PRK, otherwise known as Photorefractive Keratectomy, takes a longer recovery time than LASIK but is reportedly a much safer procedure. The difference is while LASIK creates a thin flap in the cornea, PRK actually removes the outer layer of the cornea, which grows back over time.
Newsome Eye posted on their Instagram that Sasha Banks was at their facility to have the PRK surgery:
“We are thrilled that another #WWE superstar graced us with their presence and is now seeing clear with her #NewsomEyes Mercedes Varnado was excited to have #PRK surgery with Dr. Newsom, and could not be happier with the results! PRK is an alternative for those who might not be candidates for #LASIK and is especially good for those involved in high-impact sports. Watch her pre-surgery video and then swipe left to check out her entire journey. We loved having you @sashabankswwe #YouDeserveNEWSOMEYES #Ophthamology #TampaBay #PRKSurgery #Clearwater #EyeCare,” Newsom Eye posted on Instagram.
As the Instagram post mentioned, Banks isn’t the first WWE Superstar who has had the PRK surgery, as Titus O’Neil recently had the procedure back in April.
Banks hasn’t appeared on WWE TV since she and Naomi walked out of the May 16 episode of WWE RAW; they were subsequently indefinitely.