With the PRK procedure, some discomfort is common in the first three to five days that follow surgery. Because of the difference in the treatment of the cornea, the healing process for PRK is slower, as is the visual recovery. During the initial phase of your healing, a bandage contact lens is worn to increase comfort and speed healing. This lens has no power and generally has no effect on your vision.
PRK is also generally done both eyes on the same day as well.
Soft lenses (this includes daily, extended wear, and Toric lenses for astigmatism) are to be kept out of your eyes for one week.
Gas Permeable lenses should be kept out of your eyes a minimum of one month. Usually, gas perm wearers have worn these lenses for years. If this is true in your case, additional time without the lenses may be needed (usually one additional week for every decade of use).
Hard lenses, though extremely rare anymore, may require three to six months of non-use.
The fee also includes all visits after surgery related for one year. If an enhancement is needed beyond the 12 month period a fee applies.
Our patients pay for their procedures in a variety of ways. SkyVision Centers accept most major credit cards. We also offer No-Interest financing plans through Care Credit. You can apply online via our website, or receive information from our coordinator to contact them directly. Other options may include benefits from your employer. Some companies offer an FSA "flex accounts" or "cafeteria plans" which help their employee save for a procedure by deductions from your paycheck prior to taxes. If you have one of the new HSA or Health Savings Plans you may be able to use these funds to pay for your LASIK. You may want to check with your employer regarding particular requirements and deadlines for your plan.