How do you feel before PRK? Dr. Matthew Russell reveals what his patients feel before having PRK surgery Heading towards clearer vision with Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) can be a mix of feeling excited and a bit nervous. In this blog, Dr. Matthew Russell tells us what patients usually go through before having PRK laser eye surgery. Let\u2019s find out what daily life is like before going through this vision correction procedure. The countdown As people get ready for PRK, they often feel really excited because it\u2019s finally the day to say goodbye to glasses and contact lenses. The idea of seeing better makes them look forward to this big step. Dealing with nerves Even with the excitement, it\u2019s okay for patients to feel a bit nervous before getting PRK surgery. Dr. Russell wants to make sure everyone knows that PRK is safe, easy, and doesn\u2019t involve any pain. He wants patients to feel calm and know they are in good hands. Understanding PRK PRK uses a special laser to fix common eye problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Unlike another eye surgery called LASIK, PRK doesn\u2019t involve creating a flap on the eye. Instead, it removes a thin layer of the cornea (the eye\u2019s surface). Dr. Russell explains that this way of doing PRK works well for some patients who might not be right for other types of eye surgery. Checking if PRK is right for you Deciding if someone is a good fit for PRK involves looking at things like how thick their eye is, the overall health of their eyes, and the specific eye problems they have. Every person is different, and what works for one person might not be right for another. Dr. Russell says it\u2019s important to check everything before the surgery to make sure it goes well. The day of the surgery On the day of PRK surgery, patients might feel a bit of everything \u2013 excitement for what\u2019s coming and a bit of nervousness. Dr. Russell wants to reassure everyone that the surgery itself doesn\u2019t hurt, making sure patients know they are in good hands. After PRK After PRK, patients might need to wear special contact lenses to help their eyes heal. Dry eyes can also happen, but it\u2019s usually just for a little while. Dr. Russell gives advice on how to handle these things after the surgery and will It\u2019s really important to remember that PRK is a very safe, straightforward, and pain-free procedure, so there\u2019s nothing to worry about on the day.1 If you would like to learn more about laser vision correction and understand if you\u2019re a good candidate to be free from glasses and contact lenses, then please go to our website and book online for a free laser vision assessment.