LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to reshape the cornea. Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic may benefit from this type of procedure.
PRK (Photorefractive keratectomy) is a surgical procedure similar to LASIK but is reserved for patients whose eyes may fall outside the typical standards used for LASIK and is done to ensure the possible visual outcome.
While millions of patients have seen successful results from LASIK/PRK, these procedures are not right for everyone. Your optometrist will need to thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs along with consultation with some of the area’s best surgeons.