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Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) Vision Correction Surgery

PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, is a laser eye surgery that was approved before LASIK but is now less popular compared to the other brand name. Still, PRK is a very popular operation, helping millions of people achieve good visual acuity, with a 95 percent success rate. PRK is a great option for some people who […]

SMILE eye surgery

Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) Eye Surgery Explainer

SMILE is a new approach to laser eye surgery that was approved by the FDA as recently as 2016. This operation benefits people with high levels of myopia, astigmatism, or both. It has lower rates of some side effects like dry eye compared to LASIK. SMILE is not designed to help people with farsightedness, and […]

woman having laser eye surgery

Types of Laser Eye Surgery: Understanding Your Options

Laser eye surgery involves using a laser to correct a visual problem, most often a refractive error like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Some surgeries remove scar tissue or improve vision in other ways, but LASIK is the most popular form of laser eye surgery, and it is considered a cosmetic procedure. Using lasers improves patient […]