• Is it OK to have PRK done on one eye at a time?


    Question:

    Is it OK to have PRK done on one eye at a time? Is that a common practice? I am somewhat farsighted (+ 2 or so) in both eyes. I wear glasses only for reading. I'm hoping to get my distance vision optimized, reduce eye strain, and hopefully also not need my reading glasses for a few years. But I live alone and I need to work. I'm worried about the long recovery time associated with PRK, so I wanted to have only one eye done at a time so I can rely on the other eye while I heal.


    Answer:

    Absolutely, you can do one eye at a time. However, the return of vision usually only takes 4 days or so and then you would have to go through the same procedure again and wait another 4 days or so for vision to come back more clearly. LASIK would be better for quick rehabilitation if you are a good candidate.


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