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PRK Surgery in Vancouver

What is PRK Eye Surgery?

PRK is a type of eye surgery that is used to correct vision problems. The surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist, and it involves using a laser to reshape the cornea. This can help to improve vision and reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Photorefractive Kerectomy eye surgery, or PRK, as it is commonly known, has been shown to be safe and effective, and it can be an option for people who have certain vision problems. If you are considering PRK eye surgery, we encourage you to set up a consultation to discuss all of your options and to decide whether or not this surgery is right for you.

Photorefractive kerectomy (PRK) is an eye surgical procedure that takes around 5-10 minutes for each eye cornea to be entirely operated on. During this procedure, Ophthalmologists use numbing teardrops (help prevent pain) and special thin blades and lasers to correct refractory errors in your cornea.

It involves scraping off or totally removing the top layer of your cornea to reshape it. After this is done, the ophthalmologist places an aseptic clear and special nonprescription contact lenses(bandages) on your cornea. The applications are removed after your Corneas heals (typically takes around 30 days).

What are the Steps in PRK Surgery?

PRK eye surgery is different from LASIK in that it does not involve making a flap in the cornea. Instead, PRK uses an excimer laser to reshape the surface of the eye and improve vision. The steps for PRK surgery are:

Numbing Eye Drops Are Applied

First, your eyes will be numbed using anesthetic drops so that you do not experience any pain during the procedure.

Your Eye Is Held Open

Next, your surgeon will use a tool called a speculum to keep your eyelids open during the surgery.

The Outer Layer of the Cornea is Softened and Removed

A fine brush will then be used to remove some of the outer layer of your cornea so that it can be reshaped by the laser.

Your Eye is Mapped

Once this is complete, your surgeon will use an instrument known as a computer-controlled scanner to create a computerized map of your eye. This will help guide the laser as it reshapes your cornea.

The Cornea is Reshaped

The laser will then be used to reshape the outer layer of your cornea and improve vision. This will take several minutes, but you may feel little more than a slight tingling sensation during this time.

Soft "Bandages" are Applied

Once all of the steps in PRK surgery are complete, pads or bandages may be placed on your eyes to keep them protected from dirt and debris as they heal over the next few days following your surgery.

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Where Can I Get PRK Eye Surgery In Vancouver?

If you are looking for PRK eye surgery in Vancouver, we encourage you to come see us here at Eye Laser Surgery Vancouver. We have a team of expert ophthalmologists who specialize in performing this type of surgery and helping patients achieve their ideal vision.

We are proud to offer all our patients high-quality care and exceptional results, so please don't hesitate to contact us today if you would like to learn more. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you make the decision that is right for your needs.

Why Choose Us for PRK Surgery?

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Accredited

Our Eye Laser Centre is fully accredited by the College of Optometrists of British Columbia. This means that we are committed to providing safe and effective PRK surgery, using the highest standards in patient care and technology.

Adherence to Covid19 Safety Rules

At Laser Eye Surgery Vancouver, the safety of our patients and staff is always our top priority. We are following all the latest Covid19 safety guidelines to ensure that our clinic is a safe and clean environment for everyone.
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Professional and Caring

We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care to each and every one of our patients. Our skilled surgeons are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the personalized attention and compassionate care you deserve.

Always Up To Date

Our team understands how important it is for patients like you to have access to the latest advancements in eye care technology. That's why we stay up-to-date on all the latest research and work closely with industry leaders to bring you only the most effective treatments available.
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Experienced

Our team of skilled surgeons has helped countless patients achieve clearer vision with minimal downtime and low risk of complications. 

With years of experience under our belts, you can trust us to provide you with the best possible care. 

Our Approach

We know that every patient is different, which is why our approach to PRK surgery focuses on tailoring the procedure to your unique needs and goals. 

We work closely with each individual patient to develop a customized treatment plan that maximizes results while minimizing risks and side effects.

What's the Cost of PRK in Vancouver?

The cost of PRK eye surgery in Vancouver can vary depending on a number of factors. For example, the type and severity of your vision impairment, as well as any additional medical conditions you may have, will all impact the cost of your treatment. Some insurance plans will cover at least a portion of the cost, so it is important to speak with your insurance provider to determine what kind of coverage you have for PRK eye surgery.

Generally speaking, most patients pay between $1,000-$2,500 per eye for their procedure. This typically includes both pre-operative and post-operative care from our team here at Eye Laser Surgery Vancouver. If you are concerned about the cost of your surgery or want to learn more about financing options, we encourage you to set up a consultation with our office. We will be happy to answer any questions you have and help you make the best decision for your needs.
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Achieve 20/20  Vision with PRK Eye Surgery in Vancouver

If you are ready to improve your vision and live a life free of glasses or contact lenses, please call our Vancouver laser surgery center today. We offer a range of effective treatment options, including PRK, that can help you achieve clear vision.​

To learn more about PRK or to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled surgeons, please call us today.​

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