PRK: A LASIK Alternative
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) was the first vision correction procedure approved by the FDA in 1995 and the first refractive surgery procedure approved by the military. Millions of PRK procedures have been performed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, helping most patients see more clearly without glasses or contacts.
Candidates for PRK include those patients who may not be good candidates for LASIK due to thin corneas, dryness, or other medical conditions. Both LASIK and PRK produce similar long-term results and less dependence on glasses and contacts. Dr. Reena Patel has performed PRK procedures since 2002. By measuring your corneas with multiple technologies, Dr. Patel is able to ensure that your eyes are healthy enough for PRK.
General PRK Requirements
- 18 years or older
- Stable vision prescription for at least one year
- Free of eye disease or other interfering vision conditions
- Proper corneal thickness
- Good overall health
- Realistic expectations
- Full understanding of the potential risks
A comprehensive eye exam is absolutely crucial to determine if PRK is right for your eyes. If any doctor agrees to perform the procedure without a full exam, please consult Dr. Patel, our PRK doctor in Wichita, to arrange a free, no-obligation PRK consultation. She will be up-front and honest about your eye health and let you what to expect from PRK. Most importantly, she will let you know if PRK is a safe vision correction option for you.
Contact us today to schedule a free PRK consultation so you can learn more about your PRK candidacy. You can ask questions and learn more about our PRK technology, experience, and results.