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Save $1,000 on Laser Vision Correction Surgery

From June 14, 2021 until September 30, 2021, Mass Eye and Ear is pleased to offer $1,000 off laser vision correction surgery.* Call 1-833-LASER-99 or email MEERefractive@meei.harvard.edu to schedule your consultation.

*$1,000 total or $500/eye. Offer may not be combined with any other offer, discount, or promotion. Surgery must take place by November 30, 2021.

What is PRK?

If you have thin corneas or dry eyes, a type of advanced surface ablation, called PRK, may be an option. PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) works best for low-to-moderate nearsightedness. Compared to LASIK, there is a lower risk of certain complications, but recovery time is longer and less comfortable. Patients usually wear protective contact lenses for 3-5 days after surgery.

Follow-up studies suggest:

  • 70% of PRK patients achieve 20/20 vision
  • 92% of PRK patients achieve 20/40 vision or better
  • Other, less common, types of advanced surface ablation include LASEK (laser epithelial keratomileusis) and EpiLASIK.

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