PRK Custom Vision vs. LASIK Custom Vision
Have you been told that you are unable to have LASIK due to irregular or thinness of your cornea? PRK Custom Vision, or Photorefractive Keratectomy Custom Vision, may be the answer you’ve been looking for.
PRK Custom Vision corrects your vision the same way LASIK Custom Vision does, by reshaping your cornea with an excimer laser. However, what makes PRK Custom Vision different is how the cornea is prepared for the excimer laser. During PRK Custom Vision the thin outer membrane of the cornea, called the epithelium, is loosened and then removed, exposing the surface of the thick central part of the cornea, call the stromal bed. Dr. Simon then uses the excimer laser to reshape the stromal surface to correct the patient’s vision error. By using the same laser technology as LASIK Custom Vision you are able to obtain the same visual results with PRK Custom Vision as LASIK Custom Vision.
With PRK Custom Vision since the surface cells of the cornea must heal there is a little longer of a recovery time. At Simon Vision Institute we use advanced diagnostic technology to determine if PRK is the safest and best choice for your.
How do you know you are a candidate for PRK?
- When the cornea is too thin for LASIK Custom Vision
- When there is a structural abnormality in the cornea.
- When a pre-existing eye condition is present on the cornea PRK Custom Vision may result in better vision than LASIK Custom Vision.
Contact us today to schedule your free PRK Custom Vision consultation.