PRK is a form of laser eye surgery, and one we proudly perform here at Katz Eye Center. Why should you have to lean on your eyeglasses or contact lenses when our Williamsbridge eye doctor can correct your nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism simply and safely?
PRK stands for photorefractive keratectomy. It’s one of the methods used to reshape your cornea so that light travels more accurately to your retina. The result is improved vision even without corrective eyewear. A very high percentage of patients, up to 95%, are able to attain at least 20/40 vision, with this surgery from our Williamsbridge eye doctor. And 80% or more are able to get their vision up to 20/20, which is considered normal. All this with a procedure that is done right here at our office, on an outpatient basis. Are you a good candidate for it? All you need do is come in for an examination and consultation. Your medical history will be taken, and our Williamsbridge eye doctor will conduct thorough testing to determine your suitability for PRK. If you wear contact lenses, you’ll need to stop wearing them for a period of time prior to coming in for your evaluation. Our office will let you know for how long when you make your appointment. It varies depending on the type of contacts you wear. The procedure itself will be completed quickly. You may still need some assistance from your eyeglasses or contacts after having PRK, but it will be far less of a reliance than you have right now. Some patients are able to discard their prescription lenses entirely, however.
You have choices when it comes to laser eye surgery. It may turn out that PRK is ideal for your situation and circumstances. To find out for sure, call us to arrange a convenient time to come in for an appointment.