Patients who have been diagnosed with less-than-perfect vision are often told that contact lenses and prescription eyeglasses can help them in seeing better. However, some patients don’t want to deal with costly eyeglasses or irritating contact lenses. Patients who want to get rid of these vision-correction solutions and enjoy perfect vision without them are encouraged to ask Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer of Skokie, IL about PRK surgery.
WHAT IS PRK SURGERY?
PRK is an acronym for “photorefractive keratectomy.” This is a surgical procedure that is used to reshape the cornea of the eye using a laser device. By reshaping the cornea, patients can achieve 20/20—or better—vision and eliminate the need for corrective lenses. This can be dramatically lifechanging for patients who have been using contacts or eyeglasses for years.
Some patients who hear of PRK often confuse it with LASIK eye surgery. LASIK eye surgery is performed by removing a flap of the cornea to correct the eye underneath it. PRK also shapes the cornea with lasers, but does so without the need to slice the cornea and treat below.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PRK SURGERY?
There are many reasons why a Skokie, IL area patient may consider PRK surgery for their eyesight. PRK:
- Is less invasive than LASIK treatments
- Eliminates the need for slicing the cornea or creating a corneal “flap”
- More effective at treating mild to moderate conditions such as astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness
- Eliminates the risk of dislodging a healing flap after eye surgery
- Is often comparable in cost with traditional LASIK procedures
- Is performed by our trained and experienced professional, Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer, who has performed many of these procedures for patients in the past with high success rates
DISCUSS THIS AND OTHER SURGICAL PROCEDURES WITH DR. STUART P. SONDHEIMER AND HIS TEAM
If you are located in Skokie, IL and are interested in working with an eye physician to learn more about surgical treatments such as PRK, we invite you to make an appointment by calling (847) 677-2794. Our professionals are located at 9150 Crawford Avenue, Ste. #201 and provide services for new and current patients.