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This patient wanted freedom from his glasses and contact lenses. He was referred to Dr. Emmert-Buck by another pt that also had laser vision correction. He was tired of wearing his glasses and contacts for his daily activities, but especially to the gym where he works out daily at 5:30am! His contacts were irritating to his eyes, limiting his wear time to only a few hours. His glasses fogged up and slid down his nose. After a thorough evaluation and discussion about his goals, occupation, hobbies, and lifestyle, Dr. Emmert-Buck and the patient designed a vision correction plan that fit his life. He did not want to worry about a flap and decided to get PRK.

PRK is Freedom!

Before PRK

1 month after PRK

Why PRK? Many reasons!

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) indeed offers many benefits for those seeking freedom from glasses and contact lenses. It's a surgical procedure aimed at correcting vision problems like nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. Here are some reasons why PRK can be considered a great solution:


1. **Vision Correction**: PRK reshapes the cornea using a laser, correcting refractive errors and improving vision without the need for glasses or contacts.


2. **Long-term Results**: PRK provides lasting results. Once the cornea has healed, the effects are typically permanent, reducing or eliminating the need for corrective lenses.


3. **Safety**: PRK has a high success rate and is considered a safe procedure when performed by experienced surgeons.


4. **No Flap Creation**: Unlike LASIK, PRK doesn't involve creating a corneal flap. This can be advantageous for individuals with thin corneas or those engaged in contact sports or activities where eye trauma is a concern.


5. **Suitability**: PRK is suitable for individuals who may not qualify for LASIK due to thin corneas, irregular corneas, or other factors.


6. **Minimal Discomfort**: While recovery from PRK may take a little longer compared to LASIK, many patients report minimal discomfort during the procedure and recovery period.


However, it's crucial for individuals considering PRK to undergo a thorough evaluation by an eye care professional to determine if they are suitable candidates and to understand the potential risks and benefits of the procedure. Overall, for many people seeking freedom from glasses and contact lenses, PRK can indeed be a fantastic solution.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.