Category: refractive eye surgery

What is PRK?

PRK stands for Photorefractive Keratectomy.  This type of refractive surgery can correct mild cases of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.  PRK is a predecessor to the more popular LASIK surgery.  Just like other LASIK surgery, PRK reshapes the cornea using an excimer laser.  This laser delivers a cool, pulsing beam of ultraviolet light and is used… Read More

What is the difference in PRK vs. LASIK?

Many people consider vision correction, but what are the benefits of PRK vs. LASIK? After all, laser eye surgery can a bit of a mystery. Most people have heard of LASIK, and many know someone who has had it. However, when it comes to questions like the difference in PRK vs. LASIK, most of us… Read More

How Long is Laser Eye Surgery Recovery?

Prospective patients often wonder about the length of laser eye surgery recovery. LASIK is the most popular vision correction procedure performed today, and millions of people have benefited from this surgery, which promises almost immediate results with minimal pain.  In no time, you’ll be back to your normal lifestyle, glasses and contact free! The procedure… Read More