Who Is a Candidate for ASA Laser Eye Surgery?
Advanced surface ablation surgery (ASA), also known as PRK, may be for you if you struggle with nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism and are not a candidate for LASIK because of thinner corneas, previous eye surgery, scarring on the cornea as a result of contact lens wear, or certain lifestyle or occupational factors.
At your free vision correction consultation at Discover Vision Centers, you’ll work together with refractive surgery doctors to decide which vision correction surgery is best for you.
What to Expect During PRK & ASA Procedure?
Step 1. Pre-Operative Procedures
Prior to your treatment all of your measurements are validated and checked for accuracy. Most patients will take a mild sedative about 40 minutes prior to their procedure and topical numbing drops will be used just prior to the start of your procedure. A lid guard will be placed so you do not have a full lid closure.
Step 2. Prepare The Cornea
Prior to reshaping the underlying tissue with the laser the surface cells are gently removed.
Step 3. Reshape The Cornea
The excimer laser is then used to reshape the cornea so it brings light perfectly into focus on the retina.
Step 4. Protect The Cornea
After the laser is completed a bandage contact lens is placed for comfort. It remains in place for 5-7 days and then is removed.
Most patients will be placed on topical medicated drops for four weeks.
Why Choose Us for PRK Eye Surgery?
Discover Vision Center surgeons have been providing PRK/Advanced Surface Ablation for our patients since it was FDA approved in 1995. Our 6 doctors, two surgeons – Dr. Doane and Dr. Jackson ) and our four specialized refractive surgery optometrists have 140 combined years of experience evaluating and treating patients interested in refractive surgery. Our attention to detail and excellence in patient care are our guiding principles.
Discover Vision Centers (DVC) offers a number of financing programs to make the cost of your vision correction easy and affordable. Our See Today, Pay Later financing allows you to do just that – see today, and pay later.
You may also be eligible for a PRK military discount or other deductions through your flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA).
Areas We Serve
Discover Vision Centers has 3+ surgery centers in the Greater Kansas City Area, making it easy to find PRK near you. Our experienced surgeons perform vision correction surgeries at laser centers in Leawood and Independence / Lee’s Summit.
About Our Surgeons
Dr. John F. Doane
Dr. John F. Doane is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in refractive surgery. He has trained surgeons in refractive surgery procedures on four continents. He has treated patients from 46 US states and 25 foreign countries that have come to Kansas City for our experience.
Dr. Randy T. Jackson
Dr. Randy Jackson is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in refractive surgery, including LASIK Laser Vision Correction, Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), Full Focus® Vision Correction and cataract surgery.