PRK

 

PRK is an all-laser vision correction procedure that is similar to LASIK, except that no flap is created in PRK. Rather, the corneal epithelium is removed, and the corneal sculpting is then done with the excimer laser on the surface of the cornea. Learn more about the differences between LASIK and PRK.

Because the corneal epithelium is removed, the recovery from PRK is less comfortable and takes longer than with LASIK. In the PRK procedure, the laser removes less tissue from the cornea than it does in the LASIK procedure. Patients with thin corneas or nearsightedness too high to correct with LASIK are often candidates for PRK. During your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Herschel will evaluate your corneas, including corneal thickness, to determine which vision correction procedure is best for your eyes. Learn more about the PRK procedure.

Who Is Candidate For PRK?

Young Adults or Adults with thin corneas or high myopia to correct these refractive errors:

Nearsightedness
Astigmatism

Visian ICL patients with astigmatism after surgery
Adults or Older Adults who have residual refractive error after:

Refractive Lens Exchange
Refractive Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
Keratoconus patients (see topography-guided PRK)

Those who know choose Herschel LASIK and Cataract Institute

Beautiful office. Amazing and caring staff. Getting my surgery done Saturday and the Doctor and the staff helped choose the right option for me and I didn't feel pushed to commit. One of the only few who commits the patient to a dry eye treatment as per my research. Post-surgery I hope to keep my 5 star rating because I have nothing bad to say!

Yogi Nayyar (Google), February 2020

I recently did my LASIK procedure about 1 week ago and was completely blown away from beginning to end with the SERVICE received from the entire staff at Herschel LASIK. The office is beautifully decorated and the staff was always professional, personable, knowledgeable and friendly. I particularly enjoyed the way that everything was explained clearly before, during and after my procedure and questions were always encouraged and answered. My experience was the best encounter to date with a physician. Excellent doctor + excellent support staff +excellent service = excellent experience and a happy customer. Thank you so much Dr. Herschel, Doris and Francesca.

Vernicia Sturrup (Google), September 2019

Great service, sometimes a bit of a wait, but I take a full lobby as a sign of a well recommended doctor. Staff is friendly & quick to answerphones & squeeze me in when I got an eye problem. Would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to get LASIK. Doctor even personally called to check on me the night after my procedure.

Stephanie G. (Yelp), January 2020

I got my LASIK procedure done here. I was apprehensive, mostly because anything to do with my eyes kind of freaked me out.
I went under a free consultation. The nurses/assistants were very nice and they answered any questions I had. Then I met Dr. Herschel and he was very nice and understanding. He explained all that would happen, how everything works, how long recovery will be, everything.
So, I agreed and start the process. I love the fact you always meet with Dr. Herschel at every appointment.
I now have 20/20 vision.
I'd highly recommend going to him for all of your vision needs.

Kelsea K. (Yelp), November 2019

Great surgeon and great staff. Do your research, Dr. Herschel is more than just a LASIK surgeon. He is certified and specializes in all areas of eye surgery so have peace of mind that you are getting one of the best. They use current technology and machines. More so, if your eyes aren’t ready for surgery he has no problem delaying 1-2 weeks until they are 100% good-to-go. He will not risk your health for the sake of money.

Dave T. (Yelp)
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