Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), like LASIK, is a form of laser refractive surgery that reshapes the cornea. PRK is a great option for those who are not LASIK candidates due to thin but otherwise normal corneas. The primary difference between LASIK and PRK is that in PRK, there is no corneal flap created – instead, a thin layer of surface (epithelial) cells are removed. Then, the laser ablation is performed. PRK has a longer recovery period than LASIK; but the three month outcomes are very similar.
It all starts with a comprehensive eye exam and consultation with Dr. Feinerman where he describes the procedure in detail and answers any questions you may have. Dr. Feinerman will review and discuss your individual situation and determine the best treatment plan.
Our staff ensures you are reclined and comfortable. The PRK procedure—performed by Dr. Feinerman—is painless and takes only about 20 minutes for both eyes. Recovery is longer than LASIK, usually 2 days of discomfort and vision is a little blurry for 5-7 days.
After the procedure, Dr. Feinerman personally calls his patients to ensure they are doing well and to address any questions. During your actual in-person post-op visit, Dr. Feinerman will perform a final examination to ensure recovery is complete.
Anyone over the age of eighteen who has not had a significant change in vision over the past 6 months and can see clearly with contact lenses or glasses may be a good candidate for LASIK or one of our other vision correction procedures. Take our LASIK candidacy test to find out more.
Ordering contact lenses and glasses on regularly can get expensive. Use our savings calculator to estimate how LASIK can save you money over your lifetime. If you’re interested in financing options, click here.