If you struggle with remembering to wear your glasses or put in your contacts, you might be searching for another solution. Advanced PRK is a way to easily correct your vision and not have to worry about depending on corrective lenses. Dr. Christopher Coad and Dr. Jay Yoon at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in Manhattan, NY, can explain what advanced PRK is and how it can improve your vision.
Understanding Advanced PRK
In order to understand Advanced PRK, you need to also understand LASIK. LASIK uses laser technology to reshape the cornea and remove tissue that is creating eye problems. Advanced PRK is also known as Advanced Surface Ablation Photorefractive Keratectomy. Advanced PRK works similarly to LASIK, except no flap is created during the process.
In order to correct your vision with Advanced PRK, your ophthalmologist will remove the outer surface of the cornea to correct your vision problems. A soft contact lens is then added to provide protection to your eye.
If you’re considering Advanced PRK, it’s important to know if you’re qualified for the procedure. You must be over 18 years old with a stable eye prescription that hasn’t changed in a year. Your doctor will also need to examine your eyes to ensure that they are healthy enough for the procedure.
Your eye doctor might recommend Advanced PRK if you live an active lifestyle and want to get rid of your need for glasses or contacts while you participate in different activities.
Contact Your Ophthalmologist Today
Find out if Advanced PRK could be a suitable option for you. Contact Dr. Christopher Coad and Dr. Jay Yoon at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in Manhattan, NY, to learn more about Advanced PRK. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment at (212) 220-0066.