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.