Spring is a time for renewal. At Eye Medical Clinic, we want to help you renew your vision! If you’re interested in Laser Vision Correction (LVC) and want to be free of your glasses, schedule a free consultation with our surgeon, Dr. Paik.
PRK – Photorefractive Keratectomy
PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is a type of Laser Vision Correction (LVC) surgery that was the first excimer laser procedure approved for use in the United States.
LVC describes a group of vision-correcting procedures that offer improved vision without the hassles and restrictions of glasses and contacts. The concept is simple—surgeons use a laser to reshape the front of the eye, changing its focusing power. LVC procedures are the most widely studied elective surgeries in history and enjoy an impressively high degree of patient satisfaction.
Used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, PRK is a ‘flap-free’ procedure that has comparable results to LASIK.
How Does PRK Work?
With PRK, surgeons gently clear away the very thin outer layer of the cornea. We then reshape the cornea with a laser to improve focusing power. The outer layer naturally regenerates itself after surgery.
Meet Our Cornea Specialist
A corneal specialist is a medical doctor who has additional training in issues related to the cornea. Specifically, our corneal specialist, Dr. Jeanie Paik, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has completed focused fellowship training in diseases of the cornea and anterior segment.
Dr. Paik is an experienced surgeon with expertise in keratoconus, corneal dystrophies, pterygium and corneal infections. She performs cornea transplants, including ultra-thin DSAEK and DMEK. Additionally, Dr. Paik is trained in cross-linking to help stop the progression of keratoconus. She specializes in advanced technology cataract surgery including multifocal and toric lenses. She is also a dry eye specialist. As a fellowship-trained cornea specialist and eye surgeon, Dr. Paik performs everything from modern cataract surgery to complex cornea transplants.
See Every Moment with the Vision You Deserve
Did you know you could have PRK and use your vision plan benefits and Flex Spending Account or Health Savings Account to help pay for it? It’s time to See Every Moment now! Schedule a FREE consultation with Dr. Paik today and see how renewed vision can make life more beautiful.