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PRK / Surface Ablation Treatment

PRK / Surface Ablation Treatment

PRK Corrective Surgery offered in Stockton, Manteca, Lodi, Tracy and Sonora

The first corrective eye surgery to use a laser rather than a very sharp blade to remove the corneal tissue is called Photorefractive Keratectomy or PRK, now known as surface ablation surgery. Although the Food and Drug Administration approved the excimer laser for PRK corrective eye surgery in 1995, this laser was originally developed in the early 1970’s and first modified for ophthalmic use in the early 1980s.

Originally PRK was developed to treat myopia by removing a small amount of the cornea with a laser.  However, refinements in PRK technology allowed surgeons to also treat patients with hyperopia, or farsightedness, and astigmatism. PRK does not require the creation of a flap in the cornea. Instead, the laser is applied directly to the surface of the cornea. Although the post-operative recovery and healing process takes longer, the visual outcomes with this surface ablation are considered excellent.

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Zeiter Eye Medical Group, Inc. is proud to offer PRK Corrective Eye Surgery to all of our patients throughout the greater Stockton, Lodi, Manteca, Tracy and Sonora regions. Contact Zeiter Eye today and ask for a FREE CONSULTATION with one of the highly skilled Zeiter Eye Medical Group, Inc. doctors.

What our patients are saying about us…

“I had eye surgery and everyone was helpful and caring in the office and the surgery clinic. Going to get my second eye done. I highly recommend Zieter.”

Mary T.

Are you a Candidate for PRK?

The best way to determine if you are a candidate for laser eye surgery is through an evaluation by a board-certified ophthalmologist. This examination, in part, is to ensure that there is enough suitable corneal tissue to support the reshaping required to achieve the desired amount of correction, and that the tissue is healthy, free of disease, and likely to heal well. A qualified ophthalmologist will measure the thickness of the cornea and, among other diagnostic tests, review the patient’s medical history and check the overall health of the eyes and, specifically, the corneas.

PRK is particularly well-suited for patients seeking a laser vision correction option, but for whom LASIK may not be appropriate. This can include patients with thin corneas, large pupils, severe myopia (nearsightedness) or corneal scarring. The LASIK flap is not an issue for the vast majority of laser eye surgery patients, but may become an issue in rare cases for people who participate in high contact sports (such as basketball or football) or who have jobs with a high risk for eye injury including fire fighters, construction fields, manufacturing and the military.

Why Wait Any Longer?

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Five great reasons to contact us!

• Visual freedom & self-confidence!

• Doctors with expertise using safest technology.

• Affordable pricing, financing & insurance coverage.

• Great experience, every visit.

• Team of trusted eye doctors for life!

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Office Hours:

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


Stockton March Lane Medical Center

1801 E. March Lane, Suite C-350, Stockton, CA 95210
(209) 951-1178

Downtown Stockton Medical Center

1801 E. March Lane, Suite C-350, Stockton, CA 95210
(209) 951-1178


1801 E. March Lane, Suite A-160, Stockton, CA 95210
(209) 461-2160

Lodi Medical Center

421 S. Ham Lane, Suite A, Lodi, CA 95242
(209) 366-0446

Manteca Medical Center

1630 W. Yosemite Ave., Suite 3, Manteca, CA 95337
(209) 239-3880

Tracy Medical Center

36 W. 10th St., Tracy, CA 95376
(209) 834-0700


1801 E. March Lane, Suite C-360, Stockton, CA 95210
(209) 337-2020


521 S. Ham Lane, Suite F, Lodi, CA 95242
(209) 333-0905


3031 W. March Ln., #216W, Stockton, CA 95219
(209) 477-7700