Excimer Laser
  • VISX Advanced CustomVue™ Treatment 

What are the advantages to PRK?

Since no corneal flap is created, PRK may be more suited for patients with:

  • Thin corneas
  • Dry eyes
  • Corneal scarring or other abnormalities
  • Past refractive surgery
  • Lifestyles with increased risk for eye injury (i.e. martial arts)

What is the healing process for PRK?

PRK and iLASIK have the same end result, but recovery from PRK is generally longer. And while iLASIK patients notice dramatically improved vision almost immediately after their procedure, PRK patients may not experience functional vision for approximately one week. 

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At Horizon Eye Specialists your consultation will likely be the most thorough eye exam you’ve ever experienced. We pride ourselves at performing a detailed, careful review of your eye and medical history, using the latest technology to determine your current visual status, performing repeated testing if necessary, evaluating your entire eye health, and reviewing your specific visual needs and lifestyle demands.

If you are a candidate, we know “one size fits all” does NOT apply to refractive surgery and will elect the procedure we feel will provide the best outcome based on all the data gathered specific to you.