Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) utilizes the excimer laser to reshape the curvature of the cornea and treats nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. PRK differs from LASIK as it is performed on the surface of the eye and no flap is created during the procedure.

PRK is more suitable for people with larger pupils, thinner corneas, dry eyes and those who have other corneal issues. The best way to determine if PRK is right for you is a one-on-one consultation with a PRK surgeon. PRK is appropriate for people who:

  • Are at least 21 year old
  • Are not pregnant or nursing
  • Are in good general health
  • Have a stable prescription
  • Have no eye disease