With over 25 years of clinical experience with PRK we can confidently state that PRK has withstood the test of time in terms of safety, efficacy and predictability. The PRK procedure is somewhat similar to LASIK in that a laser is used to reshape the cornea in order to correct your vision. The key difference between PRK and LASIK is that no “flap” is created during PRK. Instead, the laser is used to produce your optical correction by reshaping the outermost surface of the cornea, rather than under a flap, as in LASIK. PRK requires the removal of a thin layer of the corneal epithelium, which may produce varying degrees of temporary discomfort for up to a few days after your treatment. In general PRK provides a slower visual recovery than LASIK.
With PRK, our eye surgeons will often prescribe additional medications and a thin, soft bandage contact lens to make you more comfortable for a few days after your treatment. PRK has a distinct place for some patients. PRK is recommended for those patients:
- Whose corneas are too thin to have LASIK or even Bladeless LASIK safely
- Whose corneas display evidence of scarring from infection or trauma
- Who are in certain military assignments or roles and who are active or reserve military personnel.
Our Office Hours
Texas City, Texas
Our Texas City office is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:15 am and 5:00 pm.
Please contact us at: 409-938-8437 to schedule a convenient appointment.
If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 48 hours notice. This courtesy, on your part will make it possible to give our appointment to another patient.
The refraction portion of the eye exam is performed to determine if glasses, or a change in your current spectacle correction, will provide the best possible vision of the eye. A written prescription is given if this would be helpful in improving an individual’s visual acuity level. Please be aware that most insurance plans, including Medicare, do not cover this portion of the eye examination. If you have a separate Vision Plan that covers routine eye examinations, please let us know since it may assist you with your eye care needs that are not covered by your medical plan.