“The PRK Experience” Video Blog Series ~ Blog #1

The Decision

In our first video blog series, we take you through the entire Mandel Vision PRKlaser vision correction process with corneal specialist and renowned laser eye surgeon, Eric R. Mandel, M.D.  In this series, you’ll see videos covering every part of the PRK process for Mandel Vision receptionist, and patient, Nori Badlu.

Nori is nearsighted and has astigmatism.  With her level of nearsightedness, combined with a significant amount of astigmatism, she is completely dependent on glasses and/or contact lenses.  In fact, she is unable to see the “Big E” on the eye chart with either eye, without her glasses or contact lenses.  This means her uncorrected vision,  is “counting fingers”, or worse than 20/400.

In part one of this video blog, we explore the decision making process involved in laser vision correction.  This process should involve both the surgeon and the patient.   At Mandel Vision, this is how we approach all patients interested in having PRK or LASIK laser vision correction with Dr. Mandel.

Shortly after starting her career with Mandel Vision as a receptionist, Nori, a long-time soft toric contact lens wearer, approached Dr. Mandel about the possibility of having laser vision correction.  Each patient who comes to Mandel Vision has their own, unique, reasons for wanting laser vision correction.  Therefore, Dr. Mandel gets to know his patients prior to the procedure, so that he can customize the laser treatment for each individual patient.  Part of getting to know his patients includes a discussion about why they want to have LASIK or PRK and what, exactly, they hope to gain from it.  For instance, most patients want to see well for distance, without glasses or contact lenses.  However, other patients want to see well for reading without glasses or contact lenses, and don’t mind putting on glasses for driving and watching TV.  It all depends on the profession, hobbies and every day routine of the individual.

When asked why she wanted laser vision correction, Nori explained:  “I hate my glasses and my contact lenses were getting more and more uncomfortable.  I kept seeing patient after patient come in wearing glasses and leave without them (after laser vision correction with Dr. Mandel).  They were all so happy with their results, so it seemed like the best option for me.  Plus, being an employee here, I already know, like and trust Dr. Mandel, so the hardest choice (choosing an eye surgeon) was taken out of the equation for me.”

Watch the following video to hear more about Nori’s decision to have PRK laser vision correction with Dr. Mandel.



PRK or LASIK?  What’s the difference and which one is for me? 

In part 2 of our first video blog series, corneal specialist and laser eye surgeon,Eric R. Mandel, M.D., explains the difference between LASIK and PRK laser vision correction.  This video includes a discussion on why he would choose PRK, instead of LASIK, for some patients.  This critical decision making process by Dr. Mandel has been honed from his more than 29 years of expertise in refractive surgery, and is a part of the customization of laser vision correction which sets Mandel Visionapart from other centers.

Watch the following video to learn about the difference between LASIK and PRK from Dr. Mandel.

Other Blogs in This Series:

Blog #2:  The Initial Evaluation
Blog #3: The Final Evaluation
Blog #4:  The Approach
Blog #5:  The Big Day!
Blog #6:  1 Day Post PRK Check-Up
Blog #7:  5 Day Post PRK Check-Up
Blog #8:  1 Month Post PRK Check-Up

Related Blogs:

LASIK vs. PRK:  Which Procedure is Right for You?
LASIK and PRK: Change Your Vision, Change Your Life!


Related Pages:

LASIK FAQ Series: What Sets Us Apart from Other Laser Vision Correction Centers
PRK Patient Video Reviews
Why Choose Dr. Mandel
About Our Practice
Our Technology
Meet The Staff

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