If I am not suitable for PRK then is there an alternative?

Yes. If you are advised against PRK then this will be for a very good reason. It may be that you fall outside the recommended treatment ranges (prescription measurements), have an eye condition or a medical condition which would make it unsafe for you to do so.

If so then there is an alternative: implantable contact lenses, known as ICL are used on those patients who are unable to have laser vision surgery.

These lenses are similar to the ones you may have been wearing but the difference is that they are placed inside the eye, behind the cornea, rather than on the surface.

Visit our ICL section for further information.

Implantable contact lenses form part of a system of non-laser or ‘Intra-ocular lens’ treatments.

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