People suffering from refractive errors, such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism, don’t have to rely on contact lenses and eyeglasses for their entire lives. PRK eye surgery is an extremely effective procedure that liberates you from the need to wear contacts and eyeglasses for a lifetime. West Coast Eye Institute is proud to be the leading LASIK and PRK practice in Bakersfield, CA.
PRK eye surgery treats the following conditions:
- Myopia (Nearsightedness): Objects far from your vision appear blurry.
- Hyperopia (Farsightedness): Objects close to your vision appear blurry.
- Astigmatism: All objects appear blurry, regardless of the distance.
What’s the difference between PRK and LASIK eye surgery?
PRK is widely considered an alternative to the popular LASIK eye surgery. Both are in-office and outpatient eye surgeries that correct refractive errors, such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. However, the two surgeries are performed using different techniques.
During PRK surgery, the surgeon removes and discards the epithelial layer to reshape the underlying cornea. During LASIK surgery, the surgeon creates a flap on the epithelial layer to modify the underlying cornea. To be eligible for LASIK eye surgery, you need to have sufficient corneal tissues to create a flap on the epithelial layer. That’s why patients with extremely poor vision are often advised to undergo PRK surgery instead.
Schedule your PRK eye surgery in Bakersfield, CA
West Coast Eye Institute is the leading PRK and LASIK ophthalmology practice in Bakersfield, CA. If you want to be liberated from eyeglasses and contact lenses forever, please contact our Harvard-trained refractive surgeons for a one-on-one consultation. Our surgeon will carefully assess your goals and requirements to determine if you’re a viable candidate for the procedure.