PRK in Orange County – Clarity Eye Group
Serving Newport Beach, Huntington Beach
Clarity Eye Group’s highly talented eye surgeons offer several other forms of laser eye surgery in Orange County, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. They have multiple years’ experience performing LTK surgery in Orange County, as well as PRK procedure. Please peruse the paragraphs below to learn more about laser eye surgery and the results Orange County patients can achieve through it.
PRK in Orange County
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a refractive surgical procedure in which a cool beam of ultraviolet light emitted from a computer-guided laser is used to vaporize microscopic layers of the cornea, leaving the clear outer covering of the eye’s lens smooth and allowing for clearer vision. The laser does not come into contact with the eye, and the use of a cool beam of light precise enough to cut notches into a strand of hair means only tiny areas of tissue are affected.
Are you a good PRK candidate?
At Clarity Eye Group in Southern California we are dedicated to making it our priority that you are matched with the right type of laser eye surgery. With various eye procedures to choose from at our eye clinic we are here to help inform you of who is a good candidate for PRK. At Clarity Eye Group we look for good PRK candidates who have the following traits:
- Individuals with corneas that are too thin for LASIK
- Individuals who have nearsightedness (also known as myopia) tend to be well fitted for PRK
- Patients who are in generally good health
PRK is a relatively new procedure, first offered in the United States in 1996, but it is increasing in popularity among people looking for an alternative to LASIK surgery.
While it usually takes longer to fully recover from PRK surgery, the procedure is still popular because patients who are not candidates for LASIK due to certain corneal conditions or corneal scarring may be good candidates for PRK surgery. Both procedures result in essentially the same degree of vision correction.
PRK Eye Procedure FAQs
Q: When will I be able to return to sporting activities and physical activity?
A: Generally, when your vision allows you. We do suggest and urge that you avoid harsh or intense direct light and dusty environments after your PRK surgery at Clarity Eye Group.
Q: Will I be able to drive after my PRK surgery?
A: We require that another individual you trust drive you home after your procedure at Clarity Eye Group. We have found that typically it is safe to resume driving the next day.
Q: Will I still need reading glasses after my PRK surgery at Clarity Eye Group
A: Commonly, individuals who receive PRK surgery at Clarity Eye Group and are under 40 years of age still read fine without the help of eye glasses. Our patients over 40 that receive PRK eye surgery may still need reading glasses for fine print.
Q: Do I need to avoid activities postoperatively?
A: No, you will be able to bend over and pick up objects just as you would before your surgery. Showering is permitted as long as you do not get water in the eye being operated on. At Clarity Eye group we do suggest that for a few weeks you wear protective eyewear when sleeping, to avoid rubbing your operative eye.
At Clarity Eye Group we want you to be well-informed of the options we offer to improve our Orange County patient’s vision. Please contact our Huntington Beach office to schedule a consultation today so we can help you improve your sight.