Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a laser eye surgery to correct the following common vision problems:
Cataracts—a clouding of the lens of your eye—are the most common source of vision problems that people suffer from. Most things in life require good vision—driving, running errands, operating machinery, working, etc.—so impaired vision can be extremely limiting to your quality of life. The first step to treating cataracts is by prescribing a stronger glass prescription, but overtime cataracts will still progress, making it harder to see. The permanent solution available to patients is cataracts surgery.
Eye exams aren’t just for people who have vision problems. An annual eye exam is important for everyone—no matter age or physical health—to maintain healthy eyes, prevent vision problems, and diagnose diseases early. At Nationwide Vision, our doctors recommend a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years. The frequency of appointments will be determined by your age, physical health, and cases of hereditary eye conditions.