Am I a candidate for PRK surgery?
Candidates for surgery either have myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism or don’t wish to continue to use contact lenses or glasses. This surgery can be an alternative for patients who don’t qualify for a LASIK surgery. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for surgery.
How can I prepare for PRK surgery?
Your specialist will evaluate your eye to determine the shape of your cornea, pupil size and condition. Doctors will usually ask you to stop wearing contact lenses about 3 weeks before surgery and corrective glasses for 3 days.
Will I feel pain during surgery?
Your doctor will place drops on your eyes to numb them, during surgery will only feel some pressure on the eye.
What happens after surgery?
Immediately after the procedure, you could experience some itch with a burning sensation, and your eyes will be watery. You will need to wear sunglasses in the outdoors as long as your specialists think is necessary. At first, it will seem your vision is getting worse, but it starts to improve around 3 or 5 days.
What is the difference between PRK and LASIK?
Lasik is a newer procedure, and it only requires a small flap to be made on top of the cornea, a laser then works under the cornea. In a LASIK procedure, the outer part of the cornea is removed and an ultraviolet light works directly into it. Some doctors prefer one surgery over the other or may choose which is more convenient to the patient. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine which procedure is best for you.
Will I need a correction surgery?
Most people won’t need correction surgery; however, patients with more severe conditions might experience an under correction and need a second surgery. In some cases, patients could have their vision change because pregnancies or other conditions and may choose to have a correction. Patients over 40 may need reading glasses after a few years.