Improve your vision with the PRK/LASEK procedure at Optilase

06 Aug 2020

What is PRK/LASEK?
PRK/LASEK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) or Surface Treatment (PRK/EK) is a vision correction procedure in which the vision correction treatment is applied to the surface of the cornea. PRK is the procedure of choice for patients whose corneas are too thin to have LASIK.

How does Photorefractive Keratectomy or PRK/LASEK work?
PRK/LASEK corrects your vision the same way LASIK does, by reshaping the cornea with an Excimer laser so light focuses directly on the retina. The difference is that with LASIK, a flap is created on the outer part of the cornea, and vision correction is applied to the inner tissue of the cornea.

With PRK/LASEK, a portion of the eye surface called the epithelium is softened using an Ethanol solution and gently moved aside. The laser is then applied to the underlying surface to reshape your cornea and correct your prescription. A special contact lens is put in place over your cornea for a period of five days to provide comfort and protection to the surface as it heals.

The decision as to which procedure is best for you will be made in consultation with your Laser
Optometrist and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon.

Step 1
Anesthetic drops are applied, which have the effect of numbing your eye.

Step 2
The surface layer of cells (Epithelium) of the eye is softened using an Ethanol solution and gently moved aside.

Step 3
The laser is then applied to the underlying surface to reshape your cornea and correct your prescription.

Step 4
A special contact lens is put in place over the cornea for a period of five days to provide comfort and protection to the surface as it heals.

Book a Free Consultation Today!
Learn all about what Optilase can do for you, including:

• World’s Leading Technology
• World-Renowned Surgeons
• Life-time Care Guarantee
• 20% Tax Relief
• 15% Health Insurance
• 0% Interest Free Finance
• Fair & Transparent Pricing

Call Optilase today on +353 1 223 8821, visit any of our clinics nationwide or book your free consultation by clicking here.

More to Explore

Do I need both eyes operated on?

08 Feb 2014
Read more

New laser eye procedure can turn brown eyes into blue!

30 Mar 2015
Read more

Get Rid of Your Reading Glasses with Presbia from Optilase

28 Jun 2013
Read more

15 fascinating facts about eyes!

22 Jan 2017
Read more

Book a Free Consultation Today!

At your consultation we will answer all your questions, discuss finance options, and assess whether you are a suitable candidate for one of our life-changing, treatments. Consultations with our expert Optometrists are free and take approximately 1 hour at one of our nationwide clinics.
World’s Leading Technology
Laser Eye Surgery Lifetime Care Guarantee
Laser Health Insurance Discount
World-Renowned Surgeons
20% Tax Relief
0% Interest Free Finance
99% Of Our Patients Recommend Us

Lets Connect

Privacy CentrePolicy & Procedures
Flexible Payment with
humm
Book a Free Consultation
crossmenuchevron-left