AM I THE RIGHT CANDIDATE FOR PRK IN NYC?
Visiting Dr. Belmont is the only definitive way to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for PRK or another type of laser eye surgery. However, suitable PRK candidates typically include those who:
- Have good eye health overall
- Have a stable vision prescription that has not changed for a minimum of one year before the procedure
- Are over the age of 18 years old if treating nearsightedness or 21 years old if correcting astigmatism
- Do not have an autoimmune or degenerative disease
- Are not prone to developing excessive scar tissue (keloids)
- Do not have any medical conditions that impede healing
- Are not currently taking certain medications such as Accutane or steroids
- Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
When PRK had just been approved by the FDA, there was a more limited scope of PRK eligibility. Only patients with mild to moderate nearsightedness were suitable PRK candidates. Now, however, most individuals are appropriate candidates for PRK thanks to the innovations in PRK and other approaches to advanced surface ablation (ASA). For the right patient, PRK is an excellent alternative to LASIK.
WHY CHOOSE DR. SANDRA BELMONT FOR PRK?
Dr. Belmont is considered one of New York’s best LASIK surgeons. Her experience, education, and affiliations have made her a go-to PRK surgeon and NYC LASIK surgeon. The very scientists and engineers that were involved in the development of the excimer laser for laser refractive surgery choose Dr. Belmont for the treatment of their own friends and family.
To learn more, visit our reasons to choose Dr. Sandra Belmont’s page.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE PRESBYOPIA
If you are at least 40 or 50 years old and are tired of reaching for your reading glasses or bifocals to see the objects in front of you, you might have presbyopia. If you think this is the case, contact Dr. Belmont. She can evaluate the health of your eyes and review your treatment options with you.
To find out if you have presbyopia or any type of LASIK/PRK for reading visions to schedule a consultation with Dr. Belmont. Contact Belmont Eye Center by calling (212) 486-2020.