PRK: What Are the Benefits of PRK Laser Eye Surgery?

Are you tired of needing glasses or contact lens to see? If so, you should consider a form of laser eye surgery known as PRK (photorefractive keratectomy).

What to expect during PRK

During PRK, the outermost layer of the front of your eye, known as your cornea, is removed. From there, your surgeon will use lasers to reshape the front of your eye to correct your vision.

Related: “LASIK Laser Eye Surgery: Are You a Candidate?”

After your surgery, you’re fit with bandage contact lenses and prescribed eye drops to allow your eye to properly heal. From there, you’re safe to be driven home and instructed to follow up with your surgeon as directed.

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PRK Benefits

Most commonly used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, PRK can also be used to offset blurry vision up close from presbyopia (which is the loss of reading vision that occurs with age).

Related: “LASIK: What Are The Benefits of LASIK Laser Eye Surgery?”

One of the best reasons to get PRK is that it’s more structurally sound to the cornea and is your best option to avoid harmful complications that high impact work or sports could have on your eyes. It’s also especially helpful for extremely nearsighted people.

Curious if you’re a candidate for PRK eye surgery? What are you waiting for? Make sure to schedule an appointment with your local eye care professional today!

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