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While October may seem a little early to start thinking about your HSA or flex account, most plan participants lose benefits at the first of the year, making now an ideal time to begin planning your procedure.
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) is a refractive error correction surgery that was approved by the FDA three years before its main alternative, LASIK. Like LASIK, PRK is used to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Unlike LASIK, there is no corneal flap creation with PRK, making it a better option for people with thin corneas.
LASIK is a fairly routine procedure. In fact, an average of 800,000 LASIK eye surgeries are performed in the United States every year, and conservative estimates suggest as many as 43 million additional men and women who have not yet undergone laser eye surgery would be good LASIK candidates. However, "routine" does not imply "failsafe" and your choice of LASIK surgeon will play a direct role in your comfort, your safety, and your long-term satisfaction.
Laser vision correction has gifted millions of Americans with 20/20 vision or better. There are, however, still many people who are afraid to go under the laser to better their eyesight. There are dozens of reasons to choose laser vision correction with our eye surgeons in Fishkill.
Poughkeepsie LASIK and PRK are laser vision treatments that both treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, is the predecessor to LASIK and is still used today. The major difference between PRK and LASIK is that during LASIK surgery, a small flap is created in the cornea in order to reshape the underlying stromal layer, while in PRK surgery, the epithelial layer of the cornea is removed to access the stromal layer.