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86%
WORTH IT RATING based on 26 reviews
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Before there was Lasik, there was PRK, or Photorefractive Keratotomy. This laser eye surgery was developed to improved vision by reducing dependence on contacts and glasses for the near and farsighted.

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Average Price: $3,600

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Worth It

My PRK Experience – March 2014 Hello everybody. I thought that I’d write a commentary with subsequent updates to help others with their process in deciding upon PRK or LASIK surgery given that I found other commentaries rather helpful in my process. The only struggle that I had was finding... READ MORE

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I wore glasses starting in first grade. Well, I was prescribed them in first grade but didn't wear them for a year. Finally got contacts at age 20! They always felt so dry though, and I would take them out as soon as I got home. I wanted lasik for a few years but always had a fear that I would... READ MORE

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Finally after waiting for almost 5 years since my last turn down for Lasik I did a google search and found Dr. Motwani in La Jolla after reading about him having one of the most advanced lasers in San Diego, I got in contact with his office. The process was quick and they took a chance on me... READ MORE

Not Sure

A few days ago, I went to a consultation for laser eye surgery at Herzig Eye Institute. I went through a number of tests, most of them with an optometrist. The consultation included a standard eye exam, as well as some other procedures that I’ve never been through. I would say the strangest... READ MORE

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Having worn eyeglasses for nearsightedness since I was 15, at 32 I was needing them just to read a book on the table! I was very afraid of lasik, as the flap may create weak spots in the cornea, and I'm a person that has itchy eyes and in constant need of wiping. The doctor did all kinds of... READ MORE

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This is my 2nd operation. I had my first PRK operation in Moscow, Russia in year 2000. My eyesight back then was -9.5. I was 20 years old and was advised to wait to make sure the eyesight stopped deteriorating. I didn’t want to wait and had the operation anyway. For about 5 years I had good... READ MORE

Not Sure

I wasn't a good candidate for LASIK as I have dry eyes and have already been using restasis for the past 1-1/2 years. Day of surgery was fine. Took a little longer on my right eye(they said my epithelium was "sticky"). Immediately after I sat up and noticed I could see clear as ever. Went home... READ MORE

Worth It

I had PRK done on August 2 2013. I was told that the recovery was slightly longer than with lasik and that it would feel like there was a dirty contact in your eye for the first3 to 5 days. Hum... I don't think so. My husband had lasik 2 years ago and had eye burning for the first few days. ... READ MORE

Worth It

Had my PRK custom front wave surgery done on both eyes beginning of June. The surgery was quick and absolutely painless. I did not have pain at any point afterwards, not even the predicted feeling of scratchy eyes from the contacts. They felt fine all the way. I am healing super good and after... READ MORE

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I wasn't able to get Lasik so I opted to get PRK and I'm glad that I did. PRK is older technology but actually gets better results because your lens grows back not like in Lasik where they essentially chop it off and hope it heals back where it is meant to. My vision wasn't even all that bad I... READ MORE

Not Worth It

My vision before procedure was -2.75 I decided to get corrective surgery due to problems with contacts and not liking glasses. I was told that my surgeon did not want to perform LASIK on me due to the thickness of my cornea or something like that. When I asked about PRK and how long it would... READ MORE

Worth It

Wore contacts from middle school until my mid-20s, but had to switch to wearing my eyeglasses every day after I had my children. I loved wearing contacts growing up, but HATED having to revert back to wearing my glasses. Every time I tried to wear contacts after having my kids, my eyes would dry... READ MORE

Not Sure

Well, I recently started considering lasik. I looked forward to wearing sunglasses and have been uncomfortable wearing contacts lately. Yesterday I went in for my procedure and was informed that the doctor felt PRK would be a better procedure for me. In my preliminary work up I knew I would... READ MORE

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Right after the surgery I was pretty miserable. I took my pain meds as directed, but I remember my eyes being REALLY dry and sensitive to light. For a good 2 weeks afterwards I still wished I could slide on a pair of glasses to see right. But now, I barely think about it and enjoy all the... READ MORE

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I had the PRK procedure two weeks ago. The doctor suggested this option due to my high prescription (-5.5 each eye) and because I had some scarring where the flap zone would have been. Long story short: I was in extreme pain that slowly diminished over three days. I only got 15 minutes of... READ MORE

Not Sure

I had 4.5 estigmatism in each eye and was 1.25 shortsited, I couldnt see without glasses, after PRK it did get better, but I'm not sure what happened to me, doctors kind of disagreed, as my vision was getting better, at the 3th week my eyes got infected, some said virus, some said bacteria, some... READ MORE

Worth It

(I copied and pasted this from my blog.) I apologize in advance for offensive language, but I assure you it was to emphasize the emotions I felt in the different stages of this experience. I am 21 years old. I live a fairly active lifestyle. I have a generally healthy diet. I have... READ MORE

Worth It

I had PRK instead of LASIK because its safer even though it took a few more days to heal at first. It only took about 3 days though and it's so comforting to know that my eyes are all healed and can't get damaged due to having flaps like in LASIK. It was SO worth the $ to finally get this done.... READ MORE

Worth It

I had PRK done Jan 2013 and its been about a month now. I have to say it has been worth it, and my eyes are still improving daily, weekly, etc. I started out with -4.5, -4.75 with astigmatism. I had my procedure done at TLC in Toronto and they are amazing. The day of the procedure, you... READ MORE

Not Worth It

I had my PRK done over 2 years ago by a different doctor but due to some irregularities on the cornea I was left with some ghosting problems.  READ MORE

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