As the old adage goes “One size does not fit all.” This holds true for the shoes and types of LASIK eye surgery. Just as you would never buy a shoe that is 2 sizes too small, you certainly do not want to have a laser eye procedure that does not fit your needs medically or visually.
A good LASIK surgeon should start off with a blank slate and determine the right type of LASIK for you based on your individual needs including:
Based on your full consultation, your laser eye surgeon should consider one of the following types of LASIK:
When you talk to your friends and family who have had laser vision correction surgery the vast majority will tell you they had LASIK. What if the types of LASIK they received “do not fit” for you? What are your options and will you get the same great vision your friends and family rave about? PRK may be a great option for you. PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), also referred to as Epi-LASIK, LASEK, or Advanced Surface Ablation, is an excellent laser vision correction procedure for many who are not ideal LASIK candidates.
At Providence Eye & Laser specialists Dr. Mozayeni performs PRK utilizing the FDA-approved Wavelight EX500 laser.
Who is a good candidate for PRK? You and your laser eye surgeon should decide together if you are a good candidate for PRK or a different type of LASIK eye surgery. Some initial qualifications for PRK are:
What are some of the advantages of PRK? PRK has the same great advantages as LASIK with regards to achieving great vision. However, there are some differences in the healing process. PRK still delivers:
The healing process is different from other types of LASIK:
Because Dr. Mozayeni is a cornea specialist, he is exceptionally capable of detecting subtle corneal abnormalities and recommending the safest, most predictable procedure for you. This is why meeting your doctor and having a complete and thorough consultation to determine what types of LASIK are best for you is perhaps the most important part of your vision correction experience.
Come visit us for a free consultation with Dr. Mozayeni at Providence Eye & Laser Specialists to determine which types of LASIK are right for you, so you can start to see more and live better.