PRK Surgery at ReVision
What is PRK?
PRK is a common type of laser vision correction. Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have an astigmatism, laser vision correction can improve your vision. As with LASIK, PRK uses a laser to reshape the cornea adjusting your eye’s focus.
How it Works
- The very thin outer layer of the cornea is removed. This layer will grow back a few days after surgery.
- A permanent shape change is created by a laser on the cornea.
- A soft contact lens “bandage” is then placed on the cornea to help protect your eye while it heals.
What to Expect
The entire procedure typically takes minutes with the actual laser time measured in seconds. After PRK surgery, many activities can usually be resumed the very next day although the initial healing will take several days. Vision continues to improve over the next several weeks as your eye heals.