Vision by Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute

Photorefractive Keratectomy

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is the original laser vision correction and the forerunner to LASIK. Because PRK only treats the outermost surface of the eye, it offers unique advantages to those who may not qualify for LASIK.

PRK helps people achieve the same excellent results as LASIK without creation of a corneal flap. Although vision improvement is gradual over a few weeks or months, PRK is often the preferred treatment for patients not suited for LASIK—specifically those with thin corneas.


Meet Our Surgeons

Entrusted with the care of your eyes, our surgeons are committed to helping you regain the best possible vision.

The Ability to See

The complexity of the eye and the ability to see are wonderful miracles. I would like my organization to cast a positive light on the Creator of this marvelous machine—the human eye. Read more

Robert Ford, MD
President and Owner