Wavefront Guided PRK : an Alternative to LASIK
We are excited to be offering Wavefront guided treatments at Western Laser Eye Associates using Calgary’s newest laser.
In Calgary LASIK remains the most common laser vision correction performed, but photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is making a come back. As reported on CNN today, PRK is becoming a more popular choice for many patients and surgeons in recent years due to it’s safety and effectiveness. The CNN article outlines a number of alternatives to LASIK.
Dr. Anderson Penno has been a long time advocate of PRK and is pleased to offer advanced surface ablation with PRK. With the new technology available on the Visx S4 IR excimer laser and WaveScan WaveFront mapping system, an individualized map can be used to treat fine variations in addition to the overall correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. While PRK requires about a week before return to work, it is an excellent alternative to LASIK and may add a measure of safety for many patients.
It is important to understand your options and to have a thorough discussion with your surgeon before deciding which surgery may be best for you.