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If you have blurry vision due to nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, you may want to clear your vision permanently.

PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) eye surgery is an effective alternative for patients who do not want or qualify for LASIK.

At Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons in Garnerville, NY, and West Nyack, NY, we can perform PRK to improve your vision.

The Cost of PRK

The cost of PRK laser eye surgery varies, but typically patients of our New York practice pay between $4,100 to $4,600 for both eyes.


At our New York practice, we accept CareCredit® financing, which offers different payment plans depending on your credit history and payment terms. Generally, patients with good credit who pay off the cost of vision correction surgery in a shorter period of time get better interest rates.

Plan Length Price Range*
12 months $342 - $383
24 months $171 - $192

*These payments do not include interest, lates fees, or other charges.

Other Payment Options

We accept cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express). Payments are due on the day of service. We also offer the convenient option of paying through our online patient portal.

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I have been going to Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons for several years now and have always been satisfied with their level of service and care. Dr. Chen is very patient and takes the time to explain all the tests they perform and what they mean. Each visit leaves me with a sense of being in good hands...that my vision is being properly monitored and cared for.

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Robert Masiello


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From checking into being treated And all of the steps in between was extremely professional and friendly and Dr. Chen is exactly the kind of doctor I was looking for as this was my first visit to Rockland Eye!

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Contact Us for More Information

At Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons, we are dedicated to helping our patients from New York, New Jersey, and surrounding areas achieve optimal eye health and sight.

For your convenience, Dr. Robert Chen works out of our West Nyack, NY, and Garnerville, NY, locations. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology with decades of experience performing safe and successful PRK procedures.

To learn more about PRK and to find out if this solution is right for you, contact us online today to ask a question or request a consultation. You can also reach us in New York by phone:

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PRK Treats Refractive Errors

What Causes Refractive Errors?

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Refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism result in blurred vision. These conditions are the result of an irregularly shaped cornea, which can cause light to enter the eye incorrectly.

How Does PRK Correct Refractive Errors?

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During PRK, your surgeon can reshape the cornea to ensure light enters the eye at a proper angle. During treatment, we can remove the outermost corneal layer and reshape the cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Candidates for PRK

During your consultation at our Garnerville, NY or West Nyack, NY, offices, we can review your medical history and evaluate your eyes to ensure you are a candidate for photorefractive keratectomy treatment, taking into account the thickness and curvature of your cornea in addition to the size of your pupils.

Thin Cornea

PRK is an ideal option for patients who do not qualify for LASIK. LASIK requires your doctor to create a small flap on the cornea, which can cause complications in patients with thin corneas or corneal scarring. Because PRK involves removing the epithelial cells without creating a flap, it is a good alternative for patients who already have a thin cornea. 

Previous Laser Surgery

This procedure may also be more appropriate if you have had previous LASIK surgery more than four years ago. In these cases, we often prefer to perform PRK to fine-tune your vision.

Risk Factors

If you have certain risk factors that could cause a corneal flap to become dislodged, you may be a better candidate for PRK at our New York practice. For example, certain jobs and athletic activities could increase the possibility of flap complications.

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I had a great experience., staff very friendly and respectful., I would definitely recommend to friends and family

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Kensenia Dean


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Extremely kind and very thorough. The eye doctors there are absolutely the best, and so are the other employees. Quick and efficient with the best customer service!

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The PRK Surgical Process

The entire process takes only a few minutes, and you should feel no pain, perhaps just mild pressure, during treatment.
The entire process takes only a few minutes, and you should feel no pain, perhaps just mild pressure, during treatment.


Before your procedure begins at our New York office, we will administer an anesthetic eye drop to ensure your comfort.

Epithelium Removal

Once you are relaxed, our surgeon can carefully remove the top layer of corneal tissue, the epithelium.

Reshaping the Cornea

We can then use an excimer laser to carefully reshape your cornea. If you suffer from nearsightedness, we can flatten the cornea. If you are farsighted, we can enhance its curvature. If you struggle with astigmatism, we can create a more regular, rounded shape.

PRK Results

Vision before and after PRK

The vast majority of our New York and New Jersey patients enjoy better vision after surgery. According to the Cleveland Clinic, more than 95 percent of patients achieve 20/40 vision after recovering from surgery; this is the legal minimum to drive without glasses. About 90 percent of patients enjoy 20/20 vision or better without corrective lenses. Even if you do need glasses or contacts, you will likely rely on them far less. As a result, PRK can help you achieve confidence in your sight.
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Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons

Our board-certified and experienced physicians are dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate, and ethical ophthalmology care. Our team includes a Spanish-speaking doctor and staff and we are also members of renowned vision organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

To schedule a consultation at one of our modern locations, call us at (845) 624-4455 or request an appointment online.

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