PRK or ASA is an excellent alternative for many who are considering vision correction. This procedure is an especially good option for people who have been previously advised that their eyes are not suitable for LASIK, or whose lifestyles may have precluded them from having LASIK.
Patients who are often recommended for Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) are those who:
A person who had Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) can expect to see every bit as well as a LASIK patient in the long run. The initial healing, however, is much slower. Patients are often recommended to have one eye done at a time. The doctor may recommend waiting anywhere between a week to a month between eyes. Having one eye done at a time will help patients to remain functional throughout healing. The patient who has one eye done at a time will need to make arrangements to have their glasses or adjusted, or to wear a contact lens in between procedures.
In most cases an Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) patient will wear a contact lens during the first 5-8 days of healing. The patient, in most cases, will not need to touch the lens at all. The doctor will handle putting the lens in and taking the lens out.
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