What symptoms do you have before PRK?

Dr. Matthew Russell reveals symptoms you may have before PRK

The types of difficulties that people have before they choose to go here with PRK is frustration with glasses on a number of different levels and frustration with contact lenses.

They can range from a whole variety of different things: difficulty engaging in and doing a day to day at leisure activities, difficulty with simple things such as being in the rain, walking from a warm environment to a cool environment, glasses fogging up, the irritation and dryness that are quite common with longterm contact lens wearing and the daily hassle of having to put them in and put them out and take them out for swimming and those types of issues.

They also feel that with their interactions with other people in social situations or in work, that they’re not really being perceived for who they are, that glasses are affecting their image and getting in the way with how they interact in the workplace, in home life, in, in relationships. So, when is the best time to have PRK? Learn more here!

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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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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