What is PRK?
Both LASIK & PRK (Photorefractive keratectomy) use the same excimer laser. However PRK doesn’t first create a flap using a femtosecond laser. PRK is better for patients with thin corneas or high prescriptions. Its drawbacks include 48-72 hrs of disability followed by a longer recovery than LASIK. Long term however, expect phenomenal visual results & an infinitesimally low risk of complications from a procedure far simpler than LASIK. Dr. Singh had PRK as a graduation gift at the end of his fellowship, as did his fellowship director before him. Let it not be said we refractive surgeons don’t stand by our tech!
“PRK was painless but the recovery wasn't! I was uncomfortable for three days but thereafter things started to clear. In 2 weeks, I was seeing 20/10. In retrospect, the juice was worth the squeeze...the change in my lifestyle was profound--best decision I've ever made aside from getting engaged.”
Jorawer Singh, MD/MS
Cataract, Corneal, and Refractive Surgeon
Reasons to choose us for PRK.
Your PRK is guaranteed for years to come. Your investment is safe here.
Our pricing is all-inclusive, no upsells for astigmatism, enhancements, etc.
PRK is $2850 per eye. It’s a small price to pay to own your vision.
Don’t worry about your recovery meds. We’ll take of that for you.
You will meet with Dr. Singh, to discuss your vision correction options.
You receive a personalized evaluation of your eyes during your consultation.
PRK takes just a few minutes, and your vision recovers quickly thereafter.
We perform PRK with the most advanced technology available today.
Is PRK safer than LASIK?
Both procedures are safe. PRK is better for certain types of eyes & certain prescriptions. It can correct irregularities LASIK cannot address. Dr. Singh chose PRK for himself & recommends it for patients with thin corneas, corneal scarring, military/law enforcement officers, or anyone who expects the possibility of sustaining facial trauma in the future.
“PRK is a great vision correction option for people who tend to have dry eyes or thin corneas.”
How it Works.
During PRK a thin surface layer of your cornea is gently removed and an excimer laser then reshapes the cornea with small laser pulses precisely placed to correct your calculated refractive error. A bandage contact lens is then placed to help speed healing after PRK.
It starts with a consult.
Our refractive consultations cost $150 and include a battery of seven tests using the latest technology. You will then meet with Dr. Singh to discuss how to best achieve perfect vision for you and review any pertinent information regarding the health of your eyes. If you proceed with PRK, your $150 investment is applied towards your vision correction procedure.
What does PRK cost?
Your PRK investment with Singh Vision is $2850 per eye, or $5700 for both eyes. We don’t compete with others on price, rather we focus on continuity of care, outcomes, & quality. Our pricing includes all post-op care needed & an enhancement guarantee. After PRK you’ll own your vision instead of renting it from the glasses or contact lens industry. When investing in vision correction you invest in yourself!
What consult time works best?
How much are glasses and contacts costing you?
The average person spends $25,000+ on glasses, contact lenses, solution, eye exams, etc. It’s like renting your vision from the glasses and contacts lenses industry. Worst of all, after all that money, these still NEVER correct your vision!
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The elegance of Singh Vision.
Singh Vision is a beautiful facility with crisp, clean lines, abundant lighting and a stunning view of the Virginia countryside. From the moment you enter our reception area, you’ll experience the difference of Singh Vision.
PRK questions? We've got answers.
Does insurance cover PRK?
PRK is an elective procedure not covered by insurance. However we do accept HSA/FSA funds & offer 24 mth interest free financing.
Our lasers track your eye movements 100X faster than you can blink. If you move, the laser will pause, then resume where it left off.
PRK is an excellent choice for thin corneas , farsightedness, or astigmatism. An eye exam is needed to assess if PRK is right for you.
How long does PRK take?
PRK takes 5-10 minutes per eye. A solution is used to gently remove corneal epithelium and then an excimer laser correct refractive errors.
Does PRK wear off?
No, but if new myopia develops you may need a touchup. You’ll also still develop presbyopia in your 40s if you do or don’t get PRK now!
No. PRK is painless but you will have pain for 72 hrs as your eyes heal. Visual recovery takes 1-2 wks but will ultimately clear nicely.
Is PRK a safe alternative to LASIK?
Yes. Both are safe and achieve incredible results. PRK is a great choice for folks with thin corneas, corneal scarring, or keratoconus.
When can I return to work after ?
Most patients get back to work within 3 days. Vision clears within 7 days & then goes on to clear further over the next 4 weeks.
Can I Use My HSA/FSA for PRK?
Yes. If your company offers HSA/FSA; you can use it to pay for PRK.
Take the next steps toward clear vision.
Don’t delay — now is the time. You’ve got one life, live it with visual freedom. Our patients always ask why they waited so long to enjoy clear, crisp vision.