Advanced PRK

What Is Advanced PRK In Chelsea, New York, NY?

Advanced PRK is one of the treatment options that your New York, NY, LASIK doctor may recommend if you are looking to improve your vision without needing to wear glasses or contacts. Some of the benefits of Advanced PRK will be explored below, but you can learn more by getting in contact with Dr. Christopher Coad and Dr. Jay Yoon, and Dr. Alyssa Gard of Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology.

Understanding LASIK

To understand how Advanced PRK works it's important to understand how LASIK itself works. While some may use the terms laser eye surgery and LASIK interchangeably, LASIK refers to a very specific treatment.

The procedure is separated into parts but its goal is to employ laser technology to reshape the cornea, to remove tissue that is creating the eye problems commonly addressed by LASIK.

To be able to properly target these tissues your doctor has to expose them, and this is typically done by creating a small circular flap that can be folded out to perform the treatment, and then folded back to its original position so that it can protect the eye as it heals.

Advanced Surface Ablation

Advanced PRK is short for Advanced Surface Ablation Photorefractive Keratectomy, also works by reshaping the cornea just as LASIK, the most noticeable difference is that with PRK no flap is created.

Your doctor instead removes the epithelium, the outer surface of the cornea, to correct these same vision problems, and the work is completed by using a soft contact lens to provide similar protection as the flap.

Candidates for Advanced PRK

Patients who are ideal candidates for PRK will be at least 18 years old, have a stable eye prescription that hasn’t changed in a year and have healthy corneas. Those patients who lead an active lifestyle may be better candidates for PRK over LASIK surgery because PRK does not require making a micro-flap in the cornea, which could later become dislodged during certain intense physical activities.

LASIK Surgeon in Chelsea, New York, NY

A variety of different treatments exist that can help you ditch the glasses or contact lenses and Advanced PRK from your New York, NY, LASIK doctor is just one of them. Advanced LASIK, or iLASIK, is a more precise version of the treatment that takes advantage of modern technology. For some, an Implantable Contact Lens (Visian ICL) may be the recommended choice. But to learn about your options begin by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Coad, Dr. Yoon, and Dr. Gard of Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York, NY, by dialing (212) 220-0066.


Are you ready to be less dependent on your glasses or contacts? If so, call Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in Chelsea, New York, NY at (212) 220-0066 to find out if advanced PRK treatment is right for you.

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  • "Cannot recommend Dr Coad & his lasik coordinator Nicole enough. They are wonderfully supportive and gentle that even if you are nervous it will be difficult to stay that way around this supportive duo! Without a doubt recommend going to see them, they are worth the additional care and cost for a full-service experience that are there just to help you & give you the best vision possible. Thank you Dr Coad & Nicole."
    Yasmin L.
  • "Dr. Coad and his staff made the experience of having a cataract removed the best it could possibly be, from evaluation to discussing options to being reassuring when the surgery began, to follow-up. The evaluation process was efficient, yet at no time did I feel as if it was anything but personal. His staff at all times were both professional and welcoming. Vace, the surgical coordinator, did everything to make sure the surgical process went smoothly.
    As to Dr. Coad himself, I can't say enough. His skill is absolutely top-notch, but it was the concern that he took in making sure that I understood all of my options, and his reassuring manner before, during and after the surgery which makes it easy to recommend him to the fullest to anyone who needs ophthalmic care."
    Ed W.
  • "Had a five star experience at Chelsea Eye! I went to Dr Yoon for an eye exam and she was extremely friendly, helpful and down to earth! I have met all the staff and they are very friendly and easy to talk to. Hugo in particular was wonderful to work with during the exam. It was a breathe of fresh air coming to this practice and I highly recommend going here for an Optometry appointment or Opthalmology appointment with Dr Coad."
    Devon T.
  • "Can I please take a moment and talk about how awesome Dr. Jay Yoon is?!

    I would be friends with this woman! I went in freaked out about a blood vessel on my eye and in total hypochondriac mode (is it a stroke? Is this connected to my brain? Is it gonna spread?). She laughed and calmly said "looks like you've always had this and it's fine and here are some drops cause your eyes are dry and here's my great primary doctor who I recommend since you don't have one."

    She was very funny and relatable and cool - she didn't try to rush me away and she was honest about everything too and so helpful.

    I've already started recommending her and now I'll do it on here: book an appt and be treated so warmly."
    Bonnie G.
  • "Dr Coad and Nicole were both absolutely wonderful. After my brother had LASIK surgery, I decided to go ahead and do the same.

    Both Nicole and Dr. Coad are very proficient in their work. They answered any and all questions that I had, and calmed every nervous feeling that arose from the start, up until the surgery.

    Going through the surgery I was EXTREMELY nervous and Dr. Coad walked me through the entire procedure (before and during) and made my whole LASIK experience a breeze.

    I can not recommend them enough. If you are interested in LASIK Dr. Coad is the only doctor I would trust."
    Christina V.
  • "This team is the absolute best. Christine is a gift from the gods and makes you feel comfortable supported and amazing. She really got me through my anxieties about my recent lasik surgery - which went great! Dr Coad is the best. A fantastic team, a simple process - I highly recommend this team - if you've ever considered lasik (like I have for the last 20 years) make an appt with this great group. You'll be happy you did."
    Mark P.
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