Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)

at Alliance Vision Institute

Alliance Vision Institute is here to provide you the top-quality care you deserve, with cutting-edge technology and years of experience bringing patients personalized surgeries and outcomes. We’re proud to offer a wide range of vision solutions including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), a corrective laser surgery and an exceptional alternative to LASIK for many of our patients.

What is PRK?

PRK surgery is a procedure used to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism in eyes. These conditions are caused by the front of your eye, the cornea, being the wrong shape — that’s why during PRK, your surgeon painlessly reshapes the top layer of your eye’s cornea using a laser. PRK is a proven, safe surgery that may be a better choice than LASIK for certain patients.

Who is Best Suited for PRK?

PRK is an excellent vision correction option for many people, just like LASIK. However, one procedure or the other may be a better choice for patients with certain lifestyles or eye conditions. If you’re very physically active, have thin corneas, or have certain eye conditions like dry eye, PRK may be preferable. We’ll go over your specific case and what we recommend to you during a free consultation.

Meet Your PRK Surgeon

Our experienced, board-certified PRK surgeon, Dr. Taylor Strange, has performed thousands of successful eye surgeries in his career. He earned a near-perfect GPA in medical school and now brings those same lofty standards to every one of his patients. Dr. Strange is a compassionate surgeon who is committed to personalizing his care and helping patients stay active and comfortable in their surgical process. He won’t ever overpromise, so you can trust you’re getting the best advice for your vision.

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What to Expect with PRK at Alliance Vision Institute

Any vision correction surgery, including PRK, begins with a free consultation. Our staff will discuss your vision goals with you and choose the best course of action to achieve your ideal vision. During this consultation, you’ll learn about the cutting-edge technology we use to provide you with optimal results, and the dedicated surgical team that will ensure you’re taken care of every step of the way.

Before surgery, we will numb your eyes, so there should be no discomfort — only slight pressure. The procedure itself, where we gently and precisely reshape the front of your eye, takes only about 15 minutes. You’ll need someone to drive you home after your surgery, and you should plan to relax or nap afterwards.

Many patients see results soon after surgery, but side effects like dry eye for a brief time after PRK are normal. You should avoid any strenuous activity until at least a week after your surgery and follow any other directions your doctor provides, such as using prescribed eye drops.

What Will My Vision Be Like After PRK?

Your vision will likely be a little blurry just after PRK surgery, but this is normal and will improve in the next 3-5 days. It may take several weeks after surgery to achieve your optimal vision, at which point many patients will not need to use reading glasses or contacts once their eyes have fully healed.

PRK is a safe, effective, and potentially life-changing procedure, but it’s important to understand that it does not guarantee you’ll never need glasses. It also doesn’t correct against future causes of vision loss like the age-related farsightedness known as presbyopia.

At Alliance Vision Institute, we use our expertise to determine the ideal vision solution for our patients, and you can rest easy knowing we would only recommend PRK or any other procedure if we’re certain it is the best option — and if we recommend it, an expert surgical team with your best interests in mind will use leading laser technology to deliver the clearest vision possible. Learn more with a free consult!

Why Choose Alliance Vision Institute for PRK?

When we recommend PRK for a patient at Alliance Vision Institute, you can trust that we’re drawing on both our experience with thousands of surgeries, and our deep knowledge of your unique case, to deliver the best possible vision for you. PRK can help you see better, potentially without the need for eyeglasses, and there’s no one better to provide those results — and a fully personalized procedure — than our highly experienced and endlessly dedicated Dr. Strange. Learn more about PRK by scheduling a consultation with us today!

Are You a Candidate for Vision Correction?

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