I investigated LASIK/PRK for years and checked out Dr. Melki at Boston Laser after both my friend and her husband had their LASIK procedures here. Did a bunch of research and Dr. Melki has done a ton of these procedures over many years and has had several pro athletes for clients (if Dr. Melki is good enough for pro athletes whose livelihoods depend on their vision, I figure he’s good enough for me).
Boston Laser is extremely thorough and their eye exams actually caught a potentially serious issue I never knew had existed (and my regular eye doctor had never noticed) and I was immediately referred to a specialist and resolved the issue within 1 week.
I ended up going with PRK – Dr. Melki and Dr. Gonzalez were extremely transparent and conservative about their recommendations.
In terms of the PRK, Boston Laser knows what they’re doing. The day of, they had a cute little breakfast spread (nice touch and indicative that they think out every detail) and gave out a tote bag with highlighted, easy-to-read instructions (key to have while under Valium). If I had known how quick and painless the procedure was, I would have done this years ago!
I had been utterly terrified but they narrated every step during the procedure and do it very efficiently – each eye probably took 1-2 minutes total (only 15-30 seconds with the actual laser).
PRK recovery is slower and it was difficult to read for a day or so (the hardest part of PRK recovery for me was not discomfort but more not being able to do much other than watch Netflix since reading vision will be hazy). I ended up going back to work earlier than expected – my vision was excellent and most of the “haze” had gone away by Day 5 and continues to improve.
Phenomenal experience and extremely happy I did the procedure with Dr. Melki at Boston Laser. I don’t normally write such effusive reviews but I was petrified of corrective eye surgery and this was done so painlessly and perfectly I highly recommend for LASIK/PRK.