Key Differences - PRK, LASIK and SMILE

PRK, LASIK and SMILE - key differences at a glance

Dr Kent now offers the widest range of corrective laser eye surgery procedures. PRK is the original laser procedure, it is still the procedure of choice for people with thin corneas or unusually shaped corneas.  LASIK is by far the most widely performed corrective laser eye treatment, enabling laser correction of the greatest range of prescriptions, correcting long sightedness, short sightedness and astigmatism. Dr Kent is the most experinced LASIK surgeon in New Zealand. SMILE laser or keyhole surgery is the procedure of choice for people with moderate shortsighedness and low amounts of astigmatism

Click on the table below for an overview of key differences