Laser Vision Correction / PRK

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Laser vision correction changes the way you see the world–AND the way the world sees you.

With laser vision correction, you may be able to reduce, or eliminate, the daily hassles of eyeglasses and contact lenses.

Dr. Senft offers “PRK” (photorefractive keratectomy) to candidates who have successfully undergone an evaluation. Millions of people are experiencing the best vision of their lives thanks to PRK. The procedure corrects for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, improving visual focus by reshaping the surface of the cornea.

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WHAT IS “PRK”?

Bladeless LASIK vision correction remains the most well-known procedure for reshaping the cornea to correct vision, but it may not be the ideal procedure for some––especially for those whose corneas are too thin or those with larger pupils. Fortunately, Dr. Senft can offer many of these patients an option that he, as a cornea specialist, prefers: PRK. Similar to Bladeless LASIK, PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) offers a precision laser procedure that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

HOW PRK DIFFERS FROM BLADELESS LASIK

A state-of-the-art excimer laser is used to perform the procedure. The fundamental difference between the two is that Bladeless LASIK requires the creation of a flap, and PRK treats the surface of the cornea, requiring no flap.

The procedure itself is comfortable, as drops are used to numb the eye, but the recovery requires a bit more time than Bladeless LASIK. Following the procedure, PRK patients often experience mild-to-moderate discomfort that can be relieved with medication. At the conclusion of the procedure, a temporary contact lens will be placed on the treated eye to act as a bandage during the first few days of the recovery period. Antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops are also prescribed to apply to the treated area as the surface of the cornea continues to heal.

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Laser Vision Correction / PRK

We know Laser Vision Correction surgery is an important decision, so Del Negro & Senft Eye Associates takes great care to determine what’s best for you, our patient. Detailed testing is completed and reviewed in real-time during your complementary PRK evaluation. At this time Dr. Senft will inform you if he feels you are an ideal candidate for PRK. Why trust your vision to Dr. Senft? He draws from his expertise as a cornea specialist and utilizes the most advanced excimer laser to ensure accurate results.

PRK takes only a few minutes and requires no stitches. The vast majority of patients who undergo PRK are able to pass a driver’s exam without glasses, or contacts. Your eyes and situation are unique, so why settle for a standard treatment? When it comes to laser vision correction, one size does not fit all!

As with any medical procedure, there are questions and concerns raised by patients considering Laser vision correction.

With its surgical accuracy and ability to address your unique vision needs, this procedure could completely change the way you see the world. Call us at 732-774-5566 x239 or option 6 to find out if it’s right for you.