Can You See Right After PRK?

Most people who have PRK surgery can resume driving a car within a week or two after surgery.

But it can take three to six months before vision is completely clear and stable.

Can I see after PRK surgery?

Your Recovery

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is surgery to improve your vision. You can have PRK surgery in one or both eyes. Your eye will hurt, burn, or itch for 3 or 4 days after surgery. Your vision may be blurry, your eyes may water, your nose may run, or you may feel like there is something in your eye.

How long is your vision blurry after PRK?

With PRK, you may experience blurry vision for a minimum of 4 days after the surgery and full recovery takes about 4-12 weeks after surgery.

How long does it take to get 20/20 vision after PRK?

Most people see 20/20 or better after PRK, as clearly as they would after LASIK. But vision recovery takes longer after PRK, and it may be three to six months before optimum vision is attained. In some cases, prescription glasses may be needed temporarily until healing progresses and vision improves.

Does vision fluctuate after PRK?

Common Symptoms After PRK

You may be farsighted immediately following surgery, which will cause “hazy” vision, especially up close. Expect your distance vision to clear before your reading vision.