What is the difference between PRK & LASIK?
PRK is typically reserved for patients whose corneas are too thin for LASIK or who possess corneal issues prior to surgery. You and your surgeon will decide whether LASIK or PRK is best for your specific needs.
Is PRK right for me?
- Do you have difficulty reading or seeing far away?
- Are you struggling 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
During the consultation, an Inland Eye Specialists doctor will meet with you to discuss the changes in your vision and help you understand your available options. The consultation and diagnostic testing do not obligate you to any future service; they simply help us determine whether you are a candidate for PRK. If you are, you will have an opportunity to schedule your procedure at this appointment.
Arrive At The Inland Office
After being greeted by the staff, you will be introduced to the doctor who will perform your PRK procedure. After a final diagnostic exam, the lasers are set to your exact prescription.
Travel Home For Recovery
After surgery, a friend or family member needs to help you get home. Your vision will improve right away, but we recommend not reading, driving, or using a computer for the remainder of the day.
Return For A Post-Op Checkup
It is important that you meet with your Inland Eye Specialists doctor after your PRK procedure, so we can confirm that your eyes are healthy and officially clear you for normal activity.