PRK Surgery

What to Expect on PRK Surgery Day

Having any type of eye procedure can be scary – we understand. Our entire team will be with you every step of the way, helping you relax and making you comfortable throughout the process. The PRK procedure typically lasts less than 5 minutes and patients are typically in and out of the laser suite in less than 15 minutes.

Here is what to expect:

  • Anesthetic eye drops are administered to numb the area
  • A microscopic layer of outer corneal tissue is gently removed to reveal the inner corneal tissue
  • Computer-controlled pulses of cool laser light are applied to the inner layers of the cornea to reshape it to mimic your contact lens or glasses prescription
  • A contact lens is placed on the cornea to protect the eye as it heals and the outer layer of corneal tissue regenerates on its own within approximately 1 week

You may experience some discomfort for the first week and it may take 5 to 8 days to achieve improved vision to enjoy activities in the Elkhart area and beyond. Our PRK patients typically say that the temporary discomfort was well worth their new, improved vison.

Find Out if LASIK or PRK is Right for You

Schedule your free no-obligation LASIK Consultation online today or call 574-293-3545. Not ready for a Consultation? Take our free online LASIK Self-Evaluation as a starting point!