PRK Laser Eye Surgeries in Calgary

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Choose Vector Eye Centre For Your PRK Surgery

Photorefractive keratectomy, also known as PRK surgery, is a type of laser eye surgery used to help correct refractive errors. The main difference between LASIK surgery and PRK surgery is instead of creating a flap as in LASIK, the epithelium is removed and the laser is directed at the anterior stromal layers. After the surgery, the epithelium grows back gradually over three to five days.

This procedure is a great alternative for patients who have thin corneas, or if they have an active lifestyle where there is a risk of dislodging the LASIK flap. If you are interested in having PRK surgery, please schedule an assessment to see if you are a candidate for the procedure.

PRK Eye Surgery Procedure

During the procedure, your surgeon will use a lid speculum to keep your eyes open and eye drops to numb your eyes. Your ophthalmologist will then remove the outer layer of your cornea, called the epithelium, using a blade or a laser.
Once that outer layer is removed, your ophthalmologist will then use an excimer laser to reshape your cornea to correct your refractive error.

After the surgery, a bandage contact lens will be placed on your eye to provide comfort and aid healing. To help the healing process, we recommend you to take a week off of school or work to let your eyes fully recover.

Your eye care team will book subsequent check-up appointments to monitor the healing process.

What Does PRK Treat?

PRK is a type of refractive eye surgery that helps treat some very common eye condition including:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness). Myopia occurs when the eye focuses light in front of the retina leading to blurry distance vision.
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness). Hyperopia occurs when the eye focuses light behind the retina making it harder to see up close.
  • Astigmatism. Astigmatism occurs when the image from the horizontal and vertical axes focus at different places, usually because of an irregularly shaped cornea, leading to blurry vision at distance and near.

Interested in More Information? Contact Us Today

If you have already been cleared by your optometrist to have PRK and they have filled out our referral document, the next step is to contact us about requesting an assessment.

We look forward to helping you achieve clear vision and healthy eyes.

Visit Our Office

Our office is located on the South side of North Hill Mall in the professional building. Please note there is no entrance to our clinic from the mall.

Where to Park?

We offer plenty of free 3-hour parking right outside our clinic, and we are easily accessible from Lion’s Park Station located on 14th Ave. NW.

Our Address

Suite 1705, 1632 14 Ave. NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1M7

Contact Information

Phone: 403-930-5900
Fax: 403-930-9933

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM4 PM
Tuesday
8 AM4 PM
Wednesday
8 AM4 PM
Thursday
8 AM4 AM
Friday
8 AM2 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our Services

We offer a variety of refractive surgery options including ICL, Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), LASIK, and PRK. During ICL and Refractive Lens Exchange an intraocular lens is used to correct your vision. LASIK and PRK use a laser to correct your prescription. We can help you achieve clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Refractive Surgery

Cataracts are a common condition that often develops with age. Diabetes, certain medications, and trauma can also increase cataract risk. We offer a variety of advanced cataract surgery and intraocular lens options.

Calgary’s Source for Excellent Cataract Care

We are a comprehensive ophthalmology office treating all types of eye conditions such as glaucoma, eyelid, eye surface, IOL, uveitis, retina problems and more. Our Ophthalmologists offer on-site laser and minor surgery to treat eye diseases.

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Your cornea, the clear front part of your eye, refracts light entering your eye. When your cornea develops an issue, it can affect your whole vision. We offer a variety of treatments, including cornea transplants, corneal cross-linking, and PTK surgery.

Cornea Surgery & Crosslinking in Calgary

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