PRK with iDesign Refractive Studio

This procedure is designed to correct myopia, presbyopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

How it Works

There are two types of laser vision correction procedures; iLASIK™ and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).

If you are an athlete in a contact sport or employed in an active profession such as the military or police, PRK might be the right choice for you.

With eye procedures that involve a flap, such as iLASIK™, there is the potential for the flap to move if you experience impact or jarring. That might mean a second surgery to reposition the flap, which would take away from work and other activities for your recovery. PRK doesn’t use a flap, which means the risk of damage or needing another surgery is eliminated.

During this procedure, the surface layer of the cornea is gently removed with an amoils brush. The excimer laser is then used to treat the vision, just as it is in the iLASIK™ process.

What to Expect

At Image Plus, Dr. Wiens performed PRK surgery on several staff members who all returned to work after one week. By two weeks, they measured 20/20, but vision quality had not yet fully improved. Good quality vision returned about three to four weeks after surgery.

Technology Used


VISX® Star S4 Active Trak™

iDesign Refractive Studio

3D ActiveTrak™ Eyetracker

VISX S4 Variable Spot Scanning (VSSTM)

Iris Registration (IR)

Contact us to book a complimentary assessment with the Image Plus team and find out if you are a candidate for Laser Eye Surgery.