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PRK

PRK is a laser vision correction procedure that is like LASIK in that it uses a laser to reshape the cornea. It
differs from LASIK in that there is no flap created but instead the laser is used on the more anterior
aspects of the cornea. Although the visual results between LASIK and PRK are the same, it takes PRK
patients longer to get to their final visual result. PRK is an excellent choice for patients that have thinner
or irregular shaped corneas.

You may also experience some discomfort while your eyes recover. But in the end, most patients that
choose PRK end up with 20/20 vision or better, making it an excellent vision correction choice

Is PRK Permanent?

PRK is a permanent laser vision correction procedure because it reshapes your cornea, improving
refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

It’s important to note that laser vision correction will not stop the natural aging process and
occasionally this will alter your outcome. In this rare occurrence, you may qualify for an enhancement to
fine tune your vision. It is also important to note that laser vision correction will not treat the need for
reading glasses in most cases.

How PRK and LASIK Differ as Laser Vision Correction Procedures

PRK and LASIK both use a laser to reshape the cornea. PRK differs from LASIK in that there is no flap created. Instead the laser is used on the more anterior aspects of the cornea. The visual results between LASIK and PRK are the same. It takes PRK patients longer to get to their final visual result but is an excellent choice for patients that have thinner or irregular shaped corneas.

PRK steps diagram

We are pleased to announce that Eye Surgeons of Indiana now has offices in Muncie and Kokomo effective December 30, 2023.

The Muncie office is located at 5091 West Bethel Avenue, Suite 150 – Muncie, IN 47304. Specialists at the Muncie location will include Drs. Michael Hodkin, Anthony Lombardo, Kennedy Reed, Karen Skurner, James Stewart, and Shaun Swindler. Muncie Surgical Care Center is located at the same address in Suite 100 with specialists Drs. Michael Hodkin, Anthony Lombardo, and Shaun Swindler.

The Kokomo office is located at 2302 South Dixon Road, Suite 100 – Kokomo, IN 46902. Specialists at the Kokomo location will include Dr. Karen Skurner.

Office hours will be Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM. Please call us at 317.841.2020 with any questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you in Muncie and Kokomo.

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