Consider PRK if You’re Not a LASIK Candidate

Are you tired of the daily use of contacts and glasses? Sports, foggy lenses scratched lenses, and unadjusted frames can cause extreme discomfort while wearing glasses. Contacts on the other hand can become torn and require more maintenance with solution and replacement costs for disposable contacts. With PRK, you no longer need to use glasses or contacts to correct your vision. This quick procedure will leave you with new natural eyesight that will transform your vision permanently.

Some individuals opt for LASIK eye surgery, if you are not a candidate for LASIK, look no further and consider photorefractive keratectomy eye surgery or PRK today.

What is PRK?

PRK was the first refractive procedure created. PRK corrects refractive errors including astigmatism, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. PRK gently uses a laser to reshape the corneal tissue, correcting refractive errors permanently.  The cornea is reshaped to your exact prescription, fixing light refraction through the eye.

Difference Between PRK and LASIK

During PRK, your surgeon will not create a flap in the cornea. During LASIK, your surgeon will create a flap under the cornea and use the laser to work under the flap, then leave the flap to act as a natural bandage, protecting the eye during the healing process.

During PRK the surgeon removes the outer layer of the eye called the epithelium and the cornea is reshaped on its surface. Although the recovery for PRK is longer, identical results are achieved.

PRK recovery is longer because the epithelium layer needs to regrow, taking around two weeks. Patients must wear a contact lens bandage during recovery to protect the eye during regrowth. This is an excellent option for those who are not LASIK candidates.

Am I A Candidate For Lasik?

In order to receive LASIK eye surgery, your corneas need to be a certain thickness in order to create a flap. If the corneas are too thin, creating this flap is unsafe for your eye. This can result in extreme visual complications. Scheduling a consultation can check whether you are a viable candidate for LASIK.

Schedule a Consultation

To experience life with visual freedom, contact us today at Boston Lasik to schedule a consultation to discuss your corrective lens surgery options. If you are not a candidate for LASIK, PRK is an eye-catching option for you.