Originally Posted by whitewater_fishin
Thanks to my horrid eye sight, and not being eligible for LASIK, I've decided to ditch contacts go with some frames.
Originally Posted by MT4Runner
If you're a LASIK candidate, go for it.
If you're not eligible due to a thin cornea, consider PRK.
I had it performed 9 years ago and my vision is still better than 20/20 with no complications.
Big advantage over LASIK is there is no flap to worry about, in PRK the epithelial cells over the cornea are completely removed.
This results in significantly longer recovery time (and some degree of pain), but once the epithelial layer re-forms, there is no seam to fail.
I was told it is the only correction procedure the military will allow for personnel with flight status.