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Vistasite Eye Care Provides Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) Surgery
At Vistasite Eye Care, our team of experienced eye care professionals are proud to offer a full menu of advanced eye care and surgical services to our patients. We are proud to offer photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgery to patients who wish to permanently correct their nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. PRK, a surgery, which uses the precision of a computer-controlled excimer laser to reshape the surface of the eye, provides a permanent, corrective lens-free option for patients with less than perfect eyesight.
How Does PRK Surgery Work?
Patients suffering from myopia, hyperopia, and/or astigmatism have irregularly shaped corneas, meaning they are either overly curved or long, too flat, or toric in shape. These irregular shapes result in light focusing at the wrong place within the eye – not directly on the retina. PRK surgery corrects the shape of the cornea, allowing light to focus directly on the retina inside the eye, which results in clear vision.
PRK vs. LASIK: What's the Difference?
The main difference between PRK and LASIK surgeries is procedural. During a LASIK surgery, the surgeon makes an incision and folds back a small flap of the cornea, performing the laser corrective surgery beneath this superficial layer. The flap is then repositioned, healing quickly around the edges for a quick recovery. The laser correction of PRK surgery takes place on the surface of the cornea, negating the need for an incision and flap. In order to heal, a bandage contact lens is used until the superficial corneal surface has healed. While the recovery time involved in PRK is typically longer than that of LASIK, PRK is typically the safest option for patients who have a thin or weak corneas.
Learn More About PRK in Bronx, NY and Surrounding Areas
If you are interested in permanently correcting your vision with an easy surgical solution, our optometrist can help you learn more about LASIK and PRK in Bronx and surrounding areas. With seven convenient locations, Vistasite Eye Care serves patients in Bronx, Brooklyn, Valley Stream, and New York. During an evaluation and comprehensive eye exam with our eye doctor, we can help you determine if PRK surgery is right for you. To find out if you are a candidate for eye surgery, please schedule an appointment with our optometrist. Contact our office at (718) 320-2222 for more information, to learn about the full menu of services we offer, or to schedule an appointment for a PRK evaluation.