PRK is similar to LASIK, except for the fact that a tissue flap is not created. PRK takes place on the surface of the eye after removing the outer layer of surface corneal tissue.
This procedure is suitable for patients with corneas that are too thin or too curved to be an ideal candidate for traditional LASIK. PRK is also a great option for individuals with career restrictions, such as those outlined for certain assignments in the armed forces. Several active duty members have trusted their laser vision correction to South Jersey Eye Physicians, so we are equipped to work with your professional requirements.
With PRK, the healing time is longer than with LASIK. We expect vision to be blurry for much of the first week, getting sharper after about one week and gradually improving after that. PRK is slightly less comfortable the first week following the procedure as well. This discomfort is only temporary and will be addressed prior to your PRK procedure at South Jersey Eye Physicians.
PRK also corrects conditions related to nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.
How to Get More Information
For more information about PRK or other LASIK alternatives, schedule a FREE consultation online or call 1-800-380-0111. Our LASIK Coordinator would be more than happy to answer any of your questions.