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    Painless Vision Restoration
    Speedy recovery in 4-7 Days
    Quality and affordability
    Personalized Care from the Actual Surgeon
    20+ Years of Experience
    30,000+ LASIK & PRK Procedures Done
    State-of-the-art tech & Advanced Laser Systems
    Exceptional Safety Record
    Comprehensive Pre- and Post-Operative Care


    Most Advanced Laser Eye Surgery in DC, MD, NOVA

    Dr. Nancy A. Tanchel, M.D.

    Dr. Tanchel has been dedicated to refractive surgery for many years. She has performed more than 30,000 LASIK, All-Laser LASIK and PRK procedures –more than any other woman in America.

    Liberty Laser Eye Center has been doing the best custom LASIK laser eye surgery in DC metro. We can give you clear vision without the need of corrective lenses. We’ve been correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism, as well as presbyopia (the need for reading glasses after 40) since 2002.

    Why PRK

    We use the latest in PRK technology to offer the following procedures:


    Visual Precision

    PRK offers precise vision correction without creating a corneal flap, making it suitable for thin corneas and reducing flap-related complications.


    Corneal Preservation

    PRK preserves more corneal tissue, making it ideal for individuals with thin corneas or specific corneal irregularities.


    Reduced Dry Eye Risk

    PRK typically results in less post-operative dryness, making it a preferred option for individuals with dry eye syndrome.


    Long-Term Stability

    PRK eliminates the risk of flap-related complications, ensuring enhanced safety and stability of vision correction outcomes over time.

    At Liberty Laser Eye, receive pain-free All-Laser PRK without blades or cutting for ultimate comfort.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Potential risks and complications associated with PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) include dry eyes, glare, halos, infection, overcorrection or undercorrection, as well as corneal haze. However, these risks are rare and typically temporary. Our experienced surgeon prioritizes safety and employs the most advanced techniques to minimize such occurrences.

    The PRK procedure typically takes about 10 to 15 minutes for both eyes. While you may experience some pressure during the procedure, it’s usually minimal and temporary. Topical anesthesia is applied to numb the eyes, ensuring you remain comfortable throughout the process. Post-operative discomfort can be managed with prescribed medications and is temporary.

    After PRK surgery, it’s normal for vision to be blurry initially as the eyes heal. However, many patients begin to experience improved vision right away with increased clarity time. Full visual recovery may take several weeks to months as the eyes adjust and heal completely. Our surgeon will monitor your progress closely during this time.

    Most patients can resume normal activities within a few days after PRK surgery, but it’s recommended to take a few days off work to allow for initial healing. Follow your surgeon’s instructions for the best outcome.

    The results of PRK are considered permanent, with the majority of patients experiencing long-lasting vision correction. However, as with any surgical procedure, individual factors such as age and changes in vision over time may necessitate additional procedures in the future, such as enhancements or reading glasses for age-related changes. Regular eye exams are important to monitor any changes.

    The cost of PRK surgery will vary depending on factors such as your specific vision needs. We offer transparent pricing and can discuss financing options tailored to your budget, including payment plans or financing through third-party providers. Contact us for a personalized consultation and detailed cost information.

    The recovery process for PRK involves initial discomfort and blurry vision, gradually improving over several days to weeks. It’s important to follow post-operative instructions diligently, including using prescribed eye drops, avoiding rubbing your eyes, and wearing UV protecting eyewear (sunglasses) as advised.

    PRK surgery is suitable for many individuals with refractive errors, but certain factors may influence candidacy. Candidates typically need to be at least 18 years old with stable vision for at least a year. Conditions like severe dry eye or thin corneas may affect eligibility. A comprehensive evaluation with our doctor will determine suitability.