PRK Eye Surgery in Spokane, WA

PRK Eye Surgery in Spokane, WA

PRK Eye Surgery in Spokane, WA

PRK is an effective laser eye surgery and, for many patients, a viable alternative to LASIK. But we’ve also found many patients don’t know much about this procedure, as it doesn’t have the recognition that LASIK does.

Read on to learn more about our CustomVue PRK: why it’s exceptional, who it’s for, and why you should trust our experienced surgical team for your PRK eye surgery.

What is CustomVue PRK Laser Eye Surgery?

PRK, or “Photorefractive Keratectomy”, was actually the first widely performed laser vision correction, even predating LASIK. Both procedures are still popular today, each with their own benefits.

When you have a refractive vision error, it’s because your cornea — the clear front layer of your eye — is shaped irregularly, and unable to focus light properly. This is what causes myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

In PRK, your surgeon uses a laser to gently remove part of the protective outer layer of the cornea and reshape the tissue underneath. This is what differentiates PRK from LASIK: during LASIK, a small flap is created in the cornea. But both procedures use the advanced CustomVue laser system, and offer nearly identical results, making PRK eye surgery a perfect alternative for patients with conditions that disqualify them for LASIK.

What Are the Benefits of CustomVue PRK?

PRK is often preferable to LASIK for those who have thin or irregular corneas, or certain eye conditions. But our CustomVue PRK is also one of the most advanced PRK surgeries in the industry!

During a standard PRK eye surgery, the cornea is corrected to the same level that your eyeglasses or contact lenses could correct too. This means that if your eyewear wasn’t granting you 20/20 vision, it’s unlikely standard PRK will help you achieve full clarity.

During CustomVue PRK, we use the WaveScan WaveFront® system to generate a 3D map of your eye that’s 25 times more precise than traditional eyewear or PRK can measure, let alone correct for. We then use the state-of-the-art VISX STAR S4 IR® excimer laser to correct the cornea down to this hyperdetailed degree. This provides crisper and clearer vision, with 20/15 vision a common outcome!

Benefits of CustomVue PRK
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What Are the Benefits of CustomVue PRK?

PRK is often preferable to LASIK for those who have thin or irregular corneas, or certain eye conditions. But our CustomVue PRK is also one of the most advanced PRK surgeries in the industry!

During a standard PRK eye surgery, the cornea is corrected to the same level that your eyeglasses or contact lenses could correct to. This means that if your eyewear wasn’t granting you 20/20 vision, it’s unlikely standard PRK will help you achieve full clarity.

During CustomVue PRK, we use the WaveScan WaveFront® system to generate a 3D map of your eye that’s 25 times more precise than traditional eyewear or PRK can measure, let alone correct for. We then use the state-of-the-art VISX STAR S4 IR® excimer laser to correct the cornea down to this hyperdetailed degree. This provides crisper and clearer vision, with 20/15 vision a common outcome!

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Who Is A Candidate for PRK Surgery?

As we’ve laid out above, PRK is an excellent option for anyone with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. And it’s especially valuable for those who don’t quality for LASIK due to a cornea issue, but otherwise qualify for laser eye surgery.

To make sure you meet all other requirements, we can examine your eyes and discuss your goals during a PRK laser eye surgery consultation.

Why Choose Eye Consultants
for PRK Eye Surgery

We’ve been a leader in providing advanced, patient-oriented eye care and eye surgery to the Inland Northwest since 1980, and we’re proud to say our leading-edge medical equipment and procedures are providing even better outcomes than ever. Our own Dr. Gary Fillmore is an experienced eye surgeon who has helped countless patients improve their vision, and with our ultra-precise CustomVue PRK and dedicated surgical team, he’s able to deliver a comfortable patient experience and unrivaled surgical results.

Come see and feel the difference at Eye Consultants: schedule your PRK surgery consultation online today!

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Why Choose Eye Consultants
for PRK Eye Surgery

We’ve been a leader in providing advanced, patient-oriented eye care and eye surgery to the Inland Northwest since 1980, and we’re proud to say our leading-edge medical equipment and procedures are providing even better outcomes than ever. Our own Dr. Gary Fillmore is an experienced eye surgeon who has helped countless patients improve their vision, and with our ultra-precise CustomVue PRK and dedicated surgical team, he’s able to deliver a comfortable patient experience and unrivaled surgical results.

Come see and feel the difference at Eye Consultants: schedule your PRK surgery consultation online today!

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