PRK – a LASIK alternative procedure for patients in DC, VA & MD

PRK is an alternative to LASIK – PRK provides similar results as LASIK, but without creating a flap.

PRK was approved for patients in the USA over 20 years ago, prior to approval of LASIK a few years later.  The same excimer laser is used for both procedures.

The Difference Between PRK & LASIK

For PRK, all of the treatment occurs on the surface of the eye, rather than under a flap as for LASIK. The healing process is much slower than LASIK, with good vision restored in about a week, rather than a few hours.

Dr. Tanchel has performed thousands of PRK procedures and we can provide more information during the consultation if needed.


PRK – a LASIK alternative for patients whose job or sports make them vulnerable to eye trauma after laser vision correction.

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