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What Should I Expect During Recovery After PRK?

Although LASIK surgery is often considered the go-to procedure for vision correction, PRK (photo refractive keratectomy) can achieve equally effective results. During LASIK surgery, a flap is created on the cornea before the cornea is reshaped to reduce or eliminate refractive errors. During PRK surgery, no flap is created; instead,... Read More

What is the Difference Between PRK and LASIK?

Wearing glasses and contact lenses can become an everyday hassle. At Virginia Eye Consultants, our surgeons aim to dramatically improve your vision so you can see more clearly all day, everyday. However, there is no one vision correction procedure that is best for everyone. LASIK surgery is our most popular... Read More

What if I Blink or Move During LASIK Surgery?

Each year in the United States, over one million people undergo LASIK surgery. In recent years, the technology used during this procedure has advanced, allowing your LASIK surgeon to use a blade-free all-laser technique that is more precise than ever before. Despite its advanced nature and high success rate, many... Read More

What's the difference between PRK and LASIK?

PRK was the first type of laser eye surgery for vision correction. Although LASIK is much more popular now, PRK is still commonly performed and sometimes offers particular advantages for some patients. Like LASIK, PRK uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea. The main difference between PRK and LASIK... Read More

Patient Testimonial: Kristen Gurekovich

Imagine viewing life every day as if you were looking through a foggy window. The figures are blurred and nearly impossible to make out. You squint as you strain to focus in on the image. With 20/400 vision, this perception was a reality for Kristen. For as long as she... Read More


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