Infinity Eye Care Center offers the approved procedure Photorefractive Keratectomy, commonly known as PRK. This procedure utilizes advanced excimer laser technology to reshape the cornea and improve the way the eye focuses light onto the retina without having to create a LASIK flap.
The PRK procedure is completely painless. There are no needles or sharp instruments that will be used near the eyes for this procedure. Advanced technology is used to map the eyes to provide the the most precise view of the corneas. With the data provided by our sophisticated mapping technology, our doctors will use a computer-guided laser to reshape the cornea and allow for improved visual acuity. It typically takes less than a minute for the laser to reshape the cornea, and the process is completely painless.
Good candidates for PRK include:
- Patients who are experiencing nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism
- Patients who are 18 or over
- Patients who have no present eye disease
- Patients who wish to significantly reduce, or even eliminate reliance on glasses or contacts
Our refractive eye surgeon, Dr. Shahid Azeem Mirza, will meet with you for an initial consultation and eye evaluation to determine if laser vision correction with PRK is the best option for your needs.
Patients can expect some blurriness, tearing, and light sensitivity in the first several days after PRK treatment. Dr. Shahid will prescribe some eye drops to help with these symptoms while you recover. Most patients experience a noticeable improvement in vision within one week, with the most optimal results becoming apparent in the ensuing weeks.
Results of PRK treatment equal those of LASIK after appropriate healing time. For many patients, it has served as an excellent alternative to LASIK.