How much does PRK cost?

Dr. Matthew Russell reveals the cost of PRK

PRK surgery, or surface ablation, tends to be a lower priced procedure compared to LASIK.

Although the results of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and LASIK are very equivalent. The best option when you’re trying to determine whether or not you should have a treatment is not to make the decision before you see us.

You really need to come and see us and have a free laser assessment to determine what is the best treatment for you and what’s going to work for your lifestyle. As well as finding out about your payment options, and getting the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions… How much does PRK cost? Not to mention details on all the advantages and disadvantages of PRK!

An excellent place to start when you’re thinking about laser vision correction is to go to our website and take the online suitability test. In that way, you can, in a detailed manner, find out whether you’re likely to be a good candidate for laser treatment and then take the next step to call us and make an appointment for a free assessment.

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Quality LASIK TransPRK PRK
Recovery time Fastest (1 day) Fast (3-4 days) Fast (5-7 days)
Eligibility
  • Short-sightedness to -10D
  • Long-sightedness to +4D
  • Astigmatism to 4D
  • Short-sightedness to -8D
  • Long-sightedness to +3D
  • Astigmatism to 6D
  • Short-sightedness to -8D
  • Long-sightedness to +3D
  • Astigmatism to 6D
Cost More expensive (3500 per eye) Middle option (2750 per eye) Least expensive (2376 per eye)
Procedure All laser treatment All laser treatment – no touch Mainly laser treatment
Advantage
  • Shortest recovery time
  • Less discomfort post-op
  • Fastest visual outcomes
  • Shorter recovery than PRK
  • Totally touch free procedure
  • Faster visual outcome compared to PRK
  • Faster procedure than PRK or Lasik
  • Best for low prescriptions (below -1.00)
History First performed 1991 First performed 2007 First performed 1987
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Dr. Matthew Russell

MBChB, FRANZCO

Laser eye and cataract surgery specialist

With over 15 years of experience, I enjoy the privilege of helping patients of all ages reclaim clear vision or preserve it for as long as possible.

Vision correction and high-precision cataract surgery hinge on the expertise and skill set of the provider who also has access to the most precise tools for the job. Ophthalmic surgeons like me know how to make treatment safe, comfortable and positive for the patient. They know how to minimise the risk of complications and maximise successful outcomes.

I understand that medical and surgical eye care is a serious undertaking. I take the time to address whatever questions and concerns you might have. I believe everyone’s eyes are unique and require a customised solution tailored to your needs and goals.

My combination of education, training and experience positions me to provide optimal results for patients of all ages. I have a passion for helping my patients enjoy the clear, high-definition vision they need to live rich and active lives. Now, I have hand-picked a team of professionals that share my passion and commitment to exceptional care.

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