What Is PRK?
What Is The Difference Between PRK & LASIK?
Typically, PRK is reserved for those patients whose corneas are too thin to undergo LASIK or who possess corneal irregularities prior to surgery. You and your surgeon will decide whether LASIK or PRK is better suited to your needs.
Is PRK Right For Me?
- Are you having difficulty reading or seeing far away?
- Do you have trouble with depth perception?
- Are you nearsighted, farsighted, or do you have an astigmatism?
- Are you looking for the benefits of LASIK but can’t have LASIK?
Frequently Asked Questions
What's It Like To Have PRK
Schedule A Consultation
At a time that’s convenient for you, a Katzen eye doctor will meet with you to discuss the changes in your vision and help you understand available options. The consultation and diagnostic testing are free and certainly does not obligate you to any future service. We can determine if you are a candidate for PRK. You will have an opportunity to schedule your procedure at this appointment.
Arrive At The Katzen Office For PRK
After being greeted by the staff, you are met by the doctor who will be performing your PRK procedure. After a final diagnostic exam, the lasers are set with your exact prescription.
Travel Home For Recovery
After surgery, you must have a friend or family member provide your transportation home. You will experience improved vision right away, but we recommend not reading, driving, or using a computer for the rest of the day. After a good night’s sleep you can return to work the next day.
Come Back The Next Day For A Post-Op Checkup
It is important that you meet with your Katzen eye doctor the day after your PRK procedure. We will confirm that your eyes are healthy and clear you for normal activity.