What are the benefits of PRK?

Dr. Matthew Russell reveals the benefits of PRK

The benefits of PRK is that you can have PRK where you can’t have LASIK.

The main reason for doing that is because of a situation where the cornea is too thin to be able to treat all of the focusing error with LASIK alone because we use a little bit of the cornea to create a LASIK flap. The other big benefit of PRK is that it’s very safe if there was ever an inadvertent eye injury. So for example, you can still continue to work in the emergency services or in the military if you’ve had PRK, whereas you may not be suitable for those occupations after the LASIK. And the same is true for aviation and being a pilot.

If you would like to know what the benefits are financially from going ahead with laser vision correction versus the expense of wearing contact lenses or glasses over the course of your life, use our online pricing calculator. It helps you compare the options, laser vision correction versus glasses and contact lenses.

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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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