Seattle's Leader in LASIK Vision Correction FREE CONSULTATION 206.622.2020


  • Seattle's LASIK Leader.
  • "I highly recommend Sound Eye & Laser, Dr. Phillips and the entire staff!"
  • "This was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life, and I am so, so happy with the results."
  • The surgery was painless and quick... I walked out of my two month follow-up with 20/20 vision. It has been 30+ years since I could see anywhere near this well without some kind of lens.

    - Robert

  • "The results I got were fantastic!! The day after I had the procedure done, my vision was corrected to 20/15. It has held steady since. I highly recommend Sound Eye & Laser! They deliver results!"

To see if you are a candidate for LASIK or PRK you may schedule a free consultation with Dr. Phillips by calling 206.622.2020.

The consultation includes all of the measurements for surgery and a complete eye exam with dilation.

Photo Refractive Keratectomy (PRK)

Sound Eye and Laser employs the most state-of-the-art Photo Refractive Keratectomy (PRK) and Excimer laser surgery techniques available in the Seattle, Washington area. The difference between Photo Refractive Keratectomy and conventional LASIK is during LASIK, a corneal flap is created and the laser is applied to the inner tissue of the cornea. With PRK, the epithelium (outer portion of the cornea) is removed and a laser is applied to the surface of the cornea. Photo Refractive Keratectomy is often used to correct low and high levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism and is most commonly done for those serving in the military or avid scuba and sky divers.

PRK has enabled us to offer some of the most individualized treatment available.

Farsightedness is treated with PRK by making the flat cornea steeper and removing tissues from the outside of the central optical zone of the cornea. This moves the point of focus from behind the retina to directly on the retina.

Nearsightedness is treated with PRK by making the steep cornea flatter and removing tissue from the center of the cornea. This moves the point of focus from in front of the retina to directly on the retina.

Astigmatism is treated with PRK procedures by making the cornea more spherical, less rounder and oblong. This eliminates multiple focusing points within the eye and creates one point of focus on the retina. Astigmatism can also be treated during farsightedness procedures.

You are a good candidate for PRK if…

  • you’d like to reduce your dependence on glasses or contacts;
  • you are over 18 years of age;
  • you have had a stable eye prescription for at least one year;
  • your corneas are too thin for LASIK;
  • you have large pupils;
  • you are not experiencing health issues that affect your eyes;
  • PRK is the preferred procedure for those employed by the military, and avid scuba & sky divers.