My prescription is not as high as yours, however, I received similar feedback from each of the clinics.dorayaki wrote: ↑Dec 20th, 2018 11:22 pmMy prescription is about -6.00 to -7.00 for both eyes, with -0.50 astigmatism for one eye.
I went to 3 places for consultation and received 3 different suggestions.
Nvision suggested smart surface PRK, as my cornea is about 520 microns (avg is 540-550) thick. For lower prescription, cornea thickness at 520 microns is still good for LASIK, however for my prescription which is relatively high, they would be more conservative hence suggested PRK. Operation will be performed by Dr. Machat.
Bochner suggested LASIK, however due to my small eye opening, the suction cup used in LASIK might not fit. If that's the case, they will switch to PRK. The type of the procedure will be decided on the surgery day. (Cost for both LASIK and PRK are the same). Operation will be performed by Dr. Stein. Bocher's Cost = Nvision + $300
Herzig suggested SMILE, since SMILE is less invasive and my astigmatism is low enough for SMILE to treat. They didn't suggest LASIK or PRK due to invasive procedure and long recovery period. If I'm a good candidate for SMILE, why not SMILE? Operation will be performed by Dr. Herzig. Herzig's cost = Nvision + $1200
Anyone falls into a similar situation as me? What did you choose? I'm in this big dilemma right now. All 3 places mentioned that PRK is possible if I need further enhancement after the first surgery.
The cost of the procedure and the time needed off from work are not main issues for me. I'm willing to invest both time and money in my eyes.
Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance!
1) At NVISION they recommended SmartSurfACE PRK.
2) At Bochner they recommended PRK.
3) At Herzig I was recommended SMILE and therefore did not ask about PRK.
If you read through this thread and do a little research, many people say that SMILE is "not there yet" and wouldn't necessarily recommend it. However, my coworker's wife had it done and is completely happy with it.
I had a hard time choosing between Bochner and NVISION for PRK, but ultimately booked my appointment with NVISION because of their technology.