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Are You A Candidate for PRK?

Dr. Pokeza adheres to a ‘Quality verses Quantity’ patient selection philosophy. Good results start with good candidates. Therefore, Dr. Pokeza will only perform the procedure on patients who meet specific criteria for the best outcome. An extremely thorough pre-operative exam will be performed to insure that your eyes can achieve the best results.

A good candidate for Laser Vision Correction surgery must meet certain general requirements.

  • You are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism within the range of approved treatment
  • You are over 18 years of age (Dr. Pokeza prefers that you are at least 21 years or older)
  • You have had a stable glasses prescription for a minimum of 1 year
  • You have no health issues affecting your eyes
  • You are not pregnant or nursing or planning on having a child within the year of your procedure
  • You do not have any autoimmune disorders
  • You do not have scarring or disease of the cornea
  • You have sufficient corneal thickness

* There is a FDA approved treatment range to maintain the safety of each patient. The necessary correction for all patients will not fall into this treatment range due to the individual’s degree of refractive error.

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