PRK

PRK Boise, ID

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a procedure used to reduce the need for corrective eyewear by reshaping the cornea of the eye with a laser. This causes the eye to change the way it focuses light. An excimer laser is used to ablate (remove) a thin layer of the cornea, changing the cornea’s refractive (focusing) power.

LASIK is a similar procedure. However, a flap is created within the cornea using a laser or a blade. Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is normally less expensive than LASIK. The post-operative discomfort is typically less with LASIK than with PRK. Varying factors such as, corneal health and degree of refractive error can determine which procedure is best. Ultimately, the choice comes down to which procedure will produce the most reliable outcome for you.