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What is PRK?

Photorefractive Keratectomy or PRK is a type of refractive surgery and was the first laser vision correction technique. During this procedure, your ICON Eyecare surgeon removes the thin, outer layer of the cornea to access deeper layers to reshape the cornea using a computer-guided laser. The laser removes microscopic amounts of tissue to create the exact corneal contours needed to sharpen vision.

The whole process usually takes under 10 minutes per eye. PRK is often seen as a traditional LASIK alternative because it can be performed on patients who cannot have LASIK due to thin corneas. PRK eye surgery can correct certain eye conditions such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism.  

What is PRK?

Photorefractive Keratectomy or PRK is a type of refractive surgery and was the first laser vision correction technique. During this procedure, your ICON Eyecare surgeon removes the thin, outer layer of the cornea to access deeper layers to reshape the cornea using a computer-guided laser. The laser removes microscopic amounts of tissue to create the exact corneal contours needed to sharpen vision.

The whole process usually takes under 10 minutes per eye. PRK is often seen as a traditional LASIK alternative because it can be performed on patients who cannot have LASIK due to thin corneas. PRK eye surgery can correct certain eye conditions such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism.  

I did the PRK eye surgery with ICON Eyecare and my only regret is not doing this procedure sooner!

More About PRK

  • The main difference between PRK and LASIK eye surgery is how the surgeon accesses your cornea during the procedure
  • PRK will include a longer recovery time than LASIK with the results appearing more gradually
  • PRK is typically a great option for patients with thin corneas or dry eye issues
  • PRK may also be the preferred option for patients who previously had LASIK eye surgery and need a “touch up” due to changing refractive error 
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PRK at ICON Eyecare

If you are a PRK candidate, we will create an individualized care plan just for you. ICON’s team of experts has performed numerous PRK procedures with excellent results. We are committed to providing high-quality eye care using the most advanced technology. PRK at ICON includes your consultation, customized care plan, one year of follow-up care, and ICON’s lifetime vision commitment. Get started on your journey to clearer vision today.

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