Photorefractive Keratectomy

What is PRK?

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is the first generation of Laser vision correction.

Corrects: Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, Astigmatism, Presbyopia.

How is PRK different from Lasik?

The main differences between the PRK Surgery and LASIK are the creation of a corneal flap in LASIK, and the recovery time and process.

The overall goal of PRK is the same as LASIK: to correct refractive errors and reduce dependency on glasses and contact lenses. PRK and LASIK both use a laser to reshape the cornea. Correct curvature allows the light entering the eye to focus correctly on the retina.

How does the procedure work?

Who is a candidate?

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
As with other laser vision correction procedures LASIK or SMILE, candidates for Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) should:
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Have a stable prescription
  • Have healthy eyes free from a history of disease
PRK candidates in comparison to candidates for other refractive eye procedures such as LASIK, SMILE, or Refractive Lens Exchange generally:
  • Have thinner cornea with less amount of corneal tissue
  • Are older – as our eyes age and change, PRK may become a better fit than LASIK
  • Are active military personnel or in other professions that require PRK for refractive eye surgeries such as MMA or wrestling
  • Have had previous refractive surgeries such as LASIK or other types of trauma to the cornea that make creating a flap risky
  • Do not want a corneal flap

Recovery time

Most people return to work or normal activities within 3 to 5 days.


With our new clear and transparent pricing, there is no negotiating or bargaining. Let your vision correction journey be about helping you live a life without glasses and contacts – not haggling for the lowest cost eye surgery. *Monthly pricing is based on a 24-month no-interest payment plan through CareCredit. We also offer fixed rate plans for up to 60 months for qualified applicants.

All prices shown are PER EYE

One-Time Payment
Monthly (24 mo/no interest)*


Mild Correction

Moderate Correction

High Correction

EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens)

Standard EVO ICL


RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange)

Monofocal Lens

Toric Lens

Multifocal Lens

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