PRK Surgery in Sacramento
What Is Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)?
PRK is a type of corrective laser surgery used to correct conditions that affect the cornea, a structure in the front of your eye, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. PRK surgery is effective, safe and has a long track record of providing patients with improved vision.
PRK vs LASIK
Similar to LASIK, PRK can help patients enhance their eyesight. Both procedures have their own strengths and advantages, and certain patients are better suited for either PRK or LASIK depending on their lifestyle and eye health. They each have a history of being a safe and effective use for improving sight, though PRK has been in use longer than LASIK. Dr. Barnett can help assess your eyes and determine which surgery is right for you during your consultation.
Who Is a Good Candidate for PRK Surgery?
Because of the differences in the surgery procedures for PRK, some clients are better suited for it than they would be for LASIK. Unlike LASIK, PRK does not require a certain minimum corneal thickness, making it a good option for clients who have thin or scarred corneas. PRK is also a better fit for patients who lead especially active lifestyles, as some activities can upset or even damage the cornea after LASIK surgery. If you’re at least 18 years old and have good eye health and a stable vision prescription, ask Dr. Barnett if PRK is right for you.
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Dr. Barnett Answers Common Questions About PRK Surgery
Why Choose Us for PRK?
California LASIK & Eye is known for helping our patients improve their quality of life through PRK surgery. If you’re tired of always needing to wear glasses and contact lenses, you owe it to yourself to schedule a consultation with Dr. Barnett to discuss what PRK can do for you.