PRK Vision correction


PRK surgery is a common procedure used by many ophthalmologists across the country. This procedure uses the same WaveLight® Excimer Laser to reshape the cornea like LASIK, but instead of lifting a flap to reach the sub-layer of the cornea, the outer layer is removed using an alcohol-based application to the cornea. This outer layer re-grows in about 3-5 days.

Recovery includes wearing contact lenses for a few days post-PRK surgery to promote the healing and regrowth process. Regaining full vision takes a bit longer than when LASIK is used due to the outer layer of the cornea actually being removed during the PRK eye surgery.

While LASIK is used more often for vision correction surgery, PRK may be the best procedure in certain circumstances. A comprehensive LASIK consultation/evlauation with Dr. Dong will help determine which procedure is best for you.