PRK Surgery in Sacramento

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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.


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.

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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.

How Does PRK Surgery Work?

During PRK surgery, Dr. Barnett uses a laser to carefully remove a small part of your eye’s surface to access and reshape your cornea. This reshaping makes it easier for light to enter your retina, making for clearer eyesight.

How Should I Prepare for PRK Surgery?

Dr. Barnett will discuss everything you need to know during your consultation. He may ask you to refrain from wearing contact lenses for a week before the surgery if you wear them. You also won’t be able to drive after the surgery, so you’ll need to plan your ride home.

What Does Recovery from PRK Look Like?

Your vision may be blurry or cloudy for a few days after surgery. This is normal, and it will clear up as your eyes continue to heal. You may need to take up to a week off from work following surgery, as well.

What Results Can You Expect from PRK?

Every client is different, but PRK will generally improve your eyesight and reduce your reliance on eyeglasses and contact lenses. You can learn more about what to expect, and what your vision results will look like, during a consultation with Dr. Barnett.
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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.

Dr. Barnett and His Team

Dr. Barnett has a well-earned reputation for providing compassionate care and exceptional results. He’ll determine if PRK, LASIK or another option is best for you.

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Our State-of-the-Art Technology

We believe in only providing our patients with the best, which is why we’re always investing in the latest diagnostic tools and surgery equipment that give the best results and the smoothest recovery times.

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Our Convenient and Comfortable Location

You can find everything you need to get out of glasses and contacts at our modern, comfortable office in Sacramento, where we provide first-class vision and aesthetic services.

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