Should you feel scared about PRK?

Dr. Matthew Russell explains why you should not be scared of PRK

Most people who are going through laser surgery feel quite nervous on the day of surgery. For PRK, the actual procedure itself is relatively straightforward and fairly simple compared to any other refractive procedure. In fact, it is the simplest procedure that we do.

The surgery is completely pain free. 1



The best way to find out if eye treatment is right for you is to have an in-person assessment. You’ll get a clear answer from our experts on your suitability and vision correction options


We numb the eye completely with anesthetic drops and patients really don’t feel anything at all during the procedure. After the procedure, there’s what we call a bandage contact lens in place, it sits on the surface of the eye, and that helps reduce the discomfort after the surgery.

Once the anesthetic drops have worn off with PRK, there is discomfort for the first two to three days following the procedure, but the procedure itself is actually relatively straightforward thing to get through and you really don’t need to feel scared about it at all. Learn here 3 ways this treatment could upgrade your life!

An excellent place to start when you’re thinking about laser vision correction is to go to our website and take the suitability test online. 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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Dr. Matthew Russell


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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