Before PRK (LASEK)

Before LASEK

Before PRK (LASEK) or Surface Ablation, you must first undergo a consultation. You can schedule an appointment on this site, or you can call the center. The consultation process will generally take 2 hours.

The consultation process determines if you are a good candidate, and we will also explain to you the different procedures, what you should expect after PRK (LASEK).

The consultation process involves a thorough eye examination, including special tests to determine whether you are a good candidate for PRK (LASEK).

PRK improves the corneal surface in corneal dystrophy
The excimer laser improves the corneal surface after PRK (LASEK)

Special tests you will undergo include Corneal Topography and Pachymetry. You are generally a good PRK or Surface Ablation or LASEK candidate, if you have a thin cornea, or if you have a bad surface on the cornea, in which case the laser procedure will not only allow you to become free of spectacles or contact lenses, but will also improve the corneal surface.

You can undergo PRK or LASEK or e-LASIK combined with wavefront optimized or Wavefront Customized ablation profile. If you are undergoing wavefront customized LASEK, then you will need to also undergo a wavefront aberrometry examination.

Once you undergo the LASEK consultation, we will counsel you whether you are an appropriate candidate for PRK (LASEK). If you are a good candidate, and if you decide to have the laser procedure, we’ll tell you what you need to do to be ready. Mainly, you’ll need to stop wearing contact lenses before your procedure, one week for soft lenses and four weeks for hard or gas permeable lenses. You will also need to put some antibiotic eye drops for a day or two before the procedure.