Are you looking for a 10465 eye care expert that you can trust and rely on for comprehensive, compassionate eye care services? If so, the best place for you to be is at the Vision Center of New York, where our team of experts works tirelessly to provide care that is nothing short of the absolute best. Our 10465 eye care specialists firmly believe in the importance of regular eye examinations, and so we are always reminding our patients about keeping up with regularly scheduled checkups at the Vision Center of New York. If you have not had your eyes and vision checked out recently, we highly recommend that you schedule an appointment at our 10465 eye care facility as soon as possible. During each eye exam here at the Vision Center of New York, our 10465 eye care experts use several testing techniques that are designed to allow us to make the fullest evaluation of your eye health and vision quality at the time of the appointment. Some examples of commonly used testing techniques include: slit lamp examinations, retinal examinations, eye movement testing, visual acuity testing, and more. If you currently wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, our 10465 eye care experts will also check on your current prescription and make updates as needed. By visiting us here at the Vision Center of New York on a regular basis, you are giving yourself a better chance of early diagnosis of any eye conditions you develop over time. At the conclusion of your visit, our 10465 eye care experts will discuss the results with you and let you know if you are in need of any further treatments.
If you would like to learn more about what our 10465 eye care experts have to offer, we highly recommend that you pay a visit to the main Vision Center of New York website to browse through the wealth of additional information we have provided for our patients there. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can assist you with in any way, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly. You can get in touch with us by giving us a call here at our office, or by sending us a message using the contact form on our main website. We look forward to working with you soon here at the Vision Center of New York.
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) eye surgery is a specific type of refractive surgery, performed by our Bay Plaza eye doctor, Dr. Gary R. Fishman, which corrects farsightedness (hyperopia), nearsightedness (myopia), and astigmatism. PRK was the very first type of laser eye surgery for vision correction and is the forerunner to the popular LASIK procedure. Although recovery from PRK eye surgery takes a bit longer than recovery from LASIK eye surgery, PRK is still commonly performed at Vision Center of New York, and for some patients, offers advantages over the LASIK procedure.
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Much like LASIK and other types of laser eye surgery, PRK works by reshaping your cornea using an excimer laser, which allows light entering your eye to be properly focused onto your retina for clear vision. The one major difference between PRK and LASIK is that with the LASIK procedure, a hinged, thin, flap is made on your cornea in order to gain access to the treatment area. With PRK eye surgery, our Bay Plaza eye doctor removes the cornea’s entire outer layer to expose the area and no flap is created. With both PRK and LASIK, the excimer laser then sculpts the stromal layer of your cornea which corrects your refractive error.
The final results of PRK eye surgery are comparable to LASIK results, but recovery from PRK is initially slower because it takes a few days for new epithelial cells to regenerate and cover the surface of your eye. Our Bay Plaza eye doctor also makes each PRK eye surgery patient aware that there is also a slight risk of eye infection, and some hazy vision during the first few days after surgery, but it is a minor chance and vision normally stabilizes rather quickly, with the final outcome taking several weeks. The main benefit to PRK eye surgery is that the corneal flap does not need to be created and the entire thickness of the underlying area is available for treatment. This is especially a benefit if your cornea is too thin for LASIK or if you have previously undergone the LASIK procedure and been left with a thinner cornea. Dr. Fishman is an expert in his field and will put your mind at ease regarding you PRK eye surgery.