Recently, some of our patients have asked, “What is the difference between PRK and LASIK?” It’s a great question, and one you should also be asking if you’re considering corrective eye surgery. While both PRK and LASIK eye surgeries correct your vision by reshaping the cornea, the procedures differ in recovery time, methods used, and patient eligibility.
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Half of all Americans have poor eyesight, according to a study from the National Eye Institute. Some studies estimate higher, with 3 out of 4 American adults needing vision correction. With such widespread vision problems, an increasing amount of Americans are exploring different types of corrective eye surgery. You may be wondering, “which eye surgery is best for me?”
At the Eye Center of Texas, we want to make sure our LASIK and PRK patients can see clearly and have the healthiest eyes possible. This means carefully screening our patients and doing whatever we can to prevent complications. While wavefront LASIK allows excellent custom laser eye surgery results, there are some cases in which LASIK is a poor option for vision enhancement. With that in mind, let’s consider why corneal thickness is so important. What Is LASIK Surgery? LASIK is a refractive surgery procedure that involves the use of lasers to reshape the cornea, which is the topmost central…