PRK, commonly called LASEK is similar to LASIK but uses a different method to expose the cornea for laser treatment. With PRK, rathen than creating a microscopic flap, the surface of the eye is treated with an alcohol based sustance and then the laser treatment is applied. A bandage contact lens is placed over the eye after the procedure to promote healing and provid protection. This contact lens is removed around a week after the procedure.
How we see is important to understanding how vision correction works. When we look at an image, light passes through the outer most part of the eye called the cornea. From there, the light passes through our lens. The lens is responsible for focusing on objects, either in the distance or up close. Finally, this image is projected onto the retina, which transmits the image to the brain via the optic nerve. Imperfections in vision can be caused by any three of these areas (cornea, lens, or retina).
Most laser vision correction aims to perfect the image entering the eye by gently reshaping the surface of the cornea. These types of imperfections in our vision are known as refractive errors categorized into three types: nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Laser vision correction is an effective treatment for all of these types of refractive errors.
Check out our short animated video of a PRK treatment. In the time it takes to watch the video, your vision could be corrected with PRK.
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Generally speaking, PRK is a recommeded procedure for patients with thinner corneas or overly dry eyes, and for those who have had previous refractive vision correction, such as RK. And, because no flap is created, it's also a safer procedure for those patients at higher risk for eye trauma, such as athletes, police, firefighters, military, and those who work outdoors.Reserve A Consultation
PRK is a flap-less alternative to LASIK. Treatment is completed in 3 short steps.
A diluted alcohol solution is applied to the cornea to prepare the surface for treatment.
The excimer laser gently reshapes the corneal trissue within a few seconds correcting the visual defects.
Last, a protective bandage contact lens is placed over the eye until the cornea fully heals within a few days.
You’ve already taken the first, most important step by educating yourself about PRK and laser vision correction. Now, take our online self-candidacy test to see if you meet some of the basic requirements for treatment. It just takes a few seconds. Then, when you’re ready, schedule your complimentary consultation to find out if you are a great LASIK candidate.
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